The surface and beneath the surface

Lake District: Langdale Pikes

721 Congress Ave

Difference is not Deformity

Aground

La Estancia San Gregorio, Chile. 2015-03-18

UX: WeWork

Designing corporate culture through architecture, physical and social.

Coypu

Experimenting with photos, albums, and galleries.

Women Work: Computer Programmers

The explicit discrimination in seeking a corporate “culture fit”.

Sorting Books

If you love it, keep it. If you don’t, don’t. Make room for the things you love.

Distinctions: Squash vs Quash

Words: Squash vs Quash You squash bugs. You quash rumors. ———— Change: “The about-to-launch campaign was also squashed by Mayor Boris Johnson.” ———— Technically squash can be used in place of quash (to put an end to; suppress). But isn’t it nicer to make the distinction?

Writing Systems

Where do I start?

Self-Imposed Limits in Science Fiction

Science fiction is defined by a spirit of curiosity in a story where everything is just enough different that your initial biases are suspended and you, the reader, become alert to possibility.

Lost

迷 Three random incidents this week wove themselves together under the theme of “lost”. I. In one of my Japanese lessons, the vocabulary list included the word for enigma, puzzle, or riddle: nazo 謎 「なぞ」。 When I looked up the kanji, it turned out to be rather arcane (that is, not in the standard school set). On the left-side, is the radical “word” (to say). On the right side is

A Commonplace Book

In the last couple of years have I become more systematic in trying to synthesize my “highlighted” passages by trying to summarize them, paraphrase them, or otherwise actively engage with my reading.

Don’t Make Me Lose Hope

Lessons From Wonder Woman

“You can do something or do nothing.”