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It can be hard to discern in these situations, because the anxiety I have when stumped by a problem *feels* very similar to how it feels when I’m fuzzy on the meta-problem of knowing what problem I should be working on

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“As great as the infinite space beyond is the space within the lotus of the heart. Both heaven and earth are contained in that inner space, both fire and air, sun and moon, lightning and stars.”

— The Chandogya Upanishad (tr. Eknath Easwaran)

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does dilberts dick curl up like his tie

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Every once in a while, all the actual spoons are in the dishwasher and I end up eating ice cream with a fork. To be honest, the first time I tried it, I somehow wasn’t sure it would work. As it happens, of course, it turns out to work so well that it makes me wonder why we don’t just always eat ice cream with a fork? There’s less metal between your tongue and delicious ice cream!

Mildly interesting: these days I do my database administratin’ day job and my hobbyist music production in the same spot, – literally sitting at the same desk. I just switch which laptop I’m using.

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EFF has long argued that courts too often misinterpret the CFAA’s notoriously ambiguous “exceeding authorized access” prohibition to shut down vital activities. The Supreme Court agrees, and has issued a much needed correction. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/06/van-

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You don't need fancy pens or notebooks to keep a journal and it might help to put your thoughts down somewhere.

This seems like a good evening to get baked and watch Adventure Time

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I feel rather fortunate to live where it is legal to purchase and consume products which make it super easy and convenient to inhale vaporized cannabinoids into my system, as I quite enjoy the effects of doing so upon my state of mind

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At the end of the day remind yourself that you did the best you could today, and that is good enough. ~ Lori Deschene

When you say “our company is like a family” I hear “we have a lot of dysfunctional and abusive relationships, and arbitrary power dynamics”

A rather large maple tree across the street from my house is dropping its propeller-equipped seeds all over the neighborhood this week, and I must say I sort of admire how this thing evolved a reproductive strategy that’s basically just Spam the Ground!

All of which I suppose comes back in a way to the old Drucker thing about knowledge workers having to manage themselves as well as do their jobs. I think lately for some reason I have a heightened awareness of the like cognitive load impact and productivity drag that introduces, even just from all the context-switching across various levels of thinking about my work. I think it’s something I always struggle with, and I don’t know what to do about it, but I do find it feels better just to have a little better insight into my situation with all this.

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It can be hard to discern in these situations, because the anxiety I have when stumped by a problem *feels* very similar to how it feels when I’m fuzzy on the meta-problem of knowing what problem I should be working on

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I’ll admit I get a bit stuck at my desk sometimes when I’m trying to work. Sometimes I just legit need some time to think about a problem, and at those times I suppose I’m not even really stuck, even though it does still feel like it. But I think it often happens because I haven’t paused to get crisp answers to these questions, which I think are needed for direction and focus.

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Note to self: a few questions to ask yourself more often (like, at least a few times a day): what is it exactly you are trying to deliver next? can you think of what it takes to get to the goal in the smallest doable little chunks? what is the next little chunk that you can get started on right now? After this it still might be hard to get started. In that case, one more question: how will you know when you’re done with the first chunk?

Ugh it’s ridiculously persnickety of me, but it drives me up a wall when people refer to timezones as “EST” or “CST” this time of year. The S is for Standard, and it’s Daylight Saving time. EDT or CDT are the correct acronyms.

“A bodhisattva who wants to practice and study the gateway to the Dharma of innumerable meanings should observe that all things were originally, will be, and are in themselves empty and tranquil in nature and character; not large or small, not subject to arising or extinction, not fixed or movable, and neither advancing nor retreating. Like empty space, they are non-dualistic.”
– The Lotus Sutra (tr. Gene Reeves)

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