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Pardon Our Dust There are always things happeneing here at Aeither.Net and we wanted to take a moment to go over some of that stuff! Stuff, it is-a-Changing It always saddnes us when people can no longer write for our site but with life comes change. Sometimes that change does not […]

Digital Beard Stroking:Trope-dition!

As we hurtle from post-election ennui/consternation/rage/gloating/inebriation into the inebriation/gloating/rage/consternation/ennui of the holiday season and the host of traditions that come with it.  This seems like a good time to talk about Traditions.  Of course, we have the traditional meals with all the gathering and family and arguments, etc., but we have […]

Digital Beard Stroking: Divisiveness

As we’ve just finished up a political season, it seems like a good time to look at another topic that’s at least tangentially related to that “delightful” time.  In particular, the underlying divisiveness of the conversation and how our perspective and bias led to a complete lack of understanding between […]

Digital Beard Stroking: Money and Power and Money and Power and Money…

Money and Power and Money and Power and Money… In case it’s not abundantly clear, I like to write about efficacy a lot (that and motivation.  We’re allowed to have obsessions, aren’t we?).  I’ve considered several aspects of effecting some sort of change in the world around us (be it […]

Digital Beard Stroking: Fun pt 2, Can’t Spell Overanalyzing without-

Fun pt 2, Can’t Spell Overanalyzing without- In my earlier article on fun, I admitted that I couldn’t figure out why some subset of games were fun.  As I’ve had some time to reflect on it and consider the myriad of other games I’ve been addicted to in the intervening […]

Digital Beard Stroking: Pokemon Go Ahead And Charge My Card

Pokemon Go Ahead And Charge My Card Amid all the talk of Pokemon Go lately, it seems obvious that I should find some sort of topic so I can latch onto the coattails of the phenomenon.  While I already discussed the notion of teams and tribes last time (which definitely is […]

Digital Beard Stroking: Tribalism and Team Games

Tribalism and Team Games Tribalism is an underlying concept that’s arguably intrinsic to the human condition.  It’s evident in every culture, every society, every continent.  The concept of delineating an “us” versus a “them” exists in every group of people across the globe.  At first glance, this may seem to […]

Digital Beard Stroking: Dalliances to Obsession, the continuum of pastimes

Dalliances to Obsession, the continuum of pastimes Dalliances, hobbies, obsessions and passion.  Which are you following now? We all have interest in our lives in varying degrees.  There’s things we’re somewhat interested in, where we maintain a passing familiarity.  There’s things we’re keen on, where we go out of our […]

Digital Beard Stroking: Death

Death This one is a bit macabre, so watch out. Death, as a concept, is one of those ideas that’s defined as being the absence of something.  Struggling to comprehend it is a prevalent aspect of the human condition.  Because of that, it’s an easy hook into the psyche of […]

Digital Beard Stroking: Stories pt 2

Stories pt 2 Last time, I focused on the integral part of narratives in human culture and our proclivity to remember stories over rote memories or facts.  This week, I’ll be moving into a discussion more about the individual implications of that.  One of the biggest being justification vs motivation, […]