2022 Mar 25


@March 25, 2022 6:23 AM (EDT)

Hello world— attempting to be more active in logloglog today.

@March 25, 2022 7:39 AM (EDT)

An ideal life can’t be measured in quantities— it’s a tool to help design it, but quantity is a means, not an end.

@March 25, 2022 10:58 AM (EDT)

Wilbur Doyle has a gas leak.

@March 25, 2022 1:26 PM (EDT)

Identifying a skill across medium— the ability to process something, and then identify and compress its nature. In music, you can hear a sequence of chords, identify the emotion of each one, and then use that to layer corresponding lyrics over them. In writing, you can understand the emotion arc of ideas in one section, and then replicate that in a parallel section.

@March 25, 2022 1:29 PM (EDT)

An example of converting a 400-word section into a kind of “reverse-outline”— this now serves as a component I can use in other parts of the essays.

  • principle
  • example
  • implication
  • example 2
  • counter-strategy - paragraph
  • transition - one-liner

@March 25, 2022 1:51 PM (EDT)

Two approaches to structure in writing:

1) Pre-designed templates that you pour ideas into

2) Finding local patterns within an idea & replicating them

@March 25, 2022 2:56 PM (EDT)

Two Con-Edison workers in orange jump suits are drilling holes into the asphalt in front of Wilbur Doyle’s driveway to find the source of the gas leak. Happy Friday.

@March 25, 2022 3:01 PM (EDT)

Kanye is a principled Diva, highly technical, with a bursting subconscious, wrestling with delusions.

@March 25, 2022 8:10 PM (EDT)

Responses to the reality of death:

  • Denial
  • Anxiety
  • Acceptance
  • Opportunity

@March 25, 2022 10:16 PM (EDT)

Kanye’s “Jeen-yus” documentary was like a marketing kill switch. In a dark hour where he seems to be caught up in petty bullshit post-divorce, we go back in time by 20 years and see Kanye’s origin story. I’m assuming there’s a resurgence in his music. Would be interesting to see streaming stats.

@March 25, 2022 10:30 PM (EDT)

Fascinating how old songs trigger visual memories. (Kanye- Runaway, 2010).

@March 25, 2022 11:31 PM (EDT)

There’s an idea called “adaptive preference bias.” It means you learn to love the hand you’re dealt. The extreme version of this is Stockholm Syndrome, when prisoners begin to grow fond of their guards. Interesting to consider where the lines are with your preferences. Which ones are worth holding on to despite the environment? When does it makes sense to go with the flow?