September 2009

Pessimism is intellectual laziness.

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious” – Albert Einstein

“My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities. I am truly a ‘lone traveler’…” – Albert Einstein

Bike-Eye rearview mirror – a clever way to tuck a mirror on a bike

“It’s bad enough not getting what you want, but it’s even worse to have an idea of what it is you want and find out at the end of the journey that it isn’t in fact what you wanted all along.” – Alain de Botton

My sentiments exactly

Bicycle Comics – Yehuda Moon and the Kickstand Cyclery | His Commute.

Quantum ethics

“By making good choices, doing the right thing, we thicken the stack of universes in which versions of us live reasonable lives. When you succeed, all the copies of you who made the same decision succeed too. What you do for the better increases the portion of the multiverse where good things happen.” – David […]

Buggy Rollin

This is pretty nuts.

Mobile phones today: “Beautiful shiny plastic things with some gangly bag of mostly water tapping away on them”. – Matt Jones.

“An object is a frozen set of social relationships” – Bruce Sterling (~20:00)