XP Stoicism isn't all it's cracked up to be...
Oh, what the hell. Thanks go out to dem_bones, wertperch, bozon, Gritchka, dannye, flyingroc, ophie, Apatrix, WWWWolf, Segnbora-t, legbagede, ariels, K9, Demeter, nine9, wonko, wharfinger, Professor Pi, Jurph, Kaleja, and The Custodian for blessings, editor cools, a whole lotta chings, and words of encouragement here and there.
Nodes of mine that have managed to get on the Page of Cool:colonial mentality
martial law baby
Apparently, the gods like what I write when I'm ranting. I don't do this very often, though.
I can't take full credit for these editor cooled nodes, as I'm not the only writeup in them:jeepney
Why we long to be American
Things I'm working on:
Filipino and Third World culture: colonial mentality, brain drain, crucifixion, pasalubong, salvaging, People Power, the Yamashita Treasure, japanese stragglers, jeepneys, tamaraw, the Philippine eagle, tricycles, barong tagalog, camisa de chino, salakot, ubusan ng lahi, the Balangiga Massacre and the Burning of Samar, VCDs, paltiks, japayuki, siestas, indios, product dumping, kudeta. Of course, you gotta take the good with the bad.
Philippine rebel movements: the Abu Sayyaf, the Moro National Liberation Front, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, lost commands, the Alex Boncayao Brigade, the New People's Army and the Communist Party of the Philippines. I am not now, nor have I ever been, a commie. But I've been shot at by people who thought I was one.
Computer stuff: Darklands, Sword of Aragon, NEC V20, Sneakers, transparent proxy, Windows NT administrator, Jagged Alliance 2: Unfinished Business, Daggerfall. Hmm... I'm may not as fixated on computers as much as people think...