Site might not bite

by Peter Tyrrell Monday, September 26, 2005 9:46 AM

Was kicking around a new look for my own website,, this weekend. I think I like it: new look maybe. It's kind of a break from the serious corporate looks I usually am working on. What would be perfect is a picture from East Sooke Park. I'll have to get out there with the camera before the weather breaks. And I was NOT hunched in front of the screen all weekend. Just a couple of hours. Maybe three. Okay, four. Shutup, I did so get outside. For hours. On a walk. It was very healthy.


Um, a title

by Peter Tyrrell Friday, September 23, 2005 12:02 PM

Feeling inefficient? Can't seem to concentrate on work? Is the clock doing that "two seconds forward, one second back" thing? Well take a tip. 7 Habits of Highly Defective People recommends putting off until tomorrow what you might have done today. It's human nature. You don't want to be unnatural do you? Didn't think so. Go play. Homestarrunner Have mercy, O comic genii. Dooce Best blog. Ever. Order of the Stick Hard-core D&D types only. Unshelved Librarianship can be funny. (Funny ha-ha.)



by Peter Tyrrell Thursday, September 22, 2005 10:30 AM

Once upon a time I meant this blog to contain useful and important informational tips on how to use Inmagic in a .NET environment and/or with javascript. Oh, they show up here and there still, but I confess I find that a less interesting pursuit than finding a wave of hilarity and riding until I'm tossed breathless and laughing up onto the beach.

That's a metaphor. See, which I also like. I just think there's nothing better than metaphorizing something to death, often involving cartoon levels of violence. Not that I grew up with TV. No TV in my house growing up. If I had had TV [ooh, pluperfect tense! you don't see that every day] I would have gotten my fill of Acme brand explosions and cliff-diving accidents. Unfortunately I never got enough and now am forced to manufacture it myself.

Actually, there is one more ingredient in the mix that I owe to an education in the Classics [capital C]: the epic simile.

An epic simile, also called a Homeric simile, is an extended comparison or cluster of similes or metaphors that are elaborated in great detail.

Yes! YES! YEEEESSSS! Of course Homer, writing [sorry, redacting] the Iliad and Odyssey, always used them to serious heroic effect, while I think they're highly amusing and bastardize them for the fun of it. Not that I don't like Homer. I love Homer. Homer, I love you. Your incredibly blood-soaked clashes between childishly arrogant uber-heroes: I love them. It's just that in this age of heightened self-evaluation and cultural guilt, they can only be used for satire and parody. Ah, well.



by Peter Tyrrell Tuesday, September 20, 2005 9:35 AM

Yes, it has a name. And a lot of horse. See rachelle there; I think she loves the new car more than me.


Peter's lack of fitness makes baby jesus cry

by Peter Tyrrell Monday, September 19, 2005 10:09 AM

Started a new gym regimen this morning, based on consultation with a personal trainer.

On the very first superset (leg extensions! squats! leg extensions! squats!), I thought I was going to die.

Then I definitely did die, but obviously I went straight to hell because it only got worse. All the exercises are done to fatigue. Fatigue achieved? Check. Muscle fibres collapsing and sliding off the bone? Check.

At one point I was pushing about 20 lbs with both legs, and whimpering. Actually maybe the chinups were the most hilarious. Today was the light day for legs. Ha ha!


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