About Łukasz Langa

Python core developer, chronic perfectionist, pianist, dad.

Recent Activity

  • Łukasz shared from Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell
    When many people bid for a relatively few homes, those homes become very expensive because of supply and demand. But it is not the prices that cause the scarcity. There would be the same scarcity under feudalism or socialism or in a tribal society.
    Note: Found literally in an Economics 101 book and yet San Franciscans would rather stone the techies.
  • Łukasz shared from George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set (Song of Ice and Fire Series): A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
    Old stories are like old friends, she used to say. You have to visit them from time to time.”
  • Łukasz shared from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M. Pirsig
    In a car you’re always in a compartment, and because you’re used to it you don’t realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV. You’re a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame. On a cycle the frame is gone. You’re completely in contact with it all. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming. That concrete whizzing by five inches below your foot is the real thing, the same stuff you walk on, it’s right there, so blurred you can’t focus on it, yet you can put your foot down and touch...
  • Łukasz shared from Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
    There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted—and you create a nation of lawbreakers—and then you cash in on guilt.
  • Łukasz shared from Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
    There are no evil thoughts except one: the refusal to think.
    Note: Well put.
  • Łukasz shared from Mindfulness in Plain English: 20th Anniversary Edition by Henepola Gunaratana
    Positive attachments hold you in the mud just as assuredly as negative attachments.
    Note: Amazing read, highly recommended. I'm increasingly fascinated with it.
  • Łukasz shared from Mindfulness in Plain English: 20th Anniversary Edition by Henepola Gunaratana
    Positive attachments hold you in the mud just as assuredly as negative attachments.
    Note: Amazing read, highly recommended. I'm increasingly fascinated with it.
  • Łukasz shared from 21 by Frank Crane
    To keep people waiting is simply insolent egotism.
  • Łukasz shared from a Personal Document
    It’s hard to find anything to say about life without immersing yourself in the world, but it’s also just about impossible to figure out what it might be, or how best to say it, without getting the hell out of it again.
    Note: Nicely put. From "The Busy Trap" in NY Times.
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Łukasz Langa
Web Page: lukasz.langa.pl