I like to watch Seinfeld with the idea in mind that Jerry, George, Elaine, and, Kramer are actually all the same person. They are one person (Jerry’s) different impulses in how to deal with situations.
It just occurred to me in the “everyman” character, Norm, was, in fact, a narrative device to normalize the behaviour that he exhibited — go to bar, sit with friends, discuss meaningful shit in meaningless ways. The other patrons’ response to Norm walking in to Cheers, specifically, is. It’s not a hypernormalization, mind you — they’re […]
I’m blocked on all my current tasks at work so I went to MacNiven’s to take a break, and, like I do, I’m reading a physics book. This one is about the various “Universe as Holographic Information” hypotheses. Short version The deepest reality of our universe is two-dimensional hologram, one of Space and one of […]
A bunch of shit showed up in the same place. Shit can not occupy the same place. Shit started moving to take, and make, room. Shit got complicated. Shit divided up into groups, keeping other shit from occupying claimed territory. Shit got real complicated and matter(s) heated up, so shit made a bunch more room, […]
Below is a list created by Jordan B. Peterson, and, originally posted to Quora. I have duplicated it here because nobody should ever visit Quora (↗️). Tell the truth. Do not do things that you hate. Act so that you can tell the truth about how you act. Pursue what is meaningful, not what is […]
Capturing subexpressions: at once stage we had an experimental product that (in block mode only, not streaming) could accurately model libpcre’s capturing semantics. This worked by scanning the data backwards with a backwards version of the pattern, making a trace of the states visited, and tracing forwards through the backward state trace in order to […]
Attention is a resource, and, like all precious resources, it must be cultivated with care and defended. It is, after all, that by which we get our grip on the world and how we remain open to world. — Read on thefrailestthing.com/2018/06/15/were-reading-fahrenheit-451-wrong/
I love this twitter thread from Alexandra Erin, whom often writes things I like reading. One quote from it: And you know, this is just one of the many things that would be simpler to solve if we had universal cash benefits/universal basic income. Easiest way to make sure everybody we need to run a […]
I burnt my tongue Monday morning on some homemade chicken broth. This is, both, annoying and pretty great. It is annoying because now I have a tongue that feels “fuzzy” somehow. It is pretty great because I have been reminded, over and over again, all morning long, that my wife made me some home made […]
When your fav bartender shares her books with you.