A Bit of Wisdom

People think that there are authorities out there with direct knowledge when in fact there is no direct knowledge, there is only focal knowledge, knowledge that is located around a set of practices, discourses, institutional locations, etc. So for example a doctor doesn’t know bodies; a doctor knows a bunch of things about the body …

Non-Rails Autotest + RSpec + LibNotify + Linux

Update: The information below is VERY outdated. Take a look at new instructions for getting this set up. Each of those terms actually means something! If you don’t know what any one of those terms means, then you probably won’t enjoy this post. It’s surprising that something so cool and so central to the Ruby …

As I Drink This Beer

A dystopian “control” society based on distraction. Remember, in Brave New World it’s entertainment, in Brazil it’s bureaucracy and prolishness, in 1984 it’s fear and propaganda… but distraction as such is something different. You set your mind to do something and you get distracted, you forget to do it, you forget that you even wanted …