Self-portrait, July 7, 2006 (Copyright © 2006 by Wil C. Fry.) Can you successfully and accurately describe yourself to a stranger in one sentence? My wife says she can, but I cannot. (If anyone thinks they can describe me in one sentence, feel free to do so in the comments; I’d love to see what[…]
(The colors in the title refer to current colors of this blog.) Blog entry from 2012 There used to be a saying along the lines of “It’s right here in black and white”, usually referring to ink on paper — a newspaper page, for example — and often in response to an incredulous exclamation. Man:[…]
Problem-solving is a basic life skill. Even people who appear to be bad at it can still solve problems, even if not in a logical, efficient manner. Take babies for example. Problem: hungry. Solution: cry. Someone will provide nourishment.
Despite recently posted results of online political quizzes that paint me as falling farther left, there are many areas in which I can’t consider myself left (Democrat) or right (Republican). One of those areas is How To Decide How Much Money Is Spent.
It was nearly nine years ago when I first quizzed myself on politicalcompass.org and found that I was slightly right of center and leaning libertarian in my ideals. (Unfortunately, the screenshot of my results has been lost to the ravages of the internet.) I took the same test again in December 2012 (addendum on that[…]
“In retrospect we can see that any system like Ptolemy‘s had to be wrong. He and others of his time were trying to squeeze the facts into a false theory in order to fit a belief. They were starting with a rigid conviction and attempting to make the universe suit their dogma. Ptolemy himself wrote,[…]
(This is the short version. Click here to read the long version, complete with illustrations, dozens of links, and a lot more words.) Though I grew up believing in free market capitalism, I’m not such a big fan now. Though the “supply and demand” principle is difficult to refute, the market itself doesn’t always have[…]
(This is the long version. Click here to read the short version.) Money (Copyright © 2005 by Wil C. Fry.) Probably like many youngsters in the U.S., I grew up hearing adults extol the virtues of the “free market” and “capitalism” — I’m now convinced this was in reaction to our sworn enemies, the Communists.[…]
Photo with a seamless white background (Copyright © 2012 by Wil C. Fry.) In 2001, internet sales giant Amazon filed for a patent — as large companies are wont to do, but this time it was for a process rather than a device, and startlingly, for a process that’s relatively common and has been for[…]