Friday, June 18, 2010
"the insidious thing about these forms of worship is not that they're evil or sinful; it is that they are unconscious"
Excellent little meditation on awareness, reframing and dealing with our default perspectives from David Foster Wallace (2005).
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Sophie, Sarah and I just returned from an extended (work related) trip to Utah where I had the chance to hang out with my cousin Chris, Charlie and a number of other friends. I also had a birthday party, decommissioned a server (RIP ip0), and helped my little brother move out of my parents house (he's 18).
On the way back we got to do a mini brewery tour, stopping at Deschutes in Bend, The Brewers Union Local 180 in Oakridge, and Ninkasi in Eugene. Of those I'm most of a fan of the Brewers Union where we drank "Real Ale", met Ted, the brewer (former software engineer who learned his brewing technique in England). Ninkasi also makes awesome beer but I love that English style ale.
Huenemann's review of Julian Young's Nietzsche biography in ndpr.
JT is blogging about Aris-tote-lay's Nichomachean Ethics.
Carl Johnson has been weaving Confucius in with his recent posts. I especially liked this one on software design and "convention".