It's such a short read.
I'm about to read the Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels.
Quote for the day: "It's impossible for a man to learn what he think he already knows." - Epictetus.
I've been reading a textbook for a class the Philosopher's Way, which mentioned Aristophanes and Socrates. I made a reference to Aristophanes, and it made my entire essay, due to it being so short, sound like a satire. Also I've been tinkering with a new technique of free modifiers, which also didn't help.
I just had an embarrassing moment where I had an essay prompt of 500 words for a complex question: What is philosophy, and what does it mean to be a philosopher. I accidentally wrote in a tone that I didn't intend. I totally had a different perspective when writing it, than the way it sounded. I think that I accidentally offended some people. It was kind of embarrassing. I need to really improve my writing skills for this kind of thing.
Old English inflections seem kind of cool.
I'm on one mastodon instance. Is there a way to follow another without joining?
@bthall https://aeon.co/ideas/the-gospels-of-paul-dont-say-what-you-think-they-say <--- You may find this interesting.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/20/climate/epa-climate-change.html <--- I'm sorry but censoring 'climate change' from the epa.gov homepage by the Trump administration is fucking ridiculous.
I'm about to attempt to switch from GUI email to neomutt, and then after I get used to that I may try notmuch.
Text based French.
It would be on gitter.
@bthall @kai Yes! That’s called metaprogramming. And, without going into too much detail, you’re programming the language itself, meaning you get to change it to create more and more complex abstractions that allow you to do more complex things without the mental power and verbosity needed otherwise.