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"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,

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

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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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Normalize saying "I don’t know enough about the topic to be able to comment."

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Today’s poem is for anyone opening the first window of their advent calendar this morning.

It’s called ‘The Good Old Days’.

"Your first design, while it may seem like a solution, is usually just an early definition of the problem you are trying to solve." - LukeW -

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Good morning from Tokyo. Had 9hrs sleep last night. Most I've had in about three weeks or more. In Yokohama late afternoon, shooting an artist friend's show. Looking forward to that.

Whatever you're up to, have a great Sunday.

Love & peace


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This is so embarrassing, but it seems that you have mistaken me for that other person on the internet who likes to argue with random people.

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I'm thinking of blocking access to content on my site to anyone not running an ad blocker.


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How to write good.
1. Avoid alliteration. Always.
2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
3. Avoid clichés like the plague. (They're old hat.)
4. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
5. One should never generalize.
6. Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
7. Be more or less specific.
8. Sentence fragments? Eliminate.
9. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
10. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
11. Who needs rhetorical questions?

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The ruins of Whitby Abbey in North Yorkshire, England, completed by drone lighting.

More ruins/unfinished buildings completed this way:

📷 DRIFT/Cyberdrone.


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"I discovered that the unrented office suites directly next door are a time capsule of the 70s, 80s, and 90s, and we got permission from the building owners to put on an exhibition of vintage computers and telephones in the offices."
And/Or Gallery -- Recap Computing History #2 -- Oct 7 - 21, 2023

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