Randomness is Random

Rather random, as I do…

I once dabbled a bit in calligraphy. Enjoyed it as a boy. Okay, honestly, that was about 35 years ago.

I discontinued it because other things drew my interest. I rediscovered it a few years ago. My scratchings were, then, as poor as one might assume they were, but I did enjoy picking up a quill every now and again and scrawling out a few words in a notebook while on a conference call:

Fast forward another two years or so and, well, gravity struck… hard… and secondary to the trauma from impact came this wonderfully enjoyable experience: agraphia.

After I’d overcome that oh-so-enjoyable, year-long, inability to write, followed by another year of slow, no… effing ponderous proprioception-induced chicken-scratch and then forcing myself every day for three months to write notes for several hours per day, I now find myself pondering picking up a nib again.

I have collected a number of statements, quotes, quips, and one-liners that I could dash off, but I haven’t anywhere in The Burrow that I’d write apart from perhaps in my Poäng.

So, when I assemble my desk, I’ll see that I can readily move the keyboard and track-pad aside leaving enough room to explore a few different writing styles.

And, of course, homeschooling the kids as we do, I’ll see that I create enough space to teach the kids some D’Nealian or similar.

Interesting tool…

We’re not planning on ever needing a tool like this — but for anyone who may be seeking to name children and you’re struggling with cultures, Mixed Name is an interesting tool.

Pick your two cultures, choose a gender (or no gender if desired) then search…

Yes, yes, for a fee, it’ll reveal all names that it finds.

But it’ll certainly provide you freely with a starting point.

In Other News…

No, I’m afraid I cannot justify US$550 for a set of headphones.

Do they sound amazing? I’m certain they do.

Do they integrate seamlessly with the Apple universe that I already have? Yep, no doubt.

But it’s still $550 for a set of headphones and that alone is reason enough for it to wait for a long while.

Though, I admit that I am curious about how effective its noise-cancelation is and how it compares with the AirPods Pro.

Apropos of, well, everything…

“The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.

To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.

To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.”

— Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe