Entertainment > Reading >
A dying guy writes about how awesome he had it, and gives advice to his children.
It takes almost half of the book to mine more than two interesting points. It is a glaring reminder of how important it is to have a solid first chapter. Instead, chapter after chapter this book keeps promising something interesting, forcing the reader to cling to the "I'm dying" parts to hope for something better.
For people who stick it out, there is a lot of fluff which I was able to trivially summarize with two pages of bullet points. That's nothing to sneeze at, so I suppose this is worth reading for some, though I won't recommend it.
Time management >
You are chained to things that make you unproductive. Unproductive not only in terms of your responsibilities but also your desires. They are a strain not only on your time but also on your peace of mind.
Unplugging targets a wide number of associated things, freeing up time and considerations to be put toward things which are specifically-desired. Instead of effort being put toward problems, passion is put toward desires.
This action is meant to take the whole day, and be regularly repeated. It is meant to be a defined branch of time management and a fundamental philosophy.
The right way to go about all of this would be to print this off. Better yet, write it all out by hand; make it yours.
This original concept was written quite differently: Unplugging--2007-05-27
Writing + Intelligence >
There is a spectrum, of sorts, of creativity. Writers are particularly aware of this, and the culture describes two ways of writing. One side is more unplanned, and the other side is more structured.
Health > Mental health, Relaxation >
It can also be called something like "contemplation" or mental relaxation.
However, I appear to have created something else. Perhaps "Focus" is a better word. I will consider this, and perhaps my notes will be moved somewhere appropriate.
Time management >
Reading, writing, practicing an instrument, drawing, painting, home improvement, car tinkering, a language, etc. We all have some thing that brings us joy, or that we simply want to be able to do. You must discover your art. Think deeply on this matter.
With a variation on The Chain of Trust and The single mole theory, an open source project can halt and slow other projects, allowing a commercial project to dominate a problem-domain.
Just tinkering with a perspective that bounced around my head just now.
There are two frames of mind when doing paired martial arts training.
Permission is "softer", and honesty is "harder". Both of these things are important, and both pose problems.
Entertainment > Movies >
Artificial intelligence is created but is somehow only used as a personal assistant.
Awkward and slow, and so lacking in intellectual merit as to make it far too weak a story. Science fiction chick flicks are fucking weak.
I came upon a note I wrote in 2006-03-05 or earlier.
I avoid roleplaying with women for concerns over chastity, atmosphere influences, favouritism and pathetic newbie girl roleplayers.
I thought a bit about it and I figured I'd write on it.. since I've changed, and circumstances have changed.
Cornerstone websites are gone.
I didn't look too far into things, but there are definitely very large changes since I was "into" Ruby, back in mid-2006.