2021 Dec 31


@December 31, 2021 8:39 AM (EDT)

From a weekly meeting, it’s highly likely that your estimate for what you can accomplish in a week is too ambitious. But a recurring daily check-in is what’s needed to calibrate your target.

@December 31, 2021 9:04 AM (EDT)

“Habit center” in Notion (where I run my morning task-stack...) could be archived & re-built each week. It’s the sole system worth optimizing. Treat it like the scientific method, where each week, there is something to test, and then prove/disprove.

@December 31, 2021 9:44 AM (EDT)

Another Mario idea - so in Super Mario Maker, each level can have 2 “sub-maps.” What if each sub-map were, spatially, exactly the same. However, each one can have different styles, characters, and enemies. Usually in Mario, when you go down into a tube, you go down into some mini-game, in a small subterranean pocket. What if the tubes represented a descent into the underworld? Into an alternate dimension? The underworld can have a distinct theme. It’s the same world, but dark, populated with ghosts.

Mario can’t beat any level linearly. He has has to navigate between each world to find objects that unlock obstacles in the other dimension.

The basic concept to start is to have an A/B language. ie:

  • Flowers exist in the top realm (A), but never in the underworld (B).
  • Ghosts can only exist in the underworld (B)
  • (A) world is light. (B) world is dark.
  • Object pairs / shadows - koopa (a), dry bones (b)
  • An action that helps you in one world kills you in the other

@December 31, 2021 10:18 AM (EDT)

McKenna - continued, nowhere is it writ in adamant one that intelligence should be preserved in the evolutionary process - 95% extinct - Intelligence embedded in shale - encumber upon anyone who feels any portion of this message to take a stand - not for liberty, not as western as intellectual freedom, literally, all life on the planet depends on how we human beings come to terms with a maladaptive situation.. old values: community, loyalty, self-sacrifice.. before Urr.. 44:00.. last sane moment.. single most important issue.. a moral obligation to put this into the marketplace of ideas.. 46:47.. can’t pretend these things are easily reversed.. humanity into hyperspace.. planet heave an enormous sigh of relief.. 50-60,000 years, reset, no blame.. ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.. embryologist sim the 19th century.. a human fetus recapitulates the entire evolution ok this planet.. foam, reptile, mammal, human being.. what we’ve ignored is extinction.. we’ve been floating in an embryonic fluid.. 49:00

@December 31, 2021 3:26 PM (EDT)

“Habit center” is the root of the daily habit - but other weekly or monthly flows can be nested in there. I’m finding Notion is most effective with highly visited dashboard on the left panel... Object databases are grouped below it, allowing for quick access

@January 1, 2022 7:53 AM (EDT)

new years eve in VR chat was weird. it felt like time square, but a hieronymous bosch nightmare. but digital, and interactive - otherwise, a normal and wholesome pandemic new year (zoom with family, takeout hibachi, and a pixar movie)