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Untitled angry rant

Untitled angry rant

So I guess the goal in life is to have full and satisfying challenges to accomplish, with a minimum of time spent on what we could file approximately under “admin” or “chores” or “tiresome bullshit that sucks the joy out of your life”.

by × June 20, 2013 × 0 comments

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Gaining integrity while looking at old emails

Gaining integrity while looking at old emails

I got a new computer, and I spent some time importing some old emails (from a non-cloud, pre-hotmail type of email account) so that these old emails could live on in infamy.

by × May 21, 2013 × 0 comments

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This would be an amazing business shirt

Obligations: or how I learned to grow up and iron a Goddamn shirt

I guess one of the real tricks of adult life – one of the ways you can tell that you are, in fact, growing up – is figuring out how to get stuff done that you don’t want to do without being a total asshole.

by × May 13, 2013 × 0 comments

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Tradition and respect

Tradition and respect

I’ve been invited to an event in the next few weeks which is designated as black tie. I don’t have any problem with this, and will almost certainly follow the dress code in its official, formal capacity, which is rather more complicated than many kiwis think.

by × May 5, 2013 × 0 comments

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Shhh. Listen.

Shhh. Listen.

There are perfectly straightforward reasons why the sound of your recorded voice is quite different from what we think we sound like.

by × April 30, 2013 × 0 comments

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Writing errors: what do they say about you?

Writing errors: what do they say about you?

I tend to be annoyed by basic writing errors. They always seem to represent a lack of care, or a lack of intelligence, or both.

by × April 12, 2013 × 0 comments