Monday 26 April 2010

Less Proverbs

I'm a great fan of proverbs, found this Swedish one today :

“Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; love more, and all good things will be yours.”

I certainly need to chew and breathe more. It actually reminded me of this from Socrates :

“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”

Both proverbs underlie that less is more. This is a notion that i firmly believe, and am currently being forced to practise as a result of the Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service taking over 2 weeks to inspect our goddamn crate from the UK, and leave me with a backpack full of belongings to live out of. How can it take so long?  On the flip side, i've been forced into using Ingunn's Mac and have come to like it. I've got a copy of VMWare Fusion running Windows XP as a backup, but haven't really been using it that much other than comparison. Things i like about the Mac :


  • Everything just works.  It feels rather like using a DVD player, or toaster.
  • The user interface is beautiful to look at, i find myself just tinkering with menus and marvellng at the attention to detail.  The designers at Apple clearly have exquisite taste, and UI seems to be slightly more intuative than with Windows.


The main problem i have though, is with a lack of delete key, and my Windows keyboard shortcut muscle memories being of no use. Keep trying keyboard combinations which have disastrous consequences.


Going through some old pics today, here's one from the Empire State Building :

Empire State Building

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