"From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and imaginary lines, going where I list, my own master total and absolute, Listening to others, considering well what they say, Pausing, searching, receiving, contemplating, Gently, but with undeniable will, divesting myself of the holds that would hold me."
Walt Whitman (1819-92)
"When I look back now over my life and call to mind what I might have had simply for taking and did not take, my heart is like to break."
Akhenaton (d. c.1354 BC)
And now, the current weather, from some random person we pulled off the street:
Thursday, April 10, 2003
You gotta hand it to 'em, this was clever
in-ge-nious Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English ingenyous, from Middle French ingenieux, from Latin ingeniosus, from ingenium natural capacity
Date: 15th century
1 : marked by originality, resourcefulness, and cleverness in conception or execution [an ingenious contraption]
2 : AOL's new background screens
Just a quick note. I loaded the new AOL 8.0 plus on my home system last night and chose the "weather" background. It reads the weather report when you log in and the background changes to reflect the weather outside. Yesterday it was cloudy out, and the background showed clouds with geese flying. Today its raining and I have rain with people holding umbrellas.
Is that cool or what?
And all from just someone paying attention to a clever idea. Now if they can make it do weather AND time at the same time, it'll be really neat...
(Oh, and note to self: you gotta be more upbeat, Cliff, they are starting to run ads for seratonin supplements on your blog...that's creepy.)
Barometer, n.: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914), The Devil's Dictionary