Thought: "Right-thinking" in Buddhism - lift term from original context, apply attention to the shaping effects of choice of words and vocabulary on categories.( Collapse )
The next few weeks are going to be really weird - everyone is gone. Work, students, etc. Pittsburgh is empty. Timing is very poor.
Archive.org is still awesome for being willing to host, gratis, videos and audio people make - ( Collapse )
I am pretty horrified at the dark magic that "gnome-settings-daemon" does, and disappointed that it lacks a manpage. A lot of the GNOME stuff seems to have problems of this sort - while traditional unix is a mix of fragile kludges and well-designed stuff, at least it's well documented and fits together in visible, tweakable ways.
It's sometimes interesting to think about fading industries and what one would theoretically do if given the helm of one of them, say a newspaper, record label,tv station, etc. Also wondering if and hoping that the car market undergoes massive shifts soon as Zipcar and tiny European cars make it big here.
"Battle Royale 2" is amusingly bad. It begs to be subjected to MST3k-style riffing.