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Seeing if cleaning this MacBook Pro (my compadre, the millennium falcon) will save it. First time opening this thing.


Apple Watch workflow is pretty tuned in. Probably do a tech sabbath this weekend finally. And then work my way up to making it a regular thing. Maybe it’ll lead to more space for writing and reading. Have to see what happens.

Using this Spline thing is a bunch of fun lol. I need a new computer though haha. Typing on my keyboard is like burning my fingers

I want to make a video that shows how I use ‘Daily’ in my day to day life. Like walking through an entire day of how I use it. Videos take a lot of work but might be something to work on incrementally. See what happens…

A bunch on my mind. About to get into some ‘flow’ for the night. Sending out energy from Toronto lol

It seems as if humans don’t make the universe but the universe grows out of humans (lol)

When things are ‘really tight’ or ‘really tuned in’, the whole thing feels like ‘an accident’ to me. I love things that hit like that. ‘Accidents’ just happen in the purest way. Hard to describe.

“An unforeseen event that is not the result of intention or has no apparent cause”

Been almost 6 months since I deleted my twitter account (lol). Just remembered that it was even a thing that I checked often (lol). Futureland is the only ‘social network’ I am part of. I like life a lot better this way haha :)

This is hard to describe but mostly I feel like ‘I’ need ‘to think’. More recently I’ve been letting go of this. Just letting my mind do whatever it wants and ‘hanging with it’ vs ‘being it’. Hard to describe. Lol

“How would the world work if everyone worked on every thing part time and everything was decentralized?”


I find my workflow mostly sucks now for tools that aren’t Futureland. Like just putting more process through here and building elements that are missing into this tool is the only thing that consistently seems to work for me. Maybe this will change I don’t know though. Most other tools I use are local ones.


I’m finding this GameStop stuff super interesting and it sits a the center of a bunch of subjects I’m interested in. A pretty fascinating and surreal thing to witness in many ways. It’ll be neat diving into the various perspective and analyses about this over time lol


Might be a weird thing but I think I’ve essentially realized that I ‘write better’ by hand vs. on a keyboard. I absolutely writing by hand though. I find it pretty annoying and painful. Typing on a keyboard is so much more fun. And so much faster. But yeah I find for whatever reason that slowing down makes me write better. So I’ve been carrying my notebook with me a lot more. I’m very upset about this realization lol

This is an excerpt from a private journal I have titled, 'workspace' that I have been using to make optimizations to the tools and environments of my creative practice.

Once Futureland supports 'Public journals with private entries', I will make more of these journals public.


Tuesday, January 26 2021 @ 11:54AM

The storage boxes arrived yesterday and I've started parsing through some of my cables. I can already tell it's going to be a fruitful exercise and there's some natural categories that are revealing themselves. 'Apple' is a category in itself. 'USB' is another and separate from 'Apple'. 'USB' will be focused on every derivative of a USB cable except USB cables for Apple devices.

It'll be interesting to see how this evolves over time. I wonder if I have enough 'Adapters' for that to need more detailed naming or if it's low enough for all of them to just fall under the 'Adapters' type.

I've already thrown out a few cables as well, which is nice (lol).

We'll see. I'm just happy to be moving in a direction that sorts this kind of stuff out for good. Ideally the end result will be a simple, scalable and transportable system for electronic storage.


I really like asking people questions lol. It’s a continual thing I do on iMessage with people that I’m inspired by. I wonder if it makes sense to just create a journal for each of these people like with this little @pirijan experiment and just have an asynchronous ‘interview’ running with them through the year lol.

My MacBook Pro keyboard is very busted (again). One of the unexpected benefits of this is that it's kind of forced me to use my computer as a 'stationary terminal' since I always have it connected to an external keyboard, mouse and monitor on a (permanent) standing desk.

It's really cool and I like this set up of having a 'stationary high tech mode' and then 'low tech during movement'. It makes me think that whenever I can get another computer (lol), it’ll probably be an iMac and not a MacBook Pro.

Using my Apple Watch for Futureland is becoming an essential part of my work flow.

Have a full out documentary playing in a little window while I'm working on stuff lol. Computers are so cool

It seems working out 'how to do' something is much easier than working out 'what to do'. It seems for me the general answer to 'how to do' something is always 'sustained effort' and 'faith'.

