Category: Highlights

  • Read: Vision Con

    Unable, then, to see the world because I have forgotten the way of being in the world that enables vision in the deepest sense, I can then be convinced of the superiority of virtual worlds.³ Increasingly captivated by virtual worlds, I am less likely to demand anything more or better. The tools that diminish my…

  • Read: I Made This

    Suppose Bob writes an email to Sue, who has no existing business relationship with Bob, asking her to draw a picture of a polar bear wearing a cowboy hat while riding a bicycle. If Sue draws this picture, we all agree that Sue is the creator, and that some arrangement is required to transfer ownership…

  • Read: Is It Time to Shake Up Your Coffee Routine?

    The large majority of the world’s decaffeination still happens through chemical-based processes that use things like methylene chloride or ethyl acetate. I don’t know what those are but it doesn’t sound like I want it in my body! Luckily, there are brands out there who are using a more natural method of stripping caffeine from…

  • Read: The Thing That Is Silence

    All the forces at play within us and without seem to be centrifugal forces, pulling us apart. I remain interested in understanding the nature of these forces. The critical conversation remains important. But I’m increasingly interested in how we might find and deploy alternative ways of being in the world. What are the practices that…

  • Read: Browsing in Emacs

    FWIW, my Emacs of the moment is emacs-plus@29 installed by Homebrew: brew install emacs-plus@29 –with-mailutils –with-xwidgets \ –with-imagemagick –with-native-comp Source: Browsing in Emacs – Volume 8 Also on:

  • Read: Own Your Web – Issue 7: What Is It For?

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  • Read: Own Your Web – Issue 7: What Is It For?

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  • Read: Kierkegaard’s Three Ways to Live More Fully

    For some, this is the “sex, drugs, and rock and roll” stage. But even if you aren’t someone who’s into a libertine lifestyle, “the aesthetic” might encompass a more innocent sort of experience—a hobby such as travel, say. This is fine for a while. For many, though, this consumerist approach to living eventually comes to…

  • Read: MacStories Weekly: Issue 400

    pretty well, and while the widget doesn’t do much, I’ve found that having it in the Today View makes Source: MacStories Weekly: Issue 400 – Club MacStories Also on:

  • Read: The Wisdom of Daybreak

    So much of the way we carry on each day, empowered by our technological array, encourages us to presume an extraordinary degree of control and power over the world. [Warning: sweeping claim incoming.] Indeed, the project of technological modernity was explicitly pursued under the banner of just such mastery over nature.⁵ And, by and large,…