Category Archives: better thinking

Attention is everything. Onward and upward!

In fact, I don’t actually *like* sleeping on dirty floors.

PRO TIP: When carrying what is obviously a pillow, blanket and yoga-mat through an office park, just keep your chin up and roll your eyes at anybody who looks at you inquisitively, like they’re a dumbass for not realizing how … Continue reading

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There’s too much to say…

…and no time to even try saying it right now, so here, watch ten thousand people sing the Ninth! (Video cuts straight to the money shot, but definitely put on the whole thing if you have time.  I mean duh.) … Continue reading

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Building under bad habits vs. knocking them down

Many bad habits, most of which sprung up in response to dealing with the "On Doing Badly" stuff, need to be reduced or eliminated from my life now, in order to proceed. I think I'm going to choose to focus … Continue reading

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“Yay, I got a job! Oh crap, time to shop for clothes!” — a story about women in suits

This is a story about shopping for clothes. No wait, it's a critical piece about women in tech. I work the salaryman gig — like many techs with people and organizational skills, I got pushed into management early, and now … Continue reading

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This was so dead right that I cried.

Both the single best TED talk I've ever seen, and one of the best *things* I've ever seen, period. I want to live in a world where everyone has watched this.  

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Five things to never let yourself think.

I'm normally quite in favor of stretching your mind in any direction — but allowing some thoughts to exist, and especially to settle in and become habit, is downright poisonous.   These thoughts are the harbingers of feeling and getting … Continue reading

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Practical modesty: the Xmas lesson hidden in physics

“In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.” – H.W. Longfellow When you think of people who try to live "modestly", or with humility — meaning that they do not boast, show off, or elevate … Continue reading

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