Blogging hiatus


It is time for me to take a break from writing in order to recharge my writing batteries so I will not be blogging for the next week to ten days and instead doing other things. I am hoping to spend much of that time completely absent from the internet to see what it feels like! Given the rapid speed of information flow in these days, being away for even 10 days may make me feel like Rip Van Winkle when I return.

See you all when I come back!

Comments

  1. moarscienceplz says

    What? You’re leaving the world of cat videos, infinite selfies, and man-boys harassing women, to go experience the real world? That makes no sense at all!

    ***

    Have a good time, Mano.

  2. Marshall says

    Maybe now I can actually get some work done instead of reading your blog all day!

    Have a good rest Mano!

  3. Rob Grigjanis says

    …completely absent from the internet…

    The undiscovered Country, from whose bourn
    No Traveller returns…

    Return rested and refreshed!

  4. Chiroptera says

    This is sad for me, since this is the main blog I check any more for interesting posts.

    But I understand how burn out can happen, even with stuff that you like. Rest well, enjoy the activities that you’ll be doing, and I hope to be seeing your posts again in the near future.

  5. Trickster Goddess says

    Have a good break. Go out and experience the natural world and marvel at all the fractals!

  6. mnb0 says

    Just don’t your modem on, even when you’re using your computer, except for checking your mail.
    Have fun with all the the extra time!

  7. StevoR says

    Have fun, be well and hope you return refreshed and happier for the break.

    Seriously. We may not always see eye to eye on everything but you are a good blogger who mostly has my respect and always my best wishes.

  8. Nick Gotts says

    Enjoy your break!

    We may not always see eye to eye on everything – StevoR

    That would be difficult, since you have your head permanently embedded in your fundament, and I doubt Mano gets up there much.

  9. StevoR says

    @ ^ Al Dente : Usually hopefully much longer.

    @11. Nick Gotts : A factually inaccurate bit of personal abuse with nothing of substance or reality behind it. (ha, ha, Isaid behind!) How typical and despicable of you – as per usual. Really dude, ya reckon this thread is one for you to continue feuding with me? Seriously?

  10. StevoR says

    ^ (ha, ha, I said behind!)

    A special treat for Nick Gotts because I’m in a generous mood – something pointedly at *his* Beavis & Butthead level of understanding! . Maybe you’ll even manage to comprehend those words of mind for a change. Sod knows, you struggle to understand humour or logic at any much higher level than that it seems ..

    Mind you in fairness to Beavis & Butthead I’m not quite sure Nick Gotts (Gotts what eh?) is even up to their levels of sophistication and understanding. I think he struggles with comprehension, reason & tact even more than they do! 😉

    (Exhibit A his comment #11 above.)

  11. StevoR says

    ^ You = Nick Gotts.

    I know ,I know it is obvious but from past encounters with the pitiful fool I know it needs spelling out for him. (& even then he won’t get it.) I do try to be kind to the intellectually challenged & hard of comprehension here.

  12. StevoR says

    NB. If Nick Gotts is allowed to abuse and insult me then surely I should be allowed to do so right back at him equally so yeah?

    Appeal to fairness & equality & avoidance of double standards.

    Memo to Nick Gotts and everybody here : Tit for tat.

    Treat me with respect and I will reciprocate.

    Do the opposite and, well, the same applies!

    That simple really.

    Also I, for one, prefer to use facts and logic and evidence. You wanna beat me? Try doing likewise.

  13. Holms says

    Really dude, ya reckon this thread is one for you to continue feuding with me? Seriously?

    …Followed by a quad post, which for bonus points includes multiple instances of name calling after complaining about just that. Let’s have a look… Exhibits A through E (#15):
    “Beavis and Butthead level of understanding”
    “maybe you’ll even comphrehend […] for a change”
    “you struggle to understand humour or logic at any much higher level,”
    “not quite sure Nick Gotts (durr) is even up to [Beavis and Butthead’s] level of sophistication and understanding”
    “I think he struggles with comprehension, reason & tact even more than they do!”

    That’s all five sentences of that post disparaging Nick Gotts’ thinking, in response to his single insult, while advancing no new argument or information to the conversation. Since that’s a five-fold increase in insults per post, should Nick now respond with twenty-five insults per post? Oh but I see you continue…

    Exhibits F through J (#16):
    “I know it is obvious but from past encounters […] I know it needs spelling out for him.”
    “pitiful fool” – from the same sentence no less.
    “& even then he won’t get it”
    “intellectually challenged”
    “hard of comprehension” – another two for one.

    Another five insults, this time packed into three sentences. Hooray for brevity I suppose, but that’s now 10:1 for insults. No doubt this is all enitirely reasonable! and not defensive at all! because you are after all a firm defender of grossly disproportionate retaliation against flimsy provocation.

    But even you must have realised that this diatribe was over the top, because here comes the icing on the cake: highly defensive attempts to justify your quad shittery.

    “If Nick Gotts is allowed to abuse and insult me [once] then surely I should be allowed to do so [ten times] right back at him equally so yeah?
    Appeal to fairness & equality & avoidance of double standards. ”
    Did you see that? “Equally”! How fucking laughable!

    “Memo to Nick Gotts and everybody here : Tit for tat.”
    Fuck you you hypocritical, petty, dishonest, piece of shit war crimes apologist.

    P.S.
    “Also I, for one, prefer to use facts and logic and evidence. You wanna beat me? Try doing likewise.”
    Your four posts of invective didn’t introduce anything involving facts, logic, or evidence. Fuck off.

  14. Holms says

    Sigh, I came here wanting to say something to a reasonable person, but once again a thread has been made to be all about a certain someone StevoR. This is meant to be about Mano, and I was going to say:

    have a good break, I look forward to your return.

  15. StevoR says

    @ ^ Rob : Assuming “there” means Mano Singham’s return he said he’d be back in a week to ten days on the 29th Oct. Now about five days ago. So depending whether he was meaning a 5 day week or a seven day week or the ten days – we can expect Mano Singham is coming back today (~ish?), in two days time or perhaps in five days at the most.

    (Love your comet McNaught icon here btw!)

    Personally, I hope Mano returns ASAP, happy and refreshed.

    @18 & #19. Holms : Read my comment #10. That’s all I came here to say initially too – then Nick Gotts had to abuse me with his comment #11 here and start this fight (shouldn’t need to point out that I shouldn’t have to put up with that sort of shit flung my way.) and so that’s who you have to blame – well, him and yourself. Don’t want to talk about me? Then don’t. I don’t go around abusing you without any provocation so why do you (& Nick Gotts among others) have to go around being douchebags and doing that to me? (Protip – you don’t.) So please Incidentally, as usual you are totally factually wrong in everything you have about me and are lying about me as well as insulting and attempting to bully me. Please cease and desist from doing so and now depart whilst engaging in solitary sexual coitus.

  16. Silentbob says

    I have to say StevoR does have a certain comedy value. He’s like the internet comments equivalent of the Black Knight. “Come on then! Have at you! Chicken! Chicken!”

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