2013 — 29 August: Thursday

Time to leap into action1 ahead of a healthy burst of fresh air'n'exercise somewhere else in the county. Man cannot (quite) live by books and music (and the occasional video) alone. And the occasional bit of wrestling, too.

In this case persuading DVD Profiler to assign collection numbers to over a dozen DVD titles that (for literally unaccountable reasons) had managed to dodge that part of their profiling. I only realised when, having told the program to "reassign" collection numbers to tidy things up a bit, I sorted by them and found an apparently random set of unnumbered 'orphans' sitting at the top of the list. Odd. Annoying, too, to those with minor-league OCD tendencies.

In the typical way of recalcitrant software, I ended up repairing and rebuilding the entire database, of course. But all the bits now seem to be accounted for, and can once again be inspected here.


Being much more...

... attuned to irony2 these days, it occurs to me that Michael Behe's rancid dismissal of "2001: a Space Odyssey" dishonours not only Stanley Kubrick, but also the very splendid Arthur C Clarke, without whose insights into geostationary orbital possibilities, the whole of today's communications would be vastly different. The irony here being that global communications webs make all too easy the dissemination of the equally rancid "ideas" and "debate" that I found littered around the Interweb during my stroll yesterday in search of less heat and more light regarding Behe's thesis (if one can call it that) on irreducible complexities in biological systems.

Need I add, Behe bows to the Pope? [Pause] Perhaps I should get out more? [Pause] Been there, done that. Now for a refreshing cuppa. And I have that 2xCD set of Nine Inch Nails to hammer through my eardrums... after the Tchaikovsky, of course. It was very pleasant weather for walkies, but has now (14:13) clouded over considerabubble.

I had no idea...

... UK foreign policy was just a high-stakes gamble between two of our splendid political "leaders". Silly me.


As the reputation of each is as low as can be already, what good can come of it? I liked the line: "the government will publish a document (after Iraq, no-one will call it a dossier) written by the Joint Intelligence Committee" analysing the "open source material" that is being explicitly described as YouTube videos...

But not a lot.

David Sedaris...

... has a wry sense of humour. (Proof.)



1  Translation: stew some more plums, eat breakfast, pack a lunch.
2  All that Jane Austen has clearly had an effect on both my Sense and Sensibility, it seems, while removing much of my former Pride and Prejudice.