But as a Secretary conducting political correspondence, I could not issue an order, or express an opinion, without satisfying various persons very unlike myself, that the thing was fit to be done. I was thus in a good position for finding out by practice the mode of putting a thought which gives it easiest admittance … Continue reading John Stuart Mill as Project Manager
Jan Ken Po
For a few years, I was maintaining a technology job is no excuse by slurping up my activity from Twitter, Tumblr, and so forth, occasionally punctuated with some essays. Once Soren was born, that fell by the wayside. Now all the cool kids are using newsletters. So, OK. Newsletter it is.
The Death of Corporal Cirillo
She didn’t see a wedding ring, and didn’t know if he was married. So she just kept repeating: “Your family loves you. Your parents are so proud of you. Your military family loves you. All the people here, we’re working so hard for you. Everybody loves you.” The impromptu team kept waiting for an ambulance, … Continue reading The Death of Corporal Cirillo
Beautiful Fonts on RHEL 7
Good lord how I hate the way fonts are handled on Linux. These instructions make things bearable.
American Flag (Toy Soldiers)
It can be said that many problems of today’s world stem from the tendency, at times unconscious, to make the method and aims of science and technology an epistemological paradigm which shapes the lives of individuals and the workings of society. The effects of imposing this model on reality as a whole, human and social, … Continue reading Laudato Si
[via George Steinmetz via Amusing Planet.]
Somme Casualty Map, 1916.
Each square is 75 m². [via John Hughes-Wilson, The First World War in 100 Objects (Firefly Books, 2014) via AJBousquet.]