Tags: quote



Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

It feels like everything is falling to pieces outside, but remember that fundamentally, most people are actually nice to each other and when people aren’t nice to each other, it’s generally out of fear and hurt.

—Dan Hon

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Quotebacks and hypertexts (Interconnected)

What I love about the web is that it’s a hypertext. (Though in recent years it has mostly been used as a janky app delivery platform.)

I am very much enjoying Matt’s thoughts on linking, quoting, transclusion, and associative trails.

My blog is my laboratory workbench where I go through the ideas and paragraphs I’ve picked up along my way, and I twist them and turn them and I see if they fit together. I do that by narrating my way between them. And if they do fit, I try to add another piece, and then another. Writing a post is a process of experimental construction.

And then I follow the trail, and see where it takes me.

Saturday, June 13th, 2020


This looks like a nifty tool for blogs:

Quotebacks is a tool that makes it easy to grab snippets of text from around the web and convert them into embeddable blockquote web components.

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

I felt it right there in my chest, the cool clutch of a cliché: my heart sank.

—Machines Like Me

My radio, with its irregular blobs of solder on a board, appears no less a wonder than consciousness itself arising from matter.

—Machine Like Me

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Replying to

Knock knock.

Who’s there?

Control freak—now you say “Control freak who?”

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

It was a comforting myth, and one I embraced because I had seen comfort, without realising it was only a myth.

—Abolish Silicon Valley

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

We are but whirlpools in a river of ever-flowing water. We are not stuff that abides, but patterns that perpetuate themselves.

—The Human Use Of Human Beings

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

In elevating frontend to the land of Serious Code we have not just made things incredibly over-engineered but we have also set fire to all the ladders that we used to get up here in the first place.


Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

The real measure of information is not in the symbols we send—it’s in the symbols we could have sent, but did not.

—A Mind At Play

Friday, March 8th, 2019

The events of the world do not form an orderly queue, like the English. They crowd around chaotically, like Italians.

—The Order Of Time

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Don’t design to control; design to give control.

—Gerry McGovern

Friday, December 28th, 2018

> Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. —Groucho Marx

Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.

—Groucho Marx

Monday, October 15th, 2018

…and all the fond nothings of daily life should clothe themselves in elemental sparks and shoot with fiery speed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, from hemisphere to hemisphere…

— A Thread Across The Ocean

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Conquerers live in dread of the day when they are shown to be, not superior, but simply lucky.

— The Stone Sky

Monday, August 6th, 2018

If a religion is a system of human norms and values that is founded on belief in superhuman order, then Soviet Communism was no less a religion than Islam.

— Sapiens

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Like a government diverting money from defence to education, humans diverted energy from biceps to neurons.

— Sapiens

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

So many ways to screw the pooch, and just one staggeringly complex, scrupulously modelled, endlessly rehearsed, indefatigably tested way to succeed.

—Hidden Figures

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

They sat there in the evening of the last day. And, though there was no actual point to it, they loved each other.

—The Best Of Richard Matheson

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Photographs are photons on flypaper.

—The Ursa Major Moving Group