Silence is faux gold-plated
Thanks to the c.50 visitors to Jakartass who have read nothing new in the past 3 days. This isn't because I don't have much to say, though I don't, but a combination of circumstances.
1. I've been busy.
2. I gave our kid a guest account on my computer to keep him off the streets during his school holidays. My hope was that by the time the new term starts he'll have mastered advanced calculus, which seems to be a curriculum requirement for Grade 3 students. (That's 7/8 year olds for my British readers.)
Forlorn hope; I returned home to find my computer in stasis. Not one bloody programme could be accessed, apparently because my video card had got "stuck in an infinite loop.
" And here was me thinking that that described my journey home in the cattle class that is an economy commuter train. "Oh dear," I shrieked profanely. So I've had to re-install Windows over the previous setup because it refused to repair itself. And fart around resetting settings and re-installing all kinds of programmes which make my life so meaningless.
This posting won't give you lots of links as per usual, mainly because I want to please a blogger who tries to convince us that he's sober
and thinks that blogs like mine are for folks too lazy to read newspapers. Arrogant sod. Well, I think that 'life is shitty/uninteresting etc.' blogs are shitty and uninteresting, but his is a remarkable bit of visual programming. If I only could.
And there hasn't been much of interest in the news anyway.
It's only a game. Isn't it?
And the presidential campaign here ~ Google please note that today's banner ad is , once again, inappropriate ~ has produced the usual crop of negative headlines involving vote buying, campaign expenditure, gender bias and over-exposure on TV.
So who would you vote for? There's the candidate "who is honest, fair, sides with the people, is authoritative, who can sing
(eh?), and wants to work hard....
" and one whose new campaign poster I took to be for a new film; this declares Morally Upright. The Future Is Bright
Gold-plated, no doubt.