Art experiments. Short things that are interesting. This won't be a full blog, but then a post my not stand on it's own. Generally work-safe.
Prop 8 Decision, 8/4/2010
“The evidence shows that the movement of marriage away from a gendered institution and toward an institution free from state-mandated gender roles reflects an evolution in the understanding of gender rather than a change in marriage.”
The best part of this chart is the center box: “Offer her an ‘equal’ Relationship”.
IME, adding a third almost never works, and the assumptions in this chart are why.
Looking for a third?
Thus it will be a simple matter to keep the uttermost parts of the world in instant touch with each other. The song of a great singer, the speech of a political leader, the sermon of a great divine, the lecture of a man of science may thus be delivered to an audience scattered across the world.
Nicola Tesla, Popular Mechanics, October 1909
This is why you need to read The Unwritten (from the first issue,mild spoiler for that issue)
Have more than one idea on the go at any one time. If it’s a choice between writing a book and doing nothing I will always choose the latter. It’s only if I have an idea for two books that I choose one rather than the other. I always have to feel that I’m bunking off from something.
Geoff Dyer, also from Ten Rules for Writing Fiction. This is particularly appropriate for me today. The more I need to be working on coding projects, the more I want to write fiction. The more I need to write fiction, the more I do blog posts. And damn if those coding projects don’t tempt me away from blogging.
A problem with a piece of writing often clarifies itself if you go for a long walk.
Helen Dunmore from Ten Rules of Writing Fiction. Nothing truer said. I write so much better when I’m also walking.
This dueling analogs strip sat there for a moment, then made me laugh aloud, realizing how true it is for me. I suspect that those who bought a PS3 first and then a 360 may do the same thing, in reverse. But the 360 is comfortable, and typically preferred. Bayonetta I got on 360, because it’s technically better (I will be getting the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIII, for similar reasons).
But the simple fact is that my PS3 was upstairs connected to an SD TV so my GoddessDaughter could watch iCarly on Netflix, and only got brought down because I had rented a PS3 exclusive game (inFamous). I know there will be more games on the PS3 that I’ll want to play, but I maintain that the marginal value received from owning the second console pales by the value received from the first, mainly because there are so few exclusives.