I read My Stroke of Insight (now a ted talk ) and it left a deep impression on me.
The more we exercise certain neurological pathways, the stronger, bolder they become. They become who we are, our habits, our personalities.
This is how a lot of anger issues and anxiety self-aggrandize. I allow that which perturbs to feed itself, twirling in the eddies of my own mind.
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Needs another step in finishing to smooth out the machine lines.
Players editions are right around the corner.
I finally ordered Theodore to be machined – closer than ever!
These are pretty close to what final production will look like, next to Walter so you can see the shape and color differences. Continue reading Theodore Ordered
For work, I travelled to Portugal from the 11th to 18th of April.
I have always been bad about taking pictures on trips like this, mostly because I don’t want to miss the present moment fiddling with my phone.
When a view moves me, I want to be present with it. I want to let the light dance over my own retinas and to enjoy the bubbling feeling the moment creates inside of me.
Then I get home and I wish I had more photos.
For this trip, I tried to find a balance between the two.
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I stumbled upon this via Hacker News, while procrastinating writing:
Robert Hanks: On Putting Things Off
It gave me a strange feeling, like one of those moments where destiny could shift, or keep chugging along. Where I could see through the kaleidoscope, through one set of reflections, something that I could become, or fight against, but will only be fueled by passivity. I want to twist the beads and see a different destiny, but there is something to be learned, something to be feared, about letting things settle.
And then somehow Winter Wonderland came onto my Spotify channel and I remembered it is Friday.
I’ve always been a huge nerd. I mean that in a positive way – mostly because I think of nerds as the people who engage themselves mentally in order to endlessly expand their expertise in their interests. They are the obsessed and the masters. Ig they can’t hold a conversation it is probably because you haven’t yet stumbled into their arena and asked the right questions.
The concept of cool seems silly to me, constantly shifting. A huge part of it is about the chase of what is to come. Wasn’t Donny Darko cool? Not anymore, too many people like it. There is this feeling that when something is known to be cool, it was cool. It is no longer. Continue reading The curse of cool
I just came across this interview. I hadn’t realize before this that that the AeroPress and the Aerobie are the same inventor.
I hope that when I am in my 70s I will have a similar variety of inventions. I better get cracking!
I think a lot about ideas and projects and I don’t spend enough time finishing things. It’s time to change that.
Here is the article: The Invention of the Perfect Cup of Coffee
What is it that makes someone obsess?
The first time I saw Street Fighter II, it felt like something I wanted in my life. I must’ve been 8 or so, and like kids often do, I sat staring at the demo for many minutes. I loved Blanka, because he was a green monster who could electrocute people and he made a really nice monster sound.
Looking back, I wonder if my parent’s disdain for television and videogames fed my love for them. Love what you aren’t allowed? Does that really happen?
Continue reading Childhood obsession: Street Fighter II