Blogs:Sigal:Sky:Errata

Idiocracy

Says it all.

2018/11/19 09:00 · skysigal

Encounter all

“rom that day on I was very conscious of meeting everything in my experience – not avoiding anything. Whatever came up was included.”

Interesting concept.

Src: https://www.scienceandnonduality.com/if-thoughts-and-feelings-could-speak/

2018/10/21 17:21 · skysigal

Eco-Deadly

Obviously…a new, green, explosive, appropriate for the times…

src

2018/10/21 16:48 · skysigal

War Journalism

“You're going to tell me that it goes without saying that he's on the team. But often he is embedded like a war journalist.”

Src: DZone

2018/10/17 10:01 · skysigal

Doctors cover their bets

Have you ever noticed that doctors offer pro-biotics and anti-biotics ?!

2018/10/08 14:38 · skysigal

Cage

“For to permit yourself to do only that which you are good at is to be trapped in a cage whose bars are not steel but self-judgment.”

Src: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/29/opinion/sunday/in-praise-of-mediocrity.html

2018/10/03 21:36 · skysigal

Don't plan for smooth sailing

Don't plan for smooth sailing: it's a waste of time as everybody is already doing it. Plan on everything but.

Pre-mortem projects.

2018/09/17 08:24 · skysigal

Backwards

Why is it that “Before” is alphabetically after “After”?

And why is “Post” alphabetically after “Pre”?

And PreviousAft is also not the alphabetical…

2018/09/04 22:19 · skysigal

Determined

Meaning: “Not accepting that you are at the terminus of this train of thought.”

2018/08/06 12:05 · skysigal

The failure mode of clever is..."a**hole"

Advice to the precocious amongst us.

2018/07/29 11:33 · skysigal

School

“School is like starting life with a 12-year jail sentence in which bad habits are the only curriculum truly learned”

Src: http://www.cantrip.org/gatto.html

2018/07/27 21:03 · skysigal

Wellington's Dev Scene

“Computing spread out much, much faster than educating unsophisticated people can happen. In the last 25 years or so, we actually got something like a pop culture, similar to what happened when television came on the scene and some of its inventors thought it would be a way of getting Shakespeare to the masses. But they forgot that you have to be more sophisticated and have more perspective to understand Shakespeare. What television was able to do was to capture people as they were. So I think the lack of a real computer science today, and the lack of real software engineering today, is partly due to this pop culture.”

“Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.”

Src: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Alan_Kay

2018/07/26 14:06 · skysigal

Ignorance

“His ignorance is encyclopedic.”

Talking about the current president.

2018/07/23 22:54 · skysigal

Embrace your Fault

Embrace your fault. Embrace your difference. Use it to be ab-normal-ly great.

2018/07/19 21:04 · skysigal

It's not right

Like, get a clue! The word 'correct' is really better: 'cause right is the other direction from left…

2018/07/01 19:30 · skysigal

Aron's generosity

“Aron's generosity of spirit was a coefficient of his recognition that reality was complex, knowledge limited and action essential.”

Src: https://www.newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-opium-of-the-intellectuals

2018/07/01 19:04 · skysigal

Self-Esteem is a crock

“Be that as it may, one fairly solid result to emerge from Storr’s research is that the self-esteem boom was ignited by what amounts to a fraud. His account of its rise is a reminder of how easy it can be to mislead a willing public about scientific studies.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/books/review/selfie-will-storr.html

2018/06/24 09:23 · skysigal