Thomas Browne:

To be nameless in worthy deeds, exceeds an infamous history.


At The Guardian, John Naughton contrasts two visions of the internet: that of Tim Burners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web (that is, hypertext mark-up language or HTML) and that of Mark Zuckerberg, who wishes to assimilate you, and you, and you into his Zuckerborg. Here’s a bit.

It’s not the inaccuracy that grates, however, but the hypocrisy. Zuckerberg thanks Berners-Lee for “making the world more open and connected”. So do I. What Zuck conveniently omits to mention, though, is that he is embarked upon a commercial project whose sole aim is to make the world more “connected” but less open. Facebook is what we used to call a “walled garden” and now call a silo: a controlled space in which people are allowed to do things that will amuse them while enabling Facebook to monetise their data trails. One network to rule them all. If you wanted a vision of the opposite of the open web, then Facebook is it.


David Lynch:

This whole world is wild at heart and weird on top.


James Allen:

The internet and the false sense of anonymity that comes with it seems to bring out the worst in people.


Stephen King:

Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.


Josh Billings:

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.


Horace Greeley:

Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.


Two men standing at door to computer lab.  One says to the other,

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John Lennon:

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

23 August 2016 · Comments Off on Special Drinking Liberally Celebrate the End of Summer Brunch · Categories: First Looks

Patricia has organized a Sunday brunch for us with special guest Nicole Carry, Norfolk City Council Member. Join us there:

When: 12:30 p, m., Sunday, August 28.

The Tasting Room
Mermaid Winery
330 W. 22nd Street
Norfolk, VA (map)

Please RSVP on Meetup or Facebook.

23 August 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

John Wooden:

Never mistake activity for achievement.

22 August 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks


Hate crimes are the scariest thing in the world because these people really believe what they’re doing is right.

21 August 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Willam Shakespeare:

I can compare our rich misers to nothing more fitly than a whale: ‘a plays and tumbles, driving the poor fry before him, and at last devours them all in a mouthful.

Pericles, Prince of Tyre, II.i 29-32

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20 August 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

Fyodor Dostoyevsky:

A fool with a heart and no sense is just as unhappy as a fool with sense and no heart.