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DIY Fediverse Server - Odroid M1 + NVMe DriveSubmitted by imklg on 21Dec2022
Thanks to the recent TwitterMigration, Mastodon and Fediverse SelfHosting is a thing. Note: This DIY OpenSource recipe is not for casual users.
Tree Whorl StudySubmitted by imklg on 03Oct2020
This is a wonderful tree which was burned in the big 2003 Aspen fire.
Rainwater HarvestingSubmitted by imklg on 13Jan2020
A picture is worth a thousand words. At least there was no caliche. #permatecture #rainwaterharvesting #sustainable #diy https://rainwaterharvestingfordrylands.com is the definitive source, right here in Tucson, AZ.
Faf.News - Distraction Free ReadingSubmitted by imklg on 20Dec2019
A big part of my life is reading. I like to read everything. However, I don't like distractions. Here's what I have made to simplify and quiet my reading experience. https://faf.news
This graphic shows two views of the Arts & Design section from the Times. I am a subscriber. I am not critical of the advertising business model, nor critical of web media layout, it's all good. I do prefer focus, so I read my news on my own terms.
Faf.Social - Now I Can Share Food Pics AgainSubmitted by imklg on 11Dec2019
After 2 years of testing and consideration. Now I can share pics of my food without a million crappy food ads appearing all over my devices. :) Private Friends and Family Social https://faf.social. Personal posts will be here. So join me.
How To Really Focus, Really.Submitted by imklg on 07Nov2019
Without strong focus there is no way to achieve excellence. Really. It's just that simple.
There are two regions in the brain responsible for our ability to maintain focus. One brain region is associated with concentration. We all know about concentration. No biggie right? Most traditional meditation methods work to improve our capacity to hold our mind on one point or object. Another region supports the ability to ignore the irrelevant. These regions are similar in location and composition, but support wholly different aspects of focus. Ignoring usually plays a lessor, or complimentary, role to the primary directive to concentrate.
Google Analytics ReplacementSubmitted by imklg on 18Oct2019
Get yourself a fresh private analytics platform. Your data is yours and yours alone. Why give it away? Buy at https://durastudio.com/matomo
- Littles Law - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little%27s_law
Medication Or MeditationSubmitted by imklg on 15Oct2019
The science is clear, meditation works. Anxiety, fear and loathing are managed by a specific part of the brain called the left prefrontal neocortex. You can train your brain and improve stress response with meditation.
Cute Desert KittensSubmitted by imklg on 09Oct2019
#desertlife #tucson #cats #bobcats Wonder what would happen if I left out an empty cardboard box.
Just Another Day In The DesertSubmitted by imklg on 03Sep2019
Kill The Ego - Photorealism WorkshopSubmitted by imklg on 28Jul2019
I use photorealism to kill the ego. Having enjoyed meditation and intensive esoteric training for almost a half century, it is important to me that identity, sentimentality and awkward notions of permanance be avoided. This is really difficult and the ultimate irony that to strive for such a thing could be said to spring from ego. Well, I'll take that criticism and forge ahead anyway. Here's a bit on photorealism.
Photorealism and related resources.
Move Beyond Left and Right - Become Post PartisanSubmitted by imklg on 02Sep2018
Becoming Post Partisan means you support empirical evidence over partisan ideology.
Verbal Skills - How To Stop A Troll - The Gish Gallop (Salty Language)Submitted by imklg on 10Feb2017
Refuting the Gish Gallop or Trump Tirade is a basic skill to bring any Troll to a dead stop. Learn it now.
If I were wrong, then one would have been enough!"
— Albert Einstein, commenting on the book 100 Authors Against Einstein Wikipedia
Here's an excerpt from the RationalWiki entry. Enjoy the power that clear understanding and dignified calm brings in the face of a complete load of shite.
Netflix Super Secret Magical Genre CodesSubmitted by imklg on 04Feb2017
How to use. Substitute the last numbers at the end of the website address.
This one is for Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy. http://netflix.com/browse/genre/1568
Why You Should Distrust Certainty - Dunning-Kruger EffectSubmitted by imklg on 10Dec2016
There's an old adage that says "Trust, but verify". I have a better version. It goes like this, "Always distrust certainty." If you have done any kind of authentic mind-body or self-cultivation work, you know that certainty in life is very limited. Anyone who professes to have all the answers should certainly not be trusted. :)
How To Resist AuthoritarianismSubmitted by imklg on 22Nov2016
Like everyone, I understand cruelty, bigotry, hate and fear. However, due to lifelong meditative practices my response to it might differ a bit from most. I accept the actions and words of the authoritarian at face value the very first time it is revealed. Authoritarians are compelled to reveal themselves.
Blogging Is Not Writing And That's GreatSubmitted by imklg on 09Apr2009
The brouhaha between 'good' writing and blogging is really an inability to recognize that blogging is to writing as small talk is to discourse. Without chit chat, important contextual info is missing from a 'real' conversation. Blogs and tweets fill this contextual gap. It's 'natural' from a linguistic point of view. Blogs & tweets (bleats?) help inform and cultivate a richer relationship between speaker & listener.
The following is from wikipedia on an emerging 'discourse community', developed by linguist Johnathan Swales: