nate of nine

Month: December 2016

Googling in the Woods

Googling in the Woods

As Douglas Adams effectivley pointed out, 42 is “the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything” but is valueless if we don’t know what the question is. The internet can answer almost any question if you know what to ask. Filter […]

Weekend Reads – Dec 17, 2016

Joan Didion on Self-Respect For the past half-century, Joan Didion (b. December 5, 1934) has been dissecting the complexities of cultural chaos with equal parts elegant anxiety, keen criticism, and moral imagination. No, you’re not entitled to your opinion …I’m sure you’ve heard the expression […]

Arc theme for Slack

I quite enjoy the Arc theme for Linux. Personally, I use the solid version as Electron-based applications don’t leverage transparency and stand out slightly otherwise. I also use Slack almost non-stop every day and wanted to make sure it fit in well so I put […]

Weekend Reads – Dec 10, 2016

Attentional Bias: Why You Talk Yourself Into Buying the Thing You’re Obsessing Over in Your Head… and How to Stop It Attentional bias is the tendency of our perception to be affected by our recurring thoughts. For example, people who frequently think about the clothes […]

A Tale of Two Communities

A few quick important notes before I begin. I am a huge fan, supporter, and fervent believer in open source. It is not “the only way” but I do firmly believe it is a necessary and good way. I am intentionally not mentioning any specific […]