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FF Sparks (Out and About), Travel

[Life] The Universe, and Everything

Did some more work on the work Wiki, did some more work on rewriting the XMPP support for Trillian, and did some speccing out of a hypothetical encryption plugin that other plugins could use. In all, a productive day, even if I didn't get any writing done.

Then I got to meet up with bluerain for lunch. We wandered through Fremont, stopping at some of the usual stores, and went to Blue C Sushi for lunch, where we bumped into shadowfey. Peet's for tea... and then yet more stores. (Fremont? Very fun, but dangerous to a pocketbook.)

(Of course, I think despite the random shopping moments Rain still came out ahead financially for the afternoon, since I bought an Ozy and Millie strip original as well.) ;)

Had a very enjoyable afternoon overall. Now settling in to do some stuff online for the evening, watch TV, and play with the puppy while brent2005 is at the Stephen Hawking lecture tonight.

And now, a meme!


You go out of your way to build bridges with people of different views and beliefs and have quite a few religious friends. You believe in the essential goodness of people , which means you’re always looking for common ground even if that entails compromises. You would defend Salman Rushdie’s right to criticise Islam but you’re sorry he attacked it so viciously, just as you feel uncomfortable with some of the more outspoken and unkind views of religion in the pages of this magazine.

You prefer the inclusive approach of writers like Zadie Smith or the radical Christian values of Edward Said. Don’t fall into the same trap as super–naïve Lib Dem MP Jenny Tonge who declared it was okay for clerics like Yusuf al–Qaradawi to justify their monstrous prejudices as a legitimate interpretation of the Koran: a perfect example of how the will to understand can mean the sacrifice of fundamental principles. Sometimes, you just have to hold out for what you know is right even if it hurts someone’s feelings.

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