Friday, February 08, 2008
(12:00 AM) | Adam Kotsko:
Friday Afternoon Confessional: Stimulating My EconomyI confess that I am apparently guaranteed a minimum of $300 to stimulate my own personal economy, in a transparent ploy by the worst president ever and the most inept opposition congress ever to buy me off. I confess that I will pump that money directly into the economy, pissing away whatever pittance comes to me in an effort to save the capitalists from the easily predictable and yet somehow still unpredicted consequences of their own rabid greed.
I confess that I am in a slump after hitting two milestones: finally getting ahold of some money and submitting the final corrections on the Zizek book. I confess that I am planning on deploying some good old Structured Procrastination over the next few days, leveraging my desire to avoid reading Church Dogmatics to get through a few other books for exams. I confess that Greek is hard. I confess that long quotes from Protestant Scholastics make good Latin practice texts -- the limited vocabulary and relatively simple syntax help build confidence.
I confess that the poor design of the NetRisk software has me thinking back to my short-lived computer programming days. I could probably write a pretty elegant Risk implementation if I actually knew a modern programming language. I get the impression not many people are using Pascal, QBasic, or the TI-82 programming language anymore.