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Times to Die (Mental Health Part I)

Every day I wake up hoping that the day ends. That is the only semblance of hope that is anywhere in life in some days for the depressed person: the hope that most of the days will end, and that … Continue reading

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The Anti-Slip Slope

In the game of fallacies, the slippery slope is considered a noob tier move. However, I think there’s some hidden nuance and wisdom in the manoeuvre, worth exploring. First though, a little parable. I. ACME Widgets fancied itself a modern, … Continue reading

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Fixing The Label Printer

There’s an odd quirk of humans, and it can take us surprisingly long to clue in. Two people can do exactly the same things side by side, for a very long time, and not realize the other’s reasons are entirely … Continue reading

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Judging things by their side effects

Normally I’d feel like writing this on the blog would be gauche. Believe it or not, I am trying to avoid fueling the culture war when possible, but something very specific caught my eye, and I’ve been feeling the need … Continue reading

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Another Point Of View

Note: I wrote this several months ago, and promptly forgot about it. When I wrote it, the ElectronConf drama was current. Now it is not, so let me give you a quick refresher: In June, a conference on Electron, sponsored/hosted … Continue reading

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Descriptive and Prescriptive Standards

Let’s play a game. Some of you may already know this game; if so, please don’t spoil it for everyone else. Everybody, pick a number between 0 and 100. Whoever guesses closest to 2/3rds of the average of all the … Continue reading

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Radical Book Club: the Decentralized Left

After reading Bryan Burrough’s DAYS OF RAGE, one of the things that really stayed with me was the concept of Institutions. Institutions aren’t a concept explicitly mentioned or named by Burrough, but if you read his book they keep popping up … Continue reading

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