Saturday, August 31, 2013


I'm about 6'2" (when i'm standing straight ;}P> ). That means i'm taller than about 95% of the folks i meet.

There are a few problems associated with being quite tall. Clothes can be a bit of a problem (not nearly as much as for very tall folk, though). I have occasionally nutted myself on doorsills or under houses. Shower heads are sometimes a problem. I have some medical problems which are vaguely associated with my height.

But i do receive many, many advantages from my height. I can usually see over crowds. I am much less likely to be victimized. Indeed, being tall confers a number of psychological bonuses from other folk, as numerous studies have proven. Folk are more likely to be nicer to me, or pay me attention, my opinion respect, to treat me better than they would, otherwise.

Do i feel guilty about this? Fcuk no. Do i forget that i'm the recipient of a number of benefits i would not otherwise accrue? Sometimes. But i try to keep it in mind. Sometimes i fail. Sometimes i say something insensitive, or even offensive on the odd occasion. I can even recall using the word "shortarse" stupidly (only once in fifteen-odd years, but the situation was not helped in that i was talking to someone who is very sensitive about their height... not a moment to be proud of). I don't beat myself up if i do forget, but i try and apologise, if an apology is in order.

You bet it's a metaphor.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Another bloody Twitter Bookmarklet: User Profile Page

Select a twitter user name, and this bookmark will open up their Twitter User Profile page in a new window.

twUser (Twitter User Lookup)

Drag and drop into your bookmarks bar. Only tested in FireFox -- sorry.

(Works best if you simply doubleclick on the username to select it. Don't include the "@" symbol!)

If you like it, leave a comment! If you hate it, go to Hell. ;}P>

This was made for @divabat. My twitter is @drjon. There's two you can try!

ED: I have also hacked a couple of Twitter Search bookmarklets, which might be useful.

twerch (Twitter Search)

twiTag (Twitter Hashtag Search)

Again, drag and drop into your bookmarks bar.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Woodford Day 3

Here we are at the Standby Blog, due to livejournal being FAILjournal and me not having long enough to faff about.

Headliner band today is Kangaroo Moon, who played both the first Maleny Folk Festival, and the first Woodford (then the Maleny-Woodford Folk Festival, in an attempt to fool everybody into thinking the weather wouldn't blow goats).

Kangaroo Moon rock. I'd forgotten how much they rocked until I saw them play as the heavens were rent by thunder and lightning and the gush of the gods.

(I hope that worked.)

Suck of the day was the alleged Zen Master Poet. His Zen was broken, or was only a 5 minute Zen, many years ago. His poetry also blew goats. His haiku wasn't bad. It wasn't worth sitting through the bullshit, but it wasn't bad.

Right, they're about to turf me. Same time tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

It's only kindness
but the constant attention

More and more, I learn how she felt, as scales sprout and wings erupt.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Livejournal down

There's been a powercrash in a major datacentre:
365 Main datacenter power outage - Six Apart Technorati Craigslist

"The Web 2.0 datacenter 365 Main, in the heart of SOMA, just lost power. Sites that are affected include Craigstlist, Technorati, Yelp and all Six Apart properties, TypePad, LiveJournal and Vox."

Furthur updates through 6A's Twitter

I'll be blogging here until it blows over.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Mmm... Tentacles

You've reached a tendril of the Blogpire of DrJon. Here's the Body.