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“I judge you unfortunate because you have never been unfortunate; you have passed through life without an antagonist; no one will know what you can do, – not even yourself.” - Seneca
im gonna start a kickstarter to build myself a cave where i dont have to hear any GOD DAMN NOISE
idk if its an anxiety thing but i am just so fucking sick of NOISE
People coagulate around ritualistic artifacts.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool. - Richard Feynman
The reasons are arbitrary and are post-hoc rationalizations about the latest technology and when an example is brought up about the IRS still running on assembly and cobol the young technologist creates the convoluted kernel to separate the IRS from their special use case. There is no good reason to upgrade a python 2.7 codebase to a 3.x codebase. If you think there is then you are probably fooling yourself because you are young and foolish.
With a convoluted enough kernel construction one can draw a boundary between any set of points. I think technologists consistently misunderstand the utility of the latest and greatest. Young technologists are especially prone to overvaluing the latest thing even though in the grand scheme of things there is almost no or even negative value in changing whatever currently works but they convince themselves there is real value in remaking the thing that works.
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org: This is Sophie. She can see through time itself. Also responds awkwardly to human contact (relatable). 13/10 hypnotic as h*ck
So I decided to have a look at Twitter ('cause I decide to do that from time to time), and lo and behold, my *Notifications* have likes that people I follow gave to *other* people. Because throwing other people's likes in the timeline was not enough, they had to throw them *in the Notifications*.
Forgot to mention another benefit of fasting is that thinking is easier. I don't know why but in general on the days that I fast I feel less sluggish.
Just watching this left me exhausted
Thinking that rationality and emotions are two distinct things is like thinking that python and assembly don't have anything in common
Whenever I sit down and just think about stuff I feel irrationally guilty that I'm not actively working. THIS IS BAD!!!
It's very important to remember that in creative work of any kind (this includes things like programming tbh), the more time you spend getting your thoughts in order, the smoother your execution will be. Even just taking a walk and letting your brain air out a little can be invaluable. 100% efficiency does not mean 100% active work.
French bulldogs are a crime against nature but they are very hilarious and cute so we keep making them.