Gettin’ my Akedah on…

It’s been far too long since I have posted anything.  I have not had time to put any real articles together 1, but I figured that my private journal could be sustained with a post or two with my random, private thoughts and life events from time to time 2.  Now it’s nearly spring, and […]

Ubuntu Karmic and enlightenment (e17) via

In order to get the ball rolling, open up a terminal…we’ll do all our work from there: wget That command will provide us with, the handy script which will make updating e17 easier.  Now we’ll make it able to run: sudo chmod +x Now let’s install the basic tools to get […]

Installing e17 on (k)ubuntu jaunty jackalope

Open a terminal. sudo apt-get install build-essential cvs subversion libglib-2.0-dev automake libtool libltdl3-dev automake1.9 autotools-dev libpopt-dev libcurl3-dev libx11-dev x11proto-xext-dev libbz2-dev libid3tag0-dev libpng12-dev libtiff4-dev libungif4-dev libjpeg62-dev libssl-dev libfreetype6-dev bison flex gettext libimlib2-dev libpam0g-dev libxml2-dev libxcursor-dev libgtk1.2-dev autoconf pkg-config libpng3-dev libxine-dev libxkbfile-dev libsqlite3-dev giblib-dev libxmu-dev libxdamage-dev libxcomposite-dev libtag1-dev libtagc0-dev giblib-dev libasound2-dev libdbus-1-dev libfontconfig-dev Say “y” to install… […]

Another note on metaphysics and William Blake

Last time, I alluded, in a footnote, to an “elsewhere” wherein William Blake clarifies his mind/body dualism position.  I have since been cadged by the masses into both clarifying myself and citing my sources.  This quote comes from The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, plate IV (which I linked to in my previous post, before […]

Happy William Blake Day (a week late or so)!

Alright, perhaps it is not yet an official holiday (is it?), but November 28th is in fact the anniversary of the death of this remarkable British poet-artist.  It has been far too long since I added a meaningful post here; I have been working on a number of new things which have simply not allowed […]

New reading, new reviews on the way

I’ve decided that a couple of things that I’ve recently read and heard deserve a good review.  I eventually hope to put up somewhat in-depth reviews of Anthony T. Kronman’s book Education’s End, an actual review of Kwame Anthony Appiah’s Experiments in Ethics, and The Dead Science’s latest album Villainaire.  If I get enough time […]

Ethics, situations, and the like

I’ve finished preparing my “summary” of Kwame Anthony Appiah‘s Experiments in Ethics.  I ended up deviating a bit too much to call my work a real summary, but I think many of the points will make for useful discussion.  A lot of material has been intentionally left out, particularly after the situational examples illustrated, because […]

je commence…

In the spirit of attempting to move the first selections of impediment into what I pray is my once-and-for-all internet home (after having hosted my content on slyink, blogger, wordpress, and many other web pages), I wish to commence posting on this new journal with a statement of current purpose*. My intention is to utilize […]