The Opt-Out Clause

Let me propose a thought experiment with three conditions. First, you're in a simulation, and a really good one at that. Before you went in, the simulators extracted and stored all of your memories, and they went to great lengths to make sure that the simulation is completely faultless. Second,…

30-ish Focusing Tips

"What are obvious low hanging fruit for marginal gains on focus time?" A friend of mine asked me, and I figured I might as well see how many points I could come up with and commit them to the public record.…

The Search For The Perfect Tomato

"On November 22, 2010, the Italian carabinieri confiscated 1,470 tonnes (1,450 long tons; 1,620 short tons) of improperly labelled canned tomatoes worth €1.2 million." This is going to be a rumination on international law, community building, and my personal quest for the best tomato…

October Agenda

What is this blog going to be about? Well, there are some things I think, and why I think them will take a while to explain. For instance: The stuff around you affects you way more than you think. Micro: keep a water bottle by your bed, have conversations on…

On Placeholder Posts

What makes a good placeholder post? Well, it depends on what the placeholder post is for. In my case there are two goals. The first is that I want to pad out the blog. Until I write something I want to publish, it's hard to tell what the site will…