23 November 2022
’Idál, 01 Qawl (Speech), 179 B.E
Leaves living and less so…
My partner and I reorganized a section of our workspace so it functions much better. Yay!
I replaced the mantles in the front gaslight. Given the price of natural gas, I kept asking myself why I don’t just shut it off and leave it that way. But the need to conform to neighborhood expectations for those of us with yard lamps prevailed. And yes, it looks great ;-)
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Notes by Discogs.com
Hawks, Frank. Speed. 1st ed. New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1931.
Arnold, Carrie. “How Supergenes Fuel Evolution Despite Harmful Mutations.” Quanta Magazine, November 8, 2022. https://www.quantamagazine.org/how-supergenes-fuel-evolution-despite-harmful-mutations-20221108/.
Breaking Market News ⚡️ @financialjuice. “GERMANY’S CHANCELLOR SCHOLZ: €200 BLN FUND IS NEEDED TO PREVENT BANKRUPTCIES AND JOB LOSSES.” Tweet. Twitter, November 23, 2022. https://twitter.com/financialjuice/status/1595338588262211584.
Earley, James. “Protecting Organizations From Its Leaders / Post.” Post.News, November 23, 2022. https://post.news/article/2HxJb4aFAPVFvqbydeJKhPvh4iQ.
Grace, Katja, John Salvatier, Allan Dafoe, Baobao Zhang, and Owain Evans. “When Will AI Exceed Human Performance? Evidence from AI Experts.” arXiv, May 3, 2018. http://arxiv.org/abs/1705.08807.
Kelly, Kevin. “What AI-Generated Art Really Means for Human Creativity.” Wired. Accessed November 23, 2022. https://www.wired.com/story/picture-limitless-creativity-ai-image-generators/.
Mollick, Ethan. “Two Areas of Technical Change Where Expert Predictions Have Consistently Been Way Too Conservative Are AI & Solar.” ThreadReader, November 22, 2022. https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1595124336293466115.html.
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas. “‘Mild Success Can Be Explainable by Skills and Labor. Wild Success Is Attributable to Variance.’” Tweet. Twitter, November 23, 2022. https://twitter.com/TalebWisdom/status/1595236272938917891.
Sheikh, Knvul. “How Immunocompromised Health Experts Are Approaching the Holidays.” The New York Times, November 22, 2022, sec. Well. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/22/well/immunocompromised-holiday-travel-pandemic.html.
Warren, Elizabeth. “Opinion | Regulate Crypto or It’ll Take Down the Economy.” The Wall Street Journal. Accessed November 23, 2022. https://www.wsj.com/articles/regulate-crypto-or-itll-take-down-the-economy-fraud-reporting-know-your-customer-loophole-energy-disclosure-ftx-bankman-fried-ftx-11669123750.
Experimented with Libib on the iMac and with the app. It worked great! It took less than a minute/book to scan 30 books into a Libib library. Once there, I can group them by those I want to sell or donate and those I want to keep. Also, it’s a straightforward process to look them up on Internet Archive and copy their bibliographic information into Zotero. And if a cover photo isn’t included on Libib, it allows me to upload one I take. I’m sure there are other features I’ll discover the more I use the app. But I’m happy with it as it is!
This meeting is, verily, the noblest and most worthy of all meetings in the world because of these underlying spiritual and universal purposes. Such a banquet and assemblage command the sincere devotion of all present and invite the downpouring of the blessings of God. Therefore, be ye assured and confident that the confirmations of God are descending upon you, the assistance of God will be given unto you, the breaths of the Holy Spirit will quicken you with a new life, the Sun of Reality will shine gloriously upon you, and the fragrant breezes of the rose gardens of divine mercy will waft through the windows of your souls. Be ye confident and steadfast; your services are confirmed by the powers of heaven, for your intentions are lofty, your purposes pure and worthy. God is the helper of those souls whose aim is to serve humanity and whose efforts and endeavors are devoted to the good and betterment of all mankind. 1
- ʻAbduʼl-Bahá. The Promulgation of Universal Peace: Talks Delivered by ʻAbduʼl-Bahá during His Visit to the United States and Canada in 1912. Edited by Howard MacNutt. 2nd ed. Wilmette, Ill: Baháʼí Publishing Trust, 1982, 448. https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/abdul-baha/promulgation-universal-peace/32#292746477 [return]