word-salad, insight, or both?
Erika Hall - @mulegirl: Design thinking is a process for manufacturing the illusion of deterministic innovation.
Yoon Kim - @nicoscosc: “I think [the Sperm Whale’s] broad brow to be full of a prairie-like placidity, born of a speculative indifference as to death. … This Right Whale I take to have been a Stoic; the Sperm Whale, a Platonian, who might have taken up Spinoza in his latter years.”
today's #education gem from the bird:
Cat Sebastian - @CatSWrites: when a teacher says they have a rule because they're getting kids ready for the real world, it's literally never like that in the real world unless you work in the armed services or, like, a 1930s tin mine or something
“It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires.”
“You're only young once, they say, but doesn't it go on for a long time? More years than you can bear.”
― Hilary Mantel
today's gem from the bird-site:
Asiya Miya - @AsiyaMiya: "In life, you have to avoid three geometric figures: vicious circles, love triangles and overly square minds."
Mario Benedetti, The Truce from Quotomania ▶️
Query: are there any Sonic-Pi <sonic-pi.net> afficionados here? i am looking for some beginner help with the making music aspects. #code-as-art
@simsa04 Friday's bad joke - since I am the dishwasher at my home maybe it's time to form a Fellowship of the Sink?
today's bird-site gem:
Void Priestess Octavia Nouzen - @SlimePriestess: Can anyone tell me why this AI I'm trying to align with my pain and fear based ethic system keeps trying to betray me? Am I not punishing it hard enough? I keep hurting it but it keeps defecting as soon as its place in an out of distribution setting, what am I doing wrong here?
today's bird-stie #poetry gem:
Gary Snyder - @GarySnyderQuote:
Falling from a Height, Holding Hands
What was that?
storms of flying glass
& billowing flames
a clear day to the far sky -
better than burning,
We will be
two peregrines diving
all the way down
today's bird-site gem:
92NY Poetry Center - @92NYPoetry: "We have of the universe only inchoate, fragmentary visions, which we complement by arbitrary associations of ideas, creative of dangerous illusions."
— Proust <https://www.proust-ink.com/quotable-i>
today's bird-site #poetry gem:
Natalie Marino - @NatalieGMarino: How to write a poem when you're a little low on inspiration:
1. embrace your melancholy
2. find a few interesting verbs, nouns and adjectives
jump to 3.
I take the easy way sometimes:
Dangerous Meredith - @DangerousMere:
“Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.” - Carl Jung
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