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Farewell

Cobolhacker, aka Robert J. Young, died on December 6, 2010 with family by his side. He will never be forgotten. Robert J. Young December 22, 1973 – December 6, 2010 With many thanks: Marcy, Erik & Wil

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The Pattern

Phil Collins once wrote: There’s too many men Too many people Making too many problems And not much love to go around Can’t you see we’re in a land of confusion? He wrote that in the 80s but it still … Continue reading

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The Bleeding Cop

I have this nightmare every now and again. It’s night and I’m fooling around with a telescope down by the visitor centre by the river. The moon is full and the sky is clear. The telescope is not mine, it … Continue reading

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The things you can't fix

It gets harder to get up every day. Every bump, every cut, every effort… you look at yourself in the mirror in the morning and realize that it is all starting to pile up. I look at my beat up … Continue reading

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Festival Hydro Stole My Sharpie

Getting back from a very physical job I’m tired and find a Festival Hydro truck parked in my spot. Great. It means two things: I now have to park in someone else’s spot and that there is probably something fucked … Continue reading

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The Danish Girl

I walk past the Small-Mart and notice a pretty, brown-haired girl opening it up so I ask her, “Are you new?” I like to keep track of who works in the building, not necessarily by name, but visually, just in … Continue reading

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45 things to know about the future

Interesting. 1) It’s going to get worse No silver linings and no lemonade. The elevator only goes down. The bright note is that the elevator will, at some point, stop. – Douglas Coupland Way too much of this article rings … Continue reading

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