Another Thing – workaholic

As an addendum to the new years’ post, I found a quote today that I think I’d like to work into my next big graffiti project:

“Negotium populo Romano melius quam otium committi.” — Appius Claudius, 196

Literally, it says that Romans understand work better then leisure. This is more or less the same as saying “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, but with larger circumstances. The fall of the vast Roman Empire seems a bit more of a “big picture” than does one dude being sort of nerdy and antisocial.

I’d also like to point out that there is a plethora of hilarious visual fodder at GIS, albeit largely either copyrighted or copyrighted without a “sharing” option, so you can go and look at them in the wild, so that I don’t get sued or anything. Looks like the Creative Commons people have a long way to go in making the creative community aware.


Bending along high paced glass
packets shooting through
states and countries, speeds amass
router to router seeking you;
the IP address in the header.

I have packets that make the mail
packets that make that sound
the stream of the 80’s guitar wail
And the plans for the robotic hound

I know the weather in your zipcode and that recipe your grandma sent
I have all the images and videos
all are ready for your entertainment.