resolution not to have a resolution
2006. It begins in a bit more than a week of earth time. It makes no difference to me. My age now means that I really don't want to know how fast the years are going by.
I think the resolution should be about having a lighter time. Not making things so hard. Not letting anyone else make things hard.
Ajax can go to hell. Ruby on Rails can go to hell. PHP would want to find itself a reason for continuing to exist on anything other than database sites. There is still nothing wrong with HTML - I don't give a bugger what people say. I'm beginning to think things are greatly complicated for reasons of vanity rather than efficiency.
Outdoors is looking good. My buggy and kites are looking good. The local pool is looking good. The bike is looking good. Some serious clay/trap shooting is looking good if indeed the authorities allow my breach to be an inconsequential one.
Back to basics. Slow down enough to enjoy the view.
Make the view a bit better; Often mentioned here, the yellowarrow project is taking off - turning, predictably, into a global project.
This from a recent email telling me I was lucky enough to have scored another 20 arrows:
The mission is to point out places and things that inspire you for the coming year. Perhaps a personal resolution or plan should connect to a place. Or perhaps a small local detail could hold a big message for the globe this year. Don't let this intimidate. Sometimes the most everyday and simple thoughts begin the most interesting and enlightening stories.An exciting and worthwhile project for me, a chance to document my experiences in this city which has been my base for 23 years or so now, the longest I have ever lived in one place.
These are the things we should be doing. Documenting our existence. Preferably before the warmonger bastard politicians get our arses blown off the planet.
My contribution, camera in hand, digital or otherwise, find, capture and label the things that exist around us, the things that really do exist.
Send the computer back a bit from it's deific status, back to the workhorse that it should be, the processor of commands, rather than the commander of hapless humans.
Naturally there will always be a fascination with coding, different languages will always be a source of study, but I believe I have waited too long for the next big thing, they seem to all be the next big thing if everything you read can be believed after all.
I suspect the next big thing will be in the form of a nuclear blast, and I intend to have lived just a bit more before that happens.
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