Friedrich Nietzsche on Religion

Friedrich Nietzsche, son of a religious leader, went on to invoke a evolved era of thinking about relationship between humanity and religion – indeed, quite inwardly and without god. One of his more prominant quotes, written in a letter for his sister, Lisbeth, tells a great deal.

Short quote from YouTube Documentary (BBC):

Every true faith is infallible – it performs what the believing person hopes to find in it. But it does not offer the least support for the establishing of an objective truth. Here, the ways of men divide. If you want to achieve peace of mind and happiness, have faith. If you want to be a disciple of truth, then search.

Source: Ep 1 Human, All Too Human Friedrich Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil (BCB Documentary)



Full quote from literary source of the period:

I write this to you, dear Lisbeth, only in order to counter the most usual proofs of believing people, who invoke the evidence of their inner experiences and deduce from it the infallibility of their faith. Every true faith is indeed infallible; it performs what the believing person hopes to find in it, but it does not offer the least support for the establishing of an objective truth.

Here the ways of men divide. If you want to achieve peace of mind and happiness, then have faith; if you want to be a disciple of truth, then search.

Between, there are many halfway positions. But it all depends on the principle aim.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/ah2q8f5 (Google Books; majority of quote located at bottom of page 7)


Merry Christmas to all


I created this animated Merry Christmas app, being so close to the big event and all!

Check it out:

Merry Christmas App

.. to you too 🙂

Simulating the Human Brain with Supercomputers

A fascinating article on IBM’s successes in simulating the human brain using supercomputers is worth reading: The Brain in the Machine: I.B.M’s Compass : The New Yorker

I looked into the Blue Brain Project after catching its mentioning in the above article.

Here is a fascinating video that describes the Blue Brain Project (about 4 minutes long):

The Human Connectome Project is also worth checking out.

My startup is called Kimerick, which encompasses neural network discovery processes, like the processes used in the Blue Brain and Human Connectome projects – maybe that is why all of this is very fascinating to me!Kimerick

Powerful Quote by James Weldon Johnson

New York City is the most fatally fascinating thing in America. She sits like a great witch at the gate of the country, showing her alluring white face, and hiding her crooked hands and feet under the folds of her wide garments,––constantly enticing thousands from far within, and tempting those who come from across the seas to go no farther. And all these become the victims of her caprice. Some she at once crushes beneath her cruel feet; others she condemns to a fate like that of galley slaves; a few she favors and fondles, riding them high on the bubbles of fortune; then with a sudden breath she blows the bubbles out and laughs mockingly as she watches them fall.

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The exciting story of New York coming into its own is a tale that has fascinated me, throughout my life (view my personal NY photographs, in both life and land galleries).

Recently, while watching a YouTube documentary on the subject of New York, a powerful quote by James Weldon Johnson shook me, watch:

(video starts with quote, at 3m 17s into documentary)

Saturday evening project in preparation for Saturday night coding

Sketchiest setup ever.

But my AirPort is completely dead at the moment (AirPort is essentially the wifi internet receiver, for non-Apple users). Needed about 40 ft. of LAN to reach down to the router on the 2nd Floor and only have two 25 ft. old cables that I wasn’t even sure would work (as I found them in an old box full of misfit cables in a random closet). To top it off, I only have scissors on me.

There was even more risk on this project with the house management being sticklers on everything.

But, after about an hour of tedious wire splicing and crossing (again, with scissors), fortunately, at least in this case, the work paid off!

Kimerick — A New Vision for AI Trading

This blog post relates to my startup that I have been growing over the past six months. Essentially, my startup in a neural network-based Artificially Intelligent trading bot.

Kimerick in the News

Today was the first time that Kimerick was covered by an official news source. It’s an interesting interview-style article, titled “Kimerick — A New Vision for AI Trading.”

The direct link to the article can be found at this link.

And, if you are interested in more info about my startup, feel free to check out the Kimerick.com PitchDeck.