The first website I built and the blog I maintained longest (to date), was thrivenotes.com. I am no longer maintaining the site but am archiving and re-posting some material here for posterity.
Oldest Archived Instance:
It's quite fun to note that even way back then I was very interested in Open Source Software and Alternative Currencies, as I am now.
I had linked to a few sites relating to these topics:
And open-source software [links to Source Forge: https://web.archive.org/web/20090609052501/http://sourceforge.net/ ]
And alternative currencies [links to Fourth Corner Exchange "Life Dollar" page: https://web.archive.org/web/20100602184507/http://www.fourthcornerexchange.com/ ]
The Last Question
The Last Question by Isaac Asimov — © 1956
The last question was asked for the first time, half in jest, on May 21, 2061, at a time when humanity first stepped into the light. The question came about as a result of a five dollar bet over highballs, and it happened this way:
Alexander Adell and Bertram Lupov were two of the faithful attendants of Multivac. As well as any human beings could, they knew what lay behind the cold, clicking, flashing face — miles and miles of face — of that giant computer. They had at least a vague notion of the general plan of relays and circuits that had long since grown past the point where any single human could possibly have a firm grasp of the whole.
Multivac was self-adjusting and self-correcting. It had to be, for nothing human could adjust and correct it quickly enough or even adequately enough — so Adell and Lupov attended the monstrous giant only lightly and superficially, yet as well as any men could. They fed it data, adjusted questions to its needs and translated the answers that were issued. Certainly they, and all others like them, were fully entitled to share in the glory that was Multivac’s.
... Read More: https://web.archive.org/web/20100430155131/http://www.thrivenotes.com/the-last-question/#more-2224
A Poem I Wrote: "Mind Is Pond"
A Poem About Being a Cancer: "Staying Solid in an Ocean of Corrosivity"
Seneca the Younger Quotes
A small sampling:
- "The point is, not how long you live, but how nobly you live."
- "Hope not without despair, despair not without hope. Nec speraveris sine desperatione nec desperaveris sine spe."
- "A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant."
- "No man was ever wise by chance."
My Full Quotes Collection: Thrive Quotes
I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back.— Abraham Lincoln
The 7 Network Effects of Bitcoin
Anarchism & Capitalism
Fundamentals and Long-Term Predictions: Bitcoin and Commodity Metals -- Jun 18th, 2017
"Once you come to know yourselves, you will become known." — Jesus