Shin

And another year of X111.com

I renewed this domain name again, which means another year has passed since 2001.
To be honest I’m not even sure why I renewed it other than habit at this point.
You know how you always have one of those things in the back of your head… “One day I’m going to do this or that with this and it’ll be awesome”.
Well this is mine and at this point I’m fairly certain it’ll never happen, but I’ll keep holding on to the name anyway.

Imagine

imagine si ceci
un jour ceci
un beau jour
imagine
si un jour
un beau jour ceci
si ceci
cessait
imagine

~ Samuel Beckett

Ozymandias

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

And there comes the hour

He who has waited long enough, will wait forever. And there comes the hour when nothing more can happen and nobody more can come and all is ended but the waiting that knows itself in vain omeprazole magnesium.

– Samuel Beckett

Miles to go

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

~Robert Frost

Suddenly remembered this bit today and I have no idea when or where I first heard it, must be decades ago.
The mind works in mysterious ways.

Thomas engrish

Happy train engrish
Amy won this train set at the fair yesterday, gotta love the fake Thomas engrish.

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That monster of a title is not a result of copy/paste gone crazy, it’s a sentence, 100% grammatically correct.
And apparently so is “James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher”.
English… ‘t is a weird language at times. Can’t think of any examples in my native Dutch, but I’m sure there are some.

(source)

And the news for today

is that there is no news.
It’s snowing, does that count?

Captain obvious

Lance Armstrong

So someone wins a race, amongst hundreds of competitors.
He wins that race years in a row, a record breaking seven times in fact.
It is known that a lot of his competitors use performance enhancing drugs, and yet this man keeps winning time and time again.
And then still people act surprised when he confesses to using performance enhancing drugs himself.
Really?

Work in progress... not home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.