2005/07/21

Ever Felt This Way?

You Owe Me Nothing In Return
by ALANIS MORISSETTE

I'll give you countless amounts of outright acceptance if you want it
I will give you encouragement to choose the path that you want if you need it
You can speak of anger and doubts your fears and freak outs and I'll hold it
You can share your so-called shame filled accounts of times in your life and I won't judge it
(and there are no strings attached to it)

You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give
You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have
I give you thanks for receiving it's my privilege
And you owe me nothing in return

You can ask for space for yourself and only yourself and I'll grant it
You can ask for freedom as well or time to travel and you'll have it
You can ask to live by yourself or love someone else and I'll support it
You can ask for anything you want anything at all and I'll understand it
(and there are no strings attached to it)

You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give
You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have
I give you thanks for receiving it's my privilege
And you owe me nothing in return

I bet you're wondering when the next payback shoe will eventually drop
I bet you're wondering when my conditional police will force you to cough up
I bet wonder how far you have now danced you way back into debt
This is the only kind of love as I understand it that there really is

You can express your deepest of truths even if it means I'll lose you and I'll hear it
You can fall into the abyss on your way to your bliss I'll empathize with
You can say that you have to skip town to chase your passion I'll hear it
You can even hit rock bottom have a mid-life crisis and I'll hold it
(and there are no strings attached)

You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give
You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have
I give you thanks for receiving it's my privilege
And you owe me nothing in return

I'ma Get My Learn On

I've got an appointment on Monday to see about some schoolin'. I'll see if I might be interested in a Bachelor's degree in Game Software Development. Sounds like a good time to me.

2005/07/20

Pirate Speak

Someone translated Cory Doctorow's Down and Out In the Magic Kingdom into pirate speak using a Perl script. Here's the first paragraph:

I lived long enough t' be seein' th' cure fer Davy Jones' locker; t' be seein' th' rise o' th' Bitchun Society, t' learn ten languages; t' compose three symphonies; t' reckon me boyhood dream o' takin' up residence in Disney World; t' be seein' th' Davy Jones' locker o' th' workplace an' o' work.

I nerethought I'd live t' be seein' th' tide when Keep A-Movin' Dan would decide t' deadhead until th' heat Davy Jones' locker o' th' Universe.


Heat death is what "th' heat Davy Jones' locker" was originally. Replacing every occurrence of the word 'death' with all that is a little unwieldy.

2005/07/18

PSP and Financing

I'm awaiting an email letting me know if I might be able to make payments on a Librie. I'd be able to with an iPaq.

Of more interest, though, is the fact that Cory Doctorow's three books are available for the PSP. If you weren't following my links awhile back about all the cool stuff you can do on the PSP, there are programs that will take an eBook and convert it to a series of images that can be viewed on the PSP. Here are the books in said format:

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
Eastern Standard Tribe
Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

Here are some directions too.

Could someone let me know if you would be able to save your place reading a book like that? It'd suck if you had to flip back through a hundred pages because you wanted to play a game between chapters.

2005/07/17

New Poll

  1. Keep reading dead trees until September when I can afford a Librie
  2. Buy a cheap new PDA with more functionality than my present one and a better screen for reading eBooks
  3. Keep reading dead trees until September when I can afford a slightly more expensive new PDA with even more functionality than my present one and a better scree for reading eBooks (but still not as good/cool as the Librie)