punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,

Goofing off...

Nights like this I know why I didn't do so well in school. There's just a certain period where my brain can't soak up anymore. My friend Sean is going to law school, on top of his soul-sucking full time job and having a wife and 4 kids. I know that would kill me. I had to take a break, because I was reading the same line several times over and over, and still not remembering it.

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I shall remain.

Last night, I hardly studied at all. Tonight is better, but I spent an hour trying to figure out why my Linux laptop doesn't take DHCP, only to find out the Xircom card on it was not going to work; Fedora Core 1 stupidly tries to get IP from a PCMCIA Xircom NIC before it launches the PCMCIA service. I don't have time to diagnose that. I had to use my Windows Laptop, with puTTY and Cygwin instead. It works. I wish I had more caffeine, though.

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains. The stains become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.

Man, I sure hope I pass this test.

The Fremen were supreme in that quality the ancients called "spannungsbogen"- which is the self-imposed delay between desire for a thing and the act of reaching out to grasp for that thing.

Now, cut that out!

Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is one step beyond logic.

I mean it! Just because I read Dune again the other day, doesn't make it--

The worms are the spice!

... [sigh]. I sure don't FEEL very Haderach-ish...
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