Monthly Archives: December 2018

Spacht

By | December 31, 2018

Guillotine Watch: weighing the pros and cons of keeping your art collection on your super-yacht. I prefer to keep mine on my space station. The proles have much more trouble getting at it that way. Just one glance from a commoner can reduce the value of a piece by $100K, easy.

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Big Mind

By | December 31, 2018

This post is saying nearly the same thing I attempted to discuss the other day with my own overly-abstruse bit about subsumption into algorithmic nightmare land. People are now speaking in a way that results directly from the recent moneyballing of all of human existence. They are speaking, that is, algorithmically rather than subjectively, and… Read More »

CK

By | December 31, 2018

Louis CK’s Politically Incorrect Comedy Didn’t Change. You Did. Times have changed, mostly for the better. I was never a fan of Louis CK. His jokes were both obvious and unfunny, and the ones that were funny were stolen. This is another very good example of social change occurring that nearly everyone insists isn’t occurring.

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310

By | December 31, 2018

New personal deadlift record of 310 pounds this morning! I am not going to lie, that was a struggle. But I did it. I am starting to run out of weights to put on the bar. Here’s what the bar looks like on one side loaded for a 310 pound deadlift (none of these are… Read More »

The Recog

By | December 31, 2018

People are having a great deal of trouble recognizing societal changes occurring because we had grown accustomed to direct technological change reconfiguring society so that is where we now look. You know, the arrival of computers, of cell phones and then smart phones — that sort of obvious introduction and adoption of a discrete physical… Read More »

Way I Am

By | December 30, 2018

Alan Jackson’s cover of Merle Haggard’s “The Way I Am” is really excellent. That’s a mood that only country can evoke, and when it does, hot damn, it really does. Country at its best is not an exercise in nostalgia but rather about yearning for something that you cannot have, or once had and irrevocably… Read More »

The Edge

By | December 30, 2018

Knowledge and privilege have different spellings mostly by just serendipity and the vagaries of language drift and variation. Sometimes in language, that’s just way things are. An obsolete valid spelling of “privilege” is in fact “priviledge.” These two words come from much different places, though. “Privilege” is from Latin by way of Old French while… Read More »

Vegannot

By | December 30, 2018

People are not made to eat vegan diets and lots of raw foods. More accurately, we did not evolve that way. We are not gorillas. We can’t eat mostly uncooked leaves and similar. Though we are omnivores, that doesn’t mean we can consume only a tiny and nutritionally-deficient slice of our usually extremely varied diet.… Read More »

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PWA

By | December 30, 2018

My partner was telling me about progressive web apps the other day and I thought they were applications that monitored what words you used and then got triggered and melted down or closed or something if you used an officially unapproved word. No, that’s not what they are. But I am sure we’ll get there… Read More »

More Middle

By | December 29, 2018

I have another one for the below: nearly all the best film performances in the last five years have been in horror movies, and nearly all of those were by women.

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