“I have this friend Jerry Zorthian, who is a crazy artist. We’d have these discussions about art and science. Jerry would say, you scientists destroy the beauty of Nature. You pick it apart and turn everything into equations!
“And I’d say that’s ridiculous! Scientific knowledge only adds to the excitement and mystery and the awesomeness of a flower. Someday science is going to figure out how art is done—and then you boys are going to be in big trouble!”
— The Richard Feynman character in Peter Parnell’s 2002 play QED
Roy Fielding’s knuckle tattoos say LOVEOAS and HATEOAS
This Christmas playlist on YouTube contains 25 songs and 139 key changes.
“So we can argue whether ‘guys’ is or isn’t gender neutral, but for an awful lot of both men and women, ‘people’ isn’t even gender neutral.” — Kate Gregory, “Thoughts about ‘guys’ ”
TIL: It’s possible for a single “git push” command to force-update some refs but not others. For example, “git push origin +develop master” is like a combination of “git push --force origin develop” and “git push origin master”. See the git-push docs.
As expected, Trump walked into the turkey pardoning and pardoned Saudi Arabia instead.
I know we’re not supposed to have a lot of exceptions to the First Amendment, but should people really be allowed to put “Flour” in the name of their gluten-free bakeries?
If anyone reading has a Lobsters account and wants to invite me, I’d greatly appreciate it!
“The shame over an incident like Baraboo’s shouldn’t be merely over the fact that it happened. It should be felt over the fact that when it happens, we pretend like nobody could have seen it coming.” — Monica Hesse in The Washington Post
Romulan Ale is illegal in the Federation, sir, and I never slice!
I thought the race for director of the Marin Municipal Water District was going to be the most boring one on the ballot, but one candidate is promising “tasty water” and the other supports “expanded use of goats.” I don’t know what to think!