Glen Ellen, California
Two powerful and opposing drives — the desire to enjoy the world and the urge to set the world straight.
TIL the famous Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times”…isn’t actually Chinese at all.
Love to see this: no-touch security updates for consumer OSes. About time too, servers have had them for a while, unattended-upgrades etc. Now do Windows and Android and browsers. 😎
Beans, beans, the magical fruit
The more you eat, the more you toot
The more you toot, the better you feel
So let’s have beans with every meal
Global average lifespan in 1900 was just 32 years old. 32! It’s now 73, more than double, just a century and change later.
I knew it had increased, but still, staggering reminder. Just one of many ways the world has improved massively in recent history.
Your brain is not your friend.
First pianissississimo I’ve ever seen in the wild, maybe. Not sure my fingers are physically capable of playing that quietly.
(Rachmaninoff, Barcarolle, Op. 10 no. 3, top of page 5.)