• Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact

  • Don't clean your glasses

    September 23rd, 2019
    glasses  [html]
    I rarely clean my glasses:

    They do get dusty, but I find that as long as I don't clean them I don't notice it. Just like I no longer notice having glasses at all, despite the opaque frames and the sharp boundary between clear and fuzzy vision, the dust just fades from my perception.

    Same goes for computer screens:

    This is great: instead of spending time cleaning my glases, and being frustrated when they're not perfect, I just wear them as they are and am happy.

    Smudges, however, do need cleaning. While vision can easily work around the dust, blurry patches lose enough information that you can't subconsciously adjust anymore. I end up cleaning my glasses about twice a month when they get fingerprints or other oils on them.

    Comment via: lesswrong

    Recent posts on blogs I like:

    Best Practices Civil Service

    I propose that transportation agencies hire people whose job is to keep abreast of global developments in the field and report on best practices. Which agencies should do it? Ideally, all urban ones. Very small ones should piggyback on large ones, or part…

    via Pedestrian Observations June 14, 2021

    Collections: The Queen’s Latin or Who Were the Romans? Part I: Beginnings and Legends

    Who were the Romans? How did they understand themselves as a people and ‘Roman’ as an identity? And what were the implications of that understanding – and perhaps more importantly the underlying reality – for Roman society and the success of the Roman Emp…

    via A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry June 11, 2021

    It's ok to feed stray cats

    Before we had kids, Jeff and I fostered a couple of cats. One had feline AIDS and was very skinny. Despite our frugal grocery budget of the time, I put olive oil on her food, determined to get her healthier. I knew that stray cats were not a top global pr…

    via Giving Gladly May 15, 2021

    more     (via openring)


  • Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact