June 21st, 2005

Torso

Not

Maybe its just cause I'm an old white guy. But... these diversity events really just piss me off. I'm sitting at my desk attempting to get everything ready for my next meeting. All I can hear are these stupid drums and wooden clogs pounding and drumming away. I can feel it in my desk and in my keyboard. How the hell am I supposed to work with that racket going on?

I might as well go walk around outside and get some fresh air.

I've been thinking about a Shadowrun computer game which focuses on the matrix and decking.
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Torso

No offense

Why do we teach our kids to be offended? As our kids get older Emily has started to try and get me not to use swear words. Okay, seems reasonable, you think. Why are these words offensive? Are they offense?

What does 'swear' mean?

Is it a religious thing? Does the sound of 4 letter words offend god? If it did, I would expect 4 letter words to be swear words in other languaged also. Do the Germans have a god which allows the english pronunciation of swear words, but doesn't like it when they are said in german?

It must be that we are trained to take offense at these words. Wouldn't it be better if we didn't teach our kids not to be offended and thereby put an end to this cycle. What use is it to have words that offend in a peaceful loving culture?

They are just sounds. Get over them. They have no meaning beside what you give them. You have the power. Use it. Don't be offended.
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Torso

Doh

I just realized that with my current 14% contribution to my 401k, I will end up contributing around 6 grand on Thursday because of my bonus. That will max out my pre-tax for the year. Hopefully the market will be down on Thursday, so my money buys more shares.
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