January 18th, 2002

caillebotte_man at his window

Discovery

Such a dolt. After more than six months here, I finally discovered that those three little dots (yeah, I know, elipsis) following "Update Journal" and "Friends" and "User Info" over there on the blue panel at the left of many LJ pages, are seperate links. Well, duh! The "Update Journal" elipsis takes you to the full page, where you can choose which icon to use and all that, and the "User Info" elipsis takes you to the full page which tells you how many posts you have made, etc. Useful. The "Friends" elipsis leads to the filter page, where you can choose which friend groups you want to see on your friends page, and such things. Also useful. Why the hell does it take me so long to find out stuff like this? Feh!

Also, I forgot to mention that I got the excellent word goatload, which I used in yesterday's post, from Andrew. Credit where it is due.
caillebotte_man at his window

Crunch

I find that I need at least a few minutes each day when I do no tasks. Just sitting and observing whatever is going on around me is essential. Lately, I haven't had enough of that time, and as a result, my head is emptied out. I don't feel any relationship to the rest of my life. Those times that have no demands are what gives form to the rest of the time. Action is defined by inaction. Or, perhaps, they define each other. At any rate, not enough of the one turns the other to confusion. Was it John Cage who said that music is the silence between sounds? Can't remember. Whoever it was, I think they were right.