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A warrior considers himself already dead, so there is nothing to lose. The worst has already happened to him, therefore he’s clear and calm; judging him by his acts or by his words, one would never suspect that he has witnessed everything.

Carlos Castaneda

A man cannot step twice into the same river. Because it is not the same river, and he is not the same man.

Heraclitus

When all is said and done, what is clear is that all lives end before their time.

José Saramago

New Link Dump: paramdeo.com/linkdumps/linkdum

Linux Containers, Ennui, Red Queen, COVID-19, Ball Cooking, Empathy, etc.

"Quarantined at home" means nothing to a — we're always ready to troubleshoot.

One of the understated benefits of running Clear OS on an Intel laptop is that all chipset drivers and features work flawlessly from the get go.

We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.

Marshall McLuhan

indieweb.org/POSSE

Quick reminder if you are taking advantage of the COVID-19 quarantine to create original content, it's a good idea to also own that content canonically.

Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere

Hear me fellow humans, by using addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef you too can escape the sinister scourge of Grammarly ads.

And of course, all other YouTube ads as well. Even interstitial ones.

New Link Dump: paramdeo.com/linkdumps/linkdum

Specificity, Taiwan, Laboratory Mice, Side Projects, WhatsApp, etc.

Excited to see The Thousand Year Blood War arc finally adapted to anime but hoping they alter the ending for the sake of us fans.

Don't ruin the greatest anime/manga a second time. Have Squad Zero bankai the Sternritter into oblivion while Ichigo fights Ywach. THE END. PLEASE.

You know we've reached peak when the term 'serverless-side' appears.

Goodhart’s Law: When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.

Campbell’s Law: The more a metric is used, the more likely it is to corrupt the process it is intended to monitor.

Just a quick reminder for the KPI-obsessed among us.

techdirt.com/articles/20070503

I think this article is useful for creatives to revisit often, since creativity in and of itself is a continuous process and has a massive compounding effect over time; which can be translated into N-Tier revenue streams if done correctly!

youtube.com/watch?v=hS_vDkUpma

Beautiful, timeless trance. A blast from the past and one of my favorites from Above & Beyond.

For the love of common sense, don't tax wealth. Instead, tax spending.

That way you'll realign the bell curve in a way that fixes the West's supply:demand ratio and thus the fiscal debt.

The rich will (rightfully) minimize any taxes aimed at wealth.

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