3 Jan 2002 nymia   » (Master)

Regional Distributor

Managed to talk to S&M Manager of a communications company and asked him if I could become one of their regional distributors for their new company. Fortunately, they were looking for someone to fill the position since they had problems with a former regional distributor having various anamolous transactions. Now, they wanted to see me and get an idea if I can get it done.

It's basically a high volume, low-margin per transaction business. Requiring high PR skills and no techie talk. If I get it, they will require me to setup a base here and recruit more people. Unfortunately, I told them I have no money to start with. They'll come back after the meeting and let me know what steps are needed to move it forward.

It's all about money. Money to get the brochures printed. Money for liteweight advertizing. And that's only a small part of it. A lot of it is business oriented, despite the fact that everything underneath it is a network of high tech devices. Those dang people will never know it's high technology that made it possible.

Recruiters

Been talking to a lot Bay Area recruiters lately. Got a lot of information from them, mostly bad news though. Maybe next week, I'll try again and see if I can get any contracts. Also called several firms in the Seattle area. Same thing.

PostgreSQL

Currently looking at the grammar, trying to figure out how new rules can be inserted. I had this idea of putting in xbase grammar support into it. It might look interesting in the end though.

Animae

While driving, so many things came across my feeble mind. I thought about why there are so many gods and why there is a consistently held belief about the soul. Interesting as to why many would take a leap-of-faith to justify the connections, while here, the soul is something left as something an effect of the gods'. Could the soul exist without the existence of a god?
"Those who raise questions about the God hypothesis and the soul hypothesis are by no means all atheists. An atheist is someone who is certain that God does not exist, someone who has compelling evidence against the existence of God. I know of no such compelling evidence. Because God can be relegated to remote times and places and to ultimate causes, we would have to know a great deal more about the universe than we do now to be sure that no such God exists. To be certain of the existence of God and to be certain of the nonexistence of God seem to me to be the confident extremes in a subject so riddled with doubt and uncertainty as to inspire very little confidence indeed. A wide range of intermediate positions seems admissible, and considering the enormous emotional energies with which the subject is invested, a questioning, courageous and open mind seems to be the essential tool for narrowing the range of our collective ignorance on the subject of the existence of God." [1]
Humani Generis

With all these animum stuff going on, I stumbled into an interesting document, an encyc lical where a fatherly and guiding tone reminded me of something I should consider as a rule when doing research like these. IMO, tradition and culture must be respected and tolerated at any cost.
43. Let them strive with every force and effort to further the progress of the sciences which they teach; but let them also be careful not to transgress the limits which We have established for the protection of the truth of Catholic faith and doctrine. With regard to new questions, which modern culture and progress have brought to the foreground, let them engage in most careful research, but with the necessary prudence and caution; finally, let them not think, indulging in a false "irenism," that the dissident and the erring can happily be brought back to the bosom of the Church, if the whole truth found in the Church is not sincerely taught to all without corruption or diminution. [ 2 ]

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