Mircea Popescu made a decision in the mike_c case favorable to my client, and my performance in the early going leaves me unsatisfied with my own performance. I started sloppy by taking side questions on the principle first when what needed to be done was getting the MPEx stat to qualify my client's case before doing anything else. Logistics of getting my client paid remains to be done.
Explicit Priority - Cutting Shit From Brain
In the aftermath of Pizarro it became clear to me that a sort of fatlogic had taken hold, overweighting theoretical correctness at the expense of the expedient, possible, and actionable. Contrasting the Pizarro cleanup against the sloppy start of the mike_c case, it is becoming clear to me that the extinction burst mechanism can cut both ways. It's not enough to power through the exinction burst on the way to killing bad habits. I've got to recognize when the strong urge to do the right thing pops up, that the failure to do it in time can kill or weaken a desirable habit.
Concretely, I can see this having happened sometime in November-December 2019 when I let anxiety over the enormity of contacting all the world's datacenters suppress the urge to blog local insanities and other things I ought to have unloaded from the brain into the blog. Qntra is a fine tool for working my brain against those things in the world that rise to the bar of news, but for those that don't rise to the level of news, I've got a blog for that. The decision to do weekly updates was driving by seeing the success of the approach in #ossasepia, but the connection to an incarnation of the fatlogic mechanism was realized in the middle of this week.
Knowing that failure to excercise the blogging muscle and keep the brainspace clean is a fast track to a disorganizational cascade, I'm going to work on giving the blog more attention as a place to dump things on my mind that don't need to be trapped in the headcase.
Six pieces published so far this week. Two pieces concern an evolving situation the Pantsuitist press is likely to get loud and dumb on. Two other pieces concern herding the USG undertook last week. One piece concerns a commodity the USD is struggling against and may be a useful reference point for the ever sinking value of the Peso NorteAmericano. The least important piece simply notes that Pantsuit Nancy lost her game of chicken against the Senate.
Selected Planning For Next Week
- At some point mod6 is going to fire off auctions for the Foundation's servers. When the auctions go up I intend to bid on the one in my posession to settle any title issues so that the burden of having someone else's unwanted and probably unwantable iron is ended.
- In jfw's Montevideo pictures I noticed my left shoulder developed a slump from letting the pullup bar idle to long for failure to maintain the habit. I've since resumed raising my head above that particular bar several times a day, every other day with rapidly increasing ease. That such a low cost and high yield activity managed to fall so quickly and meaningfully out of not only the routine, but out of things I thought about at all, helped to develop the fatlogic point with respect to disorganization and blogging.
- I plan to blog a bit on the ongoing infighting amonst the local left. Departamental elections are coming up in May, and it is producing shit that is finding its way into my head, that I've got to process by committing it to writing.
Identifying more concrete stupids and handicaps to ride through the extinction burst is moving to the top of the priorities list.