While I had heard the advice before, I grok’d it a bit better when reading Lee’s blog post today. So, I took a couple of minutes, and with my eyes closed, banged this piece of crap out. Same rules as he lays down – no fixing typos, no attempts to do anything but just keep typing as fast as my fingers can. I think I would have made less typos on a normal keyboard – this laptop keyboard never quite feels right.
This is a piece of text that really doesn’t have a lot to do with much of anything. At the end of the day, it’s all about how we’re just going to gt along with the wolrd and not worry too much about what’s going on here or anywhere else.
so thisthere’s this darfur thing that’s going on, and i can’t really get a handle on the problem because there’s not much actual technical data flowing around… it’s just a lot of crap about how there’s this massive pile of evil going on and wenca’t sjust sit around and do nothing about it, but instead we need to really focus on getting the problem fix.ed except, you kinow, wtf is the problem? we don’t really know, it’s just this thing going on Over There and we can’t deal with things that are that out of scope from our own lives.
I don’t really know how things are supposed to get fixed through a lot of ranting and raving and finger-pointing, but it’s an interesting note about human emotion and the factor it plays in how things actually get done. in many cases, i can understand how you need emotion to drive and motivate a group of people, but if that’s all that happens, if all your’e doing is getting a huge amount of pieplel in a tizzy about tnothing in particular, then are you really making forward progress? there’s so many threads that end up doing nothing more than proving godwin’s law in that you never really see any positive (or even negative) change come about 0 it’s like the entire thing is just an excuse for some people to have a venting session and not have to pay some psychiatrist the $153234234 that they normally would need to.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all about saving money through any means necessary, but isn’t a better use of cycles, both mental and physical, actually focusing on a real and productoive use of effort?
I don’t know, maybe i’m way too left-brained about all this today, but I just don’t see how it’s really going to change in the near future, either.
Ah, well, c’est la vie, ya know?