aaron yarhouse

husband developer table-top gamer captain america fanboy usually in that order

i've been in love with the forward-facing web since mom bought our first computer in 2000. endless nights were spent crafting angelfire or geocities websites for my friends bands or writing custom style blocks for livejournals and myspace pages. now my days are spent creating exciting user interfaces for data visualization applications and playing dungeons & dragons.

meaningful words


Let not any one pacify his conscience by the delusion that he can do no harm if he takes no part, and forms no opinion. Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing. He is not a good man who, without a protest, allows wrong to be committed in his name, and with the means which he helps to supply, because he will not trouble himself to use his mind on the subject.

John Stuart Mill
from the Inaugural Address to the University of St. Andrews, Feb. 1st 1867

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu
in "Ending Poverty As We Know It: Guaranteeing A Right To A Job" (2003)
by William P. Quigley, p. 8

Thus will it come to pass. A dying leader will know the truth of the Opera House. The missing Three will give you the Five who come from the home of the Thirteenth. You are the harbinger of death, Kara Thrace. You will lead them all to their end. End of line.

Basestar Hybrid
in Battlestar Galactica (2004), Season 4 Episode 8: "Faith"