diluvienne: (Naughty librarian)
Aside from great friends, I also found myself surrounded with really awesome colleagues. I have the best ones! Sincerely, I am truly spoiled. If only I had found the same level of greatness in a man, I'd be touching heaven.
diluvienne: (geek)
It is true, I learned about Steve Jobs' death on my iPhone. Can there be a greatest acknowledgment of a man's vision?
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I am reminded a lot these days that I have really awesome, wonderful friends. I am eternally grateful for that. <3

Joy bits

Saturday, 1 October 2011 13:03
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I keep being amazed by my students.

One of them submitted its lab report on my desk. He took the time to place it in a nice pochette carefully chosen so it can also contain a CD. A CD, as he indicated on it, that I am to play while I am correcting his copy. It also included a pun directly related to the content of the report. LOL!

Can't help but smile at the out of ordinary attempt. :-)

After the storm

Saturday, 1 October 2011 12:45
diluvienne: (Zen tea)
"Night has always pushed up day
You must know life to see decay
But I won't rot, I won't rot
Not this mind and not this heart,
I won't rot."

-- Mumford and sons, After the storm

Bloup

Saturday, 1 October 2011 03:01
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If I had known how much he wouldn't even bother to fix/ work on things when the chance was there (even with professional help), I wouldn't have bothered about his sorry ass in the first place.

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Pedagogic bits

Wednesday, 28 September 2011 22:26
diluvienne: (Underground)



I guess I managed to build a nice relationship with my students. They spontaneously applauded me at the end of the lab! LOL! :-D

touchpoint

Monday, 3 January 2011 15:35
diluvienne: (Zen tea)

First thing first. Happy New Year everyone!

I am also using this opportunity to let everyone know that I have moved my stuff over here. Among the benefits I do gain is to stop seeing my journal and other posts being polluted with Russian porn. :-)

No worries, I continue to read you all on LJ. As for following me, reading + commenting rights should be the same as LJ (through OpenIDs), but I am not entirely sure yet how it works.

Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] bokunenjin for helping me in!

a bubble

Saturday, 1 January 2011 13:09
diluvienne: (Zen tea)

Thinking of blogging again. After a rest, my mind is bubbling again.

Perhaps here, perhaps elsewhere. Mostly thinking of elsewhere.

Will you follow? :-]

a bubble

Saturday, 1 January 2011 13:09
diluvienne: (Zen tea)

Thinking of blogging again. After a rest, my mind is bubbling again.

Perhaps here, perhaps elsewhere. Mostly thinking of elsewhere.

Will you follow? :-]
diluvienne: (Underground)

I haven't been updating this journal very much lately. Not that nothing happened, but rather the opposite. No, just that I kept simmering a thought at the back of my head on the subject of blogging and micro-blogging (in which I refer to Facebook, not Twitter).

Same argument that [livejournal.com profile] lutinsolite had against Facebook applies to Livejournal in my opinion. The reason why he wanted to leave the famous social network was that it gave him a false sense of touch with friends. It is true, I believe. You get to hear about them, to have the latest news, all that without picking the phone or even bothering meeting them. What happened to having a beer? Or a coffee? Or an evening out? Seeing each other just because, or spontaneously? No need. Time can just pass and just after a long while you can realize that you haven't seen anyone really.

In other words, LJ and FB allow the users to vicariously follow the lives of their friends, giving a false feeling of touch with them. Therefore, isolating the members. I want to close this journal for that reason. You don't have to agree. All I want is a genuine, real-person life. And the persons who care to be there, not just read me on some sites. And of course, I want to do the same in return. Network and internet communications should serve, support relationships, not replace them. There is nothing wrong with using email to schedule a coffee with a friend. There is something disturbing in reading about that friend and as a result not feeling the need ever to make touch and have that coffee.
diluvienne: (Underground)

I haven't been updating this journal very much lately. Not that nothing happened, but rather the opposite. No, just that I kept simmering a thought at the back of my head on the subject of blogging and micro-blogging (in which I refer to Facebook, not Twitter).

Same argument that [livejournal.com profile] lutinsolite had against Facebook applies to Livejournal in my opinion. The reason why he wanted to leave the famous social network was that it gave him a false sense of touch with friends. It is true, I believe. You get to hear about them, to have the latest news, all that without picking the phone or even bothering meeting them. What happened to having a beer? Or a coffee? Or an evening out? Seeing each other just because, or spontaneously? No need. Time can just pass and just after a long while you can realize that you haven't seen anyone really.

