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broken

I'm broken as a writer. From nearly the earliest I wrote for approval. What do you think? That's the invitation. And the cycle begins and deepens dizzingly fast. Because you show it first to friends and family and even if it's shit, which it inevitably is, they say wow, very nice. And you're addicted.

The measure of success of a writer, even the noun itself implies it, begins with being recognized as someone who can write. But most times you early on find Woolf's "A Room of One's Own." And you fail to realize that despite her selfish passage, "So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say. But to sacrifice a hair of the head of your vision, a shade of its colour, in deference to some Headmaster with a silver pot in his hand or to some professor with a measuring-rod up his sleeve, is the most abject treachery." She was a literary critic. The bitch.

transient printer

common sense

 It was on this day in 1776 that a 77-page pamphlet called "Common Sense" was published anonymously, making the case that the American colonies should declare independence from Great Britain. It had been written by a man named Thomas Paine. The pamphlet sold more than 500,000 copies, more copies than any other publication had ever sold at that time in America.

predictions to watch for 2007

Mass Killing late in 2007

I"'m not necessarily saying it's going to be nuclear, The Lord didn't say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that."

Mars in Uranus

"We are of the opinion that the general stock market will have a severe 20%+ decline."

 

Steve Jobs will announce things

flock

FlockSo this is your new browser. I'm not given to gushing, but this browser is fucking cool. Maybe check back in a couple weeks but so far, pretty cool.

It looks like a Yahoo! Mozilla joint and it seems very geared to the lifehacks crowd - very two oh friendly. This may be the beginning of the kind ofZoho - Trademark thing where you just make or take a browser for yourself or your org and integrate to a suite of net apps that suits you.

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