Ian Stewart

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  • Goethe and Nietzsche on Instruction

    Moreover I hate everything that merely instructs me without increasing or directly quickening my activity. — Goethe Nietzsche prefaces his “untimely meditation” on “the use and abuse of history for…

  • 100 days of exercise, journaling, and habit-forming or: How I spent my 3-month vacation from work

    Photo by Nik Many of my friends and family know this already but for the past three months I’ve been on vacation from work. Everyone that works at Automattic (What’s…

  • Daily Colour Schemes

    An oddly satisfying habit I've picked up this summer: making a colour scheme every day with the Adobe Capture app. You can check out the colour schemes I've made at…

  • The Highest Form of Disagreement

    The Atlantic has a good read on being charitable with the people we disagree with. In a nutshell, leaving behind the straw man and weak man versions of an argument we…

  • What I learned about building habits from 30 days of exercise

    As of this morning, I’ve done some sort of bodyweight exercise for 30 days straight. It’s been mostly push-ups, with some chin-up training, dips, and squats, mixing it up with…

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