Random, Rants

From http://heartmindcode.com/2013/08/16/loyalty-and-layoffs/

A corporation is not a living creature. It has no soul. It has no heart. It has no feelings. It can neither experience towards you nor enjoy from you even the concept of loyalty. It is a legal fiction, and it exists for one purpose only: to make profit.

What is utterly depressing is that if you replace “corporation” with “the UK” this seems to still be an accurate statement; but the advice at the end isn’t always practical for a country’s residents.

The CEO of your company is a paid sociopath


The white man call himself civilized,
Cause he know how to take over,
The white man come to pillage my village,
Now he tell me I have to bend over.

No I don’t like the white man up in me,
He rape my people as he rape my country,
Everything I love and cherish, he try to take away,
We will be rid of him, soon come the day.

NOFX (Kill All The White Man verse lyrics)

Somehow, every budget day here reminds me of this song. Doesn’t help that our local MP is rather complacent about issues relevant to his constituency (since living here I know of 3 pubs permanently shut within town and others through our areas Pints of View newsletter).

The rest of you 99%, bend over

Nostalgia, Random

I regret the conversations we never had, the time we did not spend together. I regret that I never told him that he made me happy, when I was in his company. The world was the better for his being in it. These things alone do I now regret: things left unsaid. And he is gone, and I am old.

Neil Gaiman (The Sandman: The Wake)

The quote was what first came to my mind with the abrupt news I received from the other side of the world. It was so sudden and out of the blue; it reminds me that “the best thing the devil accomplished was to convince everyone they had all the time in the world”.

I’m sorry I wasn’t around Em; I hope you knew that you made me happy in your company ever since first meeting you in high school.

Of Regret

Android, Random, Rants

Java is like a variant of the game of Tetris in which none of the pieces can fill gaps created by the other pieces, so all you can do is pile them up endlessly.

Steve Yegge (2007, Codes Worst Enemy)

From cat -v

Installing a fresh Eclipse, then running into getting the Android SDK to work with it – another activity that wants me to gouge my eyes out. Goddamn, this is why I really like vim.

I really wish we can break up, Java