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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

  Competence

Every time I get a little down on myself i am reminded of this:



So I go through that checklist...

Diaper changing, check. Invasion, have planned. Hog - no, can do fish, though. Conn a ship - easy. Design a building - just did that, am working on another one. Sonnets - well, the last two I wrote were both parodies of the form, but they were correct examples of the form in all respects. The last one started: "I loved a leper, tis true...". Balance accounts - yes, and the ledger is in the plus side, where I intend to keep it. Build a wall - just built 4. Comfort the dying - haven't had to do that, don't look forward to it, am ready for it. Take orders - sure, if I voted for the captain. Give orders - I do that, perhaps a little too much - or perhaps not enough. Minions wanted. Cooperate - is ardour good enough? Act alone - do it all the time, I wish I weren't so lonely. Solve equations - it seems I'm constantly optimizing my life with a full time running version of Amdahls Law. Analyze problems - every day is a new problem, ok?

So I only have butchering a hog left on my heinlein todo list, and dying gallantly. I kind of want to defer the latter, but when it happens, I hope it happens well.

I have a longer list of my own, that perhaps should also be written down, but it's long and I'm not living up to it right now.

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When you get the urge, I'd like to see that list. (I haven't done much of the Heinlein one ... in fact, he'd consider me a subhuman just because I don't do math.)

I have my own list as well, and you tempt me to codify it.

btw, I'm glad you like UrbanAgora.

hugs,

kitten
 
Excellent. I too needed a dose of that.
 
funny, i just added that quote to my profile not too long ago. "Specialization is for insects" is the rest of the quote.
 
Well, here it is, 4am in Scotts Valley (or there abouts).

I downloaded a copy of "Cybernation" not too long ago and it's been sitting in my Downloads directory for a while but I hadn't given it a spin yet. `Fact is I haven't heard it since sitting in your living room late one night some time back. You know, I'd forgotten how apropos it was, and how much I like it.

Bravo. And I press this little button and Modern Technology gives me an encore.
 
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