in the spirit of further #introduction, some random things that preoccupy me:
- maintaining a generous sphere of personal freedom while being embedded in society in a fulfilling way
- dreams of next-gen composition tools for virtual modular synthesizers
- thinking about how to make North American cities beautiful and functional in spite of decades of car culture
- recognizing and grappling with spooky psychological antipatterns: mine and others'
I’m not a superstitious person but it looks like synchronicity has been dogging me lately.
Reclaiming central planning from the clutches of corporations
What’s a coding or coding-adjacent niche that has a small minimum valuable unit? It seems like shopify wix et al are making this unit larger (no need for every smb to hire a dev).
I would like to see a discussion of technical debt that foregrounds the impact on the workers building the software in addition to the bottom line of the business. Piling hacks onto an unfixable monstrosity is soul crushing alienation for people with a craftsman’s outlook.
A friend proposed that there are two types of people: void avoiders and void dwellers. I know where I stand 😅
Humans are born to be artists, scientists, artisans, and philosophers. Children love nothing more than creative expression, learning to understand things, making things with their hands, and asking deep questions.
But society teaches us not to do these things, training us instead to be “productive”. We’re sculpted to fit into a world obsessed with jobs, money, and ownership, and we’re forced to give up the most important parts of ourselves in order to do so – our creativity, and our curiosity.
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@riga It’s about a woman killing her sister out of jealousy. The sister’s body washes up on shore, where it’s found by some minstrels who promptly make a harp out of her breastbone and hair. Then they take the harp to the woman’s house, where it starts playing itself and telling everyone the sister was murdered.
Some folk music is more metal than metal. Try “Cruel Sister” for instance.
Imagine for a moment a society actually designed to convenience us, not one designed to extract wealth. Imagine a society actually designed to work in a sustainable way. Imagine a better way.
omg pipelines have become "energy corridors"
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What do we mean when we say "toxic masculinity"?
I saw, and to my shame participated in, teaching these toxic aspects of masculinity as a teenager. It has left me very aware of their poisonous impact on our whole culture.
This comic explains in a very clear and heartbreaking way:
I always thought Doug Ford looked kinda familiar
the day i die
web devloper / political theory nerd / synthesizer operator
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