May 2011

Aaron Brazell

Making Decisions Inebriated

“But the ancient Macedonians used to make important decisions only when inebriated, the idea being that only when mentally lubricated are you free of the societal filters and self-doubt. Therefore you think and act as your true self. Therefore you are thinking and acting truthfully, and hence correctly.” [via Jason Cohen]

Aaron Brazell

You Can Never Take My Freedom

The idea of increasing protections on the Internet to ensure that piracy plagiarism and other forms of intellectual property theft is sexy to content producers who attempt to eschew the freedoms provided by the Internet in the 21st century.

Photographers don’t like to have their photos used without permission, often times. Legitimately so. But that doesn’t change the fact that photos are used without the permission of the photographer anyway. Regardless of protections currently in place or employed.

Fun Stuff

An Open Letter to Jesus: Come to Austin

Photo by doug88888. Used under Creative Commons. Dear Jesus- I hear you’re coming back tomorrow. I know this is really short notice, but I wanted to let you know that if I have any say in the decision about where you come back to, it should be Austin. Why Austin? Well… let me tell you. […]

Aaron Brazell

Osama, Closure

Photo taken by theqspeaks This post is therapy for me. Twitter and the media have already done a fine job of reporting and I am intentionally 12 hours late. There’s no new information I can provide, nor do I wish to. Last night was important. It was important for the world, the United States and […]