Category: general stuff

get it done

Vlomo is done.  And already I am getting lax with my posting.  I guess that just proves that without a deadline, it’s harder to get things done.  Which I guess is what happens to most people’s dreams.  It’s fun to dream, to fantasize, to “wish shit” as Eminem says.  But to make stuff happen, is a whole other thing.  To make stuff happen requires commitment,…

get of the auto-pilot mate

OK.  I believe it’s time I takes this blog off of auto-pilot.  As you probably have noticed, most of the posts this year are feeds from my tumblr site.  I want to start doing proper posts here again.  My tumblr site will continue to run and will be used for quick shares like links, iphoneography, quotes, that sort of thing.  The plan would be to…

arnie’s back

Looks like old Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in the acting business after his stint as governor of California. I bet he was itching to get back into what he knows best, which is playing a musclebound hero who gets things done with little regard for the law. His latest venture is called, The Governator, which, surprisingly enough he plays a super-heroic guy who happens to…

keep cool

Last night playing poker I learned or rather confirmed something about myself – I hate to lose. So much so that I’ll throw good money after bad just for the chance to beat someone. Bad move on my part. Poker is not a game to be played with emotion. A cool, calm, calculating mind is required to win consistently at poker. Patience the is key….

the system, adventure, and simple minds

The system, any system will destroy you. The system would have you believe that you are not special, that you are a part of a whole. And if you show any sign of dissonance with the authority of the system, you will be locked up, ostracised, marginalised, made to feel like a freak, a non-hacker, a misfit who must be rounded up and weeded out…

life, the universe, and everything

Hey it’s my birthday.  Number 42.  A year that I have been looking forward to since I turned 40.  As years go 40 is a milestone, life beginning at 40 and all of that.  But 41, to me, seemed to be a write off, nothing special.  42 however, has the element of magic about it, considering Douglas Adams named it the answer to the Universe. …

a tribute to my mom

GLORIA ANN LOWE… 12/19/1952 – 07/23/2010 “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” – Revelation 21:4 My mom passed away last week. You are never really prepared to hear someone tell you your mother has died, especially when she is relatively young at…

how much do you want what you want?

What are you must desirous of?  Put another way, what is it that you want most?  Now ask yourself how much do you really want it?  Here’s a story about Socrates that may help you clarify how much you want it. A young man asked Socrates how he could get wisdom. Socrates replied: “Come with me.”  He took the young man to a nearby river…

I’ve been in hermit mode for a week

I’ve been in hermit mode for a week, venturing out of my cave only for the essentials – food, water, and the gym. This time around in the cave, I’ve been studying the nature of power. I’ve spent time with Machiavelli and his famous analysis of statesmanship and power, The Prince. I’ve spent time with Robert Greene and his books The 48 Laws Of Power…

should we stay or should we go now?

The headlines in the British press over the past week have been fixated on President Obama’s upcoming decision on Afghanistan. What should he do – send more troops or look for an honorable way to get out? Perhaps President Obama should turn to the words of a former president – John Quincy Adams – for counsel. J.Q.A. had this to say about American entanglement in…