"The undiscerning mind is like the root of the tree, it absorbs equally everything it touches, even the poison that would kill it."—Kung Fu (television series) Recently, I got into an online discussion where someone was trying to convince me that I should listen to some podcast that explained some current conspiracy related to the … Continue reading Openness & Discernment
"'People now have the freedom to have crosscutting identities in different domains. At church, I’m one thing. At work, I’m something else. I’m something else at home, or with my friends. The ability not to have an identity that one carries from sphere to sphere but, rather, to be able to slip in and adopt … Continue reading The Philosopher Redefining Equality | The New Yorker
"'I wish someone had told me when I was much younger that I didn’t have to have an airtight legal case for a breakup — all I had to have was a desire to no longer be in that relationship,' she writes. 'I would have saved myself a lot of time.'" —Kelli María Korducki. "Leaving … Continue reading Trying is Lying
Unfree BIOS Software Surfing the web one day, I came across a mention of libreboot, a free software replacement for BIOS firmware used to load and run operating systems that's been around since December 12, 2013. For many years, the only system you could buy with a free BIOS that could run free software was … Continue reading Freedom & Limits: The ASUS C201 with libreboot and Parabola Linux
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LineageOS is an alternative operating system for your phone. It's what Android looks like before the device manufacturers and phone carriers start adding software. Installing it is also an interesting exercise in how taking more control of technology often means taking more responsibility and risk. Note: Installing alternative operating systems like LineageOS on your phone … Continue reading Installing LineageOS on a Samsung Device
"The reward for accepting unpredictability is meaning. Unlike the abyss faced by makers, the plurality of other humans who are the object of action don’t just stare back. Sometimes they accept your invitation to play on; they join you in continuing the game. To act, in the Arendt sense, is to issue a call to … Continue reading Freedom vs. Sovereignty