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Gardening involves reaching out towards the future from the present moment, through planting seeds of that future in the soil.
There’s something profound about this, about that moment when you walk out back, behind your house or apartment, or down the block, and break ground. There’s something meditative about the process, about ensuring that the little patch of soil is fertile, and that the location is right for the seeds you have at hand. There’s a connection in these moments, between the spirit and the earth, between the levels of linguistic life & the material conditions.
When we turn our…
✨🎶🏝 if you haven’t thought of something, you can’t do it, because it would never occur to you. and so maybe the horizon line of what’s possible, for a person, is limited to what thoughts they have access to
maybe thoughts are recipes for action, blueprints. which is why reading books, learning languages, & playing video games is a good use of your time, because they add to the catalogue of possible actions you can take, and give you new components & tools for conceptualization & imagination!
books & art are catalogues of possible futures. it’s better to read widely…
It was half-past noon when Sherlock Holmes and I got off the London Underground and walked the last stretch to the outer gates at the campus of Oxford University. Holmes was hitting a weed vape pen as a fireproof replacement for smoking that blasted pipe, and was looking through his magnifying glass at the two guards who stood blocking the entrance to Oxford University Grounds.
“Excuse Me,” Holmes said in his most casual tone, do you mind if my colleague Watson and I were to get past you two? We have an appointment on the campus if you don’t mind…
wind flows in from beyond the vanishing point,
scent of rainstorm night so light on the air,
to full moon beams shining downriver,
and raindrops tap dancing on nightlit avenues,
past autumn leaves tossed forth from waving tree-lines,
to radio frequencies,
broadcasting in golden threads for every level of heaven & earth,
through a prism of networked memories
Subnautica has a wonderful amount of depth and immersive qualities which go far beyond that which you typically see in a game. It’s good, and I liked every single second of it, even the parts when I got scared and started waving my hands in the air dramatically like a sim whose dinner has caught fire. Yes indeed, even in those moments I enjoyed this wonderful game! Subnautica is yet another game which fits into the category of games i would like to live in. …
I would like to explore a very interesting topic, which is that of singularity, and the idea that there are actually millions of them existing everywhere, all the time, sometimes linked together and sometimes floating off on their own. I have written about this elsewhere already, but I want to clarify this idea a little further today before I move on next time to other topics.
From a given perspective, every world introduces itself to that perspective as a singularity, as a point in space, as a title, as some initial sensory cue. When we learn about something existing in…
We’re not so different, you and I, is what the villain says to the hero in some attempt to draw a gradient between the two, as if to say “you could be me, and I you”, but in the end the hero prevails and the villain is thrown back into the great pit, the boundary between them re-established. The credits roll, we pick up our popcorn and head for the exit, all without ever waking up.
Sleepwalking day after day of repeating patterns, for this deadline and that appointment we clear our schedules and fill them up. We set our…
CHAPTER 1 - catching fire
Sherlock Holmes has at times been a good friend to me and I’ve always marveled at his antics, but few stories compare up to the time when he got tangled up in the world of computers. Yes, the case of the Great Computer Virus of Nottingham Corner Square was not a tale one could easily forget! …