A friend asked me that, ¿What is the meaning of life? It would be relapse of me not to quote the wisest of men:
to defeat his enemies, to drive them before him, to take from them all they possess, to see those they love in tears, to ride their horses, and to hold their wives and daughters in his arms – Genghis Khan
That was a joke. This sad tyranny of political correctness we live in forces me to preemptive disclaimers.
There are a thousand clever things to say when asked the meaning of life, but those answers are more replies than explanations. In cases like that, i tend to assume the question is defective, that it does not in fact dig into what it means to dig. Read More »
Um amigo me perguntou isso aí em cima. Eu seria relapso se não apresentasse a resposta do mais sábio dos sábios:
Dizimar seus inimigos e estuprar suas esposas. — Genghis Khan
Isso é uma piada. Vivemos num mundo tão tosco que eu sou obrigado a colocar uma retratação depois.
O lance é que há um milhão de coisas “espertas” pra se dizer depois dessa pergunta, mas, no fundo, nenhuma dessas coisas responde. Nesses casos, eu tendo a pressupor que a pergunta está mal formulada — ou, inversamente negando, que a pergunta tem baixo poder de penetração.
Isso também foi uma piada. Read More »
I do change my passwords fairly often. I do have a defence doctrine of sorts and, albeit i can not claim it to be sophisticated or safe, at least i gave some thought to the whole issue of information security. My belief is that it will become more and more important to do so as time goes by, and that if you don’t do it pre-emptively you are begging to learn the hard way, that is, by being a victim of an attack.
Whatever. That is not what i come to tell you today.
I want to tell you about the impression that discipline, like for example the discipline of changing passwords every n or m days, is a form of prison. From that feeling, that notion, that idea, from that comes a host of weird untenable prejudices that leave us at yet another dichotomy. Meh. Capital Meh. Read More »
Last post ended up more into “rants and raves” category than a real well-developed thought or idea, and in many many ways the one before that, that gave origin to it, was the same (considering i wrote that at an emusic party, it’s just so appropriate), but the thing i was trying to say is better than that, i do not know if it could shine through in the end. “For a life less ordinary” — society-wide. Not only for all of the people living in said society, but for the society itself.
For, it should be clear by now, our collective self has become very affluent, very well-stocked in all manner of luxury and things, but it has also become monumentally ordinary. And i think this is a disaster for recipe. Read More »