The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism – ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.— Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Category Archives: Navel Gazing
So there has been a spat going on, where Mitch Altman is parting ways* with other important folks in the Maker movement over concerns about their accepting DARPA money for STEM education. The organization accepting the grant is largely being … Continue reading
I only remember a dream every year or so, but I realized on the way back from getting breakfast with friends this morning that a book I thought I’d been reading was entirely in a dream. It was a long … Continue reading
Failed to work up requisite give-a-fuck this morning, had no pressing obligations until the early afternoon. Result: breakfast of poached eggs with fresh scones and a latte. In a related note, I need a better scone recipe.
Having my “work project” be finishing the code generator and simulator fronted for LARK, and my “play project” be coaxing uClibc and TCC to build for Android (demonstrably possible, it’s just a question of if I’m clever and/or tenacious enough…) … Continue reading
Another year older, and again much the same, although not exactly as expected; I got a repulsive mixture of “no”s and bullshit offers on the round of PhD applications I sent out last year, and will be in Lexington for … Continue reading
I thought I was going for a nice long skate in the beautiful weather. My heart, lungs, and left (lift) knee had other plans, and cut me off at a little under 30 minutes. I didn’t realize I was that … Continue reading
I’ve spent the last several months discovering ways in which LLVM is excessive, ill-behaved, oversold, broken or simply lying in it’s documentation while working on my master’s project. In fact, that is almost ALL of what I accomplished in the … Continue reading
You, the programmer, have a problem you would like to solve. This is what progammers do, but since it seems like a common problem, so you leap to t3h googles for a solution: “Oh great google god, this lazy progammer … Continue reading