Every time I update this site, new articles appear here. This helps unearth old, unpopular posts that — left alone — no one would ever read again.

Don't Get Offended

“There is nothing inherent in a set of words that makes them offensive or inoffensive —  your reaction is an internal, personal process. ... What type of reaction you have is largely up to you, and if you don’t like your current reactions you can train better ones —  this is a core principle of the extremely useful philosophy known as Stoicism.”

An interesting article posted to the community blog Less Wrong. Perhaps even more interesting are the comments though.

What I Do for a Living

A powerful story from Federico Viticci talking about his prolonged battle with cancer, his job as a technology writer, and some of the realizations that combination has forced upon him.

“I’ve made mistakes in my life, but I can’t escape from what I love doing  —  what in part led me to being in this room.

“‘Doctor, I write about technology.’”