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What do I consider a reasonable person to be?

I'd say a reasonable person is one who accepts that we are all human and therefore fallible, and takes that into account when dealing with others. Implicit in this definition is the belief that it is the right and the responsibility of each person to live his or her own life as he or she sees fit, to respect this right in others, and to demand the assumption of this responsibility by others.


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Sweden publishing a Red Notice is unusual. But, not particularly so wrt. sex offenses.

Here are the organizations responsible for all of the Red Notices from Sweden:

  • SODERTALJE / Sweden
  • COURT OF APPEAL / Sweden

The International Public Prosecution Office in Gothenburg stands out. It's not a court. It's not a city nor region. What is it?

Prosecution Office in Gothenburg handle cases in Västra Götaland County and Halland County, including cases involving cross-border - and even some national - organized crime, non-Nordic legal aid cases, matters of extradition, to surrender under the European arrest warrant, transfer of proceedings, etc.

It weird. You'd think the courts would handle their own paperwork. Even the Prosecution Office has a dedicated notice for English visitors trumpeting their involvement thusfar.

I'll have to ask a Swedish friend to understand more.

Syndicated 2010-12-07 09:47:39 (Updated 2010-12-07 09:50:15) from David Ryland Scott Robinson

Sunara bought a netbook

She unboxed and booted it up while, beside her, I napped in bed. After five minutes of clicking sounds, she asks, "how do I change the wallpaper in Windows 7?"

I rarely have that sinking feeling. But, it followed a vague memory and preceded a web search turning up a blog post from the Windows Team engaging in damage control:

Windows 7 Starter does not include:

  • Aero Glass, meaning you can only use the “Windows Basic” or other opaque themes. It also means you do not get Taskbar Previews or Aero Peek.
  • Personalization features for changing desktop backgrounds, window colors, or sound schemes.
  • The ability to switch between users without having to log off.
  • Multi-monitor support.
  • DVD playback.
  • Windows Media Center for watching recorded TV or other media.
  • Remote Media Streaming for streaming your music, videos, and recorded TV from your home computer.
  • Domain support for business customers.
  • XP Mode for those that want the ability to run older Windows XP programs on Windows 7.

I've suspected she reads faster than me. This time, even though I already knew what was written, I had barely started on the list before she leaped to her feet and shouted angrily while pointing at the brand new netbook now in my hands, "I can't fucking believe that! I am so fucking mad! How can they do that?!"

I shrugged, and said, "monopoly."

Syndicated 2010-11-07 07:11:01 from David Ryland Scott Robinson

Week One

My wristwatch has laid on my nightstand for week. On Saturday, my bag was a missing element of an evening out. I own more than one collared shirt. My pair of Hush Puppies are casual.

The flat is one of ThoughtWorks’ service apartments. It’s mine for a month, or until I move, whichever comes first. Newtown, Paddington, Surrey Hills and Redfern all sound nice.

The job? Obviously, I got it, as they’re putting me up. It’s all I hoped. I want to be all they hoped.

Sydney is new. It’s exciting, of course; but, everything is new. Thursday night held my first bout of loneliness. It passed on the ferry to Manly. Pacing through the full passenger deck, from fore to aft and back again, watching the receding lights of my new city filled with exactly what I think I want: no one I know. My heartbeat accelerated, fueled by all the doubts I left behind in Los Angeles.

I tried to displace them with a narrative of the ferry capsizing. Climbing a lighthouse, an exhausted body found on the rails underneath the lamp. I eavesdropped on a couple of bike couriers sitting on a deck below. I didn’t intrude, avoiding those familiar terms. Instead I resolved to, by the end of the evening, have weekend commitments.

Goals and plans allay me.

Syndicated 2010-08-29 11:07:43 (Updated 2010-08-29 11:09:40) from David Ryland Scott Robinson

Filosofía Existencial

... del ratón borracho

Un ratón cae un día en una cuba llena de vino. En aquel momento un gato pasa por allí cerca. El gato oye el ruido que el ratón está haciendo al no poder salir de la cuba.

“¿Por qué gritas tanto?” pregunta el gato.
“Porque no puedo salir,” contesta el ratón.
“¿Qué me das si te saco?” pregunta el gato.
“Te doy todo. ¿Qué quieres?” contesta el ratón.

“Esto es lo que quiero,” dice el gato, “venir a mi cuando te llamo, venir en seguida.”
“Sí, lo prometo,” contesta el ratón.
“¡Tienes que jurarlo!” insiste el gato.
“¡Lo juro!” exclama el ratón.
El gato saca al ratón del vino y lo deja marcharse a su agujero.

Llega el día en que el gato tiene mucha hambre y piensa en su ratón. Va al agujero y lo llama.
El ratón dice: “¡No!”
El gato le grita: “¡Esa es tu promesa!”
El ratón se sonríe: “Sí, pero hoy no estoy borracho.”

Syndicated 2010-06-24 02:43:22 from David Ryland Scott Robinson


My little sisters’ in Guatemala loved this song. I would sing it for them while playing my guitar, or put it on my laptop and we’d dance for what felt like hours.

It was only weeks later, watching HTV, that I realized they weren’t crazy about the Daniela Romo version but instead the much more recent Fanny Lú cover.

Celos de tus ojo cuando miras a otra chica,
Tengo celos, celos
Celos de tus manos cuando abrazas a otra chica,
Tengo celos, celos,
Cuando te encuentras con alguien,
Cuando caminas con alguien,
Cuando te siento feliz
Yo tengo celos, tengo celos
Jealous of your eye when you look at another girl,
I am jealous. Jealous.
Jealous of your hands when you hug another girl,
I am jealous. Jealous.
When you find someone,
When you walk with someone,
When you feel happy,
I am jealous, I’m jealous.
Hoy quiero bailar solo contigo
Y hoy quiero soñar que tú eres mío,
Hoy te daré todo mi amor en un abrazo
Y tú prometerás que nunca más me harás sentir
Nunca más, nunca más, nunca más, nunca celos (celos)
Today, I am want to dance, only with you.
And today, I want to dream, that you are mine.
Today, I’ll give you all of my love, in a hug.
And you, will promise to, never make me feel,
Never again, never again, never again, never jealous. (Jealous)
Celos de tu boca cuando besas a otra chica,
Tengo celos, celos,
Celos de la noche que comparte tus secretos,
Tengo celos, celos,
Cuando te miro a los ojos,
Cuando te siento a mi lado,
Cuando te veo marchar,
Yo tengo celos, tengo celos
Jealous of your mouth when you kiss another girl,
I am jealous. Jealous.
Jealous of the night that with you share your secrets,
I am jealous. Jealous.
When I look in your eyes,
When I feel you by my side,
When I see you go by,
I am jealous, I’m jealous.

Syndicated 2010-05-13 16:30:18 (Updated 2010-05-13 16:39:59) from David Ryland Scott Robinson

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