Xah Lee's Blog Archive 2009-12

Bertrand Russell, my favorite top 3 author, i've read a lot, but never seen a video of him. Here it is:

“RetroBites: Bertrand Russell (1959)”. Interview with Bertrand Russell on CBC

See also: Why I'm not a ChristianHas Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization?What Desires Are Politically Important? (by Bertrand Russell).

Starting Xah's Arts Blog.

Rabbits, Hare, Meat. (random notes)

starting a piano blog: Xah's Piano Blog.

〈Author of My Billion Year Contract reflects on life in elite Scientology group〉. Source

see also: Scientology and Falun Gong.

XahLee.org Web Traffic Report 2010-01

Starting a Xah's Webmaster Blog.

I'm quite happy with my branching off of this blog into 7 or so subject oriented ones this year. I find that i write much faster, easier, write much more materials. Many of these free-flow snippet of writings usually became quality tutorials or essays later on.

Starting a Xah Math Blog. All math related stuff will go there.

Discovered: Jan Hendrik Schoen, “biggest fraud in physics in the last 50 years”.

I discovered this from this blog 〈Three myths about scientific peer review〉 (2009-01-08) by Michael Nielsen Source. Michael Nielsen turns out to be a known writer who was a academic in physics.

Some of the more interesting articles i found in his blog are: 〈Quantum computing for everyone〉 Source, 〈Why the world needs quantum mechanics〉 Source

See also Wikipedia Quantum computer etc.

interesting vids of ancient chinese weapon kung fu fighting, added to the page: Kung Fu and Martial Arts Video Game.

Went to see Avatar today. See my Avatar (film) Review.

Starting Xah's Blender Blog.

Lyrics appreciation! Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This). (lyrics and music vid)

Starting another blog, Xah's Sex Blog. All human sexuality, porn, or anything sex related subjects will be blogged there. In the early 2000s, blogs are just personal ramblings without much subject focus. In the late 2000s, blogs as a info distribution method tend to be subject oriented, because people are likely to subscribe a blog if it has a focused subject of their interest. I'm starting my sex blog and Xah Emacs Blog, Xah's Second Life Blog this year. That way, it's more focused for readers, but it is also easier to manage and sort what i've written, and i actually tend to write more spontaneous random notes within a subject area, with less worry of providing the context and background of what i'm writing.

I might want to also start a English Writing or Literature blog, and or a Visual Arts blog, and maybe a math blog and a programing & programing culture blog, since i have written a lot of these subjects in the past 5 years. But we'll see.

PS am also starting: Xah Programing Blog.

Created a blog for emacs: Xah Emacs Blog (computing). If you are a emacs user, then subscribe to that blog, because i probably will not repeat blog entries here.

Starting a Xah's Second Life Blog. All Second Life related stuff will be there. I'll probably not repeat blog entries here.

Discovered a movie: Religulous. A documentary sort of film on religion, featuring interviews lead by Bill Maher. Ah, i've noticed Bill before, in his interview of Camille Paglia. See: Camille Paglia: Modern Sex Goddess.

Someone wrote to tell me the artist of a Nazi Leda and the Swan painting. See: Art: Leda and the Swan, page 3.

If you are curious why my name is “Xah”, see: The name XAH. A old writing from email around 1999. (computing) (See also: Math Jargons Explained.)

Learned of the guy John Naisbitt, most famous for his book 《Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives》 (1982) amazon. Recently he has written 《China's Megatrends: The 8 Pillars of a New Society》 (2010). amazon

See also: Li Ao on Tibet and Dalai Lama, China history etc..

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