In the brief and total darkness that preceded the trailers, I thought of how our love of convenience and anxiety over interpersonal interaction had allowed me to walk into a privately owned movie theater, speak to no one, and secure a seat for myself to see a film I couldn’t in good conscience support, for […]
The story of my life (courtesy The Neo-Generalist, p. 237): When you derive energy from the acquisition of knowledge and combinatory play, too much time spent doing the same thing can have an entropic effect. If your objective is to effect transformations, once that has been achieved it is the moment to move on to […]
When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.
“If you ask amateurs to act as front-line security personnel, you shouldn’t be surprised when you get amateur security.” Bruce Schneier – Economist Detained for Doing Math on an Airplane
Knowing a solution is at hand is a huge advantage… Uncertainty is far more challenging.
When D&D types win a war like this, however, they don’t try to erase the perspective of the enemies who once threatened them. They have too much respect for the source material. In the 1980s, angry mobs of parents burned their kids’ D&D books. Those kids, now grown up, digitize and annotate the pamphlets that […]
The authors provided indications of how the officers’ personal goals conflicted with personnel policies, but made no mention of what needs the military services presented that the officers were best suited to fill. This is a reality of any career, not just the military. You can have a great set of skills and experiences. But […]