A very large component of writing this blog, or critical thinking in general, is being in the correct mind state. There are ideas all around you waiting to be plucked and discussed. Our mere existence necessitates understanding and explanation of why we do the things we do. Yet most of us wouldn’t take the time [...]
Entries Tagged ‘Writing’
Finally got some sun. Mostly laying around and reading today. Infinite Jest is going to take me forever to finish. Now getting ready for dinner and then heading off to Samara in the morning.
I’ve fallen a bit from the grind in terms of getting thoughts down. Work has been keeping me busy, and outside of that other pursuits a bit more interesting. Here’s what I’ve been spending time on as of late:
Lots of reading on securities. I’m still in the mode of paying of school [...]
After a month and a half of reading, I finished Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut. It is a book about a future where everything is automated. It doesn’t seem a dystopia, but it’s no utopia either.
The world has been engineered to optimize all different tasks humans take on. In time, this automation has rendered many [...]
I try to stay away from this, under normal circumstances. This is a post of a repost, from a site I’ve been reading called Brain Pickings. It’s really eclectic and I’ve read a good amount about writers and things that I’m particularly interested in. If you like writing and literature, you should [...]
In a recent review, I remarked how previously I’d always thought I was more of a visual person. The other person remarked how my style was more predicated on writing and words. It wasn’t to say that my visual ability was inhibited or anything of that sort, but that my propensity is naturally to [...]
Embedding video into this site needs to be done in HTML. It’s not an issue on it’s own, but every time you update a post for a typo or other alteration, the embedding disappears.
What should I be using it for? It struck me pretty odd that when my hard drive crashed I didn’t have anything really significant other than pictures. I’d taken a few trips (Seoul, New Zealand, Mexico) over the years and it would be nice to keep those, but beyond that the only thing that legitimately [...]
Yesterday while searching for some of my old Facebook posts where I was considering leaving the site and eventually did, it became apparent that each of my old posts has had an advertising area added to it!
I previously never used ads, and still don’t here, due to the fact that this site isn’t for making [...]
I’ve been disliking how much marketers are talking about content lately. It’s waaaay too much, because nothing really changed from the year before EXCEPT using the word content a lot. It’s like “engagement” a few years back. The masses go crazy about a term that means the same thing it always had and it just [...]