Content platforms, funding systems and search engines can go insane with ideological bias, creating an extralegal layer oppressing content creators. Can a completely neutral platform, which stands wholly on legal ground and is detached from moral judgement, even exist?
This is a rambling thought experiment which thinks about a payment processor, crowdfunding or patronage platform..
As a user, I would be willing to have a tab in my browser perform computing such as crypto currency mining. I would be willing to do this in lieu advertising.
This is essentially a donation feature. While it wouldn't displace all forms of advertising, it would certainly be a good option for websites who want a direct conversion between visits and crypto currency.
Women, Males >
Intelligence, Education >
I have a hypothesis I've been playing with that would say that snowflakes and the semi-autistic are new and not normal human variation.
Intelligence, understood as measured IQ, can be predicted by the IQ of the parents, but there's more to think about.
I prefer to think about "smart" as something like the nexus of IQ, success and even self-reported happiness.
Time management > Content management >
I use a "death" model to organize my content.
Projects and individual items have a life cycle from birth and life, to death and interment. There is also well-defined horror-fantasy terminology for "undeath".
maybe more will be written, but this seems to be good for now.
There are a lot of people who have been key, at least in hindsight, to my development.
I haven't really thought about populating this topic, but at a glance..
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.