Can we help people out half the world away? If that is too far, then can we help our people on our own continent? If that is too far, then what about our state, our city, or even our next-door neighbors? Humans are only as far away from us as we are from our own […]
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ALEC is the new configuration of my Emacs/Organization-Mode system. Just wanted to share some thoughts on the experience. The code says a lot, and the text, too, but I’m more interested in the experience. For context, this is the next step of TC3F. If nothing else, just know that the tangle time went down from […]
There are many recipes for burnout. One of them by analogy is to operate a 28 ton earth moving machine powered by a 2 horsepower (hp) engine attached to an unlimited fuel supply (use your imagination). It doesn’t matter how capable the machine is or the value of the fuel you are using, the engine […]
Happiness and enjoyment are easily confused because they mostly feel the same. Their major difference though seems to be the duration of the feeling and the ease by which the state may be entered. Happiness seems to be more long-lived while enjoyment seems to me short-lived. Happiness seems to be mostly independent of the circumstances […]
We all know that answers have worth. Questions do too, though. A big part of being a successful human, and scientist, is being able to assess the value of both.