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on Mar. 7, 2007

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If you are reading this and it’s Friday, we’re in Austin, at SXSW.  It’s the first conference that will be attended by more than two members of Hop Studios. You know, because Hop Studios is now more than two people.

I’m looking forward to lots of the sessions, and if only I had a bit more energy (damn you, Moose Fever!) I’d probably tell you about which tech parties I’ll be at.

If you haven’t gone to SXSW, you probably don’t realize how amazing a bash Yahoo, Google and Movable Type can throw.  But they can get down with the best of them—almost as good as a James Bond or Spiderman premiere.

See you there!

Overheard

“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

...who said it?

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