“Reflecting in 2015 on a visit with his 11-year-old granddaughter to Martin’s studio in Galisteo, New Mexico, her dealer and friend Arne Glimcher remembered how the artist took a rose out of a vase, held it behind her back and asked the young girl if the rose was still beautiful even when she could not see it. When the child responded that it was, Martin replied, “You see Isobel, beauty is in your mind, not in the rose.”

Some things I noticed 08/03/2020:
  1. area under velocity curve is distance. the odd number rule is just what happens when velocity increases at a constant rate.
  2. lightning vlf radio waves get guided along magnetic field lines out several radii and then back down detected in the other hemisphere
  3. French drugmaker Sanofi had secured up to $2.1 billion to supply the U.S. federal government with experimental coronavirus vaccine
  4. of the 16.6 Million titles nationwide, only 28.54% or 4.7 Million titles were upgraded to Electronic Title
    • “DTI reiterated that upgrading to Electronic Titles would specifically improve our ranking in Doing Business”
  5. Vitamin D deficiency correlates well with Covid mortality, communities of color have greater level, maybe linked in some way
    • “[copper] electrons bond with some atoms that make up [bacteria] cell membrane; change the properties of cell wall”
  6. Lots of different things [might] trigger interrupts. The processor has to sort out where the interrupt came from.
  7. Artists who peddle wiggly lines and colors as representing emotion should be run off the streets.
  8. Give the blues a chase, Find a sunny place, Go and paint your face, With sunshine!

Some things I noticed 07/04/2020:
  1. Luna Lovegood Is The Most Important Character
  2. The bookwheel was an early attempt to solve the problem of managing increasingly numerous printed works
  3. 子供にとって、両親共働きというのはあまり良くないのかもしれません。
  4. The KT tsunami would have arrived too late to capture the falling tektites. The wave might have been created by a curious phenomenon known as a seiche.
    • “Most died in a vertical position in the sediment, didn’t even tip over on their sides”
  5. Converge ICT’s IPO could be the biggest ever in the Philippines.
  6. the tradeoff is that the design sacrifices the cypherpunk objective of keeping those supporting the network anonymous
  7. The World’s Largest Urban Biodiversity Study
  8. the Not-a-Wheelchair
  9. e4e5 – casual chess
  10. Mario Farts!


It’s the new day two. (From last round’s days two to four.)

The One With The Memorial Service aired on March 2003. Mr. Zuckerberg released the first version of Facebook a year later. Good ideas are obvious and cheap. Going at it is where it’s at.

There are two sides to interacting with social media. Otherwise spur-of-the-moment thoughts become calcified when published. Writing is taking a stand after all. This introduces extra friction to changing one’s mind.

Before feeds, people had to have intent to visit another person’s page to know what’s up. Success of algorithmic curation to best serve ads flipped this convention. People trade agency for ease. It has become creepy and stalker-ish to do that which is more analogous to what people do offline. Or what people used to.

One could hypothesize that changes online infect expectations during in-person interactions as well. People grasp their opinions tighter. As if by instinct, one knows that the feed would try to get a rise out of oneself to keep oneself hooked. It is easy to conflate arguments for its own sake to commitments to a position. Safe spaces for spirited discussions narrow.

Progress is change. To be better is to change for the better. If you were living in the Dark Ages, would you have known? There has to be a better way to do social media. Meanwhile, I don’t have to if I don’t want to. Enough for today.