Efforts to understand, improve, or do less harm to the world around me.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Kevin Smith on the meaning of life

This talk has echoed with me more than once over the past two years and provided an unpleasant but maybe necessary perspective on life. 

The biggest switch I've had to accept is how we always think of a death in war or getting eaten by a bear as worse than dying in the modern world, but is that even true?  Confronting your idea of a good death seems almost invariably a side-channel question into a good life.

Junk by Dre

I knew they weren't premium headphones, but I didn't realize how close to garbage they were.  Beats by Dre could have been a great way to introduce a broader population to premium audio.  Instead it's just a gross money grab by people who have plenty of cash.

There's some question built into this around whether or not Dre started out making good stuff and then things got pushed down, but he clearly hasn't made any effort to distance himself from the product.

Instead, I recommend these cheap, good quality bud headphones.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A step past satire

None of the other responses to the mass-shooting in Orlando sounded like anything I hadn't heard 20x before so it was nice to hear Samatha Bee say something new.

Monday, June 06, 2016

The truth hurts

Edit: One more: