Welcome to Astral Codex Ten!
We're glad you're here too!
I’m so glad, it feels like I’m reconnecting with an old friend !
Welcome back to blogging! Very glad that I'll be able to read your writing again!
I'm so happy, you were missed last year. So good to have you back
In our darkest hour, Scott "Trans Latex Coed" Alexander has returned to save us. Good to have you back!
It's great to see you back!
Welcome back. Thrilled to see new posts coming.
It's so good to have you back. Truly. This has made my day a lot brighter.
Ok there's the Raikoth spiral but why χ and what are the three circles?
Why is this dated aug 10 2020?
"The top and bottom chess sets in this picture are exactly the same color."
What do you mean by "the same color" ? There are convenient lens flares/dark clouds that are obscuring some of the figures; but, outside the lens flares, the bottom figures are hovering at around 80, and the top ones are at around 220.
Yayy, I'm so happy you're back! :) :)
Re: less unwieldy domain, a friend suggests astralcodex.net
This time, I will see all of the posts since I don't have such a large backlog to get through!
YES YES YES YES YES YES
Long time lurker from the old blog here.
I am so happy you are back!
I might even dare to participate a bit now...
Welcome back. I was a stale sad cortex while you were gone.
Hooray! How we’ve all missed you so!
This is very cool. Thank you for coming back.
Yay! Glad to have you back.
"The dictionary defines ṛta as "order", "truth", or "rule", but I think of it as the intersection of all these concepts, a sort of hidden node at the center of art and harmony and rationality and the rest. What are the laws of thought? How do they reveal themselves, at every level, from the flow of electricity through the brain to the flow of money through the global economy? How can we cleave to them more closely, for our own good and the good of generations still to come?"
You son of a bitch, I'm in.
Welcome back to blogging!
Glad to have you back!
Welcome back Scott! I am thrilled to see you again.
Where's the RSS feed?
*vibrates with excitement*
The real question is how on earth are we supposed to pronounce "Ṛta"? Only the rightful caliph can judge.
Holy cow this is exciting. Welcome back!
Great to see you back!
Welcome back. Also, I want this comment here for when I refer my children or grandchildren to your writing in 50 years.
1) Yay! Subscribed!
2) Am I a bad effective altruist for subscribing instead of donating that money to AMF?
Artfully articulated; a heartening start and a charter for smart articles after too long apart!
Glad you're back!
I'm really glad you're back!
It's wonderful to have you back!
Does anyone know what he means by the bulletin board? I'd love to join.
Thanks! Welcome back!
You people better not ruin this by snitching to Taylor Lorenz.
We do what we must because we can.
Scott comes back to us now, at the turn of the tide.
Thank you for this. By sheer coincidence it comes at the end of a rather difficult day and has made a real difference.
If you're looking for palatable arthropods, have you considered crabs?
My first substack subscription. I was saving myself for you.
FINALLY--So glad to be reading this! Is it too early to call this my highlight of 2021?
Welcome back to the ethereal plane!
I am genuinely glad you're here!
I’m so glad you’re back! Thank you!
Yay, so glad you're back! I've been really looking forward to your new blog launching.
And I'm glad you've gone with Astral Codex Ten. Back when you were moving from LJ and considering which blog title to use, I thought that was the better one.
Fantastic! Can’t wait to be a part of it. Thanks!
If you don't like arthropods, how do you feel about arthritis?
So thrilled about this! Welcome back.
Never leave us again.
Glad you are back.
Ahhh! I've missed this!!! Welcome back and hope you had a good 6 months craziness notwithstanding!
And so you are born again, born now a son of fire.
Servant of rta, pillar of dharma, of impeccable acara, foremost among the twice-born, welcome back!
Seriously, it's great to have you back, man.
So glad you're back. The world just got a bit brighter.
Thank you for coming back.
Good to see you again, Scott. It's amusing reading the back catalog again. I'm digging through all the comments in your NIMBY posts with all these people mentioning the wonderful "network effects" that make hiring software developers in San Francisco so much more valuable than hiring them anywhere else and here I am two years later post-pandemic working for a software company based out of San Francisco but living in Dallas apparently generating just as much value as if I'd been 15 years younger with no family or house and able to uproot myself to move for a job.
I'm quite glad the world has changed.
glad to have you back
Something really good for the year to begin with.
Super glad to have you back with us again.
Thank God! I didn’t realize what I had until it was gone. Welcome back, and looking forward to the new blog!
Glad to see you back in action!
Welcome back <3
Seconding what many are saying here. A former Lurker back at SSC (even considered buying the hardbound editions of the old blog off amazon...) This, along with the sinking of the USS Trump, has been the balm of my locked-down January... Welcome back and wishing you all the best!
