Wax on, Wax off

Zed’s post on mastery is great, as usual. I have only this to add: that while mastery transcends rules, no one achieves mastery without first acquiring discipline. The masters, who…

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Simplicity is Complicated

The favorite rhetorical fallback of politicians of every stripe is “it’s for the children”. Anything can be justified in terms of making things better for children if you frame it…

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Rock’em Sock’em Ockham

Inspired by “this talk by Jim Weirich”:http://mtnwestrubyconf2008.confreaks.com/15weirich.html: !/images/rockoutockout.jpg! Image by “scottfeldstein”:http://flickr.com/photos/scottfeldstein/, “some rights reserved”:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en. (For the shaving nerds, this poster features the Merkur Hefty Classic, a razor I recently acquired…

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