This is the home for my ponderings of life. A public collection in my in-progress thoughts on everything. It started just about money but is hopefully expanding to cover all of my thoughts, and some new thoughts I haven't had yet.
- money - centered around the morality of money
- politics - something about politics I guess
- the future - what will become of this world (or humanity?)
- happiness - what is happiness and how do I get it
- lifestyle - how to live!
- energy - thoughts about energy
- religion - my thoughts on religion/atheism/humanism, scary!
- drugs - drug use/policy
- communications - how to communicate (with me)
- books - books I read, or am reading
- animals - some stuff mostly about veganism
- miscellaneous - other stuff, I don't know where to put yet
(Never Asked Questions)
How do I comment?
Discussion happens over here - I love comments/questions, it motivates me to think more.
- writing my thoughts publically makes me write them a bit more carefully
- my thoughts are fuzzy and vague in my head, they become more real outside it (and may self desctruct in a cloud of stupidity)
- it provokes debate, which helps me refine the arguments: 1+n minds are better than 1
- I think I have something to say (we'll find out right?)
- I get sad at the state of debate in the world
- news and media normally tell gossipy stories about anything but the underlying topic
- in-person debate usually veers dramatically off-course and debates a well-worn set of less interesting topics instead
- blogs or "point-in-time" publishing systems don't produce an always-up-to-date structured body of thoughts
Why on github?
The first few people I showed this to thought github is just for code, but:
- git itself (the basis for github) does nothing specifically for code, it's just a versioned tree of binary data
- tracking the progress of my thoughts/ideas through time should hopefully be facinating!
- it allows other people to contribute (should that be a good idea) or at least comment easily
- code people often don't ponder, and ponderers often don't code, perhaps if all the ponderers coded they would use github too
- it's free and works well
- writing in markdown is nice which github supports well, should I wish to turn it into a website, it's pretty trivial
- I use git/github for all my other writing (code that is) so it's handy to share systems
I was inspired by Ben Lupton's use of github for non-code purposes too: