The Ironism


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The Ironism

The lair of Lars J. Nilsson. Contains random musings on beer, writing and this thing we call life.

I am terrified by the eternal silence of these infinite spaces.B. Pascal

Mistakes are not just opportunities for learning; they are, in an important sense, the only opportunity for learning or making something truly new.Daniel C. Dennett

Instead of turning away in denial when you make a mistake, you should become a connoisseur of your own mistakes, turning them over in your mind as if they were works of art, which in a way they are.Daniel C. Dennett

Our imagination is stretched to the outmost, not as in fiction, to imagine things which are not really there, but just to comprehend those things that are there.Richard Feynman

Think Easy, Light, Smooth, and Fast. You start with easy, because if that’s all you get, that’s not so bad.Caballo Blanco

You can write it off as “political correctness” if you wish, but the truth is that privilege always lies with the majority. They’re so used to being catered to that they see the lack of catering as an imbalance. David Gaider

Do not make unnecessary comparisons, never judge without reflection, and accept the limits of your own understanding.Lars J. Nilsson

Updated book library: Design and fantasy

My book library have been updated. First, the latest installment of Steven Erikson’s epic fantasy series, The Bonehunters. I am, as I suspect many others, slightly in awe of Erikson. Extremely complex. Extremely well written. Extremely good stuff. The second update is the classic The Design of Everyday Things, by Donald A. Norman. [...]


The things wednesdays know

Tonight the firebird will rise from the ashes, spring will come again and the son be reborn. Funky stuff. Although, as folk tales go, the execution of Christ seems rather unimpressive. And illogical too, I mean, how on earth is that supposed to save us? And lets see, Jesus gets one day of torment and one day of death and then he’s [...]