Category Archives: life maintenance

Addendum to: “should you reverse any advice you

Should You Reverse Any Advice You Hear? This post relates to the above SSC post.  Scott says: That lots of the advice people give is useful for some people, but that the opposite advice is useful for other people. For example, … Continue reading

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Schelling points, trajectories and iteration cycles

Schelling points I have lived in the same suburb of the same city for all of my life.  We have a shopping centre that I know, if I go there for more than an hour – I will bump into … Continue reading

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adding and removing complexity from models

I had a really interesting conversation with a guy about modelling information.  what I did when talking to him is in one case insist that his model be made more simple because adding more variation in the model was unhelpful, … Continue reading

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many draft concepts

I create ideas at about the rate of 2 a day, without trying to.  I write at about a rate of 1.5 a day.  Which leaves me always behind.  Even if I write about the best ideas I can think … Continue reading

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Ring fitting factors and dehydration detection experiment

I have noticed recently that the ring I am wearing no longer fits as well as it used to.  Over the same period I have had several events mess with my regular routine, including my regular behaviours around drinking water … Continue reading

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The barriers to the task

For about two months now I have been putting in effort to run in the mornings.  To make this happen, I had to take away all the barriers to me wanting to do that.  There were plenty of them, and … Continue reading

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Time management and do your tasks in a different order

I have been trying out some (new for me) time management techniques.  Various people tell me that they do this naturally, but I had to learn it manually. This one involves: Noticing that you don’t really know what you are … Continue reading

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Applicable advice

Part 2: http://bearlamp.com.au/addendum-to-applicable-advice/ Part 2 on lesswrong: http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/nuf/addendum_to_applicable_advice/ Einstein said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” The Feynman Algorithm: Write down the problem. Think real … Continue reading

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Setting up my work environment – Doing the causation backwards

About two years ago, when I first got my smart phone (yes, later than most of the other humans).  I was new to apps, and I was new to environments.  When I decided on what apps should be on my home … Continue reading

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Low hanging productivity – improving your workspace

Tl;dr – Simple changes to workspaces like a big screen can make a big difference. This week I spent a few days away from my usual desk.  I have been house sitting.  I didn’t think too much of it; I … Continue reading

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