June 11, 2009

It is with heavy heart that I admit that this terrible time has come

I have brooded, of late. I have lain awake and pondered. I have constructed lists of pros and cons. I have considered my past and my future. I have wondered what I stand for, what I believe, what it all means.

And I have come to a momentous decision. The same decision that many of my friends have made, over the years. Again and again I chose not to follow them: but it seems clear to me now that the long-dreaded time has finally come.

Some may see my choice as elitist, a clear signal that I am no longer one with the people1. Some may even take it as a personal betrayal. But that's a chance I have to take. I would like it to be known that I will understand if you choose to turn away from me in response to what I now must do. No hard feelings. I won't judge. Indeed, part of me will even sympathize.

Some may wonder what I will do with my right middle finger, and the outer edge of my right thumb. I must admit that it is this which weighs most heavily on my mind. Once, when I followed the old ways, those were very nearly my instruments of choice. Now I fear they may languish all but unused, save for *, 8, I, K, the comma, and the spacebar. For as I understand it the new one-button regime will not require their special services.

Yes, it's true.
I'm gonna go Mac.
Will I ever go back?


1Don't look at me like that. I was totally one with the people. Ask any of 'em. No, not that guy. Someone else. Well, maybe not her. Look, some of my best friends are people!

June 01, 2009

feast your retinas

Meanwhile, I've been noodling around with my Flickr account, and created a new and highly idiosyncratic Top 10 set. ('Cause really, I can't expect anyone to go through my 76 supercool shots, much less the 300+ prettycool ones.) Said ten being these (click to see larger versions):

namibia-dunes-1 nepal-trek-2 into-the-deep microsoft-sunset inca-impressionist pier-fantasia good-hope cleveland-statue at-the-door ice-wall