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Philosophy

Lucky 13

Digital Rights Management systems (DRM, anti-piracy measures) don’t protect anyone.  The consumer experience is degraded, and pirates either find a way around it or give up on the experience. Never has any pirate decided to buy a movie or a game or a book or an album because he didn’t manage to pirate it. The […]

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Random

About Beethoven’s Last Night

I have already written about my peculiar relationship with music. Exceptions are usually songs that tell stories. I’m not the right person to assess musical quality, but stories are my life, so it does not surprise me that a song which incorporates a narrative catches my attention. I am not necessarily talking about a musical […]

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Fiction

The Invincible Rose

Nothing else felt like this. Saddled atop her horse, overlooking the battlefield where the faithful fought against the barbarians under the scorching sun, Lyria fell into perfect communion with her God. His warmth, His energy, His divine power – all this flowed like water from a stream, directly into her body from the divine star […]

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The Art Without a Name

I am always the odd one out when it comes to music. Most songs fail to make an impression on me. Friends and family will rattle off the name of the tracks playing on the radio, and identify the artists performing them, and I’ll be clueless.  The same thing happens with movies. I know the […]

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Work

Tools of the Trade

When you need to get the job done, when you can’t live without doing the work, then the tools don’t matter nearly as much. I’ve written several chapters of my first book on a notepad app on my mobile phone. Good tools put a spring to your step, but they won’t push you out of […]