One of the greatest things about writing go code is the ability to build and deploy small and fast binaries on a wide range of target systems from Mac to Linux to that W-word to <insert whatever else here>.

Recently, I acquired a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B (Rpi) and have been playing around with writing some basic software to run on the board. …

Cixi, Mao and a history of crimes against language

Suggested readings: Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang; Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by the same author.

Cixi, Empress Dowager of China

The words floating above the Empress Dowager’s head in photos say her name. They tell you, the observer, her title and importance. They declare the supremacy of the Qing Dynasty and create an un impenetrable distance between you and the monarch.

Often, in similar portraits, the words 萬歲萬歲萬萬歲 show up. …


Brett Sandusky

Essayist. Theorist. Verbose Minimalist.

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