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I've been a voracious reader my whole life, but in recent years short articles and social media have been replacing more thoughtful fare. I'm trying to rebuild that discipline of investing in long-form work and I'm sharing my impressions on the journey.

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book Book Links
Brent Stewart | Monday, Oct 16, 2023
Book Resources This isn’t much of a blog entry, but I’ve accumulated a set of good links for e-books and wanted to share this all in one place. I hope this is helpful! Public Domain books When E-Books were new, the promise was made that they would drive down prices. Instead, prices have remained pegged to physical books, obviating one of the advantages of ebooks. It’s especially annoying that public domain books are commonly offered on places like Amazon at a premium.
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Technical Debt
Brent Stewart | Monday, Oct 2, 2023
I’m going to wander into some concepts from my day job. Give me a little room and I’ll relate how this insight is relevant to everyone and what I’ve learned. By the time I start to make that turn, though, I’m guessing you’ll be well ahead of me. Technical Debt Technical debt is a concept that commonly discussed in IT. It’s generally understood to be the cost of delayed license and hardware upgrades.
news AI-Pocolypse_Now
Brent Stewart | Saturday, Aug 5, 2023
My friends know that I am an avid reader and that I love Science Fiction. I’ve read that Science Fiction only became possible when people could see technology changing in their lifetime, and although we had slow changes for a long time it wasn’t until the last half of the 19th Century that we got Frankenstein. Even in Mary Shelley’s time, though, the pace of change was slow compared to now.
philosophy Integrity
Brent Stewart | Friday, Jul 21, 2023
When I was a child (the 70s), I understood that the worst insult possible was hypocrite. The other day I encountered the word and it struck me how uncommon it has become. This was a pretty bad thing to be called - why is it not anymore? What is a Hypocrite? Before we consider the larger picture, it’s worth taking a moment to understand terms. Frankly, we didn’t understand it very well in the 70s.
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philosophy Words Matter
Brent Stewart | Sunday, Feb 12, 2023
Several lines of thought and reading converged this week in John chapter 1. “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 This phrase, “Word became flesh” doesn’t mean alot in our modern context, in the same way the allusions and references of Stuart Scott wouldn’t have meant anything to Socrates.
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