Ethan Marcotte now blogs at Unstoppable Robot Ninja.

Weblog entry:

Get some sleep, tiger.

Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.

Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach, ll. 29-37

And that concludes my commentary on the current insanity occurring on the global stage — thanks for putting up with my rants of late. Wherever you are, whichever side of the ocean you’re on, please be safe and well.

I’ve come to the conclusion that Boston drivers are out to prove Darwin wrong on a daily basis, if not a minute-by-minute one. For a town as relatively uncongested as this one, you’d think that the site of Volvos kamikaziing into the midst of busy intersections would be a rather uncommon one ([ed.] — not that this sentence was weighted with sarcasm or anything, oh no). Road rage while stuck driving into the center of Boston on Interstate 93? Sure, understandable. But doing wind sprints across a relatively untrafficked, poorly lit side street with your Jeep Grand Cherokee with three feet to spare between your monstrous side door and the lone, smaller-than-thou oncoming vehicle? Wait, I hear Mensa calling.

Ah, good to see that the nightmare is finally over.

Lizzy just sent me a link to prepare me for flying. As I said yesterday, I only date the funny girls.

On the docket for later today: an art exhibit curated by iKatun called info@blah: overload and organization. Sounds like a really interesting treatment of a pretty important topic — from the press release:

In daily life we travel through a sea of raw, unfiltered data which subtly and imperceptibly jockeys for primacy in our attention span and memory space. Sometimes we succeed in filtering out the noise, but sometimes the chaos permeates our understanding in ways that are both conscious and unconscious. The lack of synthesis caused by this overload impedes our ability to respond, potentially plunging us into cognitive discord, demanding that we navigate a labyrinth of information loops and propaganda. The result is an intellectual and experiential culture of both productive and misprocessed information. This is a domain where perception shifts and misinformation easily gains sway.

Hope one of the three of you can make it.


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