Visakan Veerasamy ebook. What’s the point of this book?... become a more nourishing presence in the world https://visakanv.gumroad.com/l/friendlynerdbook (cf Reality Hacker) (more)
David Chapman: Geeks, MOPs, and sociopaths in subculture evolution. Subcultures are dead. I plan to write a full obituary soon. Subcultures were the main creative cultural force from roughly 1975 to 2000, when they stopped working. Why? (tldr: sociopaths enter the scene, monetize-better while creating-mediocrely, diluting the cool/energy; only the creator-geeks really care, because the consumer wasn't that invested anyway) (more)
where we are Living In Chicago Suburbs starting Aug'2009, in Illinois (more)
Zvi Mowshowitz: The Kids are Not Okay. Suicide attempts are up. Depressive episodes are way up... Spoiler alert, I’m going to blame the smartphones and social media. (more)
I've never had a 2nd monitor , but finally pulled the trigger on a Dell S2722QC for my MacBook Pro. (more)
Scott Alexander: Meditations on Moloch. Allen Ginsberg’s famous poem, Moloch: What sphinx of cement and aluminum bashed open their skulls and ate up their brains and imagination? (more)
Federated OpenMicroBlogging/OStatus app/network. (more)
Label I'm giving to a Steve Pavlina process (from ~2005) because it's the most philosophically consistent/complete version of a Top Down Self Improvement process. (more)
Zvi Mowshowitz: Covid-19 2/23/23: Your Best Possible Situation. Every week, when I set out to write the Covid update, I held out the hope that at some point, perhaps soon, you would never read one of these again. There would be nothing to report. That the reports would no longer help anyone. I could go think about and write about something else. Today is that day. (more)
Zvi Mowshowitz: AI: Practical Advice for the Worried. Some people (although very far from all people) are worried that AI will wipe out all value in the universe. (existential risk (more)
a Joe Edelman project - https://www.rebuildingmeaning.org/ - Imagine a society where everyone gets support to live their most meaningful lives. One person gets unbridled creativity; another, service and love; a third confronts the world’s greatest challenges. (more)
problem-solving with multiple interrelated obstacles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Problem_solving#Characteristics_of_complex_problems (or is that really "complicated" not necessarily "complex"?) (more)
Douglas Engelbart's goal for CollaborationWare/ThinkingTools: By "augmenting human intellect" we mean increasing the capability of a man to approach a complex problem situation, to gain comprehension to suit his particular needs, and to derive solutions to problems. (more)
aka large language model... A language model is a probability distribution over sequences of words. Given any sequence of words of length m, a language model assigns a probability... to the whole sequence. Several modelling approaches have been designed to surmount this problem, such as applying the Markov assumption or using neural architectures such as recurrent neural networks or transformers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_model (see GPT) (more)
Jim Rutt: Transcript of Currents 080: Joe Edelman and Ellie Hain on Rebuilding Meaning. Today’s guests are Ellie Hain and Joe Edelman, who just launched Rebuilding Meaning, a new organization focused on radical social change. (cf Rebuilding Society On Meaning) (more)
John Cutler: TBM 203 : Fixing Messy Problems. I draw heavily on ideas from Dave Snowden, Donella Meadows, Gareth Morgan, Dana Mackenzie, Judea Pearl, etc. (more)
Martin Cagan: The Product Model. one thing this new book (Transformed) is doing, is forcing me to come up with a term for what it is that companies are transforming to (more)
Letters to a Young Technologist is a collection of essays addressed to young technologists, written by a group of young technologists. This project began as a hope for reflection, and a desire for collaboration. We wanted to reflect on our roles and lives as young technologists, and to kindle broader conversations about these topics. https://letterstoayoungtechnologist.com/ (reality hackers?)
I'm a philosopher & social scientist, obsessed with this question: "What do I need to know about a person, to assess whether I'm helping or harming them?" http://nxhx.org (more)
This is the publicly-readable WikiLog Digital Garden (17k pages, starting from 2002) of Bill Seitz (a Product Manager and CTO). (You can get your own pair of garden/note-taking spaces from FluxGarden.)
My Calling: Reality Hacking to accelerate Evolution by increasing Freedom, Agency, and Leverage of Free Agents and smaller groups (SmallWorld) via D And D of Thinking Tools (software and Games To Play).
See Intro Page for space-related goals, status, etc.; or Wiki Node for more terse summary info.
Beware the War On The Net!
- founder FluxGarden for Digital Garden hosting
- wrote Hack Your Life With A Private Wiki Notebook Getting Things Done And Other Systems ASIN:B00HHJA5JS
My Coding for fun.
- Director Product Managment, NCSA Sports
- CTO/Product Manager at a series of startups: MedScape, then Axiom Legal, then Living Independently, then DailyLit, then AEP...
- founded Family Financial Future, personal-financial-planning nagware for parents
- founded Teamflux.com, a hosting service for wiki-based collaboration spaces.
- founded Wikilogs.com, a hosting service for WikiLog-s (wiki-based weblogs).
Agile Product Development, Product Management from MVP to Product-Market Fit, Adding Product To Your Startup Team, Agility, Context, and Team Agency
Change the World, (2020-06-27) Ways To Nudge Future; Network Enlightenment, Optimistic Near Future Vision; Huge Invention
FluxGarden; Hypermedia Pattern Language; Everyone Needs Their Own ThinkingSpace; Digital Garden; Virtual ThinkingSpace; Thinking Tools Companies; Webs Of Thinkers And Thoughts; My CollaborationWare History; Wiki Proliferation; Port, al Collaboration Roadmap; Wiki For GroupWare, Overlapping Scopes Of Collaboration, Email Discussion Beside Wiki, Wiki For CollaborationWare, Collaboration Roadmap; Sister Sites; Wiki Hack
Fractally Generative Pattern Language, Small Tribe, SimplestThing, Becoming A Reality Hacker, Less-Bullshit Living, The Craft; Games To Play; Evolution, Hack Your Life With A Private Wiki Notebook, Getting Things Done, And Other Systems
Digital Therapeutics, (2021-05-26) Pondering a Mental Health space, CoachBot; Inside-Out Markov Chain
Personal Cloud; 2018-11-29-NextOpenInfrastructure, 2018-11-15-BooksVsTweets; Stream/Flow Vs Garden/Stock
Social Warrens; Culture War; 2017-02-15-MindmapCultureWarSocialMediaEconomy; Cultural Pluralism
Alternatives To A College Degree; Credit Crisis 2008; Economic Transition; Network Economy; Making A Living; Varieties Of Info Technology Jobs; Generative Schooling; Product Oriented Unschooling; Reality Hacker; A 20th Century Economic Theory