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August 22nd, 2010

‘My son, you know no one will help you in this world . . .
You must run to that mountain and come back. That will
make you strong. My son, you know no one is your friend,
not even your sister, your father, your mother. Your legs are
your friends; your brain is your friend; your hands are your
friends; you must do something with them.’
(The words of an Apache father, An Apache Life by Morris

August 7th, 2010
  • The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!
  • Verbing weirds language.
  • That’s the whole problem with science. You’ve got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder.
  • If you do the job badly enough, sometimes you don’t get asked to do it again.
  • The only skills I have the patience to learn are those that have no real application in life.
  • Calvin: I’m a genius, but I’m a misunderstood genius.
    Hobbes: What’s misunderstood about you?
    Calvin: Nobody thinks I’m a genius.