Okay so it's great that the blog is back but I'm also pretty impressed by https://lorienpsych.com/
I *really* like the look of the site and am excited by what it could become.
YAAAAAAY! So happy you're back <3
After a long dark year, January <s>20</s> 21, 2021 will be remembered as the day our nightmare ended. Welcome back!
Welcome back, Scott! This makes 2021 feel like it's moving in the right direction.
Happy to pay and subscribe. At the end of a rough day (had a client fire me), it's great to get such good news.
Couldn't be happier about this! Looking forward to each and every post!
I don't even know how I got here. Opened my browser after letting my phone bounce around in my pocket, and suddenly learned that the long wait was over. Feels like 2021 is starting now.
Congrats on the new blog, can't wait to read your writing once again!
Yaaaaay! So happy you're back!
Welcome back Scott!
Welcome back! We've all missed you. :)
The absence was a good excuse to reflect on what your writing really represented to me. Suffice it to say, I'm very glad you decided to return!
Oh joy! The world has ended but the Rightful Caliph has returned!
But when the world needed him most, he vanished... So happy you're back!
J'adore tout ce qui rampe!
I just subscribed! This is my first time paying for digital content, in my opinion your work is more than well worth it. I'm so glad you're back!
So glad to have you back! Woo-hoo!
Oh good, you're back. Now *I* don't have to start up a copycat blog to fill half the void at a quarter the speed.
So glad you’re back! Subscribed!
Trump is gone, and you are back - the clouds begin to lift.
This made my day. It's so good to see you blogging again, I missed your writing.
Happy to have you back. Thank you.
Glad to have you back.
I did check, they really are the same colour. I suspected as much but was still thought there was about a 20% chance you had assumed it to be true and fallen for a prank.
Long live the freedom revolution! Death to the new york times!
Finally! that was a pretty long wait
Nature and nature's ṛta lay hid in night; God said "Let Scott be" and all was light.
Welcome back, thrilled to finally be able to read you again. Are you going to cover stuff that happened during your hiatus, or that started during that time and is ongoing, or is it fresh topics only?
Thank you! The world's a bit brighter now.
Constant lurker from SSC, never commented on anything ever....... and I'm perfectly happy to burn my first ever comment to say I am so very glad you're back and it sounds like you're flourishing. I can't wait to read more from you and for our comment community to get back to work too!
Welcome back! I look forward to reading about Strange, Specific Stuff.
(Can we get Markdown or HTML-enabled comments? Requiring bare links is _clunky_.)
Congratulations on your new blog title that's a correct anagram of your name!
I'm so glad you are back, this blog is really important to me, I feel like it's teaching me how to think. I read almost the whole archive again during the hiatus.
PS if you want a topic, I request "How do you do the research for one of your big articles" like that early covid mask wearing article. How do you keep organized and drive research to a cohesive conclusion, how do you find papers, etc
Thank god, somebody competent is back in charge of my online reading.
Seeing that you were back was like finding out Greg Egan has a new book out. Lots of good stuff happening this week.
Time for some rat ṛta, whoo!
Welcome back, friend!
Good to hear from you again! We need nuance, perspective, humor and humility more than ever.
Also, obscure linguistic puns!
It's great to have you back, Scott.
I am so amped to see you back in business!
This is the best thing that happened in 2021 so far. Welcome back!
> Download it and check on Paint or Photoshop if you don't believe me.
Or how about, you know, gimp for those alternative folks not beholden to corporate power centers.
Started reading your blog over the summer; glad you’re back, it’s amazing! As for the blog name/theme, maybe “Apollonian” (like in Nietszche) could sum it up well.
Amen. Your voice is a valuable addition to the national dialogue.
Welcome back, first time I've been convinced to subscribe to a substack
So glad to have you back!
So glad to see you're writing again!
I'm glad you're bouncing back from 2020 stronger than ever. I was worried we were going to see less/no SSC posts in future, and was also worried your life was going to be blown up in a fairly permanent way. Ŗta uh... finds a way.
It's been a while, but the wait has been worth it.
Excited to read your blog for the first time! From your method of exploration into ṛta, I think you would find this website about Greek letters interesting, too. http://www.greekalphabeta.com/learn-about-ksi-xi-60.html
What a great thing to wake up to! Welcome back!
Welcome back, Doctor :)
So excited you're back!
Nice to see something new. I guess SSC isn't coming back, then?
When you were gone I realized what a tremendous help your posts were in navigating this confusing world.
I'm glad you're back.
Love to see you back! Hope NYT doesn't screw you over again
So delighted to see you here
What a good start to 2021, happy to see you back.
It's good to have you back.
The internet has not been the same without you, welcome back!