Martin’s Meditations

Take the Red Pill

I have written before about the Red Pill – Blue Pill dilemma. We are definitely in a time where the choice of pills is right upon us. JP Sears nails the current dominant Blue Pill narrative around Corona Virus: be fearful, stay at home, listen to your leaders, mistrust everyone. While I haven’t seen as … Continue reading Take the Red Pill

Remember Martin: Regret isn’t a good look on you

I experienced a stark reminder yesterday of how insidiously ugly regret can be. A major internet influencer posted a video about a topic which trending up and to the right lately. Lots of people are talking about it, writing books and companies are building specialty apps around the concept. While this guy was one of … Continue reading Remember Martin: Regret isn’t a good look on you

Glossary: Hypomnemata

Found this is a review of Pierre Hadot where he uses it how Michel Foucault has used it. While wikipedia will tell you it is scholarly essays written by the ancients, Foucault focused on the style more precisely: ” The hypomnemata constituted a material memory of things read, heard, or thought, thus offering these as … Continue reading Glossary: Hypomnemata

Remember Martin: Least Recently Used Rule for buffer overflow

Just finished Algorithms to live by. Lots of amazing principals in there which my nerd brain geeked out about. Of particular interest is the Least Recently Used Algorithm. Turns out I have been using this all along to manage my closets and sort my to do lists of “someday” tasks. The term comes from computer … Continue reading Remember Martin: Least Recently Used Rule for buffer overflow

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