for some reason this weekend felt like an entire week

precommiting = making a binding agreement with yourself across time. it's quite handy to counter changing thought processes or mental states. pretty useful for me, since experiences often lose their emotional impact over time (quite quickly for me)

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"how do you visualise a 14-dimensional space?"
"simply visualise an n-dimensional space, then set n to 14"

(or, "visualise a 3-dimensional space then repeated shout FOURTEEN in your head until it makes sense")

well... Facebook just blocked all Australian news sources. And the Murdoch's various news sources are obviously outraged.

australia.fb.com/news-law/

Personally, I see this as a win-win. Another force pushing people away from Facebook, and the media monopoly gets chipped away at ever so slightly.

I don't use FB much or read the news, so it doesn't affect me.

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I keep seeing a lot of apologies for not being interesting or funny or positive, and I just wanna say:

You are a person, not a brand. You do not need to be consistently anything but yourself. If you need to take a break, that's OK. We're all people, we'll understand.

ooh my hands & fingers are kinda sore now, and i didn't even use my computer much. this isn't good

Uni lectures are actually so time inefficient, and it's really a pain when I'm working 3 days a week -- I've got something like 12 hours of lectures/lecture recordings per week

I just want notes & practice questions so that I can go off and self learn everything.

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imagine how different things could be if the default western cultural stance toward differences in how people's minds & bodies work was curiosity, interest, and acceptance rather than denial, suspicion, and hostility

Stumbled across A Hat In Time music the other day and *wow* it's amazing -- really charming music, same tier as Celeste and similar vibe too.

Clock Towers Beneath The Sea in particular is really nice: youtu.be/Fn28LCl-dAs

I wish the themes explored in what I read didn't go over my head as much and I actually noticed and understood them.

@ralismark was not a problem surprisingly... felt quite energetic in the morning and actually was less tired than usual throughout the day

strange, but I'll take it

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Took this photo down near Darling Harbour, pretty close to the Chinese gardens. A *lot* more flowers were blooming during the day but they still look very pretty at 6pm.

I really like these kinds of flowering trees.

Is there a name for this quote/rule?

> You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
> --- Jim Rohn

like how "if a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure" is called goodhart's law.

It's not on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_, but it'd be nice to have an easy way to refer to it.

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*sadly goes to reset the counter to 0 on the "days since I saw someone shit on the existence of light themes" sign*

I think on average I see this like once a week.

I cannot see dark themes at all. And it's a hell of a thing to see this hostility not just to a software option but to my own existence and qualities as a person who uses this option. Like I've seen people say you have to be a psychopath to use light theme, which is an awesome way to double up on the ableism!

oh no i woke up at 5 and couldn't sleep this is not good

When people indicate their pronouns, why is it exactly two like "they/them" instead of any other number? There are more grammatical cases that aren't covered by those two, like possessive ("their")

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