Ready when needed

It’s always a pleasant surprise when a needed bit of memory pops up after LONG storage.

I’m already grumpy from loss of sleep due to the psychopathic thunderstorms last night. Random yellow and red blobs on radar, sometimes missing, sometimes fading, sometimes suddenly growing, and ALWAYS coming from unexpected directions. Every time you think Okay, now we’re clear, now I can try going to slBANG CRASH FLASH!

This morning I was trying to listen to this podcast on economics because the participants sounded realistic. It’s inside Twitter, so I couldn’t access it fully to download it. More grumpy. All of the participants are on Substack, but none of them have provided the podcast there. More grumpy. So I just settled down to listen online.

Their first question was “Are we in a recession?” Time to shout at the screen.

MOST OF THIS FUCKING COUNTRY HAS BEEN IN A FUCKING RECESSION FOR 40 FUCKING YEARS! YOU ECONOMOIDS ONLY MEASURE THE DOW, NOT THE COUNTRY! THE DOW IS THE RECIPROCAL OF THE COUNTRY! DO YOU HEAR ME? THE RECIPROCAL, NOT THE ADDITIVE INVERSE…..

Wait. Additive inverse is a term I haven’t read or heard or thought about in the SAME 40 years. I use the math concept often in programming (Y = 1-X) but I never think of the words. Nevertheless, the words were sitting somewhere in my language storage, ready to SHOUT when needed.

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Admittedly, the above sentence is not likely to be SHOUTED in a protest…..

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