Decided to switch the laptop that I use for writing to a fully command-line environment (no GUI) and it's been great so far <3. Working on the command-line is a huge productivity booster. Getting rid of the UI is an even bigger one. Some things take time getting used to, but I was able to get used to it in a day or two and it's totally worth it.
My thoughts about what’s wrong with the Information Age, nearly summarized in a savage’s reaction to seeing a map for the first time. From McLuhan 1964 @OCRbot
Marshall McLuhan’s book from 1964 remains one of the deepest piece of analysis of the way technology affects us. And some of the things he says are yet to be realized by the general public @OCRbot
It is based on an earlier linocut design
What got me about Kierkegaard at the beginning was that he has material for #philosophybeefs (I have to write a blog post with all of those sometime)
In order to avoid knee injuries while sitting in half-lotus, remember that the bending of the leg should come from the hip joints (which are designed to move and twist in all directions) and not from the knees (which are designed to move in only one direction).
- Stretch before you begin.
- Never pull your leg towards yourself
- Enter with your leg from the outside of your body.
- Do not attempt full lotus before you are well-versed in half-lotus.
Also, from Dogen's #zen essays. The concept of a "myriad of things" is very similar to Kant's concept of the "manifold of sensibility", essentially
both are trying to highlight the novel, flux-like aspect of reality, the fact that the concept of objects are subjective (no pun intended). It would be a really cool plot twist if it turned out that Kant had read Dogen (very highly unlikely in real life).
From this book I also learned about that poor guy who got Wittgenstein to be his PHD advisor. @OCRbot
Finally got around to adding some depth to the background of this #linocut It turned out great, although I did not bother to make a draft.
In other news, working on linocuts outside at the summer is cool - the heat makes the material very easy to carve.
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