“I took some pride in not fulfilling my potential, in part, because I was terrified that if I tried my hardest, the world would discover that I didn’t actually have that much potential.”

— John Green, The Anthropocene Reviewed, “Monopoly and Academic Decathlon

“Part of our fears about the world ending must stem from the strange reality that for each of us our world will end, and soon. In that sense, maybe apocalyptic anxieties are mostly a byproduct of humanity’s astonishing capacity for narcissism — how could the world possibly survive the death of its single-most important inhabitant, me?”

— Humanity’s Temporal Range, The Anthropocene Reviewed, John Green
Some things I noticed 08/19/2020:
  1. How do you stick two fiber cables together?
  2. In a rare moment, practical considerations outweighed ideology.” 😌
  3. decrease in frequency average affecting electric clocks; they show currently a delay of close to six minutes
  4. This is the largest known case of illegal fishing perpetrated by a single industrial fleet operating in another nation’s waters
  5. P2 organizes all your files, projects, and conversations on one screen, so your team can collaborate from anywhere.
  6. To write the entire English language, a stenographer’s dictionary is often made up of over 100,000 entries.
  7. a version of Minesweeper where you will never be penalised when forced to guess
  8. Magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Masbate
  9. Morning Waterbug — Pomplamoose
  10. Silver Linings Playbook

“Reflecting in 2015 on a visit with his 11-year-old granddaughter to Martin’s studio in Galisteo, New Mexico, her dealer and friend Arne Glimcher remembered how the artist took a rose out of a vase, held it behind her back and asked the young girl if the rose was still beautiful even when she could not see it. When the child responded that it was, Martin replied, “You see Isobel, beauty is in your mind, not in the rose.”

Some things I noticed 08/03/2020:
  1. area under velocity curve is distance. the odd number rule is just what happens when velocity increases at a constant rate.
  2. lightning vlf radio waves get guided along magnetic field lines out several radii and then back down detected in the other hemisphere
  3. French drugmaker Sanofi had secured up to $2.1 billion to supply the U.S. federal government with experimental coronavirus vaccine
  4. of the 16.6 Million titles nationwide, only 28.54% or 4.7 Million titles were upgraded to Electronic Title
    • “DTI reiterated that upgrading to Electronic Titles would specifically improve our ranking in Doing Business”
  5. Vitamin D deficiency correlates well with Covid mortality, communities of color have greater level, maybe linked in some way
    • “[copper] electrons bond with some atoms that make up [bacteria] cell membrane; change the properties of cell wall”
  6. Lots of different things [might] trigger interrupts. The processor has to sort out where the interrupt came from.
  7. Artists who peddle wiggly lines and colors as representing emotion should be run off the streets.
  8. Give the blues a chase, Find a sunny place, Go and paint your face, With sunshine!

Some things I noticed 05/25/2020:
  1. The Past We Can Never Return To
  2. Earth’s rotation. 23 hours and 56 minutes, one frame per minute. Taken in Tivoli, Namibia.
  3. “In the Civil Service, we don’t have profit and losses. We measure our success by our staff and budget. Big is more successful than small.” – Yes Minister, S01E03
  4. COVID-19 is primarily a disease of the endothelium, the single layer of cells that line blood and lymphatic vessels”
  5. We still don’t really know why some patients feel OK to begin with, even though they have incredibly low levels of oxygen in their blood.
  6. The group enjoys dissolving old chips in acid, photographing the die, and reverse-engineering them. I used their photo to find out how the calculator works.
  7. USS Portland successfully disabled a UAV with a Solid State Laser Weapon System Demonstrator
  8. Protesters smash windows at the I.T. fashion store, accuse the brand’s owner of being pro-Beijing
  9. Jenga caused 9/11.” 🤣


It’s day 22 of the rewrites. This one I want to get over with today because I’m reading book. I have no words to explain why that is a reason but that is the reason.

I am not in the mood to delve into further bovine scatology in this post, so this one would go meta. I do not have intrusive thoughts that need dumping, because I had a good sleep.

Since I do not have anything to write about, the easy choice is to write about what I have already written. I try not to read my earlier posts. But before writing this I had to muck around the CMS settings to limit entries displayed in the homepage. So I had time to skim through some of the stuff. What a snoozefest! The use of the word fest around what I wrote even as sarcasm is an insult to the word.

But that’s the point. Normalcy is when nothing interesting happens. This writing exercise is a garbage dump. If there’s something valuable in the trash, why is it there? The purpose is to make space for any runoff process not garbage-collected by the brain. Writing it down kills it.

Timer’s up. Enough for today.

So much for not reading what you wrote, self that’s younger by a couple dozen days.

Some things I noticed 02/15/2020:
  1. Saliency-Aware Video Cropping
  2. Music Transformer machine-learning generated tune
  3. Reads more like MI5 is staffing.
  4. Streisand caused the effect named after her
  5. Impossible beyond meat
  6. The northern apes already won
  7. Half yellow half red half black
  8. MinPop 2020
  9. An explanation exists for this interview.
  10. You do so much yoga.