Two Views make a Market

Or said another way: we have no disagreement. We just have not arrived at an agreement.

2019/03/18 08:49 · skys

The business outcome

“Make no mistake: the outcome is…income”.

2019/03/18 08:46 · skys


I so wish this had been available to me!

Ossicle replacement

2019/03/15 08:45 · skys

Cost of Principles

“ There can be a cost to acting on one's principles, but there is a bigger cost to abandoning them.”

Src: Jane Philpott

2019/03/05 15:14 · skys


“Only a few notes, perhaps, but a gallon of prussic acid, a season of tropical cloudbursts, the grittiest pale Northern skies, the emptiest gray hotel rooms. And endless, sleepless flights, thousands of cigarettes, Rémy Martin, sex that’s the nostalgia of sex, and happiness that’s just the memory of happiness. Hope that if you die before you wake you really won’t be aware of it. And the most unexpected sweetness.”


2019/02/24 15:42 · skys

Word du Jour: Feart

Feart: Lack of courage, or fearful/heart.

Src: Edinburgh

2019/02/24 11:05 · skys


“It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.”

2019/02/12 13:20 · skysigal


While looking at a forum on home building I saw someone answer another's query as to the meaning of the term kPa.

An answer given was Kilo Pastels, a measure of new-age stress. Possible due to dealing with mortgage payments…

2019/02/11 17:29 · skysigal

Pain at the office

“By flooding the consciousness with gnawing unpleasantness, pain provides a temporary relief from the burdens of self-awareness,”


2019/01/31 21:39 · skysigal

Athfield non-architecture

Unfortunately, everywhere I am in Wellington where I truly despair at the awfulness of the building - certainly not architecture - I am trying to divert my eyes from, I find out it was created by Ian Athfield. Architecture should be about defining space around it and within it. Not be about itself. It's just Trumpism.

As a contrast, Andrew Patterson's spaces create loci without sucking up and sacrificing everything else around it.

2019/01/19 14:16 · skysigal


As I remember it:

“Barnett “The Audit of War: describing the process of Britain’s slow decline in uncompromising – even brutal – terms:

“As that descent took its course the illusions and the dreams of 1945 would fade one by one – the imperial and Commonwealth role, the world-power role, British industrial genius, and, at the last, New Jerusalem [Labour’s longed-for socialist utopia] itself, a dream turned into a dank reality of a segregated, sub-literate, unskilled, unhealthy and institutionalised proletariat hanging on the nipple of state maternalism.”

Src: Chris Trotter

2019/01/17 14:27 · skysigal

Worry Minutes

Cheerful thought for the day: one on only gets so many worry minutes, and then you die.

2019/01/09 11:50 · skysigal

UI Leveraging

The least input required to obtain the highest value output.

2018/12/30 14:42 · skysigal

17 weeks...

“Thomas Grey, Marquess of ­Dorset, and it was probably through the ­latter’s patronage (MacCulloch points out) that he came to sit as an MP in the Parliament of that year—which he memorably summed up as seventeen weeks of talk about the common good which left everything exactly as it was before.”


2018/12/23 12:29 · skysigal

Growing Into

“The best way to overcome it -so at least it seems to me- is to make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life. An individual human existence should be like a river: small at first, narrowly contained within its banks, and rushing passionately past rocks and over waterfalls. Gradually the river grows wider, the banks recede, the waters flow more quietly, and in the end, without any visible break, they become merged in the sea, and painlessly lose their individual being. The man who, in old age, can see his life in this way, will not suffer from the fear of death, since the things he cares for will continue. And if, with the decay of vitality, weariness increases, the thought of rest will not be unwelcome.”

2018/12/16 17:03 · skysigal

A public servant

“We're not talking about a second-tier public servant working at a desk somewhere”

2018/12/11 21:21 · skysigal


Meaning: “Skilled Telling”

2018/12/02 13:36 · skysigal


The SI-pending unit of measurement for low value data.

PS: The French have raised a stink as they proposed 'Gigamerde'.

2018/11/29 09:44 · skysigal