Monthly Archives: March 2016

On Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh is a fearless warrior god-king. Then his best bud Enkidu dies, and Gilgamesh has an existential crisis and goes on a little adventure across the world to discover a way to escape death. The way I figure is that … Continue reading

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The creative flow state requires domain mastery

This is actually a fairly trivial extension, but it’s worth spelling out. First, some definitions. “Mental engagement” is the intersection of high mental energy expenditure and mindfulness, and is caused by 1) interest in the task at hand and 2) … Continue reading

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Check back Sunday

Or thereabouts. I really need to stop taking these long unplanned breaks, it’s killing my words/day metric.

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Society is operant conditioning

(I mean this in the sense of a definition, like when I say Christianity is any belief system which contains the Gospel as a subset.) Generally, when we talk about society we’re thinking about groups of humans. But great apes … Continue reading

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One Punch Man is about modern man’s sense of ennui

My brother showed me this series on Hulu during Christmas, and it seemed like a lot of dumb fun. That’s not a criticism, it delivers on dumb fun in spades. But of course I’m on an art bender these days, … Continue reading

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Good

Matt is doing videos of the primary battles in Illinois, and he captures things you won’t get on the Network News Shows: “Clinton himself took the stage at 11am, looking and sounding like he’d contracted a horrible disease. His voice … Continue reading

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Query

A couple of people have mentioned on here that they would hire me if I learned to code. I’m looking at my options right now, so I have a couple of questions for anyone who considers that a real possibility. … Continue reading

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Michael Card on CREATIVITY

Sorry, it’s late and I got nothing. Here’s somebody else’s ideas instead. First song I ever really loved was by Michael Card. Brings back wonderful memories of turning up the volume and running around the living room during the choruses … Continue reading

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SSMV archetypes in anime

Fun post. Alpha: Daisuke Aramaki (Ghost in the Shell) In Stand Alone Complex, Lt. Col. Aramaki is a strict chief, and is informally referred to by Section 9 agents as the “old ape” … Even so, he is fiercely loyal … Continue reading

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Gamma rage vs. Omega rage

“I don’t know what I would have done if I was sitting in Cruz or Rubio’s shoes. I can’t say it that way. If I were on the stage, I would have said, ‘have you been listening to him tonight? … Continue reading

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