Monthly Archives: May 2020

Practical thinking in the 17th century

Therefore, for the sake of those who, as it were, will presently be on hand to attempt this voyage, let us establish the astronomy, Galileo, you of Jupiter, and me of the moon. Johannes Kepler, the great astronomer, wrote that … Continue reading

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A little too prescient

Paul Ford, in November 2014: Huh. Can you imagine Facebook social sharing in the face of a genuine pandemic? They’ve created a perfect deadly-misinformation engine. Fast forward to this year and conspiracy theory video “Plandemic” that spread to millions on … Continue reading

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Getting a bit too pseudo

Against my better judgment, I tried to look for a specific piece of furniture on jysk.dk – a base cabinet, in Danish a “bundskab”. They obviously don’t have that, so the search engine tried to correct my search; I couldn’t … Continue reading

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A trauma from my high school days

In English I had to write a report on Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea“, a book I was far too young or immature to appreciate at the time. I struggled a lot with the report and my … Continue reading

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Chrome 83 and input field borders

This is rather specific, but I just wanted to write this down in case someone else might find it useful. In the most recent version of Chrome, v. 83, the focus style for input fields has changed, but also the … Continue reading

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The Shopping Cart Theory

The Shopping Cart Theory is a test of how well a person fits into a society: I know this looks to originate on 4chan, but I fail to see a problem with the content and sentiment, though expressed a bit … Continue reading

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Global leaders

I am not entirely sure where Amy Siskind is going with this, but here’s her least effective global leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic: And here’s her most effective global leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic: No, I think I get the … Continue reading

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Googling is not enough

I regularly quote Benjamin Boyce because I think he has many smart things to say; 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, when he is not actively trying to be ironic. I originally found Boyce on Youtube in connection with the … Continue reading

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Being right or wrong

Don’t invest so much in being right you can no longer afford to be wrong. Convictions, too, are about trade-offs. — Benjamin Boyce I think that is a stronger version of this one, which I think is a lot older: … Continue reading

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The Miracle Sudoku

You have probably already seen this, or at least seen it mentioned, but I just finally succumbed to it: The video of solving Mitchell Lee’s “The Miracle” sudoku. If you haven’t, don’t be discouraged by a video lasting 25 minutes, … Continue reading

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