• New Chat

    Ning chat is available at the bottom of page. It's a bit weird in that there is a significant time lapse between disconnecting and disappearing out of the chat box, so allow for that with others. Plus when one is on the site now the box, even when disconnected, displays 1 online (or 2 online) etc...but you are NOT visible in the chat box unless you choose to connect to chat. When you disconnect first from chat the number goes to 0 but within 30 seconds registers as 1 - that 1 is you (invisible still). I have tested this with my alt avatars. If someone else is online you might see the number online increase (sometimes and most times not!) but if they are disconnected from chat they will not be visible in the chat box (apart from the time lapse I mentioned above) unless they are also actually connected to chat. Usually in fact you will just see you are counted as being online, and anyone else there will not increase the number - that 1 online is invisible to others you ( pointing this out as i know we are all usually such spectacularly committed introverts!!!). Changing pages sometimes affects the display too - maybe it goes to 0, maybe it increases if someone else is online, but maybe not, (It's a glitchy mystery) but unless you are actually connected you are just an anonymous number in the online display. Okay, it's too early on a Sunday morning to be explaining such complicated things. My brain feels much much mushier after that....If anyone has problems with it all, let me know. I still think it's a bit glitchy and primitive but there yiz go.

  • John Perry Barlow - Declaration of the freedom of cyberspace

    and his Principles of Adult Behaviour

    1. Be patient. No matter what.
    2. Don’t badmouth: Assign responsibility, not blame. Say nothing of another you wouldn’t say to him in the same language and tone of voice.
    3. Never assume the motives of others are, to them, less noble than yours are to you.
    4. Expand your sense of the possible.
    5. Don’t trouble yourself with matters you truly cannot change.
    6. Expect no more of anyone than you can deliver yourself.
    7. Tolerate ambiguity.
    8. Laugh at yourself frequently.
    9. Concern yourself with what is right rather than who is right.
    10. Never forget that, no matter how certain, you might be wrong.
    11. Give up blood sports.
    12. Remember that your life belongs to others as well. Don’t risk it frivolously.
    13. Never lie to anyone for any reason. (Lies of omission are sometimes exempt.)
    14. Learn the needs of those around you and respect them.
    15. Avoid the pursuit of happiness. Seek to define your mission and pursue that.
    16. Reduce your use of the first personal pronoun.
    17. Praise at least as often as you disparage.
    18. Admit your errors freely and soon.
    19. Become less suspicious of joy.
    20. Understand humility.
    21. Remember that love forgives everything.
    22. Foster dignity.
    23. Live memorably.
    24. Love yourself.
    25. Endure.
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    • I did not come across that one before. I have no idea who is the first guy who gets the great rating. The ones named there are only the tip of the iceberg, there is a guru for everyone in the audience it seems,

      (Lol, sorry, it's a catch phrase from along running Irish show, maybe you have to be born here to think it's funny)

      and there are other places that name far more, like

      which can be downloaded as PDF, but it's not cheerful reading, so just read the synopsis on that front page to get the gist.

      Another guy who is cutting down the modern wannabes to size is Mr. Chi Ting Apocalypse. He is based in Tiruvanmalai, India, which is a bit of a go-to hang-out spot for guru-seekers, and he seems to have had a belly full. He is too bitter for my taste, and sometimes I recoil at his level of cruel satire,  but then again I have not found him to be overly inaccurate and he takes the piss mightily out of the po-faced ones. For that he is worthwhile.

      There are good teachers out there. I'd say most of them are looking up at the cobwebs on the windows of their mud huts in the most hidden parts of faraway mountains. Thank God for them.

  • America first. But, who's second?

    Rest of the countries will be applying to be second here...

  • can't resist..sorry


    • Hope they have some good drinks. Putin still sexy.

      • Hmmm, Lady, I think this is just a phase, a passing crush. I know for a fact we would both prefer our dictators and despots to be more rugged and wild looking - no, no, none of this botoxed, man-cat faces for us! :D

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  • thanks for the brew Waters. Sure need it now. hehe.

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      • Funny :)

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