People always complain about stuff. They always find things to complain about, even when they don’t really have anything to complain about. I have nothing to complain about so I am going to complain about all the people complaining. Meta-Complaining is what I call it.
In this meta-complaint I am going to complain about the word ‘gay’.
I read somewhere about some gay people are being offended that people are now using the word gay as a synonym for the word lame. I repeat: Gay people are being offended that people are using the word gay as a synonym for lame. Tough luck, language evolves. Do you know what gay meant originally? It meant ‘happy’. Then the term evolved to become a synonym for homosexual. And now the word is evolving again. Well not now, it’s actually been changing since 1996 at least.
The truth is that words are evolving all the time. The meaning of the word lame has evolved too. Take a look at wikipedia’s euphemism article.
Trying to stop it is futile and political correctness is not a solution. Just deal with it!
Obviously though, what words evolve and what they evolve into (depending on the word) may be a possible reflection of that society’s prejudices. But that theory needs more than just two case studies.
But that is a different issue all together…
Wow.. I have writing ability of kid. I know, I should be embarrassed… but then again so should your mom. But just like your mom, I will fight the good fight. She is awesome, she knows about the obvious short comings of you, her creation, but is still proud of it and wants to nurture it so that it might one day be something better. I, just like your mom, will keep at it hoping that my creation will improve.
Wow!! Sorry… I didn’t mean that… that was uncalled for. It’s just that more and more people on the internet are becoming grammer sluts – which is good, it raises the standard. However English and creative writing was never my strong point in school. I never really read many books or any of that fancy stuff. I played videogames and even in the games, I skim read as quickly possible and skim read the least amount possible needed to advance.
My drink tastes like pepper.
So yeah, I feel I should apologise. The thing is, I was feeling a bit self conscious as I put this up and I knew my skills were lacking. So before you could attack me for my spelling and grammer, I attacked you. I attacked your most obvious flaw, your face!!
So, I quit smoking a whiles ago. Just over two weeks now. It’s been difficult but I come out the end victorious. To be honest there is no good reason to smoke.
- It makes you feel like shit.
- It fucks up your lungs – If zombies attack, smokers will be one of the first to die. (Rule #1 Cardio)
- Loses you money
What I miss most is the stimulation I get from it and it does have some social benefits by they are far outweighed by the detriments.
Any how I built this little thing to count how much money I saved.
£ 0 saved…
Pretty neat huh?
ps: Don’t look at the code… it’s shit…
pps: No… I am serious… don’t!!
Update: I asked you not to look at the code. I thought I could trust you… I guess I was wrong. Whatever, I don’t really care to be honest. It’s just common decency, that’s all.
It starts of with Vinny Lingham’s talk and everyone complaining about how we need money to do what we want. We need VC to this we need VC to do that blah blah…. You don’t just get VC. You will get your VC if you have a good product.
The other feeling I got was that there were too many higher ups just talking and not enough ground level. Get your head out of the clouds (no, not decentralised infrastructure). It’s not the big guys that are important it’s the little guys with the big ideas. It’s the small guys that are the ones who are able to adapt to quickly market fluctuations not the big guys.
Then some props were going to Helen Zille for saying some inspring stuff and a little bit of circle jerking… not much though.. which is good.
Then ending off with people saying it’s an awesome conference and one or two tweets saying government needs to do something…. Are you serious? After all that you are still expecting hand outs from Government? Fuck government, don’t expect them or anyone to do anything for you. You need to be prepared to go it alone if you need to. If something happens, great! Otherwise, you need to make it happen yourself.
I really do hope the enthusiasm continues… Change the world. It’s up to you.