I had some dreams ... they were klowns in my koffee.

(With apologies to Carly Simon)

This is my journey through job transition from a toxic environment to a better life. Join me for a few thoughts and a few laughs along the way.
What are "klowns in my koffee"? They are the factors large and small that make you less than you are. A "klown" can be a grossly incompetent boss,
a short-sighted policy or a moronic coworker. They won't kill you, at least not immediately, but they abrade the soul
as you scrape past them to get through the day. Sometimes it's best to dump them out of the cup.


Day 46 - LinkSync 2

I saw "The Bucket List" today. This was doubly fulfilling since an item on my bucket list was to see "The Bucket List."

As long as we are thinking about the issues of life and death (Oh, PLEASE stop raining...), let's take the pulse of celebrities and other public figures at Dead or Alive (http://www.deadoraliveinfo.com/). Abe Vigoda's still with us.

Now that we know who is still on the team, share your weightier thoughts at Soul Pancake (http://www.soulpancake.com/), a project of Rainn Wilson and friends. It's the conversation that you have with an old friend sitting off in a corner after three Cabernets.

My husband and I largely agree on the moral issues of our time but are very far apart on whether Harrison Ford's character in Blade Runner (http://bladerunnerthemovie.warnerbros.com/) is a human or a replicant. There's no question in my mind that he's a replicant with implanted memories and an expiration date. But aren't we all really?

Blade Runner was based on sci fi giant Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? A site that is equal parts computer science project, experiment in abstract art and homage to Dick is Electric Sheep (http://electricsheep.org/).

The "sheep" are produced by the combined computing power of volunteer PCs when they are "sleeping." As the compilation above shows, the outcome can be breathtaking. In the fractals, you can imagine the birth and death of the universe. And then you understand why it doesn't matter if Deckard is a replicant or not.

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