Passion projects put into TODO list tends to not get done.

This has been a year of many firsts.

Ran funerals twice.

Last week was shaving my own hair.

Today was gay molestation in sauna 🤣

One of those "what water?" situations.

For decades now, I've only see things in 2D. Attempting to use both eyes results in double vision.

At some point, left and right eyes decided to work independently of each other, one taking over the other when the situation calls for it.

Non-integrated minds have psyches with completely different agendas living in the same person.

This is a great finding to complement my theory on conflict-quota.

Rage is capital. Capitalized, it follows with rage bank, rage interests and rage inflation.

No matter the upbringing, social status, wealth level or mental health, rage accumulates psychologically.

Rage is psychological bladder. If it doesn't get flushed out, it gets dumped on spouses, the street, or your news feed.

Been lurking lately, not much to contribute other than death-related thoughts.

Dad passed last week, five months after mom.

Decades of mental strength comes to a head at this period.

Somehow trying to help a friend with anxiety disorder has a way of contracting some anxiety of my own.

Corollary to quantity has its own quality all by itself: skin-deep beauty has depth all by itself.

Historically, none of my gadgets were absolutely necessities before I adopted them (other than the PC). Not even smartphone, especially not tablet.

They only became so through experimental adoption, and the brain found optimal use cases for it over time and make it indispensable.

Typical political kayfabe is about saying things is a very specific way to elicit desired reactions.

Chinese political kayfabe is about leaving specific things unspoken, maintaining harmony on the surface, sending encrypted messages only to those capable of decrypting it.

Cao Cao famously sent a meal box to an old officer.

It's empty.

Given the context, this old friend got the message and committed suicide before there's a need for execution.

Social media as distraction against tooth extraction.

It doesn't work.

Music consumption is about one of two things: emotion storage or composition appreciation.

A musician tends to pay attention to how a piece is made or performed.

Everybody else imprint memories and emotions via musical repetitions.

New songs from established musicians are treated like distractions. Audience don't look to them for new memories but to relive old ones.

It's entirely possible for mild problem you encounter that doesn't bother you to rattle other people (even when it doesn't trouble them) so severely to the point that they take it as a personal failure of theirs.

Perhaps all we ask for in artificial general intelligence is simply non deterministic behavior. In which case there plenty of them around.

Nobody said AGI is obligated to be useful.

Pain is a major signal for aliveness, not pleasure.

Over time I've collected an unpublished library of my own coding screencasts (no voice-over yet).

I'm still not sure what kinda creative treatment I give it. Any idea?

Being able to catch that voice and harness it is a different story.

A sure fire way to kill it is to sooth the pain with media.

There is something about running your mind in debug mode (watching your mind watch your mind in pain) that's functionally debilitating but creative voice goes up to 11.

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