About Lukasz Langa

Python core developer, chronic perfectionist, pianist, dad.

Recent Activity

  • Lukasz shared from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance 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...
  • Lukasz shared from Atlas Shrugged: (Centennial Edition) 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.
  • Lukasz shared from Atlas Shrugged: (Centennial Edition) by Ayn Rand
    There are no evil thoughts except one: the refusal to think.
    Note: Well put.
  • Lukasz 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.
  • Lukasz 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.
  • Lukasz shared from 21 by Frank Crane
    To keep people waiting is simply insolent egotism.
  • Lukasz 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.
  • Lukasz shared from a Personal Document
    I can’t help but wonder whether all this histrionic exhaustion isn’t a way of covering up the fact that most of what we do doesn’t matter.
    Note: Scary?
  • Lukasz shared from Anticancer: A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber
    ‘Real’ foods are thus more effective than supplements, and they are more effective in combination than when eaten separately.
    Note: Who would've known?
  • Lukasz shared from Anticancer: A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber
    What is known for certain is that meat and dairy products (as well as large fish at the top of the food chain) provide over 90% of human exposure to known contaminants. These include dioxins, PCBs and certain pesticides that persist in the environment even though they have been banned for several years.
    Note: So meat's unhealthy not per se but because it gathers pollution throughout animals' lives.
(Poznan, Poland)
Lukasz Langa
Web Page: lukasz.langa.pl