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[24 Apr 2008 | No Comment | ]

The key to success…in life…is… problems.
First there is just you.
Someone will hand you a problem, and ask for a solution. You’ll give them the answer when it’s fait accomplis. How long it took is how long it’d take.
Time passes, you grow smarter. Estimation develops. When someone hands you a problem, you know ahead of time how long it’ll take.
Soon you’re fixing problems predictably.
Then the problems get bigger. The problems themselves contain problems. When you encounter an unexpected problem, you can fix that too.
Before long …

Life & Introspection, Weird Wide World »

[8 Apr 2008 | No Comment | ]

There’s a great quote by Pierre Boutroux who said
"Logic is invincible because in order to combat logic it is necessary to use logic."

Makes sense right? Unfortunately there are a few corollaries to this.

Logic can battled by Stupidity
You cannot combat Stupidity with Logic.
Only Stupidity can battle Stupidity.

Which brings me to another quote, this time I don’t know the author:
"Never argue with a fool, they will lower you to their level and then beat you with experience."

Life & Introspection »

[26 Mar 2008 | No Comment | ]

I woke last Sunday evening at about 1AM. It was Easter Sunday evening, the day Jesus is supposed to have risen from the dead.  The moon was shining into my bedroom, onto my face with as much light as a high powered torch. It was a full moon and I could easily have read a book by it. 
The bed is positioned with my head about 8 feet from the window. The curtain was closed and the angle was acute such that the moon stayed like that only for about …