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"Iron Jesus - The Second Coming" by Perry French

The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born

The Second Coming, William Butler Yeats.

There is something coming, as opposed to Yeats I don’t think it will be the end of the civilization, but there is a war coming.

Weapons are ready and skirmishes have begun.

Image Credits: Perry French

Google Friend Connect Launched

Google just released a preview of their new Google Friend Connect service.

Google Friend Connect lets you grow traffic by easily adding social features to your website. With just a few snippets of code, you get more people engaging more deeply with your site.

This is not a social network by itself, this is something that enables you to turn your own web site into a social network. I can’t wait to try it myself on this blog and build my own social network…

Do you think too many recommendations can be counter productive?

As far as finding a job/project is concerned do you think that having a lot of recommendations can be considered suspect?

What would be “too many” and can it vary depending on geography/culture?

This is the question I asked on the LinkedIn network and if you feel like sharing your thoughts about this then you can either comment this post or go to LinkedIn.

I am wondering because last Monday I asked the near-to-be-former colleagues I am connected to to endorse me on LinkedIn. And the result is pretty impressive with 17 recommendations so far and certainly more to come.

Only 8 of them are actually visible right now. Not being shown on my profile is not a mark of disregard, I really thank every people that took the time to write something for me, even the smallest blurb!

However, I decided to make a choice and display only recommendations from my managers, my closest co-workers and non-technical people.

I did this because I though I would be suspicious seeing a profile with a lot of recommendations. I might be biased, however. My father being a former cop in the French police I learned to be wary of anything unusual (this can be technically useful but is socially terrible).

Hence the question, any hint welcome :)

2008-04-11 Update: After 14 answers on LinkedIn I decided I will show all the recommendation I received.

Image Credits: Jerry Luk