Monthly Archives: April 2011

upgrade…bto

boil the ocean, not bachman-turner overdrive. yeah, i think i’m trying to do too much, be close to perfect in an imperfect world, in an imperfect person. maybe my expectations *are* too high, then. maybe i need to relax. maybe … Continue reading

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‘We Canadians are lucky; all we have to do is vote’

‘Every day we hear news reports about people risking their lives for the right to choose their leaders. Here in Canada, many people are saying “Meh.” We shouldn’t be so complacent, and we should never take democracy for granted. True, … Continue reading

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upgrade…am i doing too much?

bleeding edge is bloody hell. as if i don’t have enough to do, i go and make work for myself. this is web2.0? like gmail contacts?this is more intuitive? i’m lost. seems counter-intuitive. counter-productive. i’ve considered going back to 10.10, … Continue reading

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‘Looking for True Relationship’

‘In L’Arche we live together, men and women, assistants and people with handicaps in the same houses. Obviously, it is not all easy. We are not naïve. There are difficulties, especially for the younger assistants who have not yet worked … Continue reading

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upgrade…now where is it?

i’ve upgraded ubuntu from mocking meerkat to nasty nympho (10.10 to 11.4)–where’s my systray, with all my open apps? for now, i can clumsily alt-tab. thankfully, nn comes with the new ff4. i hope the freeze-ups stop.i’m goin’ to bed. … Continue reading

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growth fetish

‘people buy things they don’t need, with money they don’t have, to impress people they don’t like.’–clive hamilton, growth fetish, quoted in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Growth_Fetish

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everything irritates, again

nothing adds up or seems to work. everything irritates it’s 1228 and i’m still trying to do my cal. got about 7 h sleep. rosalee and her boss bonnie were here. oscar is barking. maybe i should just go back … Continue reading

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high prices

what do you think of peak oil and resource scarcity driving not only high prices but also wars and terrorism? it may be oil this time. but soon it’ll be down to drinking water. now, which country has 25% of … Continue reading

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playlist for the planet

randy bachman (vinyl tap) and david suzuki (the nature of things) present playlist for the planet, which you can download from itunes or watch on youtube. randy lives on saltspring in a rammed earth home, which was profiled in the … Continue reading

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isec–international society for ecology & culture

raise awareness about what it identifies as the root causes of contemporary social, environmental and economic crises. focusing on single issues – saving whales, blocking nuclear power plants, feeding the hungry, etc. – only overwhelms people and ultimately fails as … Continue reading

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