Hanlon's Razor

I sometimes struggle to remember to assume good intentions. I came across this reminder today:

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

An Examen for Former Graduate Students

Ignatian spirituality, particularly the principle of finding God in all things, has been helpful throughout my graduate school experience. In dialogue among classmates and teachers, I regularly encountered God's presence. I learned to recognize God's grace and mercy in both the excitement of a research-driven insight and the anxiety of a rapidly approaching writing deadline.

Pondering each day with gratitude and observing where God shows up are key elements of the Ignatian practice of the daily examen, a practice that is designed to increase our awareness of God's presence in our lives.

I've modified the examen to reflect on my graduate school experience: an Examen for Former Graduate Students, if you will.1

Take a moment to recognize God's presence in this place and at this time. Aware of God's presence, reflect on your time in graduate school.

As we remain in the presence of God, consider how you might respond to these reflections.

Learning to code isn't enough

This was an interesting read about the history of computer science education.

It brought me back to my high school experience in the early 1990's. In its curriculum course catalog, the school advertised an Introduction to Computer Science class. I was looking forward to taking the course once I had some room in my schedule for electives. I signed up for the class each year I could and was disappointed each year when told that the class wouldn't be offered. While I don't remember the precise reasons given for not offering the advertised class, I do remember feeling like the answers were not satisfactory.

Alas... I'm glad comp sci education is more accessible these days.

Fox, Dominion reach $787M settlement over election claims

This is a significant settlement. Dominion is receiving some justice, but the issue is far from settled. We will continue to live in an epistemological crisis for the foreseeable future.

Interestingly, this story is nowhere to be found on the website. The lead story above the scroll is: "What Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden are reporting as their federal adjusted gross income."

Edit: I didn't dig deep enough.

100 Million Proton Accounts

I am proud to say that I am a Proton subscriber. I'm also glad that my paid account helps to subsidize those that need a free one.