@dredmorbius Just wanted to thank you for posting my Zettelkästen article on HN!
I wrote a bit about why productivity/tracking systems don't always stick, and whether it's a natural cycle, or a sign of poor implementation.
Does anyone know about this Zettelkasten thing? Tried it? Someone at my discussion group yesterday mentioned it. It's intriguing but not sure if it will just be a distraction. https://zettelkasten.de/posts/overview/
I wrote about feelings. Should you record them? Do they mean anything? They seem much more important in the moment than they do later on. But does that mean they deserve more attention? https://clerestory.netlify.com/feelings/
Thinking about Robin Carhart-Harris' new paper on psychedelics. Anyone else read it? https://clerestory.netlify.com/rebus/
I've been thinking about the role of induction/observation in #literature, #philosophy, and #science, and wrote some thoughts about how these areas might have once overlapped and later bifurcated. Particularly interested in the relationship between #Schopenhauer and #Tolstoy. https://clerestory.netlify.com/observation/
I wrote about this idea that liquid intelligence goes down but crystallised intelligence can go up throughout your life? https://buff.ly/332qOVq I'm not sure I understand it though, maybe someone else can explain.
Yesterday I wrote about _They Shall Not Grow Old_: https://clerestory.netlify.com/old/
I wrote about Walter Kempowski's incredible novel about East Prussia in 1945: All for Nothing. http://bit.ly/allforn
Highly recommend Walter Kempowski's All for Nothing, a novel about the evacuation of East Prussia in 1945, and Nicholas Ostler's Empires of the Word, a history of the spread of languages through empire. But I'm finding it hard to write about them today. More here: https://clerestory.netlify.com/inarticulate/
I wrote about silence, the ringing you may or may not hear in your ears, and suggest how it might relate to ageing and conceptual thinking https://clerestory.netlify.com/silence/
Thinking about whether sociability is like a muscle one can strengthen, or more like a finite resource https://clerestory.netlify.com/sedated/
I'm bloggin daily and today I wrote about noise in London https://clerestory.netlify.com/noise/
George Dyson's article on Analog computing https://onezero.medium.com/the-future-of-computing-is-analog-e758471fbfe1 is interesting, but the Von Neumann book behind some of his thinking is mind-blowingly good: https://ia800800.us.archive.org/4/items/TheComputerAndTheBrain/The%20Computer%20and%20The%20Brain_text.pdf
The Future of Computing Is Analog #heyfeedfox https://onezero.medium.com/the-future-of-computing-is-analog-e758471fbfe1
On listening to albums
For many years I’ve been working on watching all the films in the 1001 Movies
You Must See Before You Die book. Not the one linked, with Lady Gaga on the
front, but a 2003 version which quickly lost its sleeve, and over long years
of consultation its cover, and now sits as a well-loved, […]
@vgr Great Life Spirit Distillation post. Thanks to that and its links I'm about halfway through Seeing Like a State. I'm really enjoying it, though I have a more mixed view of modernist architecture than he does. He reminds me a bit of David Graeber. Also been thinking a lot about waldenponding, to which I'm prone, and about Deep Work, toward which I strive, despite having no interest in "belongingness". I'm not sure that deep work must be T-shaped. Is it just the isolation that worries you?
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