Saturday, May 23, 2020

Dr. Doom

h/t Henry

30 day meditation challenge, Part 2

I managed to meditate daily for 28 of the last 30 days, the second segment of my challenge. I did also sit extra to (more than) make up for the two missed days. Inspired by reading that Jack Dorsey sits two hours a day, which is three times more than me, moving forward I am adding more time to my challenge, a second sitting for at least fifteen minutes.

For those who want to pursue something related, see an online course in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and/or Pema Chodron's book How to Meditate.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Prince and the Revolution Live

body work

This Old Guy (me) took a couple online classes from Ruby on basic breathing, stretching and movement. While I have a long way to go to catch up to the beginners, I recommend these classes, which I would characterize as science-based. It would of course help if I took stretching and my cousin Janet or Kevin and Marc's friend, Ron, both of whom are my age. Who else here is doing anything like this?

the world of curating and creating neo-vintage

I finished William Gibson's novel, The Peripheral, last month, a very satisfying effort. And it was an effort, as it required a bit of re-reading in the first half so I could understand context Gibson only gradually unveiled. The primary element was the development of a sub-culture he explored in previous works, those who create new objects with a backstory of authenticity, supplied via deep study. I find echoes of this in Architectual Digest's descriptions, such as this article.

A suggested soundtrack and an introductory essay that embodies this theme:

this article explains basic ZFS concepts well

Monday, May 4, 2020

sign of the times

Facebook served me an ad for a photography app that allows image manipulation. The ad featured "AI for masks" and my first thought was Hype for Fitting Face Masks"

Saturday, May 2, 2020

ZFS mounting tips

note to self: 40 days of solid meditation practice

Today marks forty days of meditating every single day at least 45 minutes. Now increasing my goal by a half hour. Over the decades I have usually meditated 3-4 times/week unless on formal retreat. The coronavirus gives a sense that time may be short, so I am applying myself to what is important.