I’m back! On wordpress that is. And the reason: I got an iPod Touch for christmas, and would like to be able to post from it. I thought post-by-email would make that very straight-forward no matter what service I used, but for some reason I get unwanted line breaks when using both the native email app and the web interface for gmail. So my posts end up looking awkward. Luckily, I stumbled upon the excellent app the wordpress people have made for iPhone/iPod Touch. I was sold almost immediately. Not only can I post without unwanted line breaks (as you can see — this post was written on the pod), but I can completely manage my blog (posts, pages, comments and all) through its brilliantly easy interface. It was too tempting. I had to come back.
Annoyingly, posterous has no export option, so I’ll have to import what little I have written manually. I’ll bring everything from both blogs in here. In other words, I’m reverting to a single track.
“Poor taste” is a misleading and unhealthy expression we’ve inherited from the economically stratified societies of our past. There is no poor taste, only crude and undeveloped.
Philosophy is the part of culture responsible for speculative consolidation of all the parts — its aim is a coherent, meaningful whole, within which all actual and possible parts can be positioned in relation to each other. In other words, one of the main roles of philosophy is to be the arbiter of which cultural conflicts are real and which are merely apparant.