RiP's Journal

The greatest bond of all bonds is ignorance. How shall a man be free to act if he know not his own purpose? Alistair Crowley

You can't teach an old dogma new tricks. Dorothy Parker

Just remember ... if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off

I like your Christ; I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. Gandhi

I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
-Leo Rosten

Boy did I ever need to update this. Amazing what can change in 3 years or so. But a lot doesn’t change – the world still sucks.

At the moment I’m doing a BSc (Maths) through the Open University, while still working full time as a professional geek (IT specialist). I calculate I will have a life again in about 2010... So this will be short.

A bit less goth than I used to be – I have less of a tendency to wear strange black clothing, but maybe that’s offset by a greater tendency to be depressed and angry at the world.
I’m an INTP personality by the Myers-Briggs test.(http://www.geocities.com/lifexplore/intp.htm in case you care) Slightly pissed off that I could be categorised so matter-of-factly into one of 16 categories, but at least I picked one of the less common ones.
I enjoy a good rant once in a while, although as you’ve no doubt noticed I’ve left them off LJ. Poor government, stupid people, gender stereotyping, the evils of software patents, people with victim mentalities (get over it, why don't you), unjust sentences, poor spelling, animal rights, the lack of relevance of the modern church etc… all guaranteed to get me started.

Anything I didn't cover - feel free to ask.