2010-12-21: Tweet Beat

  • I am so totally rocking the BCC today. BOOM. #fb #
  • I'd love to take Com Dev, turn it upside down, and shake out all the hours of my life I've put into it. #

2010-12-20: Tweet Beat

  • No calls so far this morning, but 40k in billing. I guess my billings are inversely proportional to the time I spend on the phone. #

2010-12-17: Tweet Beat

  • Photo: http://tumblr.com/xho12q4wuu #
  • I don't need to be micromanaged. Asshole. #
  • Nope, I haven't found it yet, but if you ask every five minutes, I'll find it faster! #
  • I don't understand why we buy it if we're not supposed to use it. #
  • Instead of giving the actual technical terms, I'm going to start telling people we're late because a plasma conduit blew. #
  • Proper Noun 2: The Gerunding #englishfilms #
  • Why is Spam Karma marking all my comments as spam? It's *my* blog! #
  • Stop humanizing the villain. We need to hate, not understand. #
  • Who you callin' a DIMLINEAR?!? #
  • We need to stop leaning on our current stable of supernatural creatures and invent some new ones. (Let the zombies die!) #
  • I'm trying to tease out the logic of our discount structure for sale items. So far it doesn't make any sense. #
  • Samosas for lunch! Soooo glad I found this little Indian place right around the corner… $2 for 5 samosas! #
  • Good times sharing memories of Camp Tamarack with my sisters. If the chaperones had any idea how much makeout happened there… #
  • Freud had a massive transference problem. He transferred all his weird sexual hangups onto an entire profession. #
  • Also, evolutionary psychology will be viewed very, very badly by history. What a bunch of garbage. Professional guessing! Yay! #
  • Software patents in the USA are severely restricting innovation by startups, where all the meaningful innovation happens. #
  • Once priests, then robber barons, and then elected officials. Those who would protect us from ourselves protect only their own interests. #
  • "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive." #quotes #

I know it’s not that time of year right now…

But these are two of my favourite Passion Hymns:

Herzliebster Jesu

Ah, holy Jesus, how hast Thou offended,
That man to judge Thee hath in hate pretended?
By foes derided, by Thine own rejected,
O most afflicted.

Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon Thee?
Alas, my treason, Jesus, hath undone Thee.
’Twas I, Lord, Jesus, I it was denied Thee!
I crucified Thee.

For me, kind Jesus, was Thy incarnation,
Thy mortal sorrow, and Thy life’s oblation;
Thy death of anguish and Thy bitter passion,
For my salvation.

Therefore, kind Jesus, since I cannot pay Thee,
I do adore Thee, and will ever pray Thee,
Think on Thy pity and Thy love unswerving,
Not my deserving.

Salve mundi salutare

O sacred Head, now wounded, with grief and shame weighed down,
Now scornfully surrounded with thorns, Thine only crown;
How pale Thou art with anguish, with sore abuse and scorn!
How does that visage languish, which once was bright as morn!

What Thou, my Lord, hast suffered, was all for sinners’ gain;
Mine, mine was the transgression, but Thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior! ’Tis I deserve Thy place;
Look on me with Thy favor, vouchsafe to me Thy grace.

What language shall I borrow to thank Thee, dearest friend,
For this Thy dying sorrow, Thy pity without end?
O make me Thine forever, and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never outlive my love to Thee.

2010-12-16: Tweet Beat

  • Hello world. #
  • Last week I thought the economy would pick up based on last week. This week I think the opposite. I'm hedging here, people! #
  • I enjoy being manipulated by art. It's like chiropracty. It hurts a bit, it seems like snake oil, but you leave feeling better. #
  • Gilmore Girls has aged badly. I'm not that much of a fan anymore. #
  • Thank you, Charlton Technologies, for ordering tools 10 days before you went into receivership. Stay classy. #
  • Dear New York Times: Screw you and your paywall. #
  • "Greenspan, FDIC insurance, etc. are means of subsidizing the rentier caste by lopping off a significant portion of the tail risk." #quotes #
  • Guaranteed bailouts (explicit, like loan guarantees, or implicit, like TARP) increase leverage. They make the problem worse. #
  • Loading the BQE onto a portable hard drive, which I will drive home. I thought that was appropriate. #

2010-12-15: Tweet Beat

  • Oh, and I just emailed a guy named "Chauncey". Not everyday that happens, yah? #
  • No, a salted hash is not a delicious food item. #
  • Photo: http://tumblr.com/xho12c789b #
  • My goodness, this guy is a prick. #
  • Just to be safe, I'm changing all my passwords. That I know of. #
  • I predict one day we'll find out all the cosmological "constants" we've been using are not so constant after all. #
  • I tell this guy the same thing every week, and every week he asks me again. So I'm sending him and email he can refer to instead. #
  • I feel so angry today. This morning has been a constant stream of frustrations. #
  • Boy, I'm shit at using a phone. #
  • My sister is listening to Plus 1's Christmas album. May the world swiftly end. #
  • "Existence in society is itself a kind of sorrow." #quotes #

No Exit

A long, leafy driveway
with no exits but
a destination;

the overhanging trees
barely move;
the everlasting rocks
only wear away;
there is no

some say this is peace,
or a kind of sadness,
a seduction that
never happens.

2010-12-14: Tweet Beat

  • Photo: http://tumblr.com/xho1247b1a #
  • There are too many mechanisms sucking money out off the economy at the moment and I'm not just talking about taxes. #
  • I've just finished four quotes. Two of them are reasonable. Two of them are aw hell naw. #
  • Why is LinkedIn asking me to reset my password (three times in three separate email accounts)? #
  • I'm swearing a lot today, in my head. #
  • Online commerce being dominated by Visa, Mastercard, & PayPal does not bode well. We need more middlemen, not fewer. #
  • Dear Tyler, Shorting volatility is the rent you focus on? After the recent implosion of ABS, I'm going to call that willful blindness. #
  • “Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.” #quotes #
  • Shit, I read that wrong. #
  • "For better or worse, we’re handing out free options on recovery, and that encourages banks to take more risk." #quotes #
  • "What the banks do bears almost no resemblance to … getting capital into the hands of those who can make efficient use of it." #quotes #
  • Yay, I just made a very impressive report with charts. Now Grandaddy can sing a song about. #
  • I love the holiday season, where mass "seasons greetings" provoke unsubscribes. #
  • I sent you an email, you called me, and then sent me an email. That seems… complicated. #