Sunday, January 30, 2005

my computer

really ought to protect me from myself.

It needs to read my mind and determine if after-midnight usage is actually necessary or not.

I really ought to sleep early.

If I didn't have a computer, I would definitely have been driven to buy a TV.

Clearly, I have too much time or not enough drive to study, that I should focus on these materialistic things. The irony of my perfectly sufficient lifestyle. Such artificial environments we do build.

goal setting

On the one hand, I should set small, realistic goals so that I will be able to make them. Builds confidence when I meet them too.

On the other hand, I need to challenge myself so that I will grow and stretch my limits. Otherwise, the limits naturally start shrinking slowly, like a deflating balloon. Have to keep adding air. But not too fast, or the balloon will pop.

However, if I set many goals for myself, I'll get at least some of them done, which is better than nothing. This approach is probably best for handling a specific day. Its effectiveness probably indicates that some of my goals are a bit too large to handle. Although a particular goal may be doable within a day, it should probably be broken up into smaller, more manageable tasks.

Thursday, January 27, 2005


Stuff I'd like...

book case

little computer and printer stand

a rolling toiletries stand

The only thing I really need is the book case, and I'd bet I could find a nice one for less. The computer and printer stand would be nice...

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

cannot escape consumerism

I want to buy a suit, because this winter has been pretty cold.