As I turn 75, there’s no simpler way to put it than this: I’m an old man on a new planet — and, in case it isn’t instantly obvious, that’s not good news on either score.

And I find myself looking at a world that, had you described it to me in the worst moments of the Vietnam War years when I was regularly in the streets protesting, I would never have believed possible. I probably would have thought you stark raving mad. Here I am in an America not just with all the weirdness of Donald Trump, but with a media that feeds on his every bizarre word, tweet, and act as if nothing else were happening on the face of the Earth.

If you had told me that, in the next century, we would be fighting unending wars from Afghanistan to Somalia and beyond I would have been shocked. If you had added that, though even veterans of those wars largely believe they shouldn’t have been fought, just about no one would be out in the streets protesting, I would have thought you were nuts.

Hint: Sunnyvale, CA, USA 

"How do we convince people that in programming simplicity and clarity —in short: what mathematicians call 'elegance'— are not a dispensable luxury, but a crucial matter that decides between success and failure?" --> Edsger W. Dijkstra, EWD 648

Dad Lunchbox Joke of the Day: What did the Buddhist monk say when he walked into a bagel store? 

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Honestly I never really "got" Rage Against the Machine until I watched this performance

Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name (Live 1993)


I'm digging this article/manifesto on Brutalist web design. Shout out to @gcupc for hipping me to it:

it is pretty incredible the degree to which corporate enterprises have exactly replicated the governmental bureaucratic hell they were supposed to liberate us from

My daughters keep giggling and telling me it's "four twenty"

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