It has been an interesting year. I have learned a lot, often from unexpected sources. My views have become increasingly nuanced, and my will to truth firmly established.

Silence and contemplation are no longer filled with anxiety, even during the short and dark days of winter. Next year will be about deepening the practice -- on and out of the cushion; paying attention, shortening the gap between thought and action (in a Moritist way) and finding a Zen sangha to practice with.

"We found him! We finally found him!

The Installation Wizard!"

Empezar el día corriendo y no corriéndote es una forma clara de darte cuenta de que el mundo está enfermo.

Thought and language are excellent tools to grasp that which is useful. Beyond utility, abstractions become rigid and lifeless; we mistake the sacred for petty gods, and impersonal justice for equity. The will to truth is progressively lost; blood is shed at the foot of idols, secular or religious.

the world, it unfolds beautifully
in the petals of a flower, or
in the lines of a circuit board.

Today we celebrate , in remembrance of Shakyamuni Buddha's enlightenment under the pipal tree. It is a long night of intense, focused zazen practice.

To the fediverse sangha: how will you celebrate and practice today?

"We need to become better at being humans. Learning to use symbols and knowledge in new ways, across groups, across cultures, is a powerful, valuable, and very human goal. And it is also one that is obtainable, if we only begin to open our minds to full, complete use of computers to augment our most human of capabilities."

-- Doug Engelbart

I'll try to think about this advice column piece; 'All you have to be is a human being. That’s success. When you’re a human being, life feels satisfying. Everything adds up. Every little thing matters. Look at what you have. This is where it all begins. All you have to do is open your eyes.'

thecut.com/amp/2018/11/im-brok

Today we celebrate , in remembrance of Shakyamuni Buddha's enlightenment under the pipal tree. It is a long night of intense, focused zazen practice.

To the fediverse sangha: how will you celebrate and practice today?

Australia just made Man-In-The-Middle attacks required by law. They call it "the ghost" and every #encryption connection has to be open to the government.

Good luck with that.

#eff

eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/new-

I love the tiny, expanding Gopher network. People hosting small public access shell servers, sometimes with only 128MB RAM, sometimes more, access via a restricted shell, sometimes with git, sometimes with a weird publishing system, all of them with Gopher hosting. 😍
gopher://cosmic.voyage
gopher://zaibatsu.circumlunar.
gopher://republic.circumlunar.
gopher://consensus.circumlunar
gopher://dome.circumlunar.spac
It feels like the old days!

#WorldWideWebnesday Rules:

🙆🏻‍♀️🆗:
+ blogposts
+ handcrafted HTML sites
+ old GeoCities pages
+ webrings
+ webzines

🙅🏻‍♀️🆖:
+ Medium/Tumblr posts
+ Toot/tweet threads
+ things published in formal publications (Slate, Times, Teen Vogue)
+ anything not archivable (eg, which must be accessed through a web app)
+ PDFs

If the only factor that kept you from kernel dev is the fact that Linus isn't a very agreeable person, and you now believe that once a community becomes "super inclusive" and "non toxic" you will get involved - you won't.

These are all feelgood excuses to make you feel like you're actually doing something and that there's a reason why you're cocooning yourself from potential failures and learning experience, also making others responsible for processing your own emotions.

if a "hostile environment" keeps you out of kernel development, and by "hostile environment" you mean there are people who would just say things the way they are without being polite, but not actually attacking anyone, and you're not used to being wrong or fighting your way through, then the problem is on you as an individual to grow thicker skin and do the things you enjoy regardless, not on the "community" to bring in identity politics

feel free to block/unfollow.

Sometimes I think that we should stop watching Hollywood & Netflix series and all of that because it projects certain (read: US-specific) morals onto us even if we recognize that and feel like we're unaffected.

Similar with other media.

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