Thursday, March 06, 2014

Pain Trumps Pleasure

I've been working with a pain/pleasure type feedback system lately and one of the problems I was working on was requiring me to determine if pleasure could be meaningful when consecutive with pain, or if pain necessarily disrupts the pleasure which only returns when the pain is removed.  Decisions were made related to the code goals but the question was interesting, I've found myself thinking about it several times since then.  I also feel a bit more appreciative of the potential depth of Epicurus's philosophy.

must a moment be free of pain
before we can call it pleasurable?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

We cannot keep that which we love
for the imperfect must change.

So we practice saying "Yes"
Until living grows less strange.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

“Philosophy calls for simple living, not for doing penance, and the simple way of life need not be a crude one.” 

Seneca

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Skeptic quote

"And no man knows distinctly anything,
And no man ever will."
Xenophanes

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fellow Texans

Illegal immigrants are my neighbors.  I treat them as I would want to be treated.  This includes both interpersonal relationships and how I vote.  It has to include both.  I don't believe in God, but I do agree with Jesus on this topic.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Sunday, July 08, 2012

Multitasking Hubris

Doing too much with too little
Achieves less than doing
Little with enough.