Hello there! I'm really excited to be a part of this instance!
I like to write code and make art.
I have struggled with my online identity for years, and have decided to go with an identity that is simply the lack of an identity, hence no self, or nullself.
I am working on a website to share things I've created and written, which I will share as soon as it's done.
I completely rebuilt my wiki site. It now doesn't require a build system and is entirely flat file.
It uses @neauoire's indental to read the database file, and uses a custom template engine I wrote called Lipu to render the pages (it's fairly similar to runic/heol, but written from scratch for my needs).
I'm very happy with how it turned out :)
I added some screenshots to my inventory page for my various devices. I gave them each a 3 character name - ZEN, SRV, CRO, and PIX.
Later when I have time I'll try to add a photo of my EDC items.
I just found out that Lawnchair Launcher V2 exists in an alpha state. It's everything I've always wanted in a launcher (play store and fdroid only have V1).
I also found the Sesame app, which can be integrated into Lawnchair. I've never been so happy with my phone setup as I am right now.
Here are the stats I plan to use:
STR - Strength (physical activity)
DEX - Dexterity (skill building)
CON - Constitution (physical health)
INT - Intelligence (learning)
WIS - Wisdom (mental health)
CHA - Charisma (social growth)
I'll write an article up about the tracker once I have it set up.
I'm also thinking I'll set up a cron job to re-build my site, which will have some statistics output, at the end of each day and push it automatically back up to github.
Inspired by @cblgh's articles on personal trackers and human changelogs, I think I'm going to come up with my own tracking system that uses D&D stats to quantify how things are affecting me.
I will also be tracking my general mood every day. This way, I can use the data of how my stats were affected during a day, week, or month, and see if there is a correlation between the stats and my mood. I then want to adjust my behavior based on this information.
@cblgh I just read through your articles on personal trackers and human changelogs. I really enjoyed those, they were really insightful 👍
The whole minimal effort part of the tracker article was particularly helpful to me. I recently wrote about how I didn't want to track things anymore, because I was logging for the sake of logging.
I think I would like to find a simple way to track some things that I can actually use the data to better myself.
A lot to think about :)
Something I never expected:
I'm enjoying writing. Writing articles for my site, documenting things for my wiki. I just spent a bunch of time writing up my Inventory page (will publish soon).
It turns out writing causes me to lose track of how much time I'm spending on it. I never considered myself a writer, or someone who could write.
I wrote something a while back called "Write something" about this concept of writing even though I don't think I'm good at it.
I often struggle with what I should be spending my spare time doing. I dramatically shift in and out of mindsets regarding what I want to do.
It's difficult for me to pull off, but I want to try to only do things for the sake of the joy it brings me. I often fall back into trying to learn new skills, only for the purpose of earning money.
I want to create things and art. If any of that ever becomes a source of income, cool, if not, it was still worth my time.
Is this how merveilles is pronounced? I've been saying it in my head wrong for a long while.
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twit thread from a former google engineer who worked on the youtube recommendation system: https://twitter.com/gchaslot/status/1094359564559044610
the recommendation engine is designed to maximise watch time and nothing else
its model is weighted towards the preferences of users who spend the most time on the site
the reason youtube recommendations are turning people into conspiracy theorists, flat earthers and nazis is because conspiracy theorists, flat earthers and nazis spend all their time watching youtube
Browsing this instance for just 2 days and already feeling urges to make art with math functions, compose synthwave music, design sleek minimalistic websites, speak Japanese, hack a mainframe, and wear black and white clothes ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Curse you, #merveilles!
Making some progress on my personal site/wiki 👍
Applied Philosophy, a.k.a. "Hacking"