Author: Geoduck

Evil Taints

Doing something bad for a bad reason is bad This we all understand Stealing for greed is never okay No matter where the rational may land But doing something bad for a good reason is bad too Though many try to justify Robin Hood was still a thief No matter how hard we want to [Continue]

Lake of the Woulds

Far to the North is a special place.  They call it the Lake of the Woulds. People stumble across it quite innocently Instead of doing things that they should   They come to it with great intentions Meaning to accomplish many great things But once there they always find Achievements always come with strings   [Continue]

Circles

At first  we were a million tiny bands.  Small groups of people, each subtly different in some way, clinging to each other and scrabbling to survive.  Each thought of themselves as people and everyone else as the other. We are the band in this area. They are the band on the other side of the [Continue]

Gif or Gif?

So one day I called the file Gif My friends acted like I’d emitted a bad whiff I’m not really sure If there is a cure But it seems to have caused quite a tiff So then I started calling it Gif And still some people are miffed I know not what to do Or [Continue]

The Expatriat

My friend he was feeling low The news had dealt him a blow All he could see around was worry and deep fear He then went on to say That the world that we’re in today Was so bad he felt he was about to shed a tear I looked at him a while And [Continue]

The Least Common Denominator

“You want to do what?” was the incredulous reply. “Scan all of the religious and philosophical texts into a computer,” replied Mr. Simonsen. “Then the pattern matching AI we’ve created will go through them looking for patterns, common themes, connections.” “Why would you want to do that? What possible use could there be in such [Continue]

Passion

Last month on CBC Ideas they did a documentary on Albert Camus, the Nobel Prize winning author. ( http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-enduring-power-of-albert-camus-l-étranger-1.4439630 ). He was an interesting character. I learned things I never knew about him. His opposition to capitol punishment. His connection to Algeria. How he died in 1960 almost exactly one year before I was born. [Continue]

Apple’s Mouse Curse

Why can’t Apple make a good mouse? OK, that may be a bit strong. They have made some great mice. But every mouse they’ve produced has always had a fatal flaw. Never the same flaw mind you. But they seem to be incapable of making a mouse without some major issue. Apple was the first [Continue]

2017

Yes, 2017 has been a wild ride. Three trips to the states. Ruth’s funeral. Mary’s funeral. An eclipse. Reduced hours for a while at work. Then late in the year Overtime. Two plays. Catching up with my cousin I hadn’t seen in at least 40 years. It’s been exhausting. Done with my iPad and Procreate [Continue]