Rainbow like the fall color lept off the hillside and across the valley.
In bright sunshinee, looking at the base, some trees were a multi-colored
mix of leaves and refraction. And then above, a second dimmer bow, double rainbow!
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the sandwitch at the end of the rainbow
Homemade bread, the second-to-last tomato of summer, mesquite smoked turkey, and marinated mozarella.
so good that butter detracts from it
Baked a really ugly flatish loaf of bread, that's the best tasting and best
textured bread I've ever eaten. (Granted, being fresh from the oven makes
this a slightly unfair comparison.) After a year of learning (and the summer
off), I feel I am only getting started on baking.
Pulled off the street into Radio Bristol to see the Indigo Girls! Live on air, and I was ten feet from the stage. I've been a fan for 19 years so this was super.
Running gpg --gen-key and about ready to call in the entropy delivery drones.
pay checks and type checks
Buckets used today: Water bucket, token bucket
Proofs of work used today: hash based, physical vault containing heavy books with locks based
(I should bake bread too, then I could say.. Blooms used today: Yeast bloom, bloom filters)
Can mosty coast down from my house to the river. Return trip not too bad except the last half mile walk up the driveway. Biking along the river road, past fresh-cut hay fields is a delight, looking forward to fall.
Made it all the way to my favorite swimming hole. Thanks for the bike, dad!
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My reasoning on living forever has long been that there are exactly two possibilities:
- At some point your mind stops changing at all, or are stuck in some form of loop forever.
- Your mind keeps changing forever, and so must eventually completely diverge from the person you started out as.
Both are existentally terrifying, so I'm glad it's only a thought experient. Apparenlty this is called Apeirophobia and afflicts the reliigous more viscerally.
I'd happily take a thousand years to think it over some more. ;)Show all 6 replies
Egan has a great discussion of this toward the end of Schild's Ladder:
“How do you carry something from here to there, and keep it the same? You move it step by step, keeping it parallel in the only way that makes sense. You climb Schild's ladder.”
Tchicaya didn't ask if the prescription could be extended beyond physics; as an answer to his fears, it was only a metaphor. But it was a metaphor filled with hope. Even as he changed, he could watch himself closely, and judge whether he was skewing the arrow of his self.
Maybe. Small errors add up. But also, I never said it wasn't a phobia. ;)
Christopher Allan Webber likes this.@firstname.lastname@example.org there's also the possibility that your core self remains somewhat static while your experiential memories change
facebook walled-garden-pretending-to-be-internet.org rocket crashes on launch
Hope this is not a big setback. For SpaceX anyway.
Fixed a bug yesterday where laziness made my code 16 times as fast as it was supposed to be.
Learned Servant, and implemented my http API using it in the time it took to run "stack install servant". (Granted, over a slow modem.)
That's a full server implementation, and a full client side implementation. And it's fully type safe. 66 lines of code.