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Quotable #55: Necessity

“Necessity is the mother of invention.” — Anon. “Invention is the mother of necessity.” — Samuel Butler “Necessity knows no law.” — St. Augustine “‘Necessity is the mother of invention’ is a silly proverb. ‘Necessity is the mother of futile … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Get Out Of A Blogging Slump

I’m having a blogging slump during the last few days or so and I’m not really sure why. It’s not that I lost my motivation for blogging. I suspect (and hope) that this is only fleeting and I’d eventually overcome … Continue reading

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Quotable #54: Rat Race

“A study shows that stress does not cause high blood pressure. It was conducted with rats, so it may not mean much. They’re not in the people race.” — Bluefield Daily Telegraph, October 22, 1968

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Beware Of The Chinese Registrar Scam

This post is primarily for those who own custom domains. Nonetheless, even if you don’t have a custom domain, it’s still a good idea to be informed about this kind of thing. This morning, when I checked my email, I … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #52

Pictures I wish nine-tenths of the pictures that have been painted had never been preserved; it is such a nuisance having to go and see them. Ellesmere, in Arthur Helps, Friends in Council, 1854 Wit There is an association in … Continue reading

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Quotable #52: Force Of Truth

“As hypocrisy is said to be the highest compliment to virtue, the art of lying is the strongest acknowledgment of the force of truth.” — William Hazlitt, Table-talk; Or, Original Essays, 1822

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Quotable #51: Asking For Reasons

“There is a way of asking us for our reasons that leads us not only to forget our best reasons but also to conceive a stubborn aversion to all reasons. This way of asking makes people very stupid and is … Continue reading

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