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Yeah! The fact that, as you say, is non-pathologized makes me feel a little bit better about myself.
Lately, I've been struggling with grinding on projects past the initial 'dopamine high' stage, and reading this reminded me that it's OK to not finish everything you start.
It's really depressing to think about all the man-hours of incredibly talented engineers being used by Google, Facebook, et al, to make us click on one more ad, view one more video, scroll one last time.
As discussed in the article, it really speaks about our current society that this is what we value the most.
The technology and capital is there to give everyone a good standard of living, but we have instead decided to shop and tiktok ourselves to death.
I like to think that my job (boring enterprise backend development) at least has real customers paying real money for software that will be useful for their actual jobs, but if I peek just behind the curtain I notice that we are enabling the very bullshit jobs discussed in the article.
My personal opinion is that, in photography, the content is the most important thing, followed by "artistic" qualities (e.g. composition), with the technical details being the least interesting part.
However, the process itself will always influence the end result. And this is where going all in with shooting film, and developing and printing by yourself, really effects one's photographs.
I've never tried it (I can only shoot digital), but I've seen it described as a state of flow, from being hyper aware when taking the shot (since you have a limited amount), to having a sort of ritual when developing and printing.
I really wish I could try it.
This may well be my first "smart" watch, and a good reason to learn Arduino! Thanks for the link.
I just fear that all the lessons we could have learned will be forgotten, in the rush to go back to "normal".
I'm safe, thanks! Hope you are safe, too!
I remember reading this when it came out. It filled me with a sense of dread that was difficult to shake off.
I can't believe that more than a year has already passed and the situation, at least in my corner of the world, is even worse than then.
This is great.
The way you can branch out mid-poem, and probably leave some paths unexpanded (and, thus, undiscovered) reminds me of a text adventure game (which I guess is the intent of the author).
Those are really commendable efforts. Not necessarily for us, but for the future.
For programmers, the closest thing may be https://www.aosabook.org/en/index.html
We are, right now, in the middle of an explosion of the number of devices being created. This time, they are not mechanical, but logical (i.e. software).
A side effect of this is that probably nobody has the time nor energy to compile (hehe) a software "Book of Ingenious Devices", since these days searching has replaced cataloging.
Works for me
Great piece. I was unaware of so many things regarding Homer's work.
Sometimes the bottleneck to scientific progress is not
data, but hypotheses.
This is so relevant in this age.
I like the idea of tag depth. I guess you can select for specific "branches" in the tag tree with a combination of depth, exclude and include filters. Would be interesting to see the UI for this.