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One of the most motivating feelings for the human brain is a feeling of progress.

Behaviours that are immediately rewarded get repeated. Behaviours that are immediately punished get avoided.

Focus more on your identity more than the outcome. Who is the type of person who is able to achieve this, then establish on habits that make you become that person.

Habits need to be established before they can be improved or optimised.

Okay so I buy a game, and then I have to spend all this time playing it to find out what happens?

The difference between miscommunication and misunderstanding. Discuss!

Night sight on the Pixel 3 continues to blow my mind.

I guess you could say that the rubies are conf-ing today, tomorrow and over the weekend.

Just discovered that I'm not obligated to ⭐-rate books that I've read to record that I've read it on Good Reads. What a relief.

In running a full Elasticsearch instance for my mastodon for the sole purpose of filtering my toots by tags. Peak frivolity.

Upon the occasion of history's fish manned flights in the 1780s, someone asked Benjamin Franklin what user he saw in such frivolity. "What use," he replied, "is a newborn baby?"

Tube eating is a uniquely disquieting experience. It requires bypassing the two quality control systems available to the human organism: looking and sniffing.

I'm tooting highlights from "Packing for Mars" by Mary Roach using

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As usual I'm in awe of those four-character phrases they have in Japanese and Chinese:


en jyaku kou koku

Piece-by-piece, this says "swallow sparrow goose swan", i.e., four birds, two little and two large.


"How can a small bird (a sparrow, a petty person) understand the aspirations of a great bird (a phoenix) / Only a hero can understand a hero." 🤯

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E beat me at 19x19 twice, with 10 handicap and then with 9 handicap. I think I got the scaling wrong from 4 handicap on 13x13, he should be playing with 8 or 7 handicap on 19x19.

One reason that singletons are so prevalent in the Scandinavian countries is that their welfare states protect most citizens from the most difficult aspects of living alone.

The worst part about going out on your own is that you have to work 24hrs a day. The best part is that you get to choose which 24.

There's a real risk that we'll miss the chance to adapt suburbia for the way we're currently living and we're all going to suffer, because as we get older we'll find that it doesn't work for us anymore.

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