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Category Archives: life maintenance
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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