You may wonder why I started a new blog, where I already have a perfectly fine blog on Artima. I am currently wondering too, since somehow my very first entry was flagged as spam by the helpful Blogger spam detection software, and now claims I have to request a manual review to prove I'm not a spammer. I'm guessing that I either used too many long, difficult words referring to schools of philosophy -- I've seen splogs containing long strings of text copied from philosophy textbooks. Or perhaps I quoted too many nonsense words from Anthem. Anyway, I've requested two reviews so far, but still nada. Fingers crossed.
As for the reason to start a new blog, the Artima blog is meant to be technical stuff about Python -- Artima in general is a site about OO programming, and I wanted to write about other stuff that interests me. I have a slew of topics lined up: other books I've read, more about my views on consciousness (with a lowercase 'c' :-), and a silly idea I call "planet of the nerds": what if Captain Kirk ran into a planet whose entire population was made up of nerds with IQs of 250 and no social skills? Would such a society even survive?
Anyway, this is just a test -- Blogger claims I cannot make new posts. Let's see if that's true!