just some random thoughts….

Well this is something new. This post has been handwritten on my new laptop. I find this much easier to work with than typing. I am writing this from an apartment in New York. It all feels rather surreal being here. It is like a dream that I should wake up from soon.

Even though we have now been away for over a week and a half, I an still finding it hard to fully relax. This wasn’t helped by seeing an email today about a new job that looks just like mine. Makes it hard to forget about work when your job feels a bit threatened. I really shouldn’t worry so much. What have I got to loose?

I am also enjoying playing with wireless. Picture this… l an sitting cross legged on a couch in the lounge room. The laptop is (funnily enough) on my lap, folded over flat so l can’t even use the keyboard. l write all of this directly to the screen, where it converts my handwriting directly to text. Meanwhile I an connected to the net via a wireless connection that exists somewhere in the area. l don’t know who owns it and frankly I don’t care. What’s more is that from my lounge room half way up the building, many floors from ground level, there are multiple networks to choose from. Black Magic!

Now it may be argued that l could actually type this all in faster but as I get better at editing my handwriting, l am sure that the tide will turn. Besides I spell better when hand writing than when I type. When I type l always screw up the order of n & g in words like “finding” vs ” findign”. That last word was really hard to handwrite incorrectly.

Well it is after midnight here in NY so I should go to bed. I’ll chat again soon.

Animatrix – Whoa!

Well I have just finished watching the Animatrix DVD. I now know where the kid in ‘Reloaded’ comes from. That was bugging me, mainly because it was deliberately left unexplained in the movie because of the tie into the animated works. Despite this obvious desire to hook more bucks out of the matrix loving consumer I still loved the DVD. I’ll definitely need it to add to the DVD collection.

The whole matrix theme has left me thinking very philosophical thoughts lately. Like the difference between the physical ?me? who is physically typing this text and the virtual ?Me? that is thinking these words and thoughts. Are they the same? Do they have to be? How can you ever know?

To me this is one of the fundamental questions the matrix movie’s presents. What happens if you CAN separate the two me’s? into real and virtual? Or maybe another way of thinking of it is just how much control over do the me?s have over each other?

In some respects the same can be boiled down to a single human. Thinking of the body as just a machine and the mind as the virtual human, the two are symbiotic, needing each other for survival. Then one of the other questions that is asked in ‘Reloaded’ is about which is really in control. If the mind is in control then why can we not over rule pain and hunger and fatigue. If the body is in control then de we actually have free will or are we the result of complex bio-mechanics?

It is with these thought that I will sleep with tonight.

Start here…

I have been thinking about writing a website of some sort for a while. The hard part i guess is exposing yourself to the world. I really don’t know if anything that I say here will be of any interest to anyone.

In getting this little site setup I have been looking at a number of different designs of sites. There are heaps out there and so many creative spirits. It is a part of me that I would like to nuture. The creative side that is.

I work in a job that is about 60% process and ‘stakeholder’ negotiation, but in many ways I feel I am at my best when I am free to dream and create.