This Apple Watch update is so great. Everything feels so much faster. Leaning into customizing it more for my day to day workflow makes a huge difference. It’s nice to not need my phone on me any more. Still need my AirPods though.

I've been reading, 'What I Talk About When I Talk About Running' by Haruki Murakami and it's very inspirational in terms of this stuff I'm experimenting with. I read it maybe like 10 years ago and it's been cool to revisit it now. There's this thing he describes that I really resonated with. I'll share it exactly if I remember to later but essentially, how creativity (in his case writing novels) is an inherently unhealthy act and counter-balancing it with a healthy body (in his view) gives an artist more creative longevity. In other words, he does not see 'unhealthy' or 'healthy' as a singular state but rather something that can be oscillated through on a daily basis.


Picked up 'Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf' from @vince and I'm nervous about watching it lol. Maybe I'll try and get into it tomorrow.

Look into for general immunity:

Vitamin D3?
Vitamin C? (Oranges)

Probably makes sense to start generally studying immunity and what boosts it and then adding those things to my Daily. I might get to that tonight or tomorrow.

I imagine Telegram is the best baseline for ‘speed’ in software tools right now?

A kind of interesting (and obvious) thing I've validated through my journals on FL is that when it's warmer in Toronto I look at the sky more than when it is not. It's an obvious relationship but something I have much more material awareness of now. It's crazy how much less time I spend outside now.

Also a quick note on deleting twitter. I’m not entirely sure what this means. Just a rough note that I might come back to in some way.

But Twitter was my primary method of distribution or whatever. I had put a lot of time into it and kind of worked out a format of expression that worked for me and seemed to provide value for others. The whole thing was very distracting though and I’d often be self conscious while using it. I went through a series of experiments to pair down my use. Unfollowed everyone. Deleted it off my phone. Only tweeted in a specific way. Tried tweeting a lot. Eventually it got to the point where the next logical thing to experiment with was entirely deleting my account to see what would happen. I had a bunch of concerns, mainly “how will we share FL with people?”, especially the ones who had been following my work and FL already.

Turns out nothing happened and FL has grown. I have a bunch of thoughts on why this happened but I’ll unpack that later when I have a bit more time to jot it down.

I might expand on this later (a common theme) but an interesting pattern I’m noticing across my experiments is that each new social tool I experiment with takes away some of my mental space and energy. Often away from Futureland. I started using telegram more lately and it’s super good and smooth. It’s really fun to use, but do I even need this thing? I find myself writing insights there at times now and they’re not stored in context of some train of thinking. It’s interesting the whole thing because there’s tons of value in it too. But these days I think I’m learning more from using less tools than more tools.


Maybe I will expand on this later… it seems all creative outputs are side effects of certain states. To change the kind or complexity of creative outputs you have to find a way to enter new states.

In other words, a 'specific film' is the side effect of a 'specific state'. A 'specific game' is the side effect of a 'specific state'. A 'specific album' is the side effect of a 'specific state'. 'Specific software' is the side effect of a 'specific state' and so on.

In other other words, to make a 'specific film' it might be more beneficial to ask "how do I produce the 'specific state' that produces this 'specific film'?" instead of "how do I produce this 'specific film'?"

Wrote about this in a diff way in 2019: https://internetvin.blot.im/my-mind-as-an-environment-for-creativity

"To see what happens" is a really good reason to do things and the basis of my own experimentation.

A new recent addition seems to be:

"Making 'something' that 'someone' loves feels really good"


It’s as if every project is progressing towards ‘something’ for ‘someone’ or ‘nothing’ for ‘everyone’.

Extended periods where ya don’t know what to make with a computer could = ‘computer blues’.



I usually start a new ‘marathon’ on Jan 1. The idea is you pick a discipline and create something within it for 365 consecutive days. It’s become a tradition in a way. The first one was music, the second one was code and the third was interface design. The first one changed my life in a lot of ways and the lives of some people around me. The second one resulted in Futureland. And the third one resulted in my more recent contributions to our tools here. I will start another one before I go to bed tonight. It’s probably something we should ‘promote’ in some way because they are a lot of fun to do with others.

