I'm sure I'm projecting here, but I'm a bit overwhelmed imagining the potential melancholy of someone like Susskind who, at 78 years old, is still pushing a field forward, but can be certain now that there are deep new kinds of understanding—some surely derived from his own contributions!—that he's going to miss. 💀
This stuff is so mind-bending and—well that's not actually true. My mind can't bend this way; it's more like I am considering the possibility that other minds might, and THAT's what's impressive. Anyway it's also very well-conveyed in Quanta Magazine. Talk about an organization that's Doing the Dang Thing. https://www.quantamagazine.org/why-black-hole-interiors-grow-forever-20181206/
The real e-book hasn't been invented yet
There, I said it!
I was looking up pictures of stoats and just look at this.
She was good. She is good. https://kottke.org/18/10/the-quotable-ursula-le-guin
Yo can I entice some other nerds to get in on this buy? I want to use this light spectroscopy chip to analyze olive oil https://groupgets.com/campaigns/460-sparkfun-as7265x-spectral-triad
I was very, very nervous about soldering surface-mount components but… it's not that hard! All about the tweezin' 🦀
I have been selling a ton of stuff on eBay for the past couple months and… it's really fun! Like, this site still does what it's supposed to do. Although there are plenty of mega-sellers and auction-bots to contend with, there are also a lot of plain ol' humans too. And it feels nice to carry these packages down to the post office and send them off to people in Santa Rosa, Spokane, Duluth, New Orleans…
"…a country massively at odds with itself and in no way fit to lead in the world." https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/28/reader-center/kavanaugh-blasey-ford-reactions.html
God I love whole numbers
Hey folks, I made a videogame! It's a super chill first person game where you spend some time in a nice space and play to enjoy the view.
I hope you'll like it https://jacopocolo.itch.io/one-hour-in-a-james-turrell-skyspace-the-color-inside
TIL F. Scott Fitzgerald coined the term "T-shirt"!! http://jarrettfuller.blog/post/178247288562/marcin-wichary-on-writing-and-designing-being
Hey, here's the great Alan Jacobs—a thinker you should know about—riffing on something I wrote a little while back: https://blog.ayjay.org/on-sloan-and-sherlock/
It's about waves of technology crashing on the shore of… um… us?—and how we depict them in different kinds of fiction.