Talking to myself 2014

facetofaceSteve: So, Steve, this has become something of a New Year tradition, hasn’t it?

Steve: What? Talking to myself?

Steve: Yes. It’s what I do all the time, really.

Steve: Almost like a crazy person.

Steve: Exactly.

Steve: You know, if people wanted to spend time listening to some idiot rambling on about nothing much at all, they could just head into town, find a bar, drink a few drinks and see who stumbles along.

Steve: Yes, but how much more convenient to do it sitting at home in front of a computer screen.

Steve: True.

Steve: So, how was 2014 for you?

Steve: It’s been a funny year. Some good stuff. Some bad stuff. More bad stuff than good, I reckon.

Steve: It just depends which way you look at it. You published a book! Awesome!

Steve: I did. But some people hated it and wrote nasty reviews on Amazon.

Steve: One or two people did. But many more loved it and wrote nice reviews.

Steve: True.

Steve: You wrote some books for kids too.

Steve: Yeah, but they got banned.

Steve: Well how baddass cool is that?

Steve: I suppose.

Steve: What else did you do?

Steve: I got into some fights on other people’s blogs.

Steve: But did you learn anything positive from that experience?

Steve: No.

Steve: OK, and what about this blog? What were the highlights?

Steve: I now have almost 3,000 followers.

Steve: Incredible. And what about plans for 2015?

Steve: Another book. A series of 4 actually.

Steve: Four? That’s a strange number.

Steve: You got a problem with it?

Steve: No. Do you want to tell the readers anything about the new books?

Steve: They’re going to be different to my first book. Less funny. Darker. More mysterious. They’re going to be about dreams, and ghosts, and murders, and love. And public transport. Public transport will feature extensively.

Steve: Sounds like a winning combination. And do you have a message for your readers?

Steve: I just want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Steve: It’s done.

15 responses to “Talking to myself 2014

  1. Happy New Year Steve & thanks for all the good reads!

  2. I hadn’t realized you published a book! Well, just read the first few pages and now it’s sitting there in my Kindle. It might be a while before I get around to it since I have a gazillion books I’ve been meaning to read, but I’m looking forward to it. So far—hilarious.

    Watch out for those blog fights. They can be pretty lethal.

    Happy New Year!

  3. Talking to yourself is fine I think; I do it myself a lot. The big mistake I make is that I listen too – fatal.

  4. Happy New Year to you, too!
    If anyone missed it, you can check out Steve talking to himself in 2013 at
    It also includes a link to his 2012 conversation.

  5. Then Hariod, congratulations are in order!

  6. Tienzen (Jeh-Tween) Gong

    Excellent article.

    “Self-talk” is the hallmark of humanity: from the baby self-talk (learning to speak) to the great thinker self-talk (figuring out many great mysteries). In addition to any personal self-talk, there are group-self-talk; in fact, there is the self-talk of any issue (debating many sides of an issue). What is the ‘self-talk’ (an issue) most urgently needed in ‘knowledge’ for this New Year (2015)?

    Quantum Uncertainty (QU) is now over 100 years old, and it reached great success in 1970s when the Standard Model was formulated. Yet, almost 50 years since, QU has failed dismally in ‘performance’, not a single QM theory has panned out, as SUSY, M-string theory and Multiverse are all mirages at this moment. Furthermore, there are many unresolved issues: 1) superposition vs measurement, 2) total failure on quantum-gravity, etc.

    Should we have a new self-talk about this QU?
    Is {delta P x delta S >= ħ} about ‘quantum uncertainty’? Or, could it be about “quantum certainty”? A self-talk on this is at ( ).

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