This is the website of a 31 year old human person named Jason Altenburg from Michigan.

Kinda drifting into the abstract in terms of how I see myself.

What has Jason been up to lately!?


This post Edited 2016-06-10

Musically it's been a lot of Chainsmokers and Beartooth. Particularly "Roses (feat. ROZES)" by Chainsmokers and "In Between" and "However You Want It Said" by Beartooth.

Back to work and kids again after the time in Hocking Hills is a bit of a readjustment.

Finished up the Factorio Demo, not terribly excited, don't think I'll be purchasing this game.

In a little under three days since I wrote my last post I've re-read the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. So much beauty and poetry that I'd forgotten but had vague tingles running up and down my spine as I began reading sections that I'd remembered. Marvin the wonderfully depressed android, God's last message to his creation, Wonko the Sane, the dolphins, and the beautiful writing about Random. I've since learned that a sixth book was in the works but that Douglas Adams unfortunately passed before it ever reached fruition. This was part of the Dirk Gently series and was to be titled "The Salmon of Doubt". There's another author that's titled it but I feel like it would be like the way I feel about Wheel of Time's conclusion, finished by another perhaps equally brilliant mind, but not the same mind. I'd like to write up a full review of the Hitchhiker's Guide but in order to fully do so I almost feel I'd need to be able to read it again.

This time I didn't read the nicely hardcover edition, I read it digitally on my Kindle. I ended up highlighting one portion, but it was so late in the book that I don't think it would do justice to how thoroughly I enjoyed this read. With this I close this update.

We live in strange times.

We also live in strange places: each in a universe of our own. The people with whom we populate our universes are the shadows of whole other universes intersecting with our own. Being able to glance out into this bewildering complexity of infinite recursion and say things like, "Oh, hi Ed! Nice tan. How's Carol?" involves a great deal of filtering skill for which all conscious entities have eventually to develop a capacity in order to protect themselves from the contemplation of the chaos through which they seethe and tumble. So give your kid a break, OK?

Extract from Practical Parenting in a Fractally Demented Universe.