News Media

I am willing to pay for a quality and fact checking of subscription media, but I use such diverse news sources that no individual subscription makes sense. Subscription media everywhere is struggling with this problem and their hasty and sloppy clickbait efforts make fake news a growing problem. Basic solution: I choose a monthly dollar …

01-16-2018 – Work

What I’m reading:  Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow Found a new trail today, SkyWalker Trail.  Was quite pleasant as a hike.  Didn’t see anyone which made it even nicer. Reflashed the Ariel Atom’s ECU.  Supposed to give higher performance with the grade of fuel I ahve available here locally.  I guess I’ll find out …

Clothing Exchange

An app/website where you can swap gently used children’s clothing that your child has outgrown that can be exchanged for clothes that currently do fit. The only costs are a fixed shipping price per outfit swap regardless of brand name or size. Fixed costs for consumers and clothes are not being wasted and collecting dust. …

Nothing goes as planned

The line from Cicero was that “to philosophize is to learn how to die.” It’s important and it’s true. This is what philosophers, particularly the ancient ones, thought about most. Seneca, for his part, talked endlessly about the shortness of life and the inevitability of death. He studied Socrates and held the man’s brave end up …

01-15-2018 – Work

What I’m reading: Practical Electronics for Inventors Today was a lost day.  Molly skipped out on the early morning walk, so we decided to operate on that new piece of furniture to hide the wires.  Well, after 15 minutes with a sawz-all, I was lucky the thing still stood upright.  Two of the legs I put …

01-14-2018 – Work

What I’m reading: Popol Vuh: A Sacred Book of the Maya Busy day, I made a pot roast and did my laundry.  I feel very domestic. I spent a good part of the day thinking about how I could bring Agile Programming practices to my writing.  I like the idea of rapid iterations, I can apply …