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Archive for September, 2011

Ethics: the study of how we ought to live

The preface to The Moral of the Story: An Anthology of Ethics Through Literature by Singer and Singer begins: Ethics, or moral philosophy, is the study of how we ought to live. This sums up half of why I am taking PHL205, the other half being to complete my Bacc Core requirements as a freshman […]

Sawdust all over!

Since I spend basically all my time on my laptop, my physical possessions don’t get much attention. I organize the files on my computer obsessively, but the same can’t be said about how I manage loose sheets of paper (stacked in a pile) and books (stacked in piles around my room). At my mother’s suggestion, […]

How to pronounce onomatopoeia. And voilà.

I was on reddit and… Bruschetta Haute couture I had a pretty good laugh clicking through that guy’s channel that teaches how to (in)correctly pronounce words. On a related note, I wish people would stop writing “wallah” instead of “voilà”. It probably irks me the most out of all the misspellings out there. It’s pronounced […]

Goodbye, MapMyRide. Hello, Ride With GPS.

MapMyRide is a pain to use. The interface is confusing, and the route editor has too many bugs to make sense. Reddit agrees. I’ve moved my logged routes to Ride With GPS instead. The two developers (Oregon residents!) have done a great job making things easy to navigate and keeping the system bug-free and reasonably […]