Now, this is what I call irony.

Currently, I’m going past this poster every time I go through a certain underground station.

(Cookie for the first person who guesses which station *).

As you can see, its an advert for the John Twelve Hawks book “The Dark River”, which apart from being a good read, contains a insightful set of images about our current existence in a surveillance state.

Almost directly opposite this poster, almost staring at it, is this delightful example of exactly that surveillance state:

In other news, I still think that Daviey (ofย  Ubuntu-UK Podcast, amongst other achievements, fame) sounds almost like one of the London Victoria Tube station announcers. Something in the inflection of the voice…

Work is going well. I’m quite tired and haven’t had much time spare to do much I like. I’m coming to realise that I can’t afford to run a car, and live close to work. Great. Sell the car, or put up with 2 to 2 and a half hour commute. Wonderful.

Lazyweb, whats your advice?

* Note, cookie is entirely virtual and is a figment of our collective imaginations.
As long as you don't actually want to look at it, feel it or eat it, its exists and can be won...

4 thoughts on “Irony

  1. James

    That is classic and more than a little sad.

    Sell the car and move closer or keep up the commute and hold onto the car? Hmmm… How’s the entertainment around where you’ll be working? Good restaurants/pubs, museums, parks, etc? If I were sans wife and kid I’d probably sell the car buy myself a really nice DSLR with some lenses and get a nice flat within walking distance the my job. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Kirrus

    The entertainment is brilliant, tonns of public transport as well.. The only down side is, I’m not being paid enough to be able to afford to rent a flat on my own – I need to go into a share.

    Nice DSLR & lenses is very tempting though ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. James

    Sharing a place with someone might not be too bad especially if you can find someone like minded through maybe work or something else that you’re involved in like the OSS community. One point I lived with 5 other people and it wasn’t too bad, though it felt like a circus 1/2 the time, what with the coming and going of various girlfriends/boyfriends/friend-friends. The places I had with just one person were almost like living alone or with a slightly messy ghost who left socks on the couch. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    DSLR + Lenses

  4. Kirrus

    I’ll definitely have to look into moving closer.. I’ll ask around the office a bit…

    Nice try with the subliminal.. I’m not sure whether I’m taking enough photos to be worth it… especially when they start at $1000 here. Might just stick it into a high-interest no-tax savings account, for when I can afford a car again.

    That and I want a new laptop…

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