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Friday, October 17, 2003

Just Sick In The Head.

I've spent the past few days deciding whether to be sick or not. I don't think I'm going to be.

I always feel a little odd saying that, that people are going to think of it as a new-age hippie thing, or a patronizing "It's all in your head" comment. All I mean is, sometimes when I feel the start of a very small cold, particularly when I know other people around me who have been sick, I can delay or avoid the full-fledged cold. I'm not sure if it's positive thinking, or just that I make healthier choices (like not getting toasted on vodka on a monday night or staying up until 3AM playing Internet Radio DJ) that help me get better. But either way, I have too much to do.

Well, not like work stuff to do; I'd much rather be sick during the week, not one of the "presentees" who come in and make an already sick from stress workplace even worse. They say that one of the signs of advanced
job burnout is that you'd have difficulty choosing between going in to work or staying home too sick to go to work.

I don't know about advanced burnout, but I sure think this could have been a duvet day.

04:56 PM PST (link)

Or Else The Holy Ghost Will Poke Holes In Them.

I'm late, and preaching to the choir here, but Mark Morford reminded me of something I was thinking about this week.

First off, don't get me wrong here; I'm hardly one to defend the Catholic Church. (In fact I know quite a few devout Catholics who would be hard-pressed to defend everything the monolithic Capital-C "Church" does.) Telling people not to use condoms will just make the situation worse. And making up stories about how tiny viruses "pass through" latex barriers is just plain wrong.

But they do have a point, even if their reasoning is absurd. Condoms are not 100% effective. They're damn close, but they're not foolproof: They can be used improperly, they can get old and degrade, they can break. For the paranoid, the only absolutely 100% effective way to prevent HIV infection from a sexual partner is to not have insertive sex with them. (Or at all. Either way, how boring.) Of course, the same "effectiveness" argument could apply to SCUBA equipment and parachutes, but Cardinal Trujillo isn't telling people not to dive into water or fly in (or jump from) airplanes. Life is uncertain; deal with it.

Sure, abstinence and monogamy do work, when used correctly; but, just like condoms, people have to remember to use them every time.

01:35 PM PST (link)

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

iSync. iSunk. iSuck.

Note to self: it is not wise to try and install iSync with a Palm device at 1 AM. When the computer tells you it will modify 4000 items, and then the datebook entries you posted for your Boyfriend disappear from your iCal calendar online, the screaming and gnashing of teeth tends to wake the neighbors. [It all seems to have righted itself now, thanks, though I'm a little worried about exactly where I can (or have to) change things.]

02:48 AM PST (link)


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