|March 10, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Uncategorized|
by Maya Angelou
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
|March 7, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Learning Koanic Soul|
** Maxing out my work ethic
I have achieved a level of sustained personal work input that satisfies even my demanding ingenopathic standards. This finally allowed me to turn from optimizing quantity to optimizing quality. My conscience simply would not let me focus on the latter while what I perceived as a moral failing (laziness) was still prominent.
1. Isolation in a large comfortable apartment
2. Background video of Asian Micro Bikini Oily Dancers on a large TV hooked that functions as a second monitor.…
|March 5, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Selling Koanic Soul|
You all know about the Pomodoro Technique. You set intervals of ~25 minutes with a 5 minute break. Every 4 Pomodori you take a 30 minute break. This supposedly helps you get more work done.
It’s also stupid.
How are you supposed to get excited about an endless string of bland, tasteless, faux-Italian factory-farmed American rubber tomatoes?
That’s what working on pomodoros is like. Hit the timer. Break. Work. Repeat ad nauseum. Monotony. No sense of accomplishment.…
|March 3, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Learning Koanic Soul|
It’s now clear to me that I lost my way in the Dark Englightenment. In studying the world in all its horrifying, anti-ingenopath, anti-Neanderthal, splendid squalor, I took my eyes off of God. I was so busied destroying my illusions that I failed to remember to keep my focus on the indestructible core of my belief. The Creator God does maintain a distant (and returning) reign over a shattered and horrid creation. But He himself remains untainted, as his very absence from this dump attests.…
|February 28, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Learning Koanic Soul|
Designing my own curriculum for teaching AP history and literature is something retardedly simple enough enough for me to finally see and correct a major productivity error I’ve been making.
For my maiden voyage, I burned myself out constructing an idealized college-level difficulty course for Chinese high school students.
In my defense, I’d been assured these particular students were geniuses. And to their credit, a few of them appear to be.
Prosaic context aside, here is the phreno-koanic lesson.…
|February 24, 2014||Posted by Koanic under Health|
One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made has been ignoring the necessity of a fixed work/recovery cycle implicit in the Biblical Sabbath and Jesus’ words, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”
Without a fixed work/recovery cycle, work became a game of constantly pressuring and pushing myself into the endless critical todo pile, with no end in sight, no break, no breather.…
|November 25, 2013||Posted by Koanic under Christianity|
There are three postmodern revolutions in man’s view of reality, one for each level: the macrocosm, the mesocosm, and the microcosm. Each is defined by an instrument.
For the macrocosm, the telescope, in its most modern form, gives us relativity. The subjective frame of reference has replaced the absolute, and the speed of light, rather than the spacetime fabric, is constant.
For the mesocosm, the computer gives us chaos theory. Order is merely a special case of chaos.
|November 22, 2013||Posted by Koanic under Learning Koanic Soul|
An intelligent question on Quora:
“If we all end up dying, what’s the purpose of living?
What’s the purpose of achieving so much in life when you are just going to die in the end?”
Ozymandias has answered the second line. But why bother, when the first is more salient?
Here is the happy falsehood Quorites upvoted to primacy:
“Indulge me the privilege of rephrasing the question.
“If you’re going to run out of cake to eat, what’s the purpose of eating cake?”
The purpose is to enjoy it.
|November 21, 2013||Posted by Koanic under Christianity, Health|
It’s no accident that the soul-sucking insomniac cubicle life Edward Norton endured in Fight Club was cast in pale blue fluorescent light.
Using Unity, I continually refined my biorhythm. The stronger I became, the longer I worked beneath fluorescent lights at home and work. No matter what I did, their tide inexorably pulled me under – flattening my Circadian amplitude, shading each day with a subtle edge of suffering and diminishment, forcing the next error in my regimen adherence.…
|November 17, 2013||Posted by Koanic under Learning Koanic Soul|
Back in the heydey 2000-2002 of the Sci Fi Channel / Atom Films partnership, I was addicted to the bizarre and divers short films hosted on its online portal. Films such as Antebios seared themselves into my adolescent permanent visual memory.
Antebios is popular, and remembered. It’s pure MT AvP hurrah. But there was another film I never forgot – one I’m unable to find anywhere online. It too features a large insect, but has a very different message.…
|November 13, 2013||Posted by Koanic under Christianity, Learning Koanic Soul, Personal history, podcast, unity|
diet – fixed IBS, got insomnia. cuz rice+ meat, can eat and eat. thus eating more, esp late at night.
nap tracking spreadsheet
simple math scoring
rice + meat, can eat and eat
thus eating more late at night
also, flourescent light exposure: http://blog.sethroberts.net/2013/11/12/orange-glasses-at-night-improve-sleep/
solution – diet checklist
new koans – go thru whole set
new identity – man of peace and civilization
playing close combat 3.…
|October 31, 2013||Posted by Koanic under Learning Koanic Soul|
As I gazed on skyscrapers limned in black, the words of a friend echoed in my thoughts:
“I think you’ve spent a lot of time exploring your personal darkness.”
