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Dreams that should not Be

I dreamed about writing/fixing my resume last night. That's probably not too unusual, but the dream was in XML. I didn't know you can dream in XML; I'm still not sure you can. Well, OK, the whole thing wasn't in XML; it sort of shifted back between being very abstract, manipulating the XML with no apparent real world context and me sitting there discussing parts of it. The resume had a bit more power than I'm used to: as I moved around and changed parts of it, my life retroactively changed to fit. That would be kind of useful.

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Never underestimate the power of XML!
So write the resume you'd like to have one year hence. See if you can get there from here :)
I'm actually fairly close to having the resume I want to have in a year. Things are going fairly well professionally. I'm being considered for something I really hope I get; the actual need for a resume is part of this application. I thing the dream came from frustration with the various technology options for formatting a resume if you are a geek who cares about logical representation of data. The actual content is simple.

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I had a dream that I installed linux on my sleeping bag.

Re: Dreams and meta-shift

I often find I get trapped into meta-level shifts in my dreams. (Installing software on an object would be an example of such a thing.) The common manifestation is the assumption that I can just copy or backup physical objects. I keep running into a part of my brain that says there's something not quite right about assuming I can do that.