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Friday, February 12, 2021

Pierwalker Log: February 12, 2021

Writing Start: 10:05
Finish: 1:37
Total New Words (est.):
Edited (est.):
4700 + 12 poems


1. Book Three Melody: Fifth primary edit of chapter twenty-one
Notes: I'll probably complete the sixth primary tonight and log it for Saturday
2. Fractalverse VI: Third tertiary edit of the fifth and sixth set of six poems
Notes: Completed last night. These are good, good poems. Most are very angry, heavy protest poems against Trump, his supporters, and the despoilment of our planet.
3. Dreamcatcher: 500 new words
Notes: Written last night. Aubrey's tale is advancing towards multiple crises. Hope she's ready for them!
4. Cheapery St. Heroes Book Three: 300 new words
Notes: Written last night. This chapter promises to be a goodie.
5. Firefly: Off
6. Angel: Book Three: Off
7. Stories from the Quiet: Off
8. The Good Place: Edited what I've written in chapter two so far

Transcribing Montaigne: 2 paragraphs

Thought of the Day: This lovely Lenovo ThinkPad is slowly dying, which means this weekend I'll be on the hunt for a new computer. This is the one I'm thinking of buying.

It doesn't have to be this way, you know. Planned obsolescence is a vile staple of capitalism, especially the late-stage cancer--er, I mean capitalism--we're living under today.

Computers should last decades. So should cars, cameras, clothing ... pretty much everything you buy. It isn't natural for them to break so quickly. They do so because corporations are greedy as fuck, and we let them get away with it.

For humanity to survive, even to the next century, planned obsolescence will need to go away, and those who knowingly build shoddy products need to be punished. As in severely. The practice is immoral. (There's that thorny word again!)