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Cornelius, Again

Pragmatism's good, but idealism's more satisfying

This journal is mostly friends-only.

The name is from Jerry Cornelius, the Michael Moorcock character. I have a very syllable-poor name (in fact as few syllables as you can have in the main two names) and it annoys me sometimes.

I'm an atheist. I'm extremely liberal (morally and politically, and not in the way that ends up being conservative somehow). I have less and less tolerance for people being nasty to other people, but I'm not perfect.

Work-wise, I do computer stuff. Programming. Though I've also worked on usability/design.

Outside work I'm trying to draw and paint a lot these days, so going to a life drawing class. That's also led to an interest in anime & manga and all kinds of other stuff.

I like browsing antique shops (not the posh kind).
abandoned buildings, abandoned tube stations, action figures, anime, antique shops, apple, architecture, art, bat for lashes, belgian beer, beth orton, biscuits, black lagoon, blade runner, blake's 7, books, boots, bridget jones, buffy the vampire slayer, catwoman, christopher brookmyre, computers, concerts, cowboy bebop, crime novels, cyberpunk, cyberspace, dar williams, dark chocolate, dead like me, design, deviant art, doctor who, douglas adams, dr who, drawing, edward tufte, emiliana torrini, ergo proxy, eyeliner, fashion, firefly, frank herbert, fringe, genesis, ghost world, good smile company, harry potter, haruki murakami, house, iain banks, iain m banks, iced tea, interaction design, jasper fforde, jerry cornelius, josh howard, joss whedon, kari matchett, katy munger, kevin smith, kill bill, lauren henderson, lene marlin, lexx, life drawing, linocut, liz evans, london, lord of the rings, louise brooks, louise wener, manet, manga, mannequins, matisse, max factory, michael moorcock, moulin rouge, movies, music, neil gaiman, nerina pallot, newport beach, nicholas christopher, nick hornby, nina persson, noam chomsky, npr, painting, people, philip pullman, photography, picasso, politics, polly scattergood, printmaking, rachel cusk, reading, red dwarf, rem, rich tea biscuits, richard morgan, richelle mead, rocky horror, rollerblading, romance, romeo+juliet, run lola run, scarlett thomas, sci-fi, science fiction, scuba diving, serendipity, settlers of catan, sewing, shakespeare, shunya yamashita, sleeper, software engineering, sparkle hayter, star wars action figures, stephen fry, stina nordenstam, sushi, t'pau, tea, the avengers, the big bang theory, the cardigans, the guardian, the matrix, thea gilmore, true blood, una persson, urban decay, urban fantasy, usability, user interface design, vampires, veronica mars, w. b. yeats, william gibson, women, zoe heller