2013-12-14

Talking about Sleep

Til: hibernating animals need to unhibernate to sleep. Meanwhile I'm just trying to enter REM-state at will. http://en.wikipedia.org/Sleep
Laundry.

Vitamin B supplements and adding servings of protein throughout the day seem to improve sleep quality, reducing the need for quantity. More testing required. And plant foods too.

2013-12-12

Depression?

To-date I haven't figured out if I'm permanently depressed, and fine with it, or not. Which means, I'm probably not. I guess that makes me cynical, as someone pointed out when we all first met in 1999. Little time for losers.
Three rules for competitive success: work more, whine less, and don't hang around with people who don't follow the first two rules.

But none of this matters, if you don't really care for competition.

:)
0615 first alarm of the day;
0900 actually get up;
1030 arrive office; study;
1500 shift starts;
0015 last customer leaves;
0100 leave office;
0130 arrive home;
0149 need to shower and hit target bedtime of 0200... rinse and repeat! :)

This is the good life.
Curating low emotional volatility is good and healthy, but on the down-side, you have little context with which to empathise with folks who have high emo-vol.

One way to go about almost never having a bad day is to set low expectations. But that doesn't get you any fans from the crowd with high expectations. I suppose the hack-around is to give as much face as you can afford to, and then to just give up.

Perhaps I need to have more of my days ruined. More math required.

:)

2013-12-11

Teething Problems

My day-off from work. I run some errands, including a visit to the dentist for a check up - the last one was perhaps, more than a year ago. This dentist tells me that there are things all over that need to be fixed - either she's doing her job in a way that the other dentists I've visited over 12 years haven't, or my life's just been bad to my teeth this year. Chlorhexidine and hyaluronic acid for me.

Dentures, one day. Nothing to worry about, but worry itself. In any event, one tries to reduce empathy with the horrors experienced by others all around. One day, they shall overtake me too. Hehehe.

2013-12-10

Routining

0645 is the latest to leave home on weekdays.

0100 is the latest to leave work on weekends.

All shifts/changes occur within these limits.

Long-term abstraction demands a routine of sleeping 0200-0615, supported by scattered napping.

Let's try this out.
Bodies. The trivial meat that moves our minds from place to place in a space defined in common. Some people only see their bodies. Today I find myself removing inhibitions on imagination, so that recently read texts are cycled through the conscious portion of my mind, in aural and visual modalities, quicker - the right way to study new topics.
Friends: delete.
Family: delete.
Focus on ops.
Repeat.

1am. An hour from scheduled bed time. But I think I'll grab the extra sleep while I can!

2013-12-08

The FOC Limit of Philosophical Advice

a: What do you recommend as an introduction to topic X?
b: Wikipedia.
a: It's too general. Can you give me a detailed text?
b: Detailed in what way? What are you looking for exactly?
a: I don't know.
b: If you can't find it on Google, you don't know what you're looking for. QED.
a: This is a dead end.
b: Indeed.