|Tuesday, November 29th, 2016|
|Do You React Or Do You Act?
I've noticed a pattern in the people i and we are surrounded by. I'm surrounded by:
Passengers, rather than drivers.
People who react, rather than act.
People who destroy, rather than create.
People who consume, rather than produce.
People who are static, rather than dynamic.
People who think the future is out of our control, rather than that we create the future.
People who don't appreciate the immensity and the priviledge of existing, i.e. the present.
People who think that history is this far away separate thing, rather than so very recent and integral to their existence and reality.
What we think and give attention to become reality.
|Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016|
|Monday, November 21st, 2016|
|Junk Expands to Fill Available Space
You only need a basic minimum amount of things, real and virtual. Beyond that, junk expands to fill available space.
Single and live in a one room apartment? You'll be fine.
Single and live in a house? Junk will expand to fill it.
Have a 200 GB hard drive? You'll be fine.
Have a 1 TB hard drive? Junk will expand to fill it.
Have 4 stash tabs in Path of Exile? You'll be fine.
Have 60 stash tabs in Path of Exile? Junk will expand to fill it.
Make enough money to be happy? You'll be fine.
Make twice as much and beyond? Junk will expand to fill it (you won't be happier).
|Saturday, November 12th, 2016|
|Friday, November 4th, 2016|
|The Default Mode Network
In neuroscience, the default mode network (DMN), (also default network, or default state network), is a network of interacting brain regions known to have activity highly correlated with each other and distinct from other networks in the brain.
The default mode network is most commonly shown to be active when a person is not focused on the outside world and the brain is at wakeful rest, such as during daydreaming and mind-wandering. But it is also active when the individual is thinking about others, thinking about themselves, remembering the past, and planning for the future. The network activates "by default" when a person is not involved in a task. Though the DMN was originally noticed to be deactivated in certain goal-oriented tasks and is sometimes referred to as the task-negative network, it can be active in other goal-oriented tasks such as social working memory or autobiographical tasks. The DMN has been shown to be negatively correlated with other networks in the brain such as attention networks. Thinking about others also could include guessing their thoughts, emotions, and psychological motivations.
Evidence has pointed to disruptions in the DMN with people with Alzheimer’s and autism spectrum disorder.
|On ASMR (Tingles)
My uneducated suspicion is that most if not all people can in fact experience ASMR. But it requies a few things:
1) It is subtle - you have to slow down, be very attentive and in the moment. Not easy for many, especially for boring or cheesy looking videos where "nothing is happening" both in the video, and to the viewer. You need patience.
2) You have to find the right trigger and ASMRtist for you. There are so many triggers and so many ASMRtists. Most triggers don't work all that well, for most people. Potentially even most ASMRtists might not work for most people. For me Dmitri
is the only one i watch, but he gives me incredibly powerful ASMR. Had i never found him i might never have had ASMR trigger.
3) You typically need to be using nice big headphones, at least for your first time, which isn't always clearly explained nor intuitive nor obvious.
|Saturday, October 29th, 2016|
|Laptop Keyboard Keys + Nail Mania
I've noticed that since forever, i have the habit of pulling at the corners of keyboard keys with my nails. Especially with my dominant index finger.
I can't find any relevant google search results
. I can't be the only person who does this!
Only recently re-noticed this because i pulled a key off on my relatively new laptop.
|Friday, October 28th, 2016|
|Thursday, October 13th, 2016|
|Wednesday, September 28th, 2016|
|Thursday, September 1st, 2016|
I like how i can't find a single article about how Dropbox is going to no longer render html pages, yet infinite articles about a 4 year old data breach resurfacing. Well timed Dropbox, well timed. Current Mood: annoyed
|Sunday, August 28th, 2016|
The memory of an elephant, the IQ of a rock.
|Saturday, August 27th, 2016|
Finding it extremely difficult to participate in an employment/system that does everything in its power to pay you the least possible, no matter the position or work required. A return to poker is mighty tempting.
|Thursday, July 21st, 2016|
|Wednesday, June 29th, 2016|