Learning to Ignore “Well, Technically…”

Some people never grow from the stage of their life where they philosophize semantics. Imagine we communicated such that every single term were clarified to avoid all misunderstanding: the verbosity would reach a point of insanity.

How many clauses can one add to a contract before it specifies every edge case?

Infinity.

A bad faith actor still finds an edge case in a contract full of clauses. A good faith actor fears the extraneous protective clauses.

Stop trying to consider every possible situation to appease the semanticist. Instead, the next time someone says, “well, technically,” respond “well, generally.”

The Transitory Nature of Content on the Internet →

This article explores something I have independently come to realize about the internet. The idea that anything we post will last forever is more so an adage than a claim that content has permanence. There is plenty of content I wish I had kept online, but either due to embarrassment or wanting a clean slate, I wiped it from history. Deletion is easier than creation.

The author also discusses the melancholy of finding beautifully-written content that may be abandoned by its writer. I find myself feeling lonely visiting places online that lack recent updates.

I’d like to explore this more since I do think about it a lot.

I started going on night walks again. I had a sort of reluctance up until now because I was worried I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the darkness like I had in my teens. I was exhilarated when I realized the moonlight still lit up the vegetation like it had when I was younger.