14 Aug 2005 mjcox   » (Master)

I keep a scrapbook folder of things I want to buy, kind of a collections of "objects of desire". Actually the folder just serves as long term storage for things that I think I want, but actually don't need. By cutting out pages of magazines and articles and putting them in the folder I can forget about them without having to actually ignore them. It's the same pricipal as my Tivo; where Tivo happily watches lots of TV for me, TV that I never get around to watching, but feel happier that I'm not ignoring it. This all sounds very much like some monk from a Douglas Adams book, I must read that one again. Anyway Tivo currently is pretty full with around 20 episodes of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" which I kind of lost interest in after finding that the UK version wouldn't come up to Scotland.

Anyway, on Friday night I went through the folder and found that I'd actually bought some of the things in the folder without realising it -- an inflatable Dalek and a new TV. I also found some cuttings of DVD's that sounded interesting. I never normally get around to watching DVD's, but we went out and I bought and watched "I heart Huckabees" and "Adaptation", both movies that seemed worth wasting a few hours watching, and both were. Also today did a bit of geocaching to get back into it after a short break getting to 100 caches. (what could top the Moose geocache at Linuxtag in Germany?)

So in all it's been a productive weekend, although I wasted an hour or two drawing and then scrapping a thermometer widget in Perl/Tk for tablets that control my home automation system. I'm no graphic designer :(

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