In other words, LJ and FB allow the users to vicariously follow the lives of their friends, giving a false feeling of touch with them. Therefore, isolating the members. I want to close this journal for that reason. You don't have to agree. All I want is a genuine, real-person life. And the persons who care to be there, not just read me on some sites. And of course, I want to do the same in return. Network and internet communications should serve, support relationships, not replace them. There is nothing wrong with using email to schedule a coffee with a friend. There is something disturbing in reading about that friend and as a result not feeling the need ever to make touch and have that coffee.
diluvienne: (Zen tea)

"Elle voulait pas m'avoir. Elle agit comme si j'étais un fardeau.

Elle était pas faite pour être mère. Elle s'est mariée et a eu un enfant parce... parce que c'est c'que tout l'monde attendait d'elle.

C'est ce que tout le monde attend des femmes d'ailleurs. En tout cas, presque tout le monde."
-- film J'ai tué ma mère, de Xavier Dolan

Si vrai de vérité. Cette citation me rejoint beaucoup.
diluvienne: (Zen tea)

"Elle voulait pas m'avoir. Elle agit comme si j'étais un fardeau.

Elle était pas faite pour être mère. Elle s'est mariée et a eu un enfant parce... parce que c'est c'que tout l'monde attendait d'elle.

C'est ce que tout le monde attend des femmes d'ailleurs. En tout cas, presque tout le monde."
-- film J'ai tué ma mère, de Xavier Dolan

Si vrai de vérité. Cette citation me rejoint beaucoup.

Night and day

Tuesday, 2 February 2010 13:37
diluvienne: (Zen tea)
Question.

If you've been a night person all your life, is it possible to train your body to become a day person, i.e. as functional during the day as seen previously during the night?

Night and day

Tuesday, 2 February 2010 13:37
diluvienne: (Zen tea)
Question.

If you've been a night person all your life, is it possible to train your body to become a day person, i.e. as functional during the day as seen previously during the night?
diluvienne: (Zen tea)
Sparkly
Sparkly
Originally uploaded by diluvienne

I know, LJ isn't popular anymore, but I made a decision despite it all, even if it means going against the current. I have personal thoughts that I still feel the need to express and I find Facebook way too sketchy to even dare to share them there (sorry!). So, from now on, anything that I feel more personal or sensitive will be shared here, on LJ, and will be friends-only.

It serves my purposes, despite the trends. I find we tend to forget purposes with web-based services and go for shiny sites that are "in" at the moment. I got no use for that, sorry if I am not trendy.
diluvienne: (Zen tea)
Sparkly
Sparkly
Originally uploaded by diluvienne

I know, LJ isn't popular anymore, but I made a decision despite it all, even if it means going against the current. I have personal thoughts that I still feel the need to express and I find Facebook way too sketchy to even dare to share them there (sorry!). So, from now on, anything that I feel more personal or sensitive will be shared here, on LJ, and will be friends-only.

It serves my purposes, despite the trends. I find we tend to forget purposes with web-based services and go for shiny sites that are "in" at the moment. I got no use for that, sorry if I am not trendy.

Re: ping

Wednesday, 30 December 2009 20:02
diluvienne: (Zen tea)
No, the previous post (called "Ping") wasn't intended for the Facebook crowd, although it made its way there.

Hotspot
Hotspot
Originally uploaded by diluvienne

I was just curious to see if LJ is any alive at all. If anyone reads it anymore. Something.

Personally, I find it quite sad that it no longer is a hotspot as it was a good place for friends-locked entries. I could have got a blogger/wordpress/facebook/else blog, but I wanted to keep and cherish the opportunity to uncensor myself and talk more freely or express more deeper, personal thoughts and I always found that those public blogs just don't do it for me, for that purpose.

Plus, LJ is great for following threads of comments, something that every other places I have seen suck donkeys' asses.

Ah well. I am glad to see some people is still here!

There, I said what's on my mind. :-)

Re: ping

Wednesday, 30 December 2009 20:02
diluvienne: (Zen tea)
No, the previous post (called "Ping") wasn't intended for the Facebook crowd, although it made its way there.

Hotspot
Hotspot
Originally uploaded by diluvienne

I was just curious to see if LJ is any alive at all. If anyone reads it anymore. Something.

Personally, I find it quite sad that it no longer is a hotspot as it was a good place for friends-locked entries. I could have got a blogger/wordpress/facebook/else blog, but I wanted to keep and cherish the opportunity to uncensor myself and talk more freely or express more deeper, personal thoughts and I always found that those public blogs just don't do it for me, for that purpose.

Plus, LJ is great for following threads of comments, something that every other places I have seen suck donkeys' asses.

Ah well. I am glad to see some people is still here!

There, I said what's on my mind. :-)