February 12, 2002

So yesterday the announced an "All Hands Get Decked"... errr... "On Deck" that is... meeting at 10:30 AM. Doesn't bode too well!

(Man, I have a real love/hate relationship with the gallows humor right before and after a layoff. On the one hand, it sucks to be in a situation like that. On the other hand, it can be really funny, and help a lot.)

So to prepare for today, I went home a little early yesterday (just a tad) and played and finished Luigi's Mansion. Cute little game, pretty much a very cartoony take on Ghostbusters. Full of nice touches...Luigi tends to hum the main spooky theme as he wanders through the haunted house, but the lower his health is, the weaker and shakier the humming becomes.

Backlog of the Moment
"Decay is inherent in all compound things. Work out your salvation with diligence."
--Last Words of Buddha. I had seen these before, but also in the article The true Buddhist. It touches on a lot of interesting topics, from how we tend to judge our own prosperity strictly in relative and not absolute terms, to the idea of a sense of self being an artificial construct.

Link of the Moment
An interesting piece on how Deaf People in the U.K. are really taking to cellphone-based text messaging. Too bad systems over here are more primitive and less universal. (via Camworld)