Caleb Madrigal

Programming, Hacking, Math, and Art


On Abstract Art

Too much detail in art is profanity - a vulgar attempt to sum up that which is beyond finite expression.

Art is a laser

The best art is more like a laser beam than a flood light - it doesn't hit everyone, but those it hits, it burns.

Beautiful words

Over the last several years, I've been writing down words (or sets of words) which I consider to be particularly beautiful.

Here is my list:

  • Camp Lejeune
  • Long Boat Key
  • Devil May Cry
  • Effervescent
  • Cellar Door
  • Paramore
  • Nevermore
  • Evermore
  • Cognac
  • vis-à-vis
  • Commandeer

Analogies are like functions

Analogies are to functions as facts are to variables - facts are data which the mind can reference, but analogies change the way the mind works.

Whenever possible, I try to explain things with analogies.

Poetic Mood

In the last week or so (starting Monday, March 3, 2014) I've been in a very poetic mood. It has been so interesting - it was light a light switch flipping on. I haven't been sitting down and trying to write poetry, they've just been coming to me. Often, as soon as one ends, another begins. It has been so pleasurable. I hope people enjoy them, but even if they don't, it has been so worth it to me!