I’ll start a new one tonight and it might be in digital art. Like just drawing something on an iPad every day this year and seeing what happens. I never end up learning what I think I might.

The soundtrack for the movie ‘Soul’ is incredible. A combination of jazz and digital. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are so inspiring.

Side effects.

One of the big insights that kind of crystallized for me this year is that rarely does anything happen in one like sweeping movement. Like there’s no one thing that ever leads to a break through and if it does happen in that way (sometimes) it usually does not result in sustainable long term progress. It’s a sustained effort of the right process over long periods of time that eventually yields unique and valuable byproducts which are sometimes even seen as ‘side effects’. Any direct ‘forced’ process seems to not be sustainable at least in my own life. It just doesn’t work for me. I want it to but it doesn’t.

The thing worth putting time and effort into are ‘directional lines of creativity’ (making software and seeing what happens), ‘directional problem sets’ (how do I push my work to consider a ‘whole earth’ perspective) or directional questions (how do you construct a company that is designed to serve its users above anything else?). As soon as I put time and effort into a ‘dot’ (a specific thing) stuff stops working for me. “All we need to do is this.”, “if only this happens then it’ll be fine”. This type of stuff never works for me. And if it does, it never lasts.

I’ve written about this here before but I’m finding that certain things pop into my mind in a ‘kind of synthesized’ way and my general reaction to them is a kind of like “ok cool yeah I’ll write about that later” or “man I need to make time to write this stuff down” (anxiety) and then I never do it. I’ve been inspired by @marco, @christian and @kristen (and others) who have been engaging in some form of micro blogging on FL. I’ve been trying to force myself to write here when something kind of pops into my mind in that ‘kind of synthesized way’ and then it can be shared here in a passive way and at least documented ‘in process’ for myself for discussion or for further development at a later time. It’s one of the main things I want to do more of next year. I think there might be a natural cadence in writing in this like quicker format and then parsing out even a single more comprehensive piece from it once a year. Yeah I hope I can do more of this in 2021. I think (hope) the progression of Futureland’s interface will make this easier organically.

I find often when people are trying to understand something new (including me), we often contrast the 'new thing' against things in the past. Maybe this is a useful thing to do but I think it can be very limiting as well because I think when you do that then on a subconscious level you kinda start trying to make it more like that 'past thing'. I find this backwards contrasting can really dilute and mess up the creative process vs just staying in the pocket and observing the thing for what it is.

The other thing I wonder about is what if you compare something you don't understand to 'imagined things' like 'things in the future' vs. 'things from the past'. Like what if you set that as a constraint. Project x can and should only ever be compared to things from science fiction novels or something. "Oh that's like this from this movie but as if it existed today".

I love just having running documents (journals) for a lot of different things like this. I think the context it establishes (everything is in process) just makes me way more comfortable with working through and sharing my ideas.


This journal has made me more ok with just quickly getting some ideas down. Things that kind of click and fit together in my mind for a moment, I can just quickly share them here knowing it's a safe space and it still gives me the ability to share a specific entry with friends if I ever want to. This kind of stuff would've been lost in the past or sit in my notes never to be looked at again. My normal thought process when something clicks in my mind is like "ah yeah that's it! I'll write a larger piece about that soon" and then I never do it. I find it's better to just quickly jot it down in here once it clicks and then if I ever want to expand on it - it will happen organically through entries just building on each other here until its obvious that I need to parse something out and build it into its own piece.

a few notes on 'reading'

