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About puredoxyk

Word addict, kungfu/taiji nut, and life-partner to polyphasic sleep. Rabid fan of as many hobbies as the world will let me pry into its piddly fourth dimension (it helps to have knocked out the wall).

TIL

Today I realized that part of my problem with saying (/publishing) things may be that I have so much to say. I have so much to say that, consistently, I either can't start or can't finish.  I craft some sentences, … Continue reading

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The Ego Game

I've been writing SO much poetry lately!  And to the extent that to offer it is a gift (rather than a curse — which is amusing, considering the gift-or-curse nature of this one), you all infinitely deserve to have one.   … Continue reading

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Dear expensive private prisons, how about we take away the drug addicts BUT we give you millions of previously-unprosecuted sex-offenders?

Yes yes, the title is a bad joke.  I'm in a bad-joke mood right now, and I've written this post six times and am officially giving up and posting it, because ugh. This is about a simple truth:  Right answers … Continue reading

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Polyphasic Sleep: Intro & Links & More Links!

Polyphasic Sleep (This info used to be on the front page; moving it over here to clean up a bit and make room for more stuff!  :)) I've been polyphasic for many years now, and back in 2001, I was … Continue reading

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Flip the coin: Worst to Best

What's the most common "outraged, slung-in-the-heat-of-an-argument" thing you get called?   Answering this started out as a self-flagellation session, for me, but then turned into a stupidly valuable lesson. If you need a lesson, maybe give it a try. :) … Continue reading

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Bertrand Russell, 100% genius

Make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life. An individual human existence should be like a river — small at … Continue reading

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Another List of Five: Foods you can keep yourself (and others) alive with

Here's some dead useful knowledge I've accumulated, half-deliberately and without really realizing that's what I've been doing, but hey, useful! Basic Foods to Keep You Alive AND Healthy (When sick, when poor, when in an apocalypse, etc.) 1.  Congee.  Cook … Continue reading

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A lot of words about no words: Yang Silence

Wittgenstein's awesome quote, "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent" is a really great example of the kind of tortured verbing that makes formal philosophy so damn hard to read for most people.  It should be noted, too, … Continue reading

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Travails of tech & tits: the good ones are out there

A recentlyish-previous tech job hired me for a management position because, as they told me, their computerized test labeled me as "100% assertive".  I giggled, even though I had serious reservations about a company that uses computerized tests to get … Continue reading

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Further notes on the “Bloody Nine” exercise thingy

Any three exercises, three sets to failure. My goal with the Bloody Nine (or B9 as my friend now has me calling it) was to inculcate a basic, progressive / training-level fitness routine that could fit into any day, no … Continue reading

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