Category Archives: hacks

Replacing the First Link: Personal management to please a professional project manager

Oo, I think I've solved a big one:  The age-old problem (to me) of needing three very specific things from my personal organization software* and process/system, and having them be VERY hard to get in ways that don't interfere with or … Continue reading

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Random Woah (title caps edition)

Today I randomly figured out that using capitalized passive verbs without subjects* is an elegant and simple way to write a phrase like "our God-given lives" in such a way that it fits with my spiritual understanding (I'm not a theist, … Continue reading

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Dare you: Got a mnemonic that beats ASS COP NEED?

Mnemonics are supposed to be freaky and strange, ok?  They stick better that way! I can now type "Americae Sive Quartae Orbis Partis Nova Et Exactissima Descriptio" without having to look it up, and as it's the name of one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Roll your own: First Aid Kit

Hey all!  I carry a spiffy tin in my always-with-me bag with basic first aid supplies, and it's come in super handy, and others have asked me about how to make one.  The real reason I'm posting this here, though, instead … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem for Smart People (Part One)

This topic has been on my mind a lot lately for…various reasons, we'll say.  For background, I myself am a smart person (we can define that later if you like, but if you care about definitions then you're probably smart … Continue reading

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The Sudo Hack for Creating Change (in sleep or whatever)

The I Ching says that to make a major change in your life, you spend three days thinking about it to make sure you understand what you're changing and why and how; then spend three days consciously doing things differently; … Continue reading

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Obvious Lessons in Exercise: We’re All Stuck Embodied

I don't fsck with not getting exercise anymore. I do at least the basics (pushups/situps/squats/triceps/or something), stretching, and some weightlifting, at least a few times a week, no matter what.  I also make sure to get a workout from walking … Continue reading

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Day Zero, Adaptation 2010

So, I tried to capture some monophasic sleep data on my Zeo thingy (the portable-EEG device, works by headband wirelessly attached to spiffy evolved-alarm-clock) the night before I begin my Everyman 3/3 schedule. Unfortunately, my body decided to remind me … Continue reading

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Salt & Soda and Thou

Very first thing I want to say:  Wow, were there some great comments on my recent "An Argument for Right Now" post!  That argument is one of the cores of my personal philosophy and one of the main reasons I … Continue reading

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Horoscope for Everyone: Dangerous Times

There's more than a little Evil wandering the maps today*; did you notice?  Sometimes there's not much you can do to keep from tussling with it; but there are ways and means which, if you avail yourself of them when … Continue reading

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