Woo! The Circle of Dust documentary is out!

If you’re not familiar with Circle of Dust, you may be familiar with Klayton’s work through one of his other associated acts: Celldweller, Scandroid, Argyle Park, AP2, Klank, Criss Angel, and more.

Posted on September 20th, 2018

No, I will not debate you, a great article on civility” in the midst of institutional racism and misogyny.

Posted on September 19th, 2018

When somebody says this band is like band X and Y”, my normal reaction is like ok, but not really.” Well, with Soen, it’s different.

Soen is Tool + Opeth. They’ve just re-released their latest full album, adding some bonus content. Recommended.

Posted on September 15th, 2018

My Baffler subscription expired today. Though I enjoyed it, Current Affairs has won the contest for that spot. (New Philosopher and Plough also made the cut in their respective categories.)

Posted on September 11th, 2018

From Can we understand other minds?:

For instance, let’s look at a meeting of human minds and alien minds. The Chinese science fiction author Liu Cixin is best known for his trilogy starting with The Three-Body Problem (2008). It appeared in English in 2014 and, in that edition, each book has footnotes — because there are some concepts that are simply not translatable from Chinese into English, and English readers need these footnotes to understand what motivates the characters. But there are also aliens in this trilogy. From a different solar system. Yet their motivations don’t need footnoting in translation. Splendid as the trilogy is, I find that very curious. There is a linguistic-cultural barrier that prevents an understanding of the novel itself, on this planet. Imagine how many footnotes we’d need to really grapple with the motivations of extraterrestrial minds. … All this supports the idea that embodiment is central to the way we understand one another.

Posted on September 5th, 2018

Decision Matrix

Posted on September 4th, 2018

Farnam Street presents a model for making decisions. (my highlights)

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Several updates in the most valuable paid security testing tool, Burp Suite:

Posted on August 31st, 2018

A lot of Klayton music has been bundled together in a new album as the soundtrack to the soon-to-be-released Circle of Dust documentary. Have a listen.

Posted on August 30th, 2018

Todd Grotenhuis

Professionally an Information Security Specialist, Politically an Abolitionist, Theologically an Anabaptist