I find myself getting the digital, audio and physical copies of some books. This is expensive but it's become part of my reading process at least for non-fiction materials. I start by quickly looking at the table of contents of the digital version of something to understand the general structure of the text. Then I read the conclusion to understand the point the author is trying to make and at that point I'm either done investigating the book or I decide to read specific chapters to 'gauge' the quality of each component in the structure. If the book passes that test then I look for the audio book. The audio book gives me a chance at 'generally cruising' through entire text in a shorter amount of time than if I read the text and in a way that is less disruptive to my life. I don't need to divert all of my attention to the text. I can have it playing in the background while I am doing other stuff. I might make notes while listening to the audio. It might inspire some writing. I might listen to certain elements more often than others. It kind of primes my mind to dive deeper into the subject. Sometimes after the audio book I feel I know enough to move on from the material. Other times (if it's a good book), I'm not even close to understanding the material and I need to start working on it. That's when I purchase the physical copy and then start making sure I understand every component of it. Breaking each section down. Seeing the book as a kind of web of concepts and trying to synchronize my mind with the authors mind to understand the world from the authors perspective. Once I feel I can do this, I'll step back into my own experience and form a critique of the book. What was explained very well, what lacked research or experimentation or was not strong enough? What part of the argument was missing or under explored? The missing and under explored elements might give me ideas for my own experiments. The unanswered questions leave a lingering desire in my mind to explore them. Unanswered questions are formed into experiments and then I run those experiments over multiple years and see what happens and then report back to see what I found building on the thesis that the original author first established. Reading is really cool and kind of difficult to describe. In a lot of ways it's like a hologram of someone's mind at any given time or something. Like when you read something you are in someone's mind for awhile which is super crazy. It's really powerful and surreal technology.


It’s kind of crazy to think that at the beginning of January 2020, there was no tool I could use called Daily. In fact a lot of the little things that are helping me right now didn’t exist. ‘Daily’ specifically is becoming more deeply integrated into the centre of my process. It’ll affect how I think about 2021.

Two things that come to mind are

- being a bit more strict about what I put into my Daily. Maintaining a streak on everything in there.
- allowing for more of my physical environment to be redesigned to allow for a continual returning at a daily cadence to the things I care about most.

I might experiment with some kind of visual expression for my next 'marathon'. Maybe I'll write more about this later. But I'm curious what would happen if I developed my visual thinking more. It's something I have never actively pursued. Even when working on films, my skill set was more writing narrative based. While editing, I felt my brain was thinking musically if anything.

I'm sure I would produce a tremendous amount of mediocre things. Might make an iPad the center point of the entire experiment

I tuned into an analogous pattern today in terms of making music and the 'grid system' in design. It requires a bunch of writing and unpacking which I may never do but just the 4 bar and 8 bar system in music and the 8pt grid system kind of clicked as the same thing to me in a moment today. Off beat and off center

last week I used a continuous 25min timer a lot to try and do one thing at a time. This week I used it a lot less.

Last week my screen time went down 30%. This week it went up 30%. So back to normal. I need to practice with that timer a lot more.

I’m starting to see less value in my physical notebook. The main reasons I use it are to make notes while I’m on a call, as a way of not interrupting the person I’m talking to when I think of something and as a way to make notes without using my phone. The problem with the latter is that I never look back on the notes really. The thing I like about making notes and writing here is I can see the previous developments each time I’m revisiting. My physical notebook doesn’t work this way. The part I hate about FL is that it’s on my phone but I use a very limited set of apps on my phone. I use FL a lot. I make about 30 entries a day. Often more. Most of my use is private.

I've been reading this essay by Nathan Schneider who I chatted with on Thursday night. I'm really into the work he's doing. He suggested a bunch of different things for me to study and it'll take me a bit of time to get through all of it but I will.

I need to make more time for reading and studying in general right now. I think it'll happen organically as this FL experiment finds some kind of settling point. I think that'll happen within 12 months or something lol

The definition of frequency is, "the number of times a specified periodic phenomenon occurs within a specified interval".

The definition of frequent is, "occurring or appearing quite often or at close intervals" or "habitual or regular"

The definition of habit is, "a recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behaviour that is acquired through frequent repetition" or "an established disposition off the mind or character"

lol - the definition of habit is way cooler than most people use the word in day to day life. It sounds more like flow but when people use the word they describe it as a repeating task or something

The definition of evolve is, "to develop or achieve gradually".

The definition of evolution is, "a gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form".

The definition of gradual is "occurring or developing slowly or by small increments".

By setting a continuous timer last week to practice doing one thing at a time through out the day, I was able to reduce my phone use by 30%~. I’ll continue experimenting with this.

