Ive been using anki primarily to memorize the syntax and functions of various programming languages. It is hard to think of a solution in code when you are constantly having to pause and look up how to do basic things. This is especially frustrating when you are switching between multiple languages regularly. Imagine trying to read when you only knew the definition for half the words. Anki helps me remember core syntax and libraries. Also use it for memorizing commands in Emacs

Such is the wisdom of Anki. To build a local(first brain) cache for info we want retrieved without having to query the second. To better induce and invite a state of flow.

You second brain fools want the first brain only for processing and the second for storage. But I ask you, what would a computer be without caches? With no way to quickly retrieve often used and prioritiesed information. @fortelabs@twitter.com @bhudgeons@twitter.com

@Elmkast well done friend. I recently was n entry into a 100 mile race and so have been doing longer bike rides in order to train. Whats your main reason for biking such distances?

@alper what do you mean by orgmode for? Do you mean an Emacs mode? Or some utility that allows code folding like in orgmode ?

These consumer unions would collectively negotiate prices, act as industry watchdogs, and orchestrate class action lawsuits. If the gov is no longer interested in protecting consumers or preventing oligopolies, this may be our next best option.

Coworker of mine recently told me of a business idea he briefly entertained where he would deal with telecom companies on behalf of clients. This has led to me imagining the potential benefits of consumer unions across many industries.

@BruceJia only as much physical property as absolutely necessary. Leave meatspace for the bloated bearucracies of the world.


Not sure how much more effort would need to go into polishing it. Haven't looked at it in a while tbh. What are your biggest gripes?

There is something about writing the statement 'import time' that makes me feel supremely powerful.

Thousands of programmers have spent countless hours abstracting the complexities of time such that now I can just import a library and leverage all of their hard work for myself with little understanding.

I am truly a blind, idiot god. Feel the power of my ignorance!

@BruceJia I think that extra national organizations will increasingly be the way we organize ourselves going forward. There are already many corporations that wield as much power as nations, albeit a softer, less monopoly of violence kind of power.

The world I'm imagining is largely borrowed from Bruce Sterling's Islands In The Net.

Kinda sucks that we get to pilot mechs but they're only made of unreliable wet meat. Terrible biotech.

Im curious about the mental math startups do when they decide to base themselves out of an insanely hcol area like SanFran.

Are the connections/talent located there really worth the price tag?

Is there a price point that might be reached in the near future at which you would see yourself leaving?

Would love any insight you have to offer.


side note: waldenponding is definitely one of those articles that I didnt think much on when i read it but has been inconspicuously living in the back of my brain and subtly changing the lens through which I think ever since

Kudos @vgr

I was in an accident that left my car totaled less than a month ago and I have no plans on buying a new one for atleast a couple months.

Between my bike, public transit, and ridesharing, I can get anywhere in the area almost as fast, have more fun doing so, and am spending considerably less money. Only downside is its much harder to travel long distance or do outdoor activities like camping. I need to do research on the cost of renting cars for short amounts of time to fil that gap

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