When did you realize you were a machine? A fancy machine, for sure. But one whose parts and operations can be described like the components… — Read on nautil.us/issue/66/clockwork/we-are-all-bewildered-machines
So, I am just trying to construct a narrative here based on what I have access to; bear with me. The whole of the universe (the World), “past”, “present”, and “future”, always exist so long as the universe exists. I am not attempting, here, to prove that, but rather present it as a given. To […]
Appreciation for the genuine differences between people can help you orient yourself in the world, and appreciate the truly diverse viewpoints necessary to make the complex systems of society function, as well as increasing your comprehension of the singular and unique combination of basic traits and subsidiary aspects that characterize you, personally. From Understanding Myself
There is a final twist to this story. Predictive models are good not only for figuring out the causes of sensory signals, they also allow the brain to control or regulate these causes, by changing sensory data to conform to existing predictions (this is sometimes called ‘active inference’). When it comes to the self, especially […]
Is this thing on? ಠ_ಠ We shall see.
I read Wheel of Time a couple years ago. By that I mean I started reading it a couple years ago. It actually took me about thirteen months to finish it, which means I was really moving, because the series is, uh… big: it consists of fourteen books weighing in at nearly twelve thousand pages. […]
For too long I have suffered from the tiny momentary annoyance of typing space space on my Mac keyboard, thinking I will get period + space like I do on iPhone and iPad. How it was in the bad old days Typing two spaces in a row macOS results in… two two spaces. In […]
https://bigmedium.com/ideas/boring-design-systems.html “When the design system is boring, it frees designers and developers to do the new stuff, to solve new problems. The design system carries the burden of the boring, so that designers and developers don’t have to. Instead of designing a card pattern for the 15th time, it’s already done. Product teams can instead […]
A nice trick from Apple World Today on de-cluttering your dock. How to minimize windows into their app icon in macOS Sierra — Apple World Today
A recent Facebook conversation led me to upload some of my favorite ringtones, including an excerpt from this awesome Sesame Street video: Sesame Street Aliens Seseme Street: yip yip Monty Python & The Holy Grail Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Message For You Sir (shorter and no water) Monty Python and the Holy Grail: […]
You’ve probably seen this video which shows our solar system traveling along sideways through the galaxy, around with the planets trailing along in a corkscrew fashion. It’s beautiful and amazing… and wrong. This article by Phil Plait explains just why it’s wrong. Vortex motion: Viral video showing Sun’s motion through galaxy is wrong.
This is a scary test.