Tuesday, March 31, 2015

interested in reading a book on decision processes

The Talking Point is a reference in Hieroglyph, a special sci-fi short story collection about positive futures.  I recommend the latter and will find the former.  Both likely of interest to Sadams and Bruce.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Microsoft's new strategy

A few months ago I said I would have invested in MSFT based on its new strategic moves if I had extra money.  TheVerge describes the strategy and how it will make money.

Friday, March 20, 2015

even paranoids have enemies

The skepticism towards my wariness that I cultivate these days did not serve me today and I was taken advantage of by unscrupulous criminals.  Can you say "scam"?

 My neighbor, a cop, says there is a lot of this going on, so watch out.
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (800) 366-4484
www.tigta.gov

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

annoying friend

The Onion

a talk recommended by Michelle Alexander

Shaka Senghor TED talk on "Why Your Worst Deeds Don't Define You"

Bateson and Reich and McLeod

Gregory emphasized that life, in all its forms, is about learning.  He was particularly critical of physical metaphors for personality, for instance bottling rage and exploding.  Reich, of course, talked about emotional armoring.  What applies when recognizing bracing and undoing that false economy to be present?   Ken McLeod says to focus on increasing awareness and the ability to be present no matter what you experience and whether it seems internal or external.

Monday, March 16, 2015

the backlash against mindfullness addressed

When mindfullness began to "have its moment in the sun" I thought there would be a backlash, particularly from fundamentalist Christians, but this HuffPost article shows some other sources.  It also answers the critics.  As to the class issue, mindfullness doesn't cost money and instruction is for the most part free or cheaply available.  Try it out...

nothing to hide/nothing to see

on paranoids

You could tap my brain, my phone and my computers now and there is nothing I'd fear being seen (but I still don't like drones buzzing around).  In the past when I buzzed around obsessed, around the turn of this century, I felt extreme paranoia about The Watchers.  Eventually I cleaned up: regular, complete sleep, values clarification, making behavior consistent with my values, therapy and, most of all, meditation and my wife. Extreme times had made little things into mountains of significance and my simple journey had become a battle slog.  I am so very grateful that is over and done!

Note: there were consequences for those I interacted with in the early Blogosphere; for that I strongly apologize. My magnified concerns and my obsessive focus on them created a paper tiger which cast a shadow. I wish I could undo that - but I cannot.  It weighed primarily on those who did not know what exactly they were seeing and who imagined all manner of things.  Mainly I put some people on a pedestal - that was pretty much it, nothing more unsavory, but how would they know?  While the pedestals are gone, undermined by more realism and by my experience with those people's dark sides, my respect remains.  Not just because these people are wealthy now, either... they've proven they can create and deliver - kudos to them and best wishes!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lost In Redding

 "Lost In Redding" is track one and "Small World In A Small Town" is track two
on Snakeoil's new jazz release, You've Been Watching.  This is popular with reviewers
and will appear in a month.  Any connection?

Read about bandleader Tim Berne, note David Torne produced this, and see that Berne played
with Frisell and with Nels Cline, so the usuals might find this interesting...

metacademy learning resource

http://metacademy.org/roadmaps/

jazzy cover from American Idol!

http://on.mash.to/1EeKW2z

Friday, March 13, 2015

KIrtan with Krishna Das

When I feel the tone of my spiritual life is too spare and self-limiting, I remember times like this and times with Ram Dass.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

buildings of the future

http://ideas.ted.com/gallery-10-buildings-showing-the-future-of-architecture/

the future has arrived meme: jobs and wealth bifurcate

levelsio writes well about this

Paypros

papyros is a relatively new (pre-alpha) linux distribution based on Arch, material design and OSTree

phusion baseimage

phusion/baseimage/ is an Ubuntu Server guest for Docker, created by experts to handle corner cases that fail if Ubuntu Server is run on Docker

OSTree

OSTree is a project to provide "git for operating systems"

I'm interested because I aspire to have an executable recipe for my o/s so I can build it from scratch, including base, tweaks, patchs, etc.

edit: the Red Hat Atomic project uses OSTree

Thursday, March 5, 2015

tomorrow night

Looking forward to the Other Minds concert af SF Jazz and dinner with Lori and Jon!
And not the least, the return of the love of my life from San Diego!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Situational Assessment - the future future

Big Picture look at our simultaneous tipping points.  h/t to Bruce

Jeff Beck Tokyo concert

on AXS TV cable/on demand - different backup musicians than the previous two concerts.
Great performance...
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