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"He is careful of what he reads, for that is what he will write. He is careful of what he learns, for that is what he will know." — Annie Dillard

Via Farnam Street: fs.blog/brain-food/may-5-2024/

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I've been admining Linux systems for 25 years, and I still have to check which one it is every time.
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After four and a half months and almost 34,000 stitches, I’ve finished my cross-stitch 1-bit version of Hokusai’s Great Wave. It’s big, 25”x 17” (pen in the first photo for scale). Thanks to @hypertalking for letting me use his wonderful original 1-bit art. #NerdStitch

"There’s no such thing as work life balance. There’s simply life. And you spend part of your life at work." - Seth Godin

seths.blog/2024/03/boyles-law/

“Entropy applies to every part of our lives. ... Understanding entropy leads to a radical change in the way we see the world. Ignorance of it is responsible for many of our biggest mistakes and failures. We cannot expect anything to stay the way we leave it. To maintain our health, relationships, careers, skills, knowledge, societies, and possessions requires never-ending effort and vigilance. Disorder is ... our default. Order is always artificial and temporary.”

fs.blog/entropy/

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See, it was necessary to kill Napster because if musicians were going to be robbed of any profits for media, it should be corporations driving the getaway car

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For #ValentinesDay, here’s an old poem; as old as they get, in fact.

It’s considered to be the world’s oldest surviving love poem, written 1.5 million years ago by one of our earliest ancestors, homo unrequitus.

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Streetpass, a new favourite extension.
It glows when you browse a personal website from an author with an account on the fediverse.
streetpass.social/

"The true work of art leads us from that which exists only once and never again, i.e. the individual, to that which exists perpetually and time and time again in innumerable manifestations, the pure form or Idea;" - Schopenhauer, On the Suffering of the World

"Just because you’ve been using your time in a particular way for a long time doesn’t mean you need to keep doing that." - Seth Godin, seths.blog/2024/01/the-best-po

Seth has a way with words

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All engineering is reverse engineering if you document things poorly enough.

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Delete the adjectives and you’ll have the facts. - Harper Lee

"I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me." - Anaïs Nin

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;|

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
By William Wordsworth

poetryfoundation.org/poems/455

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"Ghost Apples" are a phenomenon happening when freezing rain coats rotting apples before they fall.

When the rotting apple becomes mushy, it falls out of the bottom leaving its icy shell behind.

These ghost apples were spotted in Michigan.

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