@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:
"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.
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