Chop Wood, Carry Water

chop wood, carry water

Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. Zen quote When I first heard this, I strangely resonated with it. Just the sequence, the words, what it implied in the moment, everything just felt ok. Over the years, I went through many levels of understanding. From this point of view, it’s … Read more

Bits And Pieces

When was the last time you used a computer? Wait, you’re using a computing device right now, aren’t you? Of course you do, you’re reading something on it. Maybe in the background you have some music playing, and maybe you have some other tasks in the lingering around, like sending an email, finishing a report, … Read more

How To Start A Religion – Covid-19 Apostles and Bitcoin Maximalists

In a famous discourse, a Commencement Address at Caltech in 1974, Richard Feynman mentioned a phenomenon known as “cargo cults”. During WW2, a few small island populations in the Southern Pacific witnessed an unusual situation: airplanes landed from the sky, bringing with them food, strange, magical tech and precious stuff. The cultural gap was big … Read more

Buddhism For Geeks – Path To Enlightenment Is Like Continuous Integration

If you’re defining yourself as a geek, then the term “continuous integration” may sound familiar to you. But for all the others, let me clarify some things. According to Wikipedia: In software engineering, continuous integration (CI) is the practice of merging all developers’ working copies to a shared mainline several times a day. The main reason for this is, as … Read more