taking up some books which seemed to belong together, and putting them on different shelves; nothing more being final about their positions than that they no longer lie side by sideLudwig Wittgenstein
- Hail, Lobster!Burried as I am in books and journal articles, and abjuring the more mass apeal social networks as I do, much in popular culture passes me by. I don’t confess this with any sorrow, nor even much pride, it is just the case, to adopt that hideous phrase: ‘it is what it is.’ As a rule,… Continue reading Hail, Lobster!
- Tool TimeI like to tinker. Perhaps it is a suppressed longing to be a UI developer, perhaps it is because my father wouldn’t let me play with Lego as a child (n.b.: this is only a rhetorical device. My father not only let me play with Lego but spent hours helping me to build and learn).… Continue reading Tool Time
- Bitcoin’s Dirty Little Secrets – PoliticalContinuing from my recent essay, Bitcoin’s Dirty Little Secrets – Environmental, I thought I should give some space to the political dimenion of Bitcoins dirty little secrets. Since the white paper was first published under the name Satoshi Nakamoto, the central premise (pun intended) of Bitcoin has been that: A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash… Continue reading Bitcoin’s Dirty Little Secrets – Political
- Bitcoin’s Dirty Little Secrets – EnvironmentalIt is with no small degree of interest that I have been watching Doug Belshaw’s latest side project unfold, extinction.fyi. I have long been concerned with the negative human impact on our environment and while I am some way off from thinking the world is on fire, it is clear that business as usual is going… Continue reading Bitcoin’s Dirty Little Secrets – Environmental