Never Too Late!

Never Too Late!
any resemblance to anyone real or imaginary is mere bad luck
we are all lying in the gutter, but some of us are trying to get up


Obfuscate and fictionalise

Dawn comes earlier each day.

It is a long time now since this realgem thing began. As with many journals, when things were the most interesting there was least time to write. Not to mention the hostile surveillance efforts...

It surprises me when I occasionally hear someone has spent time reading through this document... rarely, but it still sometimes happens.

They always seem to think I am a fictional character.


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Pseudorandom Estonian quilts

At the top of this page you can see that blogger search bar thing with its "Next blog" button/link. If this page bores you, try clicking it and see what you get. Once upon a time it took me on a worldwide journey of random jumps through the minds of an incomprehensible selection of random people. Now you will find it offering you endless blogs in Estonian, one after the other, or offer you a world of blogs written by people whose main interest is knitting shawls or quilts. Yes, endless blogs about quilts. It seems to find a random theme and then stick to it.

(Is this the fault of the infamous random() function, which is not really random at all, and will compromise any cryptographic keystream?)

I still maintain that Facebook killed the internet. Strong statement, you say? Then why are all the blogs that "Next blog" takes you through idle, most recently updated in 2009? They are all busy clicking "Likes" and "Shares", like so many lab rats pressing levers for food, or electric stimulation of pleasure centres in their brains.


Can't Get Loose

karaoke version...

Why does it terrify me so, all the empty pages waiting to be filled?

Nature Boy in industrial north London