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February 14th, 2003


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01:55 am - Insolvency, comedy and mystery
Networking question: does anyone have any contacts with anyone in the (British government's) Insolvency Service? I saw some posts there advertised in the local newspaper and am keen to find out more about what it's like to work there as a prelude to possible application.

Do go and read ericklendl - he's written some spectacularly funny bad romantic doggerel and Tolkeinesque sonnets. In a vaguely similar vein, new Radio 4 comedy show The 99p Challenge had a particularly silly round this week, challenging the panellists to act as councillors at the Council of Middle Earth. So if you want to hear what they reported from their parishoners, other than for the installation of further CCTV in Mordor, do go and listen. (It's a little over eighteen minutes through the show.)

Finally, a paranoia question; the answers aren't particularly interesting, it's the line of thinking that applies generally. Do you think that I am using any LiveJournal filters to write things for subsections of my Friends list in which you (you personally) have not been included? Does the fact that I am even asking this question affect your opinion on this matter?
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From:j4
Date:February 14th, 2003 07:00 am (UTC)
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Finally, a paranoia question; the answers aren't particularly interesting, it's the line of thinking that applies generally. Do you think that I am using any LiveJournal filters to write things for subsections of my Friends list in which you (you personally) have not been included?

Hadn't occurred to me. I don't think I have an answer to this, it's just not something that bothers me. I might even go so far as to say that it's not something that interests me. I'm interested to read what I see of what you post, but I can't be doing with worrying about all the things you might be posting as well.

To be honest I'm more or less with addedentry on this one -- if there's something I don't want somebody to know, I just won't say it AT ALL. The idea of putting something on the web and letting some of my "bestest top sekrit friends" read it and expecting that none of it will leak to their bestest friends, and so on, just strikes me as absurd.

But then I don't believe in secrets anyway; and I have never made (and do not intend to make) any restricted posts to livejournal.

Does the fact that I am even asking this question affect your opinion on this matter?

Not really. If I tried to think about why you were asking the question, and whether that meant you thought x, or whether that meant you wanted us to think that you thought x, or whatever, I'd get into so many layers of potential double-double-bluff that I'd just go round in circles for ever.

Basically, in the nicest possible way, I don't care if you're using filters to block some posts from me. It's your business what you choose to say to whom, and how much you choose to trust the "privacy" of restricted posts.
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:February 14th, 2003 06:41 pm (UTC)
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Interesting perspective, but there are certainly things that I perceive that some of my friends would be far more comfortable discussing and hearing than other of my friends. Can't see much past at least telling the friendly side of my friends first.

Certainly I have had course to think about gossip over the last couple of days, trying to recall my attitude to gossip, what my attitude to gossip should be, what sundry Friends' attitudes to gossip are and so forth. Not naming names (I can't remember you being either particularly conductive or particularly, er, insulative on the gossip radar, for instance) but it is a bit of a tricky situation.

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