Fearful Thinking

Saw Dune 2 and reminded of the "Litany Against Fear". What should our relationship with fear be? How should we prepare for it and how should we respond when it appears? Should we attempt to eliminate the feeling from our lives?

Do we need an 8k display?

Or is a 4k display good enough? I'm not sure I have the tools to work this out mathematically but we can start with some basics. I'm also not sure about the effects of distance vs resolution.

Tree leaves in a canopy are going to be our example.

An HD display is 1920x1080. Displaying a 15ft wide canopy on an HD display results in 94mil/pixel (15*12*1000/1920) across the width.

Vim Concept Map

I thought I would expand my vim command knowledge and the only way for this to work is to group the commands (there are so many of them). What I thought would be half a dozen at most ended up being three times that:

Trappings of Corporate Socialization

Corporations are powerful, useful and fascinating inventions full of the trappings of humans and are the embodiment of some of the tensions of what it is to be a person. They can be safe. They can be ruthless. Some people bristle at the thought of a cube farm and I think some people prefer the safety of a corporate environment.


A list of rhetoric topics to master:

  • Speaking Ability and Articulation
  • Language Comprehension
  • Narration
  • Storytelling
  • Humor
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict Resolution

An Updated Drake Equation

The original Drake equation is essentially correct but it might be more useful if it were broken down into finer steps. Each step being achievable and measurable as we learn more about the universe.

constraints: milky way only, and ignoring the possiblity of marine life in "frozen" bodies like Io

2023 Architectonic

Brief Comments
Work in progress Architectonic.

The original is here.

The following objectives may be pursued:

open projects list (no matter how small)

open projects list (no matter how small):

- philosophy study
- architectonic and personal development project
- perfect pen study
- forgiveness

- safety and security training (inc survival skills)
- retirement and FIRE
- build side gigs and multiple alternate sources of income

- hygiene tools exploration
- physical fitness
- self-care (sleep, diet, breath, mind/meditate)
- protein shake and powder studies

- build a personal brand
- wardrobe refresh (v3)

Can Eyeball Planets Be Tidally Locked?

It's not at all clear to me that an eyeball planet is possible. By definition eyeball planets are tidally locked which implies that the rocky planet, any surface water or ice as well as it's atmosphere all remain in a fairly stable distribution around the planet. Because the planet is tidally locked it would result in looking like an "eye".

There are two scenarios for which I am curious to know more about: a) planets with tremendous amounts of water and b) planets with modest amounts of water.

Renewable grid thoughts

Thoughts on large scale power generation in the US:


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