Abstractions are everywhere. Loops are abstractions. Functions are abstractions. Programming languages themselves are abstractions over machine code, which itself is an abstraction over transistors flickering off and on really fast. It’s abstractions all the way down.https://www.joshwcomeau.com/career/clever-code-considered-harmful/
Too Much and Never Enough review
A devastating read, from cover to cover. Particularly the prologue, wherein Mary Trump really unloads on her uncle. It’s cringe worthy to bear witness to such a public family feud, but if anyone has a right to this much frustration, it’s her.
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Unwanted logo changes
Why must quality bankable podcasts change their logos?
Evangelicalism in the Trump Era
I grew up in the Evangelical Christian world. Its various tenets that were most vaulted were:
- Missions (spreading the Gospel to other nations)
- Marriage sanctity and nuclear family (one man / one woman, having children)
- Christian education (curriculum designed for Christian families to be apart from non-Christian public education)
- American patriotism (gun rights, strict Constitutional interpretation, nationalism, pledge of allegiance, etc.)
- Republican political activism
Halloween streaming, 2019
[stextbox id=’info’ caption=’Authors note’]This post was written last year during October and was never released. If I’m going to be late, better to wait until Halloween 2020, right?[/stextbox]
Well, it’s that time again: time to watch an obscene number of scary movies and shows in celebration of the month of Halloween.
The Power review
What would a Bizzaro version of The Handmaid’s Tale look like?
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Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them
I adored this book for all the awkward reasons at this moment in history.
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sex and the Church, two book reviews
Here are a couple church-related recent book reviews. I tend to gravitate toward the ex-evangelical genre, as these two wonderful books attest.
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Blake Crouch’s Recursion
The premise of recursion, like Crouch’s other novels, is very unique. He’s definitely an up-and-coming voice in sci-fi.
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Review: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have 167 highlights and 11 notes in my Kindle for this book. That’s a new record for me. “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone” is a beautiful book. Nearly every page is dripping with empathy, as Gottlieb tours us through her pyschotherapy practice, showing the inner lives and thoughts of her patients — and her own.
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