I’ve started experimenting with using the pomodoro technique in motion. A pomodoro is a 25 min unit of uninterrupted attention. I use this while I’m working on a computer but now I’m experimenting with using it as I’m moving through my ‘dailies’. Like physically moving through environments and spaces. I set the timer and then move through the various aspects of my routine without thinking about much or breaking my attention. Doing only one activity at a time. If I finish one thing and the timer hasn’t gone off I transition to the next thing trying to keep lag times between activities at a minimum.


Sleep is so essential to a high output state. It’s the foundation that my entire routine sits on. Would be cool to experiment with making tools for sleep one day.


Who's your muser?

A muser is a user who, like a muse, inspires you to do great work. It’s hard to build great technology products without a muser. The muser not only adds emotional motivation to the developer’s work...

I’ve been thinking a lot about scale and my relationship to it. Over the past few years my focus has been on “how do you make something useful?” And I think I’ve played a big part in making something useful for myself and others. I’ve been thinking about new questions now. “How do you make something useful for all of humanity?”, “how do you solve a complete human problem in a comprehensive and anticipatory way?”

The problem with this is of course dilution. If you understand the muser principle, designing for everyone is designing for no one at all. So what is the relationship of scale in that process? Something captured my interest today. What if I applied the muser principle to everything around me? The streets, are these designed well for the muser? What about these clothes? What about how I’m getting water? What about the air and its quality? And on


I define an artist as someone with a heightened awareness that their skills or potential skills can be used to transform reality. The awareness of this is what makes them an artist not the skills themselves. It can happen at any age and at any level and once an individual realizes this, they become an artist instantaneously.

The more I try to curate my identity the unhappier I get. Everything is steady and interesting when I let the process shape my identity instead. Or in other words when I let form follow function

Excerpt from Critical Path by Buckminster Fuller:

Far different from the politicians’, corporate executives’, and religious leaders’ strategies was the new noncompetitive course I took in 1927 — i.e., that of reforming only the physical environment through artifacts, such as increasing safety and decreasing accidents by engineering improvements of motor vehicles while also providing overpasses and banked turns for the vehicles to drive on, instead of trying to reform the vehicle drivers’ behaviours.

I planned to employ the ever-increasing and improving scientific knowledge and technology to produce ever more effective human life improving results with ever less investment of weight of materials, ergs of energy, seconds of time per each measurable level of improved artifact performance. I was hopeful of finally doing so much with so little as to implement comprehensive and economically sustainable physical success for all humanity, thereby to eliminate the need for lethally biased politics and their ultimate recourse to hot or cold warring.

The big question remained: How do you obtain the money to live with and to acquire the materials and tools with which to work?

The answer was “precession”. What precession is, and why it was the answer, requires some explaining.

When we pull away from one another the opposite rigid-disc ends of a flexible, water-filled rubber cylinder, the middle part of the overall cylinder contracts in a concentric series of circular planes of diminishing radius perpendicular (at right angles) to the line of our pulling.

When we push toward one another one the two opposite ends of the same flexible, water filled, rubber, rigid-disk-ended cylinder, the center of the cylinder swells maximally outward in a circular plane perpendicular (at right angles) to the line of our pushing together.

When we drop a stone in the water, a circular wave is generate that moves outwardly in a plane of perpendicular (at right angles) to the line of stone-dropping — the outwardly expanding circular wave generates (at ninety degrees) a vertical wave that in turn generates an additional horizontally and outwardly expanding wave, and so on.

All these right-angle effects are processional effects. Precession is the effect of bodies in motion on other bodies in motion. The sun and Earth are both in motion. Despite the 180-degree gravitational pull of the in-motion Sun upon the in-motion Earth, precession makes Earth orbit around the Sun to a direction that is at ninety degrees — i.e., at a right angle — to the direction of the Sun’s gravitational pull upon Earth.

The successful regeneration of life growth on our planet Earth is ecologically accomplished always and only as the precessional-right-angled “side effect” of the biological species’ chromosomically programmed individual-survival preoccupations — the honeybees are chromosomically programmed to enter the flower blossoms in search of honey. Seemingly inadvertently (but realistically-precessionally) this occasions the bees’ bumbling tail’s becoming dusted with pollen (at ninety degrees to each bees’ linear axis and flight path), whereafter the bees’ further bumbling entries into other flowers inadvertently dusts off, pollenizes, and cross fertilizes those flowers at the right angles (precessionally) to the bees’ operational axis — so, too do all the mobile creatures of Earth cross-fertilize all the different rooted botanicals in one or another precessional (right-angled), inadvertent way.

