I'm tooting highlights from "The Strange Order of Things" by Antonio Damasio using #tsot19
The ritual began with paint.
Smeared across the eyes, across the lips, exaggerating the features, exaggerating the magic.
Then a nose to draw the eye: look here. Look at me. A mind-snare, but with a gentle purpose.
The rest varied: there might be hair, feather-fine and rainbow-hued. There might be shoes like flippers for land, to give the agility to fall *just* so.
But always, the paint and the nose.
Look at me.
It was a spell to fill a heart with laughter.
Lots of people called their ships unsinkable before the Titanic. Voicing your hubris doesn't make failure more likely, just more memorable.
Subjectivity is a process that relies on two critical ingredients: the building of a perspective for the images in mind and the accompaniment of the images by feelings. #tsot19
If we are to understand how consciousness is made, we must understand the making of subjectivity. #tsot19
Myelin insulates axons and allows them to conduct signals at fast speed because there is no leakage of electrical current along the axon. #tsot19
When everyone underestimates you because your brand logo looks cute, but then you end up competing with giants, serving 45M daily searches, blocking trackers across the net like a boss, and having fun in the process. https://duckduckgo.com/traffic
Running GitHub on Rails 6.0 https://github.blog/2019-09-09-running-github-on-rails-6-0/
Let's talk about a little relic that's hiding in your PC since ~1870.
The 'Bell' (BEL) character is a special character that makes your computer beep.
In DOS/Windows (yes even 10) you can type it using CTRL-G. Try it in your command prompt: echo ^G
On Linux/Mac it'll be: echo -e "\a"
The Bell command used to be used by teletype operators to get the attention of remote operators by making their unit ring an actual bell. This special character remains with us to this very day!
Feelings are, through and through, simultaneously and interactingly, phenomena of both bodies and nervous systems. #tsot19
Special class of global organism systems: immune, endocrine, circulatory, nervous systems. #tsot19
I want so badly to be able to do useful things with my https://keybase.io
We often end up learning that an emotion is happening not as the triggering situation unfolds but because the processing of the situation causes feelings. #tsot19