To all #heyfeedfox contributors: please keep the comment short and sweet. Preferably just use the title of the link, or if that's not clear, a 5-10 word precis. Don't do big quotes. Save that for follow up comments. See my latest for examples of good style. https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2018/10/09/refactorings-roundup-09-16-18-10-06-18/
536 AD was the worst year to be alive because volcanos #heyfeedfox https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/why-536-was-worst-year-be-alive
Hot take: pretentiousness has an up-or-out trajectory. In young adulthood you either learn to stop taking yourself so seriously or become committed to being an unbearable ass.
There is no such thing as identity, only correlation management.
Why does the fediverse call twitter birdsite? I don't get it. Is it supposed to have pejorative connotations?
Bobs: What would you say it is you do around here?
Me: I curate and repost cute animal memes from various Slacks into our company Slack’s pets channel.
Bobs: This guy’s a straight shooter with upper management written all over him.
Meaning-making seems to be a process that exists in tension with freedom-making.
John Boyd's “the fundamental goal of humans is to improve their capacity for independent action.” captures the tension. You have repeated reorientations to get increases in capacity. Each orientation is a "meaning" but is just a waypoint in the freedom process.
At a micro-level this is the "flow" state. Marginal creative destruction.
Also, please keep your slug lines for links you share with #heyfeedfox relatively short (~10 words maybe). Otherwise I just have to trim it or rewrite it myself.
It's actually quite a nice summarization challenge. Shoot for the saved-you-a-click type of slug line. Limit your valuative remarks to 1-2 adjectives. Avoid big block quotes.
The power of explanation ht Lisa Neigut #heyfeedfox http://foolproof.ink/index.php/2018/10/28/the-power-of-explanation/
Woman makes set of bamboo furniture from scratch https://boingboing.net/2018/11/07/watch-this-woman-make-a-bamboo.html/amp?__twitter_impression=true
My problem with economists is they’re exclusively interested in second-order effects and extremely proud of themselves for it. No amount of crushing embarrassment from inevitable 3rd, 4th+ effects seems to knock their self-image down even one notch.
How to use bureaucracies #heyfeedfox https://blog.usejournal.com/how-to-use-bureaucracies-97e980550070
Follow-on thinking I’m doing on my post on epic times/Aionic periods
He said coalitions don't break from big defeats, because a big defeat can be spun into a galvanizing narrative. But if you make their lives boring, unpleasant, and confusing, in a thousand small ways, you can drive a wedge between the membership and the leadership, and people eventually just give up and leave.
Attitude prosthetics: lifestyle design elements that help you stabilize a preferred life attitude (rut/groove)
My top 10 in ranked order. What are yours?
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