Tell Don't Ask

Inspired by the GOOS book and retro propaganda posters, I wondered what a government with a strict focus on the principles of good object-oriented design... Read more

12 July 2013


Midi Value Reference

A quick post, mainly for me, because I always have trouble remembering or finding the correct reference midi values for standard tuning on the guitar... Read more

20 September 2012


Excellent Foppery

This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune,–often the surfeit of our own behavior,–we make guilty of our... Read more

25 April 2012


Man's Original Virtue

Every fact of science was once damned. Every invention was considered impossible. Every discovery was a nervous shock to some orthodoxy. Every artistic innovation was... Read more

10 April 2012


Begin Taking Action

Begin taking action now, while being neurotic or imperfect or a procrastinator or unhealthy or lazy or any other label by which you inaccurately describe... Read more

02 April 2012


Charles Chilton Moore

Fifteen hundred years ago, Constantine, who murdered his own wife and children, started the Christian religion. From that day to this that religion has been... Read more

16 February 2012



Biographical history, as taught in our public schools, is still largely a history of boneheads: ridiculous kings and queens, paranoid political leaders, compulsive voyagers, ignorant... Read more

04 February 2012


Discreet Sheep

We are discreet sheep; we wait to see how the drove is going, and then go with the drove. We have two opinions: one private,... Read more

03 February 2012



No man dies for what he knows to be true. Men die for what they want to be true, for what some terror in their... Read more

29 January 2012