Month: June 2008

Be careful where you leave your footprints.

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I’m forever astounded by how easy it is to trace people nowadays.

Sure, the internet has made much of modern life incredibly convenient, with information aplenty literally at fingertips. The potential for this is enormous, for uses both good and ill.

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A new challenge beckons

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A few interesting phone calls came in just the other day.

One was from an old business contact, to produce a technical solution that, unfortunately, I just don’t have the time to commit to. More’s the pity, as it’s one of those challenges that I’d love to sink my teeth into, and something I may dabble with and write up something in future.

But the challenge that’s been placed before me is to do with the other phone call. I’ve been asked to coach a team at the Vikings National School Futsal Championships. Read the rest of this entry »

Ode (owed) to my Id.

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Been thinking about the things that drive people to do the things that they do.

Desires, wants, needs, influences, motivations, fears, circumstances… everything.

And, of course, the aspects that come from within… the psyche, the war between id and ego… the little voices that speak the words of the demon on one shoulder, and the angel of our better natures on the other.

All this towards one end; I’m trying to understand some things, because I’m growing ever weary of the confusion that comes from not understanding what’s happening around me and why people do the things they do.

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