Trying to fix problems with Manjaro can be annoying, but it’s an ultimately rewarding experience. I feel like I’m learning something, and it’s nice to know that my hardware is running on software that isn’t trying to sell me something (like those constant prompts to try Bing and Edge built into the Windows 11 desktop). … Continue reading I’m enjoying Manjaro Linux →
“Get rid of all that is unnecessary. Wabi – sabi means treading lightly on the planet and knowing how to appreciate whatever is encountered, no matter how trifling, whenever it is encountered. […] In other words, wabi – sabi tells us to stop our preoccupation with success — wealth, status, power, and luxury—and enjoy the … Continue reading Balance →
Matrix Resurrections was ok. It was quite a bit better than I expected and I appreciated the self-deprecating humor in the scenes discussing a possible fourth Matrix video game and the direction it should take. I kind of wonder if the dialogue about it moving forward with or without Keanu’s approval was something that actually … Continue reading “…my captain’s agency…” – Matrix Resurrections →
“To be is to be perceived, and so to know thyself is only possible through the eyes of the other. The nature of our immortal lives is in the consequences of our words and deeds, that go on apportioning themselves throughout all time. Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are … Continue reading The Revelation of Sonmi-451 →
A conversation I had on Mastodon about COVID-19 vaccinations: Covid: Huge protests across Europe over new restrictions, yikes https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-59363256 @email@example.com At this point, vaccine mandates are just about control. We don’t live in monarchies or dictatorships. People have a right to make their own choices about medical procedures. Let them make their choices and deal … Continue reading A conversation about COVID-19 vaccines and bodily autonomy →
There’s obviously a lot of creative license going on here, but the idea and execution are both amazing. There’s a lot of this type of music available on YouTube and I feel like I could get a good work out in while listening to this. It’s a lot more motivating than the popular workout playlists … Continue reading Viking War Songs →
When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. The Dalai Lama When I read this quote by the Dalai Lama, I thought about the times that I’ve lost my patience and said or done … Continue reading Maintaining inner peace through right speech and action →
I lived on the second floor of this building in Bell, West Germany as a kid in 1986/1987. It’s sort of an odd feeling, thinking that I lived in a country that no longer exists. This was during the Cold War and on the front lines of nuclear annihilation, but I was too young to … Continue reading Childhood home in West Germany (1986) →
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