Category Archives: Web Wandering & Opinion

The Most Important Epiphany I’ve Ever Had

If there’s one experience I would wish on everyone above all others, it’s the chance to feel your conscious desires become so at odds with your instincts that, in one…If there’s one experience I would wish on everyone above all … Continue reading

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The Infectious Foolishness of GNOME’s Save Iconography

Over the last few years, I’ve noticed an increasing trend for Linux icon themes to follow the lead set by the Tango and GNOME icon themes in using a naked…Over the last few years, I’ve noticed an increasing trend for … Continue reading

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A Disingenuous Mistake in Dan Ariely’s Talk About Dishonesty

I ran across this post draft while clearing out old notes and, since I don’t think I’ve ever blogged about the instinctual underpinnings of “piracy” before, here you go… A…I ran across this post draft while clearing out old notes … Continue reading

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Constant Vigilance: Not Just For Fantasy Characters

Arthur C. Clarke famously said that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic and, but for our knowledge that it’s not, most people would already say information technology fits…Arthur C. Clarke famously said that any sufficiently advanced technology is … Continue reading

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American Politics: What Does “Liberty” Actually Mean?

I just ran across an episode of The Young Turks which mentioned and briefly summarized a very interesting article. Here’s the relevant part: Now I’ll understand if you don’t have…I just ran across an episode of The Young Turks which … Continue reading

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Happy Mayan Y2K (and birthday to me)

Happy Mayan Y2K but, more importantly, happy birthday to me. (Ain’t I egotistical? :P) Yes, today’s not just the latest in a very long list of failed apocalypses, it’s also…Happy Mayan Y2K but, more importantly, happy birthday to me. (Ain’t … Continue reading

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Oh, Google. Here we go again…

Maybe a month ago, YouTube popped up a prompt that tried to encourage me to use my real name and required me to explain why I was refusing… now I…Maybe a month ago, YouTube popped up a prompt that tried … Continue reading

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