My darkness? What a joke.
The bright daylight beats down on a world bustling with labor and pain, but it’s the velvet kiss of an empty sky that reveals the true futility of man.
Every night, billions of biological brains fuzz out into impotent unconsciousness. 60 million of them never wake.…
|October 31, 2013||Posted by Koanic under unity|
above is the vid, below are my raw notes for the presentation:
lotsa exciting stuff – unity project.
give you a taste of one completed portion
Didn’t do neanderhall reset last weekend, cuz another project took priority and absorbed the time:
working budget, paid off 1 mo cc debt
leftover from years ago, when too sick to work. written off, not accruing interest
so I’m taking care of essential leveling first
here’s how to do your budget:
principles: cyborganize, Ramit Sethi, YNAB, lean startup theory – pivoting
“You Need a Budget” = YNAB.…
|October 25, 2013||Posted by Koanic under Game|
There’s a kerfluffle on the ‘net over Susan Walsh’s inept critique of Rollo Tomassi’s infamous male/female SMV vs time graph.
“George Potapov said…
Please. This “mathematician” is so clueless you shouldn’t even argue with her. From not so subtle clues I see that this “statistician” just confused the graphs for a gaussian bell curve distribution http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaussian_distribution.
Because if those graphs really were the gaussian distributions then
- the areas below them indeed had to be the same
- the male graph, being wider, indeed should have been lower
And honestly I couldn’t invent how one could interpret those data as distributions.
|October 23, 2013||Posted by Koanic under Learning Koanic Soul|
This is a followup to my previous post.
I’ve been asked many times, “What are koans?”
Now that I’m pretty much at the end of my journey, I can give the answer that I couldn’t give at the beginning or middle. I’ve identified the instinctive process by which I generated, refined, and discarded my koans.
The key performance indicator of koanic iteration is muscular relaxation.
Why? Because muscular relaxation indicates a psychological state without anxiety or emotional turmoil, and a relaxed “mind like water”.…
|October 21, 2013||Posted by Koanic under Learning Koanic Soul|
1. White rice
2. Whiteleg shrimp, microwaved, drink the broth
1. UDCA 1.5g/d (unnecessary unless liver damage)
2. Source Naturals Daily Essential Enzymes (specific to me)
3. Colostrum powder
4. Andro-Plus testosterone cream
6. Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil / Butter Oil Blend – crucial for everyone. Take in the morning. Low initial dose.
Readings on the true Sparta.
Below are the wrist koan clusters I described in my video.…
|October 21, 2013||Posted by Koanic under face reading, Misc|
The girlfriend visited, so I watched some movies.
Man of Steel 2013 was good. Lot of paralells to Thal alienation. Not too many cheeseball moments – at least, not enough to ruin things. The initial alienation sequence and family background are believable. I loved that. The classroom freakout sequence and bullying are what every single Thal kid goes through growing up.
This is the first Superman whose heroic reserve and character I actually appreciate. His backstory is better done than the new Batman, although the new Batman’s action and villains are generally better (not counting the annoying 3rd installment).…
|October 18, 2013||Posted by Koanic under face reading, Neanderthal Pride|
You and I are quite genetically similar. Same green eyes, pale skin, deep eye sockets.
If you test your DNA on 23andme, you will find you are roughly 90th percentile Neanderthal DNA or higher.
Neanderthal genes are being heavily selected against since the advent of agriculture. The prevalence of the occipital bun, a key Neanderthal morphological trait, has declined drastically over the course of modern European anthropological history.
The Neanderthals were Ice Age hunters and ill-adapted to an agricultural grain-based diet.…
|October 4, 2013||Posted by Koanic under Christianity|
I have defended my proof of the existence of the supernatural for some time now, and am satisfied with its strength. However, I grow tired of batting away the cogitations of those unable to syllogize their way out of a Euthyphran dilemma. Therefore, I have converted the proof into a more accessible, dialogue form.
Cartesian: I doubt all. Yet doubting, one fact remains: Cogito ergo sum. For if I did not exist, then I could not be deceived.…
|September 9, 2013||Posted by Koanic under face reading, Neanderthal Pride|
Holy shit. Alexander Grothendieck is the ultimate archetypal TT. Wow. Read his Wikipedia, it’s absolutely ridiculous:
Alexander Grothendieck (German: [ˈgroːtn̩diːk]; French: [gʁɔtɛndik]; born 28 March 1928) is a stateless mathematician born in Germany and raised in France, who is the central figure behind the creation of the modern theory of algebraic geometry. His research program vastly extended the scope of the field, incorporating major elements of commutative algebra, homological algebra, sheaf theory, and category theory into its foundations.