The Lathe of Heaven

The quality of the will to power is, precisely, growth. Achievement is  its cancellation. To be, the will to power must increase with each  fulfillment, making the fulfillment only a step to a further one. The  vaster the power gained the vaster the appetite for more.-Ursula K. Le Guin,…

Robert Penn Warren

[T]he self is never to be found, but must be created, not the happy accident of passivity, but the product of a thousand actions, large and small, conscious or unconscious, performed not “away from it all,” but in the face of “it all,” for better or for worse, in…

Capi Blanchet

Enjoyment is always greatest when you have enough contrast to measure it by.– Capi Blanchet, author of The Curve of Time…

Barbara Follett

The old canoe was full of grub. Nothing to worry about, then; nothing to do but paddle. When we came to a good place, we stopped and swam. It was a peaceful, swinging life, full of sunshine, without special adventure. It needed no adventure beyond itself.…

Burundi

My brother, my dad, and I traveled to Burundi to install a solar system at a rural teaching hospital. The whole experience was technicolor, and I was challenged to my core. As an "umuzungu", everything I thought I understood about the inequities of life was given a visceral dimension and…

TinyTDS: Adaptive Server connection failed

I have been dealing with a gnarly bug trying to connect a Rails backend to an external Microsoft SQLServer host from inside a Docker container. Here's a few considerations for Future Me™. Make sure your docker container is running in network_mode: "host". This sets your docker containers…

Philip Britts

There are so many songs that need to be sung.There are so many beautiful things that awaitThe sensitive hand to pick them upFrom this strange din of busy living.– Philip Britts…