Способ Лева Ландау для решения нерешающихся проблем

Приснившийся мне ночью на 4 июня 2018г.

Now playing: Tracy Chapman – Fast car

  1. Перечитать с нуля весь учебник, методичку, гремуар, инструкцию, руководство по эксплуатации.
  2. Сделать с нуля все рассчеты или шаги.
  3. Пойти на кладбище и порассуждать о том, насколько же все суета то, что ты делаешь.
  4. Хотя между раскопанными могилами думать о том, насколько же это все далеко от вечности.

Такие дела.

 

Quotes for today

Straight from my quotes file, with sources mostly missing. But all of those are easy to Google.

“Experience by itself teaches nothing… Without theory, experience has no meaning. Without theory, one has no questions to ask. Hence, without theory, there is no learning.” ― W. Edwards Deming, The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education

Home is where the water tastes normal

You don’t need the cow to get the milk

It might be best to let go of finding meaning in life from your job. Try to find a low-stress slack job that pays the bills and leaves you energy to do other things, and then find meaning in life from those things. This will also allow you to shift from one interest to another.

The best thing about being a hybrid – you don’t have to be particularly good at either yet people are constantly blown away by the simplest things.

My personal belief (and mantra of creativity/slacking) is that if you do something people have never seen before, you will always exceed their expectations.

“It’s easy to pretend expertise when there’s no data to contradict you.”

В ДНР ожидаются серьёзные кадровые перестановки.  Но не те, о которых вы думаете.  Ожидающиеся перестановки будут сделаны, чтобы оттянуть те, о которых вы думаете.

“Hack Like Nobody’s Watching (because it is highly likely that nobody is watching)”

Pay more attention to what the losers do wrong as to what the winners do right

Title: somethingsometing (should be avoided)

And I will deny that I ever said this, but …
Aren’t you a little worried that there’s a hell?
Your original research was thought-provoking, although it would be considered felony in most states.
Generally you want your alibi not to be a witness at the scene of the crime. (Daria)

LPT: When you’re thinking about buying something you don’t necessarily need, imagine the item in one hand and the cash in the other. Which one would you take?

Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.   ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.   ~ HH Munro
What is said when drunk has been thought out beforehand.   ~ Flemish proverb
If you buy the why, the how is infinitely bearable.   ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Seek, above all, for a game worth playing.   ~ Robert S. de Ropp
The best use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.   ~ William James
Only the simplest mind can believe that in a great controversy one side was mere folly.   ~ AJ Kane

Practice choosing discomfort

Real men don’t need either condoms or antivirus

Welcome to the Internet. Consider this a threat.

My friend is epileptic. One time after her seizure I asked if she knew me. She looked up at me and eventually said “Mom?” in a very uncertain tone.  I’m a little younger than her and I have a beard.

Plans for the summer + state of my projects

Now playing: Эй, ухнем!

This summer I would like to finish a couple of projects, or at least to bring them to some level where I can leave them alone. С глаз долой – из сердца вон, в общем. See what I can do with the others.

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IT

  1. Reasons for living
    1. I don’t think that the website as envisioned at the beginning would add value; keep it as random images/text pairings and nothing more
    2. Cleaner code, cleaner system for quotes (still textfile-based, but maybe with tags; or at least two textfiles, sfw-positive and nsfw-random?)
    3. Review the quotes and images
    4. Credit the persons who wrote the glitch scripts I use in the glitch version for images and text.
    5. Find as many sources for the quotes and the images
    6. Use-case: тупо залипать, Господи.
    7. Add there the current “take me somewhere interesting” thing from sparksara.net
    8. All this before the end of the summer
  2. Gutena.men
    1. Get back the domain
    2. Use as many scripts from SS as possible
    3. Generate names using various methods
    4. Check domains
    5. Not a priority
  3. Mirrorboard ☑ Here: https://www.pchr8.net/blog/2017/07/27/updated-left-hand-dvorak-mirroboard-keyboard-layout-now-pictures/
    1. Fix []s ☑
    2. Add arrow keys
      1. Or add a right-hand version where there are more keys available to the right

