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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Hard sentences in "Introduction to Christianity"

I am reading Cardinal Ratzinger's "Introduction to Christianity", and I must say, the following sentences are impenetrable, at least for me. I have no idea what they mean:

To be sure, it is a characteristic of understanding that it continually goes beyond our mere ability to apprehend and attains the awareness of the fact that we are comprehended. But if understanding is the apprehension of the fact that we are comprehended, then that means that we cannot yet comprehend that fact once again [in a second moment of understanding]; it furnishes us with meaning precisely because it comprehends us.

Not grokking that. At all.

But the rest of the book is pretty good so far.

Saturday, May 23, 2015


I ported my svn-time-lapse-view to Git:

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Keirsey Temperament Sorter

According to the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, my personality type is E/I-N-F-J.

Here is a description of INFJ:

INFJs are gentle, caring, complex and highly intuitive individuals. Artistic and creative, they live in a world of hidden meanings and possibilities . . .

. . . They put a lot of energy into identifying the best system for getting things done, and constantly define and re-define the priorities in their lives . . . 

. . . INFJs are concerned for people's feelings, and try to be gentle to avoid hurting anyone. They are very sensitive to conflict, and cannot tolerate it very well . . .

Because the INFJ has strong intuitive capabilities, they trust their own instincts above all else. This may result in an INFJ stubbornness and tendency to ignore other people's opinions . . . On the other hand, INFJ is a perfectionist who doubts that they are living up to their full potential . . .


Thursday, May 07, 2015

Jon's 1-Month Rule

Are you trying to figure out if you should buy the expensive version of something or the cheap version?

Just use Jon's 1-Month Rule: Am I going to use this at least once a month?

If so, then buy the more expensive one.


The same applies to time and energy. If you are going to use it less frequently than once a month, then don't waste much time researching reviews, nor much energy stressing about your purchase afterwards, etc.