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Enduring philosophies and favorite quotes

When the ground starts moving beneath their feet, they reach for answers that seem solid, even if they are simplistic.


Playlist pieces

Everyone falls but not everyone rises.
What if the world were a little more perfect?
Would you stop crying? Would you take the leap?


These are the scars that silence carved on me.


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26 May 2024 Sunday

The Last Question by Isaac Asimov

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The Last Question by Isaac Asimov, read by Leonard Nimoy

Read the full text here.

24 May 2024 Friday

Outside by Brandon Sanderson

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19 October 2023 Thursday

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Pantheon is really, really good you guys.

27 October 2021 Wednesday

Pixel 6 Pro thoughts

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Some offhanded Google Pixel 6 Pro thoughts, before I have it in hand:

Finally ! respectable storage amount available. Seems a bit small for today’s day and age, yet four times better than last year, which was definitely at least 3 years out of date.

I’ve been excited about the camera, however not excited to hear that a lot of its abilities are dependent on specific shooting modes: you have to have that specific mode running while taking the picture. Grr. Other phones have excellent macro lenses these days; no such thing from Pixel. Grr. Sounds like the impressive low-light abilities still depend on long hold-steady-for-the-open-shutter times. Grr.

It will be interesting to adjust back to a big phone, after the small Pixel 5; I was a big-phone person always before — I like having lots of screen real estate. I also like being able to put my phone in my pocket. ::Sad about losing the latter.

22 October 2021 Friday

Comparing Spigen cases

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I’m deciding on a case for the Pixel 6 Pro, very probably a Spigen. In my experience, Spigen cases are very reliably form-fitting, thin, while providing fair protection given their slim size. I don’t need heavy/rugged protection, I prefer thin and lightweight, although I appreciate a bit of protection so that my phone can survive the occasional fall without incident.

Spigen Rugged Armor for Pixel 6 Pro: full coverage, thin, multiple textures, physically flexible material, feels protective, feels good and gripped well in hand
Spigen Liquid Air for Pixel 6 Pro: full coverage, thinnest, textured, physically flexible material
Spigen Ultra Hybrid for Pixel 6 Pro: full coverage, good firmness, thin while providing protection
Spigen Thin Fit for Pixel 5: full coverage, good firmness, thin while providing protection
Spigen Liquid Crystal for Pixel 3XL: full coverage, good firmness, good look though slightly thicker/plastic feel
Spigen Rugged Armor for Pixel 2XL: full coverage, good feel, thin while providing protection
Spigen Thin Fit for Pixel 2XL: limited coverage: many open gaps around buttons, rubbish protection, prone to breakage

26 October 2020 Monday

Comparing the Bose NC700 and the Sony WH-1000XM4

slated in mainstream, consumed at 7:50 pm

TL;DR The sound through either of these headphones is fine, solid noise-cancelling, fairly comfortable, the software has notable issues and my user experience with both has been frustrating; UX a bit worse with the Sony, call quality is bad with the Sony especially for the person on the other end of the call.

Update, seven months later: I’m definitely not happy with either of them, though I enjoy several parts of life much better with good noise-cancelling headphones on. If I had to do it over again, I would choose the Bose for slightly better UX and significantly better phone calls (particularly for the experience of the person on the other end, blocking out unwanted background noise on my end).

Update ~13 months later: Sony is an Awful experience I will definitely not put myself through this again. Noise-cancelling is great, experience is awful.

09 August 2019 Friday

New Orleans oysters

New Orleans has alll the oysters and many of them have visited my belly and I am a happy.

31 January 2019 Thursday

Timshel, Bernard.

Westworld said timshel! Anthony Hopkins said timshel. ::happy me::

16 October 2018 Tuesday

Better on the outside

slated in consumed, mainstream at 1:20 pm

I don’t like the new interior of the entrance. Now instead of “bigger on the inside”, it’s “extra-dimensional addition that couldn’t be seen/accessed from the outside”.
… Maybe they’ll explain some brilliant reasoning for all this. Until then, I don’t like it.

09 October 2018 Tuesday

Side-by-side Comparison: Google Pixel 4 XL (2019) vs. Pixel 3 XL (2018) vs. Google Pixel 2 XL (2017)

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Spreadsheet to Compare Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 4 XL phones by Google. (Added Pixel 4XL October 15, 2019)

128gb storage capacity is perfectly respectable as an option, however as a maximum option for storage capacity it is simply pathetic in 2018. It was woeful in 2017. All the more impressively pathetic in 2019.

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