I’ve just forgotten what I was about to blog.
In the meantime:
- A few moments ago I accidentally stepped backwards on to my cat’s paw. She yowled and then leaped several feet around the corner, so that she could glare at me accusingly while holding her paw up at a pathetic angle. As I had been getting food for her when the step-on-paw happened, it was surprising to see her then run towards it without a sign of a limp. Drama queen.
- This morning, I absent-mindedly walked out of my semi-regular scrambled-eggs cafe without paying the bill. When I realised this a few hours later and called them, they were pleasantly surprised that I had bothered to let them know and promise to pay them next time I’m going past.
- My son has received his first consideration for tech support. He managed to work out that the reason why the particular computer in the library wasn’t working was that the power switch had not been turned on. He was paid with three Freddo frogs.
Real blogging tomorrow, hopefully, although the combination of the neverending election campaign here and the erection of The Great Wall of Sydney has left me strangely enervated.
In the meantime, here’s an interesting article from Channel 4 in the UK on civil liberties. The teaser:
Equality legislation means we have freedoms previous generations only dreamed of. But with identity cards and CCTV, does freedom come at too high a price?
The following article doesn’t quite make the case that the two phenomena are necessarily connected, in my opinion.