it's cool how I got the longest vacation I've had in years but it was half because I'm in stunning, unexplained pain so I've done absolutely nothing, even the things I wanted to, and I just woke up at noon
i could be doing woodworking right now except my brain won't let me think about anything but the pain in my arm and the weird sensations in my fingers even though there's nothing I can do about those things.
I just have to helplessly watch my life drift by, my skills getting rustier an opportunities getting fainter, in service of fear because I got a cut rate body that constantly invents new types of weird pain to paralyze me mentally with
A world which increasingly consists of destinations without journeys in-between them, a world which values only getting somewhere as fast as possible, becomes a world without substance.
One can get anywhere and everywhere and yet the more this is possible the less is anywhere and everywhere worth getting to. To travel is to be alive but to get somewhere is to be dead. To travel well is better than to arrive.
1/ A Thread on Cosmos, the "internet of blockchains"
2/ Cosmos is "a novel blockchain network architecture that addresses all of these problems. Cosmos is a network connecting many independent blockchains, called zones.”
3/ I.e. The goal is to make blockchains highly interoperable by facilitating all crypto-to-crypto exchanges. This level of decentralized interoperability would allow for a lot more robust applications to be built on public blockchains.
This Day in Labor History: April 8, 1952. President Truman nationalizes the steel industry to undermine owners trying to bust unions. Let's talk about how this moment reflects labor's strengths and weaknesses in postwar America.
The steel industry was probably the most hostile large industry to organized labor.
Although the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (later the United Steelworkers of America) forced U.S. Steel to negotiate a contract in 1937, the smaller companies held on until FDR forced their hand in 1942, engaging in some of the harshest labor violence of the 1930s.
If true, that the most productive factories are those “with fewer than forty-five people”, imagine the possibilities for smaller town and cities to share in industrialism (200 years too late). From “Human Scale Revisited” by Kirkpatrick Sale.