On this perfect day, Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault were
both born on October 15. Nietzsche in 1844, and Foucault 82 years
later, in 1926. Towards the end of his life, Michel Foucault stated:
“I am a Nietzschean.”
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair.
— Bertrand Russell: What I Have Lived For
The Programming Aphorisms of Strunk and White,
“All you have to do is replace a few key words throughout the text and
presto! Pearls of software development wisdom, delivered in
Stuff I love: Muji Chronotebook, must buy. Awesome. (While we are at it,
also get a six pack of the Muji Gel Ink Pens. They dry instantly,
have pitch-black ink and are available in different thinknesses.)
Sensual Mathematics, an interview with Chaitin. (And even there
exclamation marks overbound!)
Pontual: To be a great mathematician, does one have to be mad?
Chaitin: [Laughs] Well, I don’t think it’s necessary, but it helps!
Helvetica and Alternatives to Helvetica, a fairly good survey by
I Also Dated Zarathustra, by Sharon Wahl.
“All lines spoken by Zarathustra were assembled from Friedrich
Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra.”
Polizeibericht vom Wochenende, der Spiegel übertrifft sich selbst.