The first ping, email, telnet, or finger must have felt like making contact with aliens. It did to me any way.

We have come a long way since then. To continue with the analogy, itโ€™s as if aliens were projecting ads on the skies 24x7 while suffocating us with their rocket fumes.

is my backup OS for when mainstream operating systems and cloud architectures finally collapse under the weight of their own complexity

I have belatedly realised that I don't need to have an opinion on every trending topic, or an answer to every outrageous statement. It's quite liberating.

Time is our most precious finite resource, yet we tend to give it away too freely in exchange for hypothetical gains (or not even that).

I no longer seem to understand how there can be joy in mathematical proofs. The need for proof is but a blatant sign of imperfection. To a perfect being, all that is true is self-evident.

Crossing my living room--where I set up my WFH station--on a day off feels like dropping by at the office.

(I acknowledge the luxury of not having had to set it up in my bedroom, and of having work I can do remotely at a time like this.)

I took a week off. I'm sitting in the shade, a novel in hand, drinking coffee, enjoying my lazy Sunday morning. Until a quick glance at my phone tells me it's Wednesday. The cognitive dissonance makes me nervous.

I won't dignify as an adversary anyone or anything below Causality itself.

Anyone know how to cancel this so-called 'causality' add-on that's installed on my reality?

Having given it much thought, here is my full statement on recent affairs:

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So much time spent on collaboration there is none left to get any work done

Somehow I feel I still need a little bit more Winter. Not yet ready for Spring.

I had a dream that I was struggling to get an intelligent word processor to properly indent a three-level nested bullet list, which seems like the perfect image to summarise my life up to this point.

Much easier to like what you eat than to eat what you like (also metaphorically)

Collecting is silly, NFTs take this silliness to new heights of absurdity, and the fact that fortunes can be made and lost through them is to me simply further evidence that our entire financial construct is nonsense.

When was the last time you did something that exceeded the limits of what you thought you were capable of?

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