learning things, every day, and writing a few of them down

July 21, 2014 at 2:24am
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"In pursuit of knowledge, every day something is acquired, in pursuit of wisdom, every day something is dropped." Lao Tzu


July 17, 2014 at 3:31am
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Good memories.

(Source: Spotify)

July 15, 2014 at 5:55pm
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What Celebrity Culture Means: →


  • that we do not distinguish between moral and immoral; deliberate and accidental; inspiring and revolting; intelligent and successful; or renown and infamy when choosing to whom we’ll pay attention;
  • that where we pay attention directs where technology and commerce occur, which in turn produces…

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Design & Compromise →


In a chapter on political systems in his remarkable book The Beginning of Infinity, David Deutsch notes that

…compromises -amalgams of the policies of the contributors- have an undeservedly high reputation. Though they are certainly better than immediate violence, they are generally, as I…

July 10, 2014 at 7:24pm
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Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise.
Life is like an old time rail journey…delays, side tracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.

— President Gordon B. Hinckley, quoting Jenkin Lloyd Jones (via findingjoyinthejourney)

July 5, 2014 at 1:39am
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All companies should have these spots. Good on Samsung

July 4, 2014 at 6:49pm
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Base metals can be transmuted into gold by stars, and by intelligent beings who understand the processes that power stars, but by nothing else in the universe.

— David Deutsch, Beginning of Infinity

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A conversation with mills about privacy, design, capitalism, etc.

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Genera →


I am an allergic and reactive person, most outraged by the sorts of intellectual atrocities I myself commit. To say this is merely to assert the personal applicability of the now-hoary Hermann Hesse adage:

"If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t…

June 9, 2014 at 6:40pm
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After months of preparation, we were able to give Tag his birthday present today. It’s a book of drawings of the man himself, 365 in total, all drawn by people on Mechanical Turk. You can check out the online gallery of pictures, or if you’re mildly insane you can also purchase a copy off of Blurb (priced at cost, of course). Thanks to Joe, Nicole B., Jack, Ashleigh, Jen, Nicole H., Nicholas, Mike, Jason for help and contributions. And a double special thanks to Matt and Allan for mega help and contributions.