 

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Borderline IT + Soft sciences

  1. Sparksara
    1. I still would like to make a creativity and divergent thinking tools website out of it
    2. Implement basic tools to help me learn some front-end scripting
      1. Research creativity
      2. Design that stimulates creativity (colors, sounds, combinations, …)
      3. Find existing methods, formalize them, and implement them
        1. Linking to the literature and studies supporting it all
        2. Be mindful of copyright?
        3. Tools like these, or like these.
        4. Examples of what exists:
          1. This
      4. Link to relevant resources and get links from relevant resources
    3. Think really well about the structure
    4. Not-so-basic tools and auth for possible monetization sometime later
    5. Have a niche blog about what I learn to learn to write and learn to make niche websites with ads.
    6. Before the end of the summer at least make a review of existing literature and a sketch of what exactly will make sense to implement
  2. WriteLikeLennon
    1. Would make sense only in VK as experiment
    2. Not too interesting technically and done before
    3. Kill it prolly?
  3. Gesturehand
    1. I can imagine it as a developed standard? Or a specification. Think RSS 1.0. Used as a semi-common language for gestures in many different contexts. Like there are certain expectations
    2. Think about ideating / writing a generalized system
    3. Probably the thing I’ll me concentrating on the most, and the one needing the most work
    4. Excuse to learn AI and ML?
    5. Try to at least get a shorthand system out of it.
  4. My shorthand system
    1. Create a name for it
    2. A small writeup on how it works and basics
    3. Intersections with Ithkuil
    4. Again have it as a version.
    5. It’s own /project page on pchr8.net
    6. All before the end of the summer

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Soft sciences

  1. Pentachronological.
    1. I really have no idea.
    2. I could frame it as excuse to learn CSS3/frontent, to use my medium as much as possible, to express my creativity, whatever.
    3. Before the end of the summer see if I want to keep it up, if yes — definitely think about a plot and at least a direction.

 

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Meta

Don’t forget all the many small ideas I get.

And when thinking what to do exactly, think more along the lines of “is it interesting personally for me” and “what is the potential for learning” more than “does it have an audience” and “will it earn money”?

And lastly, don’t work on too much at the same time. Priorities atm are Gesturehand and Sparksara.

Also think about that colored font for small screens.

Vim, empty and blank lines, executing commands on regexes, ^M

It’s been quite a while since I wrote something in the Bits and Pieces category. I’m forgetting that the goal of this blog was partly documenting my own knowledge for my own use.Definitely need to hide this category from the front page and use it often. Or even better, make it a category on the wiki.

That said:

Vim digraphs

^M is how vim shows the 0xD character, which in Windows is a newline character. A more complete list of such characters is here: http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/digraph.html#digraph-table

One way to insert such characters would be: ^M is entered by holding down Ctrl and typing v followed by m, and then releasing Ctrl. 1https://stackoverflow.com/a/5843561/3597501

Interestingly enough, the keys above are represented via the <kbd> tag, which apparently is a thing:2 https://developer.mozilla.org/ru/docs/Web/HTML/Element/kbd

The HTML <kbd> element represents user input and produces an inline element displayed in the browser’s default monospace font.

Vim removing empty lines & executing a command on lines matching a regex

:g/^$/d
:g will execute a command on lines which match a regex. The regex is ‘blank line’ and the command is :d (delete) 3 https://stackoverflow.com/questions/706076/vim-delete-blank-lines

Also interesting is the distinction between blank lines and empty lines. They could be defined as just '\n' and as a line with various spaces, but on visible content.

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1. https://stackoverflow.com/a/5843561/3597501
2. https://developer.mozilla.org/ru/docs/Web/HTML/Element/kbd
3. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/706076/vim-delete-blank-lines

who journeyed to Amsterdam, who died in Amsterdam, who came back to Amsterdam & waited in vain

Now playing: Dans le Port d’Amsterdam (ну очевидно же.)

3_grinders_ver_small

21 год. Господи, господи, господи.

