• Installing ASP.NET Core 2.1 on Ubuntu 18.04 Linux with Apache

    Posted in Developing Software on Aug 31, 2018

    An article on github.io gave all the instructions I needed to get the components above working, and it's a great tutorial. However, I needed to tweak a few commands to get them working, so I'm creating this post here and perhaps will save someone else an afternoon's research if they can find this link as well.


    wget -qO- https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | gpg --dearmor > microsoft.asc.gpg
    got this error: "gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found."

    so, after a bit of research, did this:

    sudo apt-get install ca-certificates

    then this worked:

    wget -qO- https://packages.microsoft.co...

  • No longer a superfan of Google

    Posted in Everything on Aug 30, 2018

    Right about the time that Google eliminated their "don't be evil" motto a few years ago, I finally began to lose hope in them, after years of unbounded enthusiasm. It was kind of a final straw thing.

    From then til now, my previous superfan enthusiasm with all their amazing technology -- which held firm for so long -- has slowly, incrementally, faded. I still use plenty of their tech and will for years to come -- they do a great job -- but the joy is diminished because.... well, their dark side looms in the background of everything they do now. I could rant in detail about my concerns, but ple...

  • A little anarchy in your pocket

    Posted in Everything on Aug 30, 2018

    I might, could, possibly know someone involved in working on the backend of this MineCraft Pocket Edition server together in their spare time. Or I might not.

    Either way, if you're into Minecraft, and you found yourself here reading this sentence, you may enjoy taking a tour of this Nukkit server.

  • Children are not at the center of their knowledge; quite the opposite

    Posted in Everything, Postinfinity Tergiversation on Aug 20, 2018

    All that you know
    Is hanging on a structure of you
    You at the center
    As if that were the only way
    Calmly, openly, as if
    There were no ugliness therein
    It was not always so;
    Consider for a moment
    And you will see clearly:
    When you were young
    All that you knew
    Was hanging on the structure
    Of someone not you
    For some it was their mother
    For others their father
    And others found the holy other
    In a friend, a teacher, a cousin
    And for many there were many:
    Someones not you
    This is the way we were meant to be
    But we rapidly learned
    The way of this world is inverted,
    With you at the center
    And oth...

  • Salomon Maimon's finite intellect is akin to Bernardo Kastrup's alters

    Posted in Everything, Postinfinity Tergiversation on Aug 08, 2018

    My previous post was about a nice little tidbit from Salomon Maimon where I found him describing a way of reading Immanual Kant that was analogous to a way I study math (while protecting an internal intuitive coherence which I feel certain would become fragmented if I read other writers more immersively [as I used to]).

    I continued reading the encyclopedia article, and find Maimon's description of the difference between finite intellect and infinite intellect to mirror Bernardo Kastrup's recently published insights on the way everything-is-consciousness and consciousness has, in the case of hu...

  • How to retain intuitive coherence while studying deeply

    Posted in Everything on Aug 07, 2018

    I just encountered this quote from Salomon Maimon, and it expresses the way I have approached mathematics (which is I believe different from the way most people approach it). The reason I learned to study this way is that I believe so intensely what I believe, I must be careful what I believe. For example, it takes me long arduous effort to disentangle myself from other people's thinking flaws. So I had to learn to let my own intuition guide my understanding of new ideas, rather than letting the narrative of another thinker -- who may have accepted underlying axioms and premises which I do not...

  • The logical necessity of honoring your parents

    Posted in Everything, Postinfinity Tergiversation on Aug 07, 2018

    Perhaps it can be expressed in acorn form first, but there is a large and complex tree buried in this insight, which will take a lot of room to fully express. To start, we have this realization that is predicated in a sense of survival, a sense of continuity. Whether it arises in reaction to a horror of death or is something deeper and kinder, for example a thread connecting us to All, is not so important as the realization that we each have within us a powerful motive to stay alive.

    So accepting that as a foundation, we can look into the future and realize that after we eventually die all tha...

  • Diving in to React JS

    Posted in Developing Software on Aug 07, 2018

    After circling around it for weeks, looking at every other option I could find, I finally decided that ReactJS has what I want to carry me forward for the next few projects, possibly years if it goes as well as I think. I fell in love with JSX the moment I saw it, we shoulda been using that long long ago, it's very intuitive. All of React seems very intuitive, which is what I have always loved about JavaScript.

    Found this nice series of videos at Laracasts, very well done, just my speed. A good place to dig in and see how React coding happens.

    "While Laracasts is dedicated to PHP and Laravel, ...

  • Little known insight into Galileo's paradigm shift

    Posted in Everything on Aug 05, 2018

    Well, little known to me at least. Had no idea that Galileo was the one who invented mathematical physics. I found this insight fascinating. Emphasis mine:

    Perhaps the most important move in the scientific revolution was Galileo’s declaration that mathematics is the language of natural science. But he felt able to declare this only after he had revolutionised the philosophical picture of the world. Before Galileo it was generally assumed that matter had sensory qualities: tomatoes were red, paprika was spicy, flowers were sweet-smelling. It’s hard to see how these sensory qualities could be ca...

  • Before the beginning

    Posted in Everything, Postinfinity Tergiversation on Jul 04, 2018

    Before the beginning, the Holy One awakened one morning as the birds began to sing their serenade to the coming sunrise. We whose love for the Father is so great we cannot bear to be separated from him, our beloved whose every breath is a great wonder for the infinite depth of meaning which permeates all he does, gathered around in quietness. His mind was alert, the light of his thoughts blazing from within, guided by the oneness of his heart, radiating outward throughout all of creation by the grace of His Beloved, the children whose birth would complete his oneness as The Father. The love of...