“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“Part of our fears about the world ending must stem from the strange reality that for each of us our world will end, and soon. In that sense, maybe apocalyptic anxieties are mostly a byproduct of humanity’s astonishing capacity for narcissism — how could the world possibly survive the death of its single-most important inhabitant, me?”

— Humanity’s Temporal Range, The Anthropocene Reviewed, John Green
Some things I noticed 08/19/2020:
  1. How do you stick two fiber cables together?
  2. In a rare moment, practical considerations outweighed ideology.” 😌
  3. decrease in frequency average affecting electric clocks; they show currently a delay of close to six minutes
  4. This is the largest known case of illegal fishing perpetrated by a single industrial fleet operating in another nation’s waters
  5. P2 organizes all your files, projects, and conversations on one screen, so your team can collaborate from anywhere.
  6. To write the entire English language, a stenographer’s dictionary is often made up of over 100,000 entries.
  7. a version of Minesweeper where you will never be penalised when forced to guess
  8. Magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Masbate
  9. Morning Waterbug — Pomplamoose
  10. Silver Linings Playbook

Some things I noticed 08/01/2020:
  1. Let ’em eat cake!
  2. people who are the most alarmist about the problems also oppose obvious solutions
  3. the first season is basically the story of a guy who really, really believes that political norms will protect him
  4. The nation never delayed a presidential election. Not when Lincoln was expected to lose. Not in Great Depression. Not World War II.
  5. to become a data fiduciary that manages people’s information for them; [Google] developing software that can mine encrypted data.
  6. A good-enough piece of artwork violently created now is better than a perfect piece of artwork meticulously created never.
  7. [The] brain [is] already capable of imagining things spoken in other people’s voices. How far computers have caught up.
  8. Ann Sandig — 90s Anime Medley
  9. So I chained myself to a friend
  10. まだ間に合うかな。。。

Some things I noticed 07/31/2020:
  1. “We will meet many obstacles on our way to Mars. But as humans, we’ll not give up. We will always persevere.”
  2. The one that we saw at Rizal (stadium) is unacceptable. That is negligence on the part of whoever organized it.
  3. the DA would indemnify the farm owner at P80 per head or a total of P3.09 million; migratory birds could be carriers
  4. How to deal with the never ending shit barrage of the human experience.
  5. I’m having more and more just apathy which feels really good.
  6. Mark Joseph Ola-a — Sepak Takraw
  7. Remake Doctor Who but spelt Hu.
  8. Allie SherlockShallow, I will Survive, Ain’t No Sunshine
  9. Reneé Dominique — At Last
  10. Free your mind

Some things I noticed 07/21/2020:
  1. Israeli doctor reinfected with coronavirus 3 months after recovering
  2. Upscaled with neural networks footage from the dawn of film taken in Tokyo, Japan from 1913-1915.
  3. UAE engineers had just six years, and their government tasked them with building the spacecraft themselves — not buying it.
  4. [If] we do not bring new companies, by national security necessity we will nationalise warfighting capabilities in the defence industrial base
  5. nine high-profile inmates of the New Bilibid Prison, mostly convicted drug lords, were reported to have died due to COVID-19
  6. Procmon is a Linux reimagining of the classic Procmon tool from the Sysinternals suite of tools for Windows.
  7. “Uh-oh.” “It got split!” “Run!” “He made it.”
  8. Pomplamoose — Les copains d’abord
  9. the peggies「センチメートル」
  10. 『風の谷のナウシカ』 予告

Some things I noticed 07/11/2020:
  1. The main reason we want you to wear a mask is to protect ME from YOU.
  2. Geneva-based World Meteorological Organization said there’s a 70% chance that the 1.5-degree mark will be exceeded in a single month between 2020 and 2024.
  3. Much as we want to work with the aforesaid media network, we have to abide by the resolution of the House committee.
  4. I thought, ‘I’m going to die here, I don’t want to keep trying.’ But then I saw a flash of light. I thought, ‘I hope it’s not God.’
  5. I thank everyone who has been with me in my life. I am always sorry to my family because I’ve given them only pains.
  6. the ease of Moncrieff’s translations also started a fistfight, ongoing, about whether his Proust is Proust, near Proust, Anglicized Proust, or not Proust at all.
  7. We figured out who our best customers were and made sure they were the ones we were asking for reviews.
  8. we’re one step closer to the vision of browser-based torrents
  9. Never Gonna Give You Up — Choir!
  10. Comment te dire adieu

Some things I noticed 06/21/2020:
  1. “That old berk, Thought the sun shone out of my brother’s every orifice, he did.” 😂 — Aberforth re: Elphias Doge re: Albus
  2. CERN would build an electron-positron to maximize production of Higgs bosons. Later, the machine would be replaced by a proton-proton smasher
  3. The hand-to-hand fighting lasted for up to eight hours, in pitch darkness, and while no shots were fired the battle was fought with rocks and clubs.”
  4. Activists just toppled the Junipero Serra statue in Golden Gate Park here in San Francisco
  5. The company has never been able to break into the social space, online activity that generates scads of lucrative data for targeting ads.”
  6. My experience convinced me I was not smart enough to be an expert in the theory of algorithms and that I liked procedural languages better than functional ones
  7. It’s the End of the World as We Know It