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Finding a way to frame and hang this quote somewhere in my office space…
Stop drooling over your tools. Start thinking about what you’re building with them and how that’s affecting the world you’re helping create.
— Aral Balkan (@aral) May 10, 2014
The longest year is finally over.
…a Ratio of Increase so high as to lead to a Struggle for Life, and as a consequence to Natural Selection, entailing Divergence of Character and the Extinction of less-improved forms. Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms for into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
The Wilson Project/Delta Version (8/2013 – ), “Charles” after Charles Darwin
It is interesting to contemplate an entangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent on each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us. These laws, taken in the largest sense, being Growth with Reproduction; Inheritance which is almost implied by reproduction; Variability from the indirect and direct action of the external conditions of life, and from use and disuse;…
Goodbye, Regent (The Wilson Project, 1/2010 – 8/2013)
Three months between posts. Sorry for the long delay. Been rebuilding…
Earlier in the year, I went to the IxDA Interaction 13 conference in Toronto, Canada. I have two more conferences for this year.
Next week, An Event Apart DC in Alexandria, VA (another serving…).
Then, in late October, CSS Dev Conference near Denver, Colorado.
As of this entry, finishing contruction/testing of the WordPress theme. Will be writing blog entries related to the whole history/process of Project Charles. Debuting on Monday, August 5.
August is going to be a busy month…
Almost three months ago, prior to me attending the IxDA Interaction 13 conference, I decided to put the project on hiatus for two months.
Well, that time has passed and I have come to the decision that this hiatus will be indefinite.
At this point, I am leaving this somewhat open ended because I do not know when I will come back to this, if at all. Some of the ideas here will return in different situations down the road. But as of now, no further work will be done and there will be no third draft. The previous version will still be online (see Second Draft) but no further revisions will be made in the near future.
I want to thank everyone who helped me along the way, especially during the craziness of last year. Most important, I want to thank all those who let me bend their ears [constantly] about my ideas and gave me some much needed advice. Right now, Ottawa is at a state where I cannot devote any more time and there are other projects that need my attention. In some respects, Ottawa may have been a solution in need of a problem and I suspect it may be a couple of years before it is fully understood.
Thank you all,
Got the slot… twitter.com/iwilsonjr/stat…
— Ivan Wilson (@iwilsonjr) September 15, 2012