When they discovered that reality was more complicated than they thought, they just swept the complexity under a carpet of epicycles. That is, they created unnecessary complexity. This is an important point. The universe is complex, but it’s usefully complex.— Larry Wall
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Category Archives: Diary
After taking a sabbatical from university for a semester, I am back and ready to try make a good go of it.
I warn you, O Gentle Reader, that what follows is self-indulgent.
I’ve been going over my old K5 diaries. I’m amazed by some of it, disturbed by other bits, and nostalgic for the days of yore.
Well the news is that wikipedia cracked 200,000 articles, so long as you count all the incidentals and stubs. But that’s “pressable” so good luck to them. It’s nevertheless a really fun place to browse; and it makes one imagine … Continue reading
“Passion meets Reason, they fall in love, the end”. I was once asked why I was a Liberal. This was what I sent them a few days later. The Americans amongst you may find it confusing – being Australian, “Liberal” … Continue reading