Our Hopes And Expectations
Published Wednesday October 4th, 2006

Ah.. What do we have here.. Ah, yes: Another week, another entry. It’s been a week with many emotional ups and downs, and as a result perhaps more generic than previous weeks. Though, a lot has happened since I last wrote, I don’t recall most of it. A feeling of boredom from unchanging circumstance has started to creep into my conscious mind and recent passings have a certain aura of dullness about them. (Are we as beings ever happy?)

Thursday evening Isaac, Joel, Matt, Kevin, Abby, Cory, and myself got together at Isaacs and smoked hookah for into the night. Friday night Isaac, Cory, Abbey, Sarah, Mallory, Matt, and I hung out at Mallory’s house. Saturday I took a bazillion naps throughout the day. Sunday it rained and then I went to Fuddruckers in T.O. for dinner with Isaac, Cory, Kevin, and Matt. Those seem to be the main highlights of the past week. What I seem to recall without straining my mind. There was also a few times we hung out in my garage and I DJ’d. However, unlike the previous entry I am in no particular mood to go into any great detail. Perhaps some photographs may fill in the blanks (they wont) but you can find some here and also here.

As Chris brilliantly points out (I’d link to a permanent blog-article, but Chris is lame and doesn’t have any), the month of September has left.. and now it’s October. Just three more months until this year is over. Time passes so quickly, and time passes so slowly. The start of September seems so distant, but it was barely 5 weeks ago when September came. 5 weeks that seemed to pass very quickly seemed to also take forever to pass.

Heh.. Found an amusing site in comments on a Digg article where the comment reads,
"No need to worry. We send John Titor back in time in 2036 to retrieve a 1975 laptop (IBM 5100).

The shear complexity of fixing the Unix 2038 bug requires hardware and software from 1975 that just doesn't exist in 2036 (the bug is not fixed by then.... we're lazy).

We find the easiest way to fix the problem is to develop time travel, send a man back in time 61 years and across the multiverse (crossing worldlines) to retrieve the IBM 5100. Oh, and that time traveler might, maybe be able to stop World War 3, but we decide that isn't as important as fixing the 2038 bug.

So, fear not, it is all taken care of... er, will be. The World War 3 part will still happen and most of us will die, but we've got that bug thing taken care of."

The site documents an anonymous person who showed up on the Internet back in 2001 who claimed to be a time-traveler from the future. It’s rather interesting and entertaining to entertain the idea that John Titor (the time-traveler) is real but that he will never be real for us because his presence in our time changes our time-line and causes a divergence between our time-line and his. Oh I love time-space travel ideas.

Check out this article if you’ve got the time (you’re reading this, so I assume you do.) Talks about horse-back riding through the Gobi desert in Mongolia staying with local nomads in their gers in the evenings. Mongolia has always seemed like a very remote and distant place full of mystery and enchantment for a western foreigner. I wish I had someone to travel with. I’m fairly pessimistic of the likely-hood that a travel partner may ever arise from amongst my peers. Wherever and whenever I end up going to such distant places like Mongolia, I’ll probably be by myself. Traveling short periods of time by oneself is the best way to travel. But when traveling for extended periods of time, which is what I’d like to do, being by oneself constantly is a rather lonely experience.

Going to Mongolia would be beyond awesome. It would most likely be the next best experience in my life. Traveling always has this sense of accomplishment about it. Life altering and perhaps by being changed by the events of the travels, the life altering changes may reflect back on the world.

I don't need to become popular, and I don't need to be remembered. I want to change the world, but I don't know why or how.
Posted by xiphias @ 10:33, October 05, 2006
We're the middle children of history.... no purpose or place. We have no Great War, no Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives. ~ Tyler Durden, Fight Club

Posted by Damon @ 10:45, October 05, 2006
Well the (current) laws of physics state that that nothing can violate the time space continuum, but when something is thought of as "physically impossible" it doesn't really mean that something is impossible- it just means that it violates the laws of physics as we currently understand them. History shows and endless number of paradigm shifts in the laws of science and physics, such as the shift from Newtonian Physics to Einsteinian Physics, so very few things can be completely ruled out. It seems however, that it is possible not to travel back in time, but to slow down time as we know it, but you would have to travel faster than the speed of light. A silly little community college undergrad like myself is far from an expert, I’m sure that if you talked to Stephen Hawking, he could shed more light on it, but then you would have to listen to his voice box…..

Posted by Marwin @ 15:27, October 06, 2006
hey Marco, I have been to Switzerland two weeks ago. It was wonderful, I was the "Tessin" (dunno the word in English, and I am too tired to look it up;) ). I was in the area of Locarno, the Valle Maggia. Very beautiful region, I really enjoyed it. I took a picture of a lamborgini, the picture is on my page ;)

Posted by Chris @ 12:13, October 16, 2006
Please blog more often. I'm a lonely little boy.