Nothing to say here.
In the pursuit of knowledge, every day something is added. In the practice of the Tao, every day something is dropped.
— Tao te Ching
Not to know is bad; not to wish to know is far worse.
— African proverb
LIM stands for Less Is More. Something is lim when it has the qualities of being elegant, effective, and essential. Someone who seeks what's lim is a limist — a moniker I came up with one day in March 2008.
In the areas I have useful experience, this site is partly about sharing observations, patterns, and solutions that are lim:
- Elegant: Both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
- Effective: High returns on invested time, energy, and resources.
- Essential: Worth doing, knowing, or using.
What's Your Story?
Ah, the concision of the English language can help provide a partial answer:
Most of the time, curious or focused. I'm fortunate to know what flow is like on a frequent basis. My curiosity has continued from childhood despite years of formal schooling. Wise men taught me to doubt and question; fools and my own foolishness helped me learn how to listen.
I'm working on a "cleanweb" startup/venture. I also regularly study/practice the following: how to create better software; energy, clean or otherwise; world trends; the learning process; and writing.
Three academic degrees, and that's enough for this lifetime: B.A. in physics from Cornell, Masters and Doctorate in engineering from UMass Amherst. Family and friends. Heroes, alive or absent. Experience, and consciousness to reflect on it. Good books. A good laptop, and software to build on the shoulders of giants. A pressure cooker. Dance shoes.
Are you a fellow limist? Have a question? Or maybe your pony admonished you to drop a line? You can reach me at this domain name, with my name or first initial. Thanks!