Why “dorky pants” (R us)?

Because I “R” an engineer (or used to be) and also a bicyclist. I wanted a whimsical personal domain name and was inspired by this Dilbert comic strip:

Dilbert dorky pants
Dilbert © 1994, United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

Favorite quotes

You’ve got to dig it to dig it, you dig? —Thelonius “Sphere” Monk

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. —Steve Jobs

Key point here* is that Mark Zuckerberg is much too smart to actually spend time on Facebook.—Matt Yglesias
*Bloomberg’s article on the team that runs Mr. Zuckerberg’s FB page

Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. —In this formulation, I do not imply, for instance, that we should always suppress the utterance of intolerant philosophies; as long as we can counter them by rational argument and keep them in check by public opinion, suppression would certainly be unwise. But we should claim the right to suppress them if necessary even by force; for it may easily turn out that they are not prepared to meet us on the level of rational argument, but begin by denouncing all argument; they may forbid their followers to listen to rational argument, because it is deceptive, and teach them to answer arguments by the use of their fists or pistols. We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant. We should claim that any movement preaching intolerance places itself outside the law, and we should consider incitement to intolerance and persecution as criminal, in the same way as we should consider incitement to murder, or to kidnapping, or to the revival of the slave trade, as criminal.—Karl Raimund Popper, The Open Society and Its Enemies


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