Category: Personal

  • Why life is absurd

    Why life is absurd

    “People are commonly thought to have two central concerns: love and work. So much has been written about how little time there is to do both that we need not elaborate. Suffice it to say that when people ask me how I manage to be a philosopher, mother, teacher, wife, writer, etc., the answer is […]

  • Everything happens for a reason

    Everything happens for a reason

    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that you're stupid and make bad decisions. — Bill Murray (@BiIIMurray) July 2, 2013

  • The Utopia of Free Time

    The Utopia of Free Time

    There is no question that technology continues to make menial jobs redundant: one journalist can now do the job of many, armed only with an email account and google, teams of bank employees that used to process checks have now been replaced with optical sensor technology, and tax accountants are increasingly becoming anachronistic as more and more […]

  • Humans Need Not Apply

    Humans Need Not Apply

    A chilling 15-minute look at how human jobs are being replaced by ‘bots, and we aren’t ready for it.

  • And fuck the God of War

    And fuck the God of War

    “People under the age of 20 have this massive hole in their soul. And they have built their personalities around cynicism. Cynicism means, simply, aping or putting into an ironic form, mocking, existing institutions, instead of building institutions of your own. What I’ve discovered is that because these people have such a deep need for […]

  • Workaholics

    Workaholics

    I flew over my workplace on Saturday, and noticed that someone was parked in my spot. Coming in on Saturday to work, sheesh… workaholics

  • We are what we eat

    We are what we eat

    “We do not know the effect of this grand experiment that is being visited upon humanity by the purveyors of genetically modified organisms. If, in fact, we are what we eat, then we certainly should be mindful of the nature of the products we are consuming, so we know what we will become.” – Dennis […]

  • Sunset

    Sunset

    “I have a stalker, a beautiful one: the sunset. Every day she’s there, watching me, whether I watch her or not.” ― Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

  • The weight of thoughtfulness

    The weight of thoughtfulness

    According to Wikipedia, Meyer joined the CIA shortly after this.

  • A reliable indicator

    A reliable indicator

    “When someone takes to calling things “hipster”, it’s a reliable indicator that you can safely ignore the rest of what they’re saying.” – LegionSB

  • “It’ll be easy…”

    “It’ll be easy…”

    When a client says, “It should be pretty easy and won’t take long,” it invariably means it will be a lengthy and painful slog through all of the seven levels of Hades.

  • The two states of every programmer

    The two states of every programmer

    The two states of every programmer. pic.twitter.com/WU5CZ8EzxR — George Broussard (@georgeb3dr) October 10, 2014