Thursday, August 26, 2004



Man, what a mess politics is these days. In the states, the average yank has the choice between voting for a bigger welfare state or voting for a bigger warfare state. Of course, at least they get that choice. In Canada, we don't even get that.

I have to wonder, how much longer are we going to put up with steam-age institutions? It's the 21st century; why the hell are we still trying to govern ourselves according to what was judged cutting edge back in the 18th? What meant freedom back then, increasingly means tyranny now ... only now, the tyrants can at least cloak themselves in the mantle of the defenders of liberty.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Fucking tired ... up since early, looking for a room (there must be someone in this city of 3 million who doesn't want me to sign a 12 month lease!) That is, after I managed to motivate myself enough to tear away from early morning web-surfing....

Incidentally, if anyone into scifi happens to read this lonely post in the vast plankton sea that is the blogosphere, check out this site:

Open source hard SF worldbuilding. 'nuff said.

Ah, the great scam that is university ... 5 years of my life (victory lap, oh yeah), $20 000 (and that's just tuition), all for a little piece of paper I could probably have forged given a decent printer and flexible morals. And i just spent the last few hours scouring Monster and Workopolis for entry level jobs that a 23 year old kid with a physics degree can get. A degree!? They'd prefer 2+ years of hands on experience.

Ah, well. In the meantime, between the end of my (formal) education, and the beginning of my (snigger) career, there's always booze, weed, friends, and various forms of electronic entertainment. (and my dad wonders why I insist I'm not a grown man?)