did not see the Huawei blackout causing google to drop their Android license, there-by getting dropped from the store. wow that's went from a weird united states quirk to a global mess really quick.
A drive towards simplicity and clarity, to turn down the noise, if you will.
What would the psychological equivalent of diplomacy look like? Is that what CBT does? What if instead of weakening personas we don't like, we figure out which ones we need and tactically *grow them more* instead, and let psychological selection do its work and hopefully overthrow the incumbent personas and turn them into domedticated vassal states? A mental Sengoku ...
Thinking on https://refactorcamp.org/@aRandomCat/101996722540493877 and I'm having difficulty finishing the transcripts of interviews with YNH because distracting related thoughts keep popping up.
Such as this one: even with the current awareness that we are not one persona/consciousness but many, the focus of "mindfulness" and digital retrograde seems to be to kill off/dominate some of these neuron-chains, feudalism-style, by depriving them of neuronal transmissions that sttengthen them.
Excellent visualization of world history in terms of leaderboard of most populous cities #heyfeedfox https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/b2fybb/animation_the_10_biggest_cities_in_the_world/
Just finished Conspiracy, the book about Thiel’s secret plan to take down Gawker, and came away rather disappointed and underwhelmed.
I guess the disappointment mostly came from the overrated insight porn that the author thought readers would appreciate, but it was underwhelming because so much bluster and meandering was generated over what seemed to me like a pretty straightforward issue. I want to get to the sea, but I don't necessarily want to follow every little twist and turn of the river.
Unverified but seems authentic. How the Inuit raise children to control their anger.
"Russia is really the best adversary," [...] "We’ve engaged with them on investigations, discovering and combatting them, and this breakout time is a real proxy for how good they are. It really captures that operational tempo... they're just incredibly fast, almost eight times as fast as the next adversary."
The narrative that things can't go to hell because truth will always prevail is crumbling. The weirding is happening.
me writing programming tools: we need to make it easier to code! liberate the code! make it accessible to all!
me debugging someone else's code: you should need to train for 10 years before you can even touch a text editor, and we need a central guild body that randomly audits members, and if your code quality is bad enough you are immediately executed
#introduction I live in Houston, moved to the US a year and half back. I remember reading @vgr Breaking Smart season 1 and thinking “ I want to be among the Prometheans stealing fire” 😆. I work as a marketer for a small bootstrap start up in Texas. I write half baked things thoughts on bicameral.me . New year resolution is to use more of Mastodon and less Twitter 🤔
The interesting discovery for me is that similar to infinite space-time loops from popular media, you kind of do find yourself repeating a thought loop if you try to think your way out of it through familiar patterns.
And similar to space-time loops, just stopping yourself from walking/thinking forward is insufficient. You practically have to alter your brain chemistry or jar it into a new mode of thinking.
Ughh. I've noticed I keep falling into the same negative thought spiral whenever my partner gets upset, and I'm still figuring how to snap myself out of it when it happens.
I guess it's a first for me because I don't usually let criticism get to me but somehow it's different coming from my partner.
I'm writing this for people I know on Facebook, but if you know someone who might benefit from this, feel free to point them to https://buttondown.email/laymansguide :)
There seems to be little in the way of glue between 4 and 5, for folks who are interested but have little idea where to begin.
After a quick survey on Facebook, I decided to start a weekly newsletter. One concept in computing per week, written for layfolk, as much as I can manage in an hour or less of writing. It is assumed that subscribers know what an address bar or web browser or wifi is, but not HTTP or API. With as little jargon, and as many screenshots, as I can.
Folks who want to learn more about computing (not the same as programming) seem to have a few options, in decreasing order of granularity/increasing ease of approach by the general public:
1. Developer documentation
2. Detailed, often informal, accounts of how things work, usually written by devs for other devs (on YC, HN, etc)
4. Wikipedia, community wikis
5. Technology journalism
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