Humans as hone-money-seeking bees, do many of nature’s required tasks only inadvertently. They initially produce swords with metal-forging-developed capability, which capability is later used to make steel into farm plows. Humans — in politically organized, group-fear-mandated acquisition of weaponry — have inadvertently developed so-much-more-performance-with-so-much-less-material, effort and time investment per each technological task accomplished as now inadvertently to have established a level of technological capability, which if applied exclusively to peaceful purposes can provide a sustainable high standard of living for all humanity, which accomplished fact makes war and all weaponry obsolete. Furthermore, all of this potential has happened only because of the at-ninety-degree-realized generalized technology and science “side effects” or “fall-out” inadvertently discovered as a special case manifest oft he scientifically generalized principle of precession.

At the 1927 outset of the project “Guinea Pig B” I assumed that humanity was designed to perform an important function in Universe, a function it would discover only after an initially innocent by trial-and-error-discovered phase of capability development. During the initial phase humans, always born naked, helpless, and ignorant but with hunger, thirst and curiosity to drive them have been chromosomically programmed to operate successfully only by means of the general biological inadvertences of bumbling “honey-seeking”. Therefore, what humans called the side effects of their conscious drives in fact produced the main ecological effects of generalized technological regeneration. I therefore assumed that what humanity rated as “side effects” are nature’s main effects. I adopted the precessional “side effects” as my prime objective.

So preoccupied with its honey-money bumbling has society been that the ninety-degree side effects of the century-old science of ecology remained long unnoticed by the populace. Ecology is the world-around complex intercomplementation of all biological species’ regenerative intercyclings with nature’s geological and meteorological transformation recyclings. Society discovered ecology only when its economically sidewise discards of unprofitable substances became so prodigious as to pollutingly frustrate nature’s regenerative mainstream intersupport. Society’s surprise “discovery” of ecology in the 1960s constituted its as-yet-realistically-unresponded-to discovery of nature’s main effects — ergo, of precession. It is a safe guess that not more than one human in 10 million is conceptually familiar with and sensorially comprehending of the principles of “precession”.

In 1927 I reasoned that if humans’ experiences gave them insight into what nature’s main objectives might be, and if humans committed themselves, their lifetimes, and even their dependents and all their assets towards direct, efficient, and expeditious realization of any of nature’s comprehensive evolutionary objectives, nature might realistically support such a main precessional commitment and all the ramifications of the individual’s developmental needs, provided that no one else was trying to do what the precessionally committed saw needed to be done. Precession cannot be accomplished competitively. Precession cannot respond to angularly redundant forces. It can, however, respond to several angularly non redundant forces at a given time.

Since nature was clearly intent on making humans successful in support of the integrity of eternally regenerative Universe, it seemed clear that if I undertook ever more humanly favourable physical-environment-producing artifact developments that in fact did improve the chances of all humanity’s successful development, it was quite possible that nature would support my efforts, provided I were choosing the successively most efficient technical mens of so doing. Nature was clearly supporting all her inter-complementary ecological regenerative tasks — ergo, I must so commit myself and must depend upon nature providing the physical means of realization of my invented environment-advantaging artifacts. I noted that nature did not required hydrogen to “earn a living” before allowing hydrogen to behave in the unique manner in which it does. Nature does not require that any of its inter-complementing members “earn a living”.

Because I could see that this precessional principle of self-employment was a reasonably realistic possibility (though to the best of my knowledge never before consciously adopted and tested by others), I resolved to adopt such a course formally, realizing that there would be no human who could authorize my doing so nor any authority able to validate my decision so to do. I saw that there would be no humans to evaluate my work as it proceeded — nor to tell me what to do next.

