Model Agnostic

use it while its working/drop it when it's not (⌐■_■)

The Copenhagen Interpretation is sometimes called "model agnosticism" and holds that any grid we use to organize our experience of the world is a model of the world and should not be confused with the world itself. Alfred Korzybski, the semanticist, tried to popularize this outside physics with the slogan, "The map is not the territory." Alan Watts, a talented exegete of Oriental philosophy, restated it more vividly as "The menu is not the meal."

Robert Anton Wilson

After doing a few months in React land where the code tooling is good and Vim isn't seen as the insane tool of a dilettante fool I got really used to being able to use to auto format code. Took a bit of setting up but once it was working all that tedious whitespace was sorted...

The outset

The I Ching says "Firmness at the outset." This is true with all building projects.

It's hard to establish new practice in an exisiting team because of three main things

  1. Thats not how we do it
  2. They don't know you or trust you
  3. You're probably just a shill for the PM they have co...

With the Band FOMO we have an analogue 303 clone (Future Retro Revolution) at the heart of the band, creating the Acid House flavour.

When using a 303 you soon come to understand that it's an instrument and the playing with the relationship between filter cutoff, env elope amount, accent and acc...

This is an outline how we're using the devel_config module to enable configuration in a way like a bit like features.


  1. to move away from having all config in 1 monolithic blob and into modules so that test and deploy are more manageable.
  2. Place config into git in a manageable way.
  3. Mean...

I've recently started writing a front end for a complex configuration tool in React and following the (very good) React tutorial was confusing (why are we 'hoisting state'?) until I started investigating the fundamentals of functional programming a little more and started with So You Want to be a F...

I've tried all the flavours, nerdtree, vim vinegar, file beagle, netrw, everything I could find, and I found them all dissapointing for different reasons.

Vim vinegar is in many ways was the best, conforming to the Vim paradigm, but still basic file operations were clunky. Adding another Tim Pop...