Nietzsche: The Joyous Science - 1.21 - To the Teachers of Unselfishness

The praise of virtue is the praise of some private harm - it is praise of impulses which deprive a man of his noblest selfishness, and the strength to take the greatest care of himself. This is exactly what I learned about virtue and morality growing up in church and Christian culture. It felt like the ultimate good was to sacrifice yourself to a greater cause. We were praised for our sacrifice more than anything else.

Nietzsche: The Joyous Science - 1.14 - What Is Called Love

“Avarice and love… the same impulse twice named…” Once again, challenging our basic understanding of something so common: love. Avarice - (I had to look this up) “Extreme greed for wealth”. It seems like Nietzsche is suggesting our common/collective definition of love is a desire to possess. We want something or someone. We say we love it. We get it. Then once we’ve possessed it, our love for it fades and we eventually desire something/someone new.

Nietzsche: The Joyous Science - 1.3-11 - Consciousness

I’m imagining Nietzsche flipping tables in his reader’s minds. Taking a wide-angle view at perspectives and ideas we take for granted. Some selections from sections 3 through 11. 3. The Noble and Common The common view the sentiments and actions of the noble with suspicion. The noble assume their generosity is selfless and well-meaning, whereas the common view it as, “Their must be some secret advantage I’m not aware of. Why would they purposely disadvantage themselves?

Nietzsche: The Joyous Science - 1.2 - The Intellectual Conscience

By “intellectual conscience” I think he means: thinking for oneself rather than group-think. I thought this was interesting: I mean to say: the majority do not find it contemptible to believe this or that, and live accordingly, without ascertaining in advance what speaks for and against it, and without even bothering to do so after the fact. This is what I did for most of my life. In my experience, this is true for more religious/conservative circles because there’s a built in skepticism and fear of questioning beliefs.

Nietzsche: The Joyous Science - 1.1 - The Teachers of the Purpose of Life

Notes & Quotes from Book 1, Pt. 1 The Teachers of the Purpose of Life All men, whether good or evil, have one aim in life: “the preservation of the human race.” An interesting proposition. This reminds me of how the Left views the Right as evil, and vice versa, yet the aim of both is the same. They both believe their policies and values are what’s necessary for human prospering and preservation.

Nietzsche: The Joyous Science - Prelude

Notes & Quotes from ‘Jest, Trick and Revenge’ - Prelude in German Rhymes. 4. Dialogue A: I was sick and then got better? I don’t even know my doctor! How could I forget all that? B: Only now do you recover: Health returns when you forget. Is he saying: “There are some beliefs (such as religious beliefs) that damage us so greatly, one can only recover from them by distancing oneself from them, to the point where one forgets them entirely.

Nietzsche: The Joyous Science - Preface

The first line of the preface made me laugh: Perhaps more than one preface would be necessary for this book; and after all it might still be doubtful whether anyone could be brought nearer to the experiences in it by means of prefaces, without having himself experienced something similar. (7) As though he were saying: all the prefaces in the world wouldn’t be enough to understand this book. One must experience self-emancipation for themself.

Nietzsche: The Joyous Science - Introduction

Started reading Nietzsche’s “The Joyous Science”. Here are my notes/quotes from the introduction that stood out. Accordingly, the conditions for flourishing and self-actualization will vary widely from one person to the next. This in turn means that individuals cannot rely unthinkingly on their own socialization or inherited traditions in order to determine how best to actualize their own potential, since the customs and traditions in question are not sufficiently tailored to the individual case.

Traefik Ingress Issue With Port Binding

Working through the Building a Continuous Deployment Pipeline Using LKE, Helm, and Gitlab guide from Linode, I ran into an interesting (and new) problem. In the section on installing Traefik, I couldn’t get my NodeBalancer’s external-IP to show after running: helm upgrade --install traefik traefik/traefik \ --create-namespace --namespace traefik \ --set "ports.websecure.tls.enabled=true" \ --set "providers.kubernetesIngress.publishedService.enabled=true" It kept telling me my external-IP was <pending>. kubectl get svc -n traefik traefik NAME TYPE CLUSTER-IP EXTERNAL-IP PORT(S) AGE traefik LoadBalancer 10.

VIM Cheat Sheet

When I first started learning about Linux and working with the command line, nano was my go-to, in-terminal text editor. It wasn’t complicated to use, which was nice, and it allowed me to focus more on what I was learning without needing to Google a bunch of stuff just to use VIM. Over time, though, I’ve been converted. There are a lot of helpful cheat sheets out there, but I wanted to create my own that I could keep updated as I learn more useful key-strokes and commands.