Essays, Thoughts, and Ponderings
This is a diary of my experience so far with my electric motorcycle—a ’99 Lectra from ZAP Electric Bikes. Their catalog entry for the Lectra is here. It used to be sold by Electric Motorbike (EMB), but they have been bought by ZAP.
My Take On 2001
Did you like Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey? Did you want to like it but not understand it, especially the first and last parts? Nobody seems to hold the ultimate and undisputed explanation, but in my take on the movie, I think I have a reasonably good explanation for a couple of the main questions people have, namely: what’s the deal with the ape-men? and why did HAL start killing everybody? (And yes, I did see 2010, but I have a different idea that I think is better supported, within the context of 2001 alone.) Hint: It all has to do with Nietzsche.
Here’s an essay on the moon illusion—exactly why the moon sometimes appears so much larger on the horizon than it does at its zenith. It’s really an explanation, not an essay, as it doesn’t have a controversial point to make. I just think it’s fascinating and wanted to share it.