Два лейтмотива мыслей тут: 1) А давай организовывать свою собственную жизнь по пятилеткам! 2) десятилетие с 20 по 30 это то время, когда мозги наиболее гибкие.

А еще,

 

“My goal is not to wake up at 40 with the bitter realization that I’ve wasted my life in a job I hate because I was forced to decide on a career in my teens” (c) самый гениальный мультик в истории человечества.

Десятилетие свободы при относительном (в моем случае — почти полном) отсутствии обязанностей.

Итак.

О важности этого десятилетия отличшейше написано на Art of Manliness (ч.1 и ч.2, особенно последняя). В этом возрасте мозги делают вторую и последнюю попытку решить, что нужно для счастья и успешной жизни, убирая лишние связи в мозгах. Чтó именно есть лишним — решается на основе той жизни, которая происходит вот конкретно в этот период. Изменения потом возможны, конечно, но даются ощутимо сложнее.

Basically, what this means is that the education, experiences, and relationships you choose to pursue in your twenties will determine the course of your brain’s synaptic pruning process.1http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/02/05/dont-waste-your-20s-train-your-brain-for-lasting-success/

This final development of your brain is akin to getting a wiring upgrade – after it’s completed, the prefrontal cortex will run faster and more efficiently. But what you gain in speed, you lose in flexibility.2http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/02/05/dont-waste-your-20s-train-your-brain-for-lasting-success/

Соответственно критически важно положить дорогу изначально в “правильном” направлении. А еще, из оперы “неиробиология для чайников”, neurons that fire together wire together (see Neuroplasticity). Еще, оказывается, Metaplasticity тоже существует: “The idea is that the synapse’s previous history of activity determines its current plasticity”.

Your twenties are in fact the perfect time for adventure and exploration, but the experiences you choose should have an element of intentionality.3http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/02/05/dont-waste-your-20s-train-your-brain-for-lasting-success/

И именно об intentionality я хочу сегодня думать. Или, еще лучше, создать (=комбинировать идеи из религии, поп-психологии, психологии, неиробиологии и теории систем) framework, который мне может в этом всем помочь, но об этом дело будет идти в отдельном длииииииннннном посте.

21-26 лет

Этот период хочу посвятить работе над:

  1. Ответственностью
  2. Силой воли
  3. Силе в общем, глобальном, широком знании этого слова. Использование данных мне ресурсов разного плана для изменения мира вокруг.

Конкретно планы на след. год:

  1. Искусственный интеллект
  2. Информ. безопасность
  3. Программирование – тупо писать код, как же я давно этого не делал, Господи.

Далі буде, over and out! (Y)

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Милан Кундера — “Искусство романа”

Хочу возродить древнюю графоманскую традицию писать несколько строчек о прочитанных книгах. В первую очередь, это навеяно вот этого плана списками правил, но еще — мне необходимо бороться с этим вечным стремлением проглотить-и-ничего-не-запомнить. Книга, лично мне, ценна ровно настолько, насколько она что-то после себя оставила — я вот хочу ей в этом помочь. Смысла во всех пометках очень мало, если потом они так и остаются пометками на полях. А еще — мне нужно лучше учиться выбирать важное или хотя бы интересное мне. Надеюсь, что переписывая, я еще раз задумаюсь на счет того, действительно ли настолько важен этот отрывок.

Мне нужно создать лучшую систему анализа прочитанного. В первую очередь для развития навыков анализа и соотношения с остальным, развития концентрации, способность видеть вещи в контексте. Сейчас много работы идет зря, много времени теряется, мало запоминается — я не удовлетворен, в общем. Пусть это будет условным началом.

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Life is a non-zero-sum game.

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SIT, be still and listen,
because you are drunk
and we’re on the
edge of the roof
(Rumi)

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Be a light upon yourself.

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I make my own coincidences, synchronicities, Luck and Destiny

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Rule your mind, or it will rule you

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HOME IS EVERY STEP

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Trust God and your Soul

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Либерально добавлю сюда еще следующую мысль:

Ты – Человек, следовательно – Ты. Можешь. Все.