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Apocalypse Now

Monday, February 9th, 2004

We left the camp after we had innoculated the children for Polio, and this old man came running after us and he was crying. He couldn’t see. We went back there and they had come and hacked off every innoculated arm. There they were in a pile… A pile of little arms. And I remember… I… I… I cried… I wept like some grandmother

and another

Monday, February 9th, 2004

Damien asleep

Micheál took this as we got the train back to Cork from Dublin last year. That was a really lovely weekend. The image was renamed on the phone to “at my most beautiful”. How sweet.

All About My Mother

Saturday, December 27th, 2003

“To Bette Davis, Gena Rowlands, Romy Schneider…
to all actresses who have played actresses,
to all women who act,
to men who act and become women,
to all the people who want to be mothers.
To my mother.”

Thats the dedication that ends All About My Mother

Its a superb piece of directing, writing and acting. The cast rocks, the dialogue is just amazing and hollywood screenwriters should take note of how to write. My god its inspired me to write good dialogue for my works. I just read the review of this on IMDB and I have to seriously object to it. This is a great great film with so many interesting characters and events. Its bizarre enough to be true.

150

Wednesday, October 29th, 2003

Saw this link to Dunbar’s Co-evolution of neocortex size, group size and language in humans. Found this via Interconnected. It talks about some numbers that pop up again and again in groups: 150 and 7. Gladwell talked about this too in his book The Tipping Point

Interesting how there are natural numbers in nature. Reminds me of Pi:

11:15, restate my assumptions: 1. Mathematics is the language of nature. 2. Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers. 3. If you graph these numbers, patterns emerge. Therefore: There are patterns everywhere in nature.

Interesting google thingy

Friday, September 12th, 2003

I’m noticing that the other Mulley Website I have is fairly high up on the google rankings. I think I just have one link pointing to it and thats from this website. In the mini-snapshot that google does of the page under the link to it it shows that the date and it shows 2 days ago. Seems the forum software displaying the date is enough for google to think the website has been updated. One of the pageranking conditions for higher page rank is how fresh the website is.

Must do more tests.