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Mika. Berlin based developer/designer/coagulator. Likes bouldering, black metal and bread.

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I've been using a Github Project to track my progress - essentially a little scrum/kandban board. Really useful! Though how little the green bar has been filled makes me a little anxious.

Been overhauling over the past couple of days. Lots more to go, but my refactoring was super satisfying. It has a much better structure, is properly tested, and should make adding the 60-ish proposed endpoints a breeze.

Reading the Rorty's introduction to Sellar's "Empiricism and Philosophy of Mind" and it's very fun. This bit made me giggle:

'I once took the liberty of asking Sellars, "If a man chooses to bind the spirit of Hegel in the fetters of Carnap, how shall he find readers?" I was attempting a pastiche of W G Pogson-Smith's question about Spinoza: "If a man chooses to bind the spirit of Christ in the fetters of Euclid, how shall he find readers?" Sellars was not amused.'

Sort of annoyed at myself that Faereld is my most used tool, the one I've put the most time and thought into, and I *still* cannot come up with a cool and meaningful logo/sigil for the thing. Arghhh

Wrote a thing on Faereld that mght be interesting to fellow temporalnauts

Anyone interested in my talk ++ slides from Berlin Python Pizza today can find them on Byrgen.

Prepared my slide deck for Saturday. Talk is just a couple seconds over 10 minutes, but I should make it! I'll stick the write up on Byrgen too.

I especially like the bit where he dunks on Land.

Also, just read this interview NERO did with Reza Negarestani last year called 'Engineering the World, Crafting the Mind' and it's *really* good. Well worth a read

Writing a thing about the cybernetics of Færeld (and time tracking generally) and I feel like I may be pushing the metaphor a little bit

Have a place to put more long form writing. Hopefully it'll prompt me to reflect on stuff more.

More 3D modelling, this time the CrateDB logo - learning how to use HDRIs for lighting.

"... Language transforms our socio-cognitive store of common solutions into a range of possible means and ends available for practical reasoning, and extends this range further by enabling the representation of ends for which there are no established means: from the primeval desire for warmth and shelter... to the Promethean dream of taming the nuclear fire at the heart of the sun."

“The in principle generality of theoretical and practical reason derives from the in principle extensibility of the social norms which encode the content of its representations. The real significance of language is the capacity it grants us to make explicit and selectively modify the heuristic frames implicitly embedded in adapted cognitive heuristics. This means that the distinctive feature of rational cognition is un-framing problems."

Have been reading a couple of interesting papers by P. Wolfendale lately. Specifically [The Reformatting of Homo Sapiens] and [Rationalist Inhumanism]

For anyone interested in watching the Mark Fisher memorial lecture [Capitalism Is The End Of The World], Goldsmiths are currently streaming it. Should start soon

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