octavyn pittman

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Recent posts by octavyn pittman

Great job Map!!
(Are you really a little Russian leprechuan, or was Thomas Paul just joking? )
OP
17 years ago

[pat, pat, pat]
Ouch...

The [lady] doth protest too much, methinks. --Hamlet


My sincere apologies for ruffling your particular feathers Sahir.

One climbs a mountain because it is there, one does not flame Octavyn because he is there. I am merely a molehill, a gatherer of moles. One does not need to make a mountain out of a molehill.
Surely you agree this is not a serious matter, nothing but meaningless drivel.
I also do not think John Chong, sage that he is, is the same as Johnson Chongson or Chongson Johnson. And I still think I want to be Thomas Paul, although I no that I am not John Shakespeare....
I feel somehow empowered as a scoundrel now...
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17 years ago
Hey Greg, quit editting my post!
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17 years ago

I think the more effective investigative tool would be the careful observation of Chong's postings. One can draw conclusions about those associated with Chong and Chong's disciples by watching who associates with Chong, who advocates Chongism, etc. One should be careful of Chong and his likes, as that kind of thought will spread around the Jranch and cause corruption... --Senator McCarthy


No one has made the obvious jump that Chong could be Mr. Wheaton himself, a man known to foray into the 'guru' posting category in the past, and yet strangely absent from these meaningless/ful drivel-like postings for quite some time...
Yet the grammar of Chong is slightly imperfect, indicating someone who does not necessarily have the excellent control of language that a native English speaker would. Having tried to feign the peculiar style of Chong and failed (un-posted attempts of course), I know that the mis-use of language is more likely to come naturally...seeming to clear individuals such as Poynton, Carver, Thomas Paul, Mr. Wheaton and others.
If one traces the trail before Chongism came onto the scene, one finds only a limited number of individuals willing to engage in such play... I humbly suggest that the answer to who has the real Johnson covered up lie before this Johnson was ever exposed to the Jranch...
OP
17 years ago
I don't think I am Johnson Chong. Maybe I am Thomas Paul? But that doesn't seem to fit either. I am feeling a bit violated at the moment...

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17 years ago
This post is less meaning drivel, but drivel nonetheless.
17 years ago
This drivel actually has meaning, so I better move it somewhere else... P
17 years ago
I'm feeling burnt out right now--and have for the past week. I can't seem to concentrate on code related stuff. I took a couple of days and did nothing related to programming, but that didn't seem to help. This could be more than just the tired sort of burnout..I feel no urge to jumpstart myself like I usually do when this feeling comes along. I have hardly been able to even bring myself to look through some of the more serious forums here this week...ugh.
Any suggestions out there?
OP
17 years ago
Jim, you've got a cruel streak...
OP
17 years ago
Did someone say something about having time on your hands?













17 years ago
I think most people from around the world use the term American freely (when speaking English) to reference US citizens--not only people from the US. Egotistical? As much as any other country is, IMO. A lot of people refer to people from the former Soviet Union as Russians... think about how Ukrainians feel about that...
United Statian, USese, Unitian, Unitini, United Statesman(woman)--hmmm... haven't seen anything too good yet...
OP
17 years ago
I agree...it is all a bit too convenient to come at the last hour like this...
OP
17 years ago

Any good Roman Catholic should be ashamed of these men who would use religion as a vehicle to achieve their political objectives.


Call me crazy, but I don't think you have adequately established yourself as a bastion of Roman Catholic theology to convince me that you can say what RC's should be ashamed of. Religion's positive effects on society are primarily in the way conscientious thought and values are imbued into government action and policy. If a govt. is going against the basic tenets of a religion, one would expect that religion to become more politically active.
Regarding pride in one's country, a central theme within this thread, I believe it was Tolstoy who saw that pride in one's country was the root of many basic evils and suffering in this world. I myself find I have pride in my country, and in a greater sense, it is that pride which causes men and women to go to war for their country. It is pride which is beefed up by govt propaganda and school-taught history and ideas. This is dangerous in my eyes.
However, no matter how much I have reasoned away and rooted out artificially pumped up emotions of country pride, like I said, I find pride in that sense of country formation and traditions which go into making my country, as I am sure others do in theirs. There are great things that we all like to believe in about our countries. It is nice to see the anonymous person point those out here.
Sahir, whether Chong's wisdom is a joke or not is often in the ear of the listener. Truths come out of even the lowliest jester (or greenhorn as it were).
OP
17 years ago
This is not the last post.
17 years ago
Personally I would stay away from Fisherman's wharf--too touristy but nothing really to see. A ferry to Alcatraz is supposed to be fantastic, although I've never been, and the ferry is always fun on the bay. Monterrey/Santa Cruz are great bets, too. And wine country is the best.
OP
17 years ago