Posts in: Education

Yes, again it is the promise of apocalyptic judgement that is the core of their manipulative powers.

I needn’t repeat the only apocalypse any of us face is personal and inevitable and natural.

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Trump Supporters Think They’re in a Fight to the Death - The Atlantic


I run my mouth a lot, so I should make clear...

...because maybe somebody does read this, because maybe ON the OFF chance that somebody does read this, and perhaps thinks if I’m criticizing software in some sort of abstract way it must actually be about the platform I am posting my criticisms on, so perhaps Twitter, or where I secretly really hang out, on micro.blog. Well, it is not. I like twitter for what it is, mostly, and micro.blog is groovy, does just what it does without fuss.

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Hey, #cybersecuritypros the only question you must have a yes answer to: When any of your systems do something you either did not ask for, or are surprised by, can you reach the on/off switch? Astounding how many times * scenarios I hear “I didn’t know you could turn it off.”


Everybody is confronted with profundity, by the raw awe of living. It’s just that not everyone insists on making it everyone else’s business. Relax.




Isn't Dogmatic, Pedantic & Servile an intellectual property law firm?

A quote from Agnes Callard in an essay Art Is for Seeing Evil There is a certain noble lie that we tell students about art. I was told it, and I hear it retold often by those defending great books and humanistic education. The lie is that art is a vehicle for personal moral edification or social progress, that art aims at empathy and happiness and world peace and justice and democracy and the brotherhood of man.

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Good god—sorry for all of the obviously he hasn’t read this at all type of typos. [ EDIT: this of course refers to some typographical errors I made in the last post, which I have of course now gone back into and corrected, because who wants to leave that stuff laying around, right? ]

Not that anyone gives a hoot, but we notice even if we don’t say anything, right? Right.

To comfort you in this desperate time let me share this typo. It happens to all of us, one way or another.


Frankfurt am Main - City Center

This is not a great reproduction, but it is a great map, especially for tourists at the time.