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Aug 2, 2020 8 tweets 5 min read
@yoshikischmitz @KaseyKlimes “Refactoring narratives” by always going back to basics. Enjoyed reading this exchange, cheers. And I challenge you to rephrase all these ideas using non-programming lingo… nor the use of technology or culture… just for fun @yoshikischmitz @KaseyKlimes “the vocabulary and grammar society provides us to express the story of our lives” — the narratives we’re provided with (mimesis) are limited by how language frames the scenes of our lives.

So eg. instead of saying “refactoring functions from first principles”…
Aug 17, 2019 4 tweets 3 min read
@fortelabs @galtenberg I used stay up late doing typography & finding records until in my 30s. Having that space go deep on things was my identity. But then we had a family & there’s no room anymore for that kind of time. If I was always tired before, it was 10x w young offspring. @fortelabs @galtenberg But cutting carbs did the reverse for me. After walking kids to school, I dig into work fast, balancing projects v free time (procrastination is good). I now have the energy to not defer to low hanging things. The last 18 months my production function is right up.
Aug 30, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
1/ Morning coffee, thinking thru ideas about information and it's translation from phenomena into thoughts

(via recent reading & twitter exchanges, threads this came from follow: 2/ Why collect information? Why follow curiosity? Why take notes? What the hell is a "knowledge worker" in this day and age? (if you don't think you are, good luck to you…). This was fun:

Jul 13, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
"Genius" needs a reboot. And to do so, taste matters.

In classical Rome, "genius loci" was the protective spirit of a place.

These days this term is mostly used by garden designers to refer to designing for the landscape context. That is, to bring out the best in a place.

1⃣ The Romans called a person’s natural disposition for certain ways one’s “genius”.

In this way, "genius" from the latin root seems to be about protecting potential.

A certain surrender, or understanding of constraint, and then cultivation.

Jul 1, 2018 6 tweets 1 min read
The Romans called a person’s natural disposition for certain ways one’s “genius”. The Greeks called it ones “daemon”. One had to labour in gratitude for their disposition so to become “genial”, or fully potent. 1/ A gift—one’s genius—isn’t fully realised until it is given away. But we cannot fully, potently receive the gift until we can meet it as an equal. That is, to labour in its service. 2/
Feb 16, 2018 12 tweets 3 min read
"Where is the money in cleaning up our local lake?" — @dthorson

This has stuck in my head for a fortnight. I think it is the simplest starting point for comprehending the potential of blockchain technology. The quote hinges on the word "money".

Money does not incentivise clean lakes.
Aug 19, 2017 23 tweets 13 min read
1/ Notes from @vgr 's wide-ranging talk on @fortelabs #buildasecondbrain yesterday. Ripping & rewriting for myself. Feedback pls @vgr @fortelabs 2/ Personal "productivity" is agency: take control of your own life (your todos) or someone else will