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Journal: [Beloved] It Is Not a Word 2

Journal by johndiii
It is not a word spoken,
Few words are said;
Nor even a look of the eyes
Nor a bend of the head,

But only a hush of the heart
That has too much to keep,
Only memories waking
That sleep so light a sleep.

-- Sara Teasdale
Lord of the Rings

Journal: [Beloved] A Pretty Song (redux) 2

Journal by johndiii
From the complications of loving you
I think there is no end or return.
No answer, no coming out of it.

Which is the only way to love, isn't it?
This isn't a playground, this is
earth, our heaven, for a while.

Therefore I have given precedence
to all my sudden, sullen, dark moods
that hold you in the center of my world.

Comment: Re:The every other Windows version sucks theory sa (Score 1) 8

by johndiii (#40557015) Attached to: Windows 8 might become a success

You're right about 2000. But it was never positioned as a consumer OS, and that's the line of reasoning. 98 -> ME -> XP -> Vista -> 7 -> 8. It breaks down if you include 95 or 98 SE, because neither of those truly sucked.

And yes, 7 is only decent compared to Vista. Not that I've used it much; I no longer own a Windows box (and my intention is never to have another one), and at work we use Server 2008. It is possible to turn off a lot of the nasty UI stuff, at least in the server OS.

Comment: Re:Well, (Score 1) 3

by johndiii (#40236283) Attached to: History

I still read. I hardly ever post. There's some poetry I've been meaning to put up here, but I never seem to get around to it.

I do like seeing your JEs. And the occasional funny back-and-forth of people who take this all so seriously.

I read Multiply from time to time, but I have trouble remembering who is who, outside of the core people. Most of my interaction is on these days. Think of it as threaded Twitter - the minimalism appeals to me. Also much busier in real life, but I have started writing a blog. No one reads it, though. :-)

Tabhair aire daoibh féin!

Comment: Re:Happy Birthday! (Score 1) 5

by johndiii (#39640735) Attached to: 120406.

I am sorry to hear about the earthquake, and about your father. Please accept my condolences. My father is undergoing cancer treatment, and the outcome is uncertain. I am struggling a bit myself these days, but things will get better. Thank you, and best wishes and hopes for the coming year.

Comment: Re:i find the e-ink display very nice (Score 1) 5

by johndiii (#39138679) Attached to: Troll proposal

I have a bluetooth keyboard that is pretty much identical to my laptop keyboard. With a stand for the tablet, it is quite usable as a netbook-class machine, at less than half the weight of my 15" laptop. I've done quite a bit of writing on it, as well as watching movies. It works for reading, too, though not so well in full daylight.

It's all about expectations, though. I never expected the tablet to replace my laptop completely, and it hasn't. But it has done for about 80% of what I want to do, and is significantly more portable.

But I think that the trolling possibilities for a "tablet enthusiast" could be quite funny.

"We don't care. We don't have to. We're the Phone Company."