The Sleep of Reason produces Monsters

Everything is different. Everything is the same.

31 December
Myself? Who is myself? Does there really exist a 'self' that remains despite my continuous changing with respect to time? I am not the person I was half a lifetime ago, nor half that, nor half that, and when you come down to it, I am not myself. How can you be sure that I exist?

Without a self, can anything have any meaning? (Hint: yes. There's more out there, beyond your little corner of the humaniverse.)
a lesson is learned, abstraction, abstraction violation, agnosticism, algorithms, alpha phi omega, anagrams, apo, arml, athena, bamboo, boggle, bulldozing the cambridgeport saloon, c++, calvin and hobbes, cambridge, carjackistan, cartography, climbing shafts, climbing trees, color, combinatorial game theory, comma-separated lists, copyright law, cows, creative writing humor contests, cryptic crosswords, cryptography, ddr, dinosaur comics, discworld, douglas adams, duct tape, electronic freedom, elevator tetris, escher, etymology, exploring, ezride, fortune, functional programming, games, geography, geometric art, geometry, go, godel escher bach, google, gut-wrenching, hacking, hacks, haymarket, hikaru no go, humor, ihtfp, illuminati, iltfp, interactive fiction, interests, juggling, jumping out-of the system, laughing at myself, learning, lemmings, linux, lsc, making things, making time, math competitions, mathematics, minesweeper, mit, mit assassins' guild, mitbeef, mnftiu, moving mountains, multitools, naming schemes, neil gaiman, nethack, not existing, pants pants revolution, perl, piano, power tools, programming, public radio, puns, punting, putnam, puzzle games, puzzles, python, random, random hall, raw tofu, recursive storytelling, reuse, roger zelazny, roguelikes, roof and tunnel hacking, sarcasm, satire, scheme, scouting, security, settlers of catan, sf, shafting, sik games, silliness, sipb, stalking, stata chalkboard art, style invitational, taking the stairs, talking to myself, the game set, the t, three kingdoms, tjhsst, topcoder, ultimate frisbee, unexpected patterns, usaco, vegetables, violating conservation laws, water, word games, wordplay, world's smallest nuclear superpower, yo-yos, zephyr