Martin’s Meditations

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

Remember Martin: Ask open-ended questions

Read this in a blog today: “Asking open-ended questions encourages the person you’re conversing with to think critically and therefore to be more engaging because open-ended questions allow the respondent, not the asker, to control the response.” In my experience, I agree. My favorite Open Ended questions: “How did you…” “In what ways…” “Tell me … Continue reading Remember Martin: Ask open-ended questions

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