Monthly Archives: Jul 2021

Cats and dogs

Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food … Continue reading

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How tri-colour EPDs works

I think this is a very clever solution to making tri-colour e-paper displays (EPDs): (Youtube) I am pretty sure the additional value of a fourth colour is very low. But I am wondering if a similar trick wouldn’t be possible … Continue reading

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If only you knew…

I’ve seen this play out, on social media and in the old days: “If only you knew the whole story…” So, when the brilliant writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie published her “reflection” last month this part stood out in particular: She … Continue reading

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Arrogance

An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person’s main task in life — becoming a better person. — Leo Tolstoy, “Path of Life”               … Continue reading

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Drawing conclusions

If an entire human being can be judged by one tweet, imagine what one twitter persona can do to an entire social movement. Look deeper, look wider, before you draw conclusions—if you must conclude at all. — Benjamin Boyce Though … Continue reading

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The Tunguska Event

The Tunguska Event in 1908 is one of those mysteries that kept being brought up, obviously because it could not be explained. But I missed the story of the most likely explanation of what caused an explosion powerful enough to … Continue reading

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Darwin on marriage

Charles Darwin may have taken rationality a bit too far: In 1838, at the tender age of twenty-nine, Charles Darwin’s thoughts began to turn to marriage. By that point in his life, he was a rather accomplished young man. He’d … Continue reading

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First Blood

Revisiting some movie classic from my youth, I came across “First Blood“. I remember watching it on VHS a number of times. And it’s still rather good. I can’t explain why I never watched any of the other Rambo movies … Continue reading

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Sikker e-mail fra Tryg

Hvad betyder det her egentlig? Ikke overraskende optrådte denne linie i bunden af en e-mail fra Tryg og jeg er ikke i tvivl om at det er meningen at man skal forstå at der en værdi i indholdet af linien. … Continue reading

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Jack & James

Some stories just need to be told. Like that of James “Jumper” Wide and his pet Jack, a chacma baboon, that worked as signalman (signalmen?) on the South African railway: James “Jumper” Wide worked in the late 19th century for … Continue reading

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