Quote of the Day
“When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movement becomes headlong—faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thought of obstacles and forget that a precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it’s too late.” (Frank Herbert, Dune)
I ran across a great TikTok account a few days ago, Somewhere Soul, and have loved the music recommendations. Here’s an album from Azymuth, a Brazilian jazz-funk trio.
Long Read of the Day
The best piece I’ve seen on the downfall of Twitter (I, too, have been on the platform since 2007) and why I’m not really paying attention to it any longer.
If you see a man claim that he’ll have ‘full self-driving’ working ‘next year’ for half a decade and can’t make fun of that just a little, you are probably blinding yourself too, but it does’t matter much. And maybe you don’t care much about this, or have decided not to see it. But I was on Twitter since 2007, and built a meaningful part of my career on it, and I won’t be posting at all, for the foreseeable future, because I think it does matter.https://www.ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2023/10/23/leaving-twitter
Photo of the Day
Big life update today: I’ve found the final member for my dissertation committee. It’s a small milestone, but a milestone nonetheless. Each day, this journey becomes more real. Thanks for coming along for the ride.
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