I went on to reason that since economic machinery and logistics consist of bodies in motion, since precession governs the inter-behaviours of all bodies in motion, and since human bodies are usually in motion, precession must govern all socioeconomic behaviours. Quite clearly humans do orbit at ninety degrees to the direction of their inter-attractions — orbiting elliptically around one another’s most attractively dominant neighbours, as do also galaxies within super galaxies and all the stars, moons, comets, asteroids, stardust particles, unattached molecules, atoms, and the electrons within the atoms. All orbit their respectively most inter-attractively dominant nuclei of the moment. I recognized that overall inter-proximities vary and that Newton’s law of system inter-attractiveness varies inversely at a second power rate of the mathematical distances intervening as well as in respect to the product of the masses of any two considered bodies. All of the foregoing evolutionary inter-transforming I observed would occasion frequently changing inter-dominances.

I assumed that nature would “evaluate” my work as I went along. If I was doing what nature wanted done, and if I was doing it in promising ways, permitted by nature’s principles, I would find my work being economically sustained — and vice versa, in which latter negative case I must quickly cease doing what I had been doing and seek logically alternative courses until I found the new course that nature signified her approval of by providing for its physical support.

Wherefore, I concluded that I would be informed by nature if I proceeded in the following manner:

(A) committed myself, my wife, and our infant daughter direction to the design, production, and demonstration of artifact accommodation of the most evident but as-yet-unattended-to human environment-advantaging physical evolution tasks, and

(B) paid no attention to “earning a living” in humanity’s established economic systems, yet

© found my family’s and my own life’s needs being unsolicitedly provided for by seemingly pure happenstance and always only “in the nick of time,” and

(D) being provided for “only coincidentally,” yet found

(E) that this only “coincidentally”, unbudgetable, yet realistic support persisted, and did so

(F) only so long as I continued spontaneously to commit myself unreservedly to the task of developing relevant artifacts, and if I

(G) never tried to persuade humanity to alter its customers and viewpoints and never asked anyone to listen to me and spoke informatively to others only when they asked me so to do, and if I

(H) never undertook competitively to produce artifacts others were developing, and attended only to that which no others attended.

then I could tentatively conclude that my two assumptions were valid: (1) that nature might economically sustain human activity that served directly in the “mainstream” realization of essential cosmic regeneration, which had hitherto been accomplished only through seeming “right angled” side effects of the chromosomically focused biological creatures; and (2) that the generalized physical law of precessional behaviours does govern socioeconomic behaviours as do also the generalized laws of acceleration and ephemeralization.

The 1927 precessional assumptions became ever-more-convincingly substantiated by experiences — only the “impossible” continued to happen. I became ever more convinced that I must go on developing artifacts that would make possible humanity’s successful accomplishment of survival activities so much more logically and efficiently as to render the older, less efficient ways to be spontaneously abandoned by humanity. I resolved never to attack or oppose undesirable socioeconomic phenomena, but instead committed myself to evolving and cultivating tools what would accomplish humanity’s necessitous tasks in so much easier, more pleasant, and more efficient ways tat, without thinking about it, the undesirable ways would be abandoned by society. (I liked the popular 1944 song, “Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative.”)

All the foregoing was then, the precessional course I deliberately adopted in 1927. I had only the remaining days of my life to invest. It involved swift sorting out of the complex of design, production, testing, and demonstration tasks to be performed. What was the order of inherent priorities and successively overlapping inter-dependencies?

Socioeconomic precession by environment-controlling artifacts was a strategic course that obviously could be steered only by maximum reliance on our intuitive sensibilities, frequent position determination and course correcting, plus constant attendance upon thoughts evolvingly generated by our commitment and its moment-to-moment, experienced-produced new insights into the relative significance of the whole family of evolving events. It involved swift recognition and correction of all errors of judgement. It required being always “comprehensively considerate”.

An individual’s process is always more variable than their desired outcomes. All outcomes are products of process. And it is so easy to wander away from your process. It is so difficult to be entirely consumed by it.


I have been thinking about starting another learning project in January. I've done 3 so far. One in Music, Code and Interface Design. I was thinking about doing another in 2021 in electronics.

Perhaps the moon landing was similar to this shift to remote work in a way. In that, one day everyone’s perception of what is possible instantly changed. An instant realization that the future will be much different than our present.

Something I think about a lot now is making my own hardware devices. I’m becoming more curious about things like electronics and solar energy and physics.

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