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14:50 more reading and practice!
i really need to get my new system off of the ground - org mode is seriously not working for me, and i really do not want to convert to org-roam 2 – the systim is now fairly incompatible with what i want from my personal information system.
that said, more notes today:
what shape are you?
- it's always worthwhile to have conversations about employee performance, but they should always focus on 'value' rather than any other metric.
- avoid conversations strictly focused on accomplishments, what was positive and what was negative. this makes the key assumption of a 'spec sheet' of values - which captures a flat profile or them as an individual rather than their total, tangible value to a team!
- at first, the role of an individual in the context of a project is, simply, the sum of the tasks they've been assigned.
- as you grow as an individual as well as within the team, though, your role evolves - with the 'shape' of your contributions morphing to fit whatever you'd like them to. over time, people identify their 'bad shapes' in a professional context and morph them to best fit the team composition that works best for them.
- most work is additive but not all work generates equal value; aligning skills with 'uncaptured' opportunities for growth produces success!
- view work as 'subtractive' instead - get an intuitive as well as practical sense for what work needs to be done, then chip off parts of that MVP until completion.
- make sure to know and understand how the manager sees the team dynamics and how everything fits well together. help others see their shapes and find your own.
subtracting from the blob
- remove low impact work quickly, leaving a clear solution and continuing to chip away until all of the work is complete.
If one is born blind and learns to distintuish two objects by touch, will they - upon regaining their sight - be able to recognize and/or distinguish the two objects?
Ultimately there are a couple of interesting philisophical avenues to explore here, but today the problem feels rudimentary and prone to experimental determination.
ethical cases for nonvegetenarianism
secular humanism; or emphasizing human agency without any form of divine being
humane to eat non bivalve animals? (I assume the 'bivalve' distinction is made as mollusks have less evidence for some definition of 'sentience')
- "a vegetarian is just a person who spares his own feelings by killing creatures that can't scream"
- logic of the larder: only pasture raised; 'life worth living', so that money subsidizes the positive creation of life that would otherwise not have existed!
- not obvious animals 'suffer' - this is a common assumption!
- hedonic adaptation: even living in a crate may not significantly negatively impact life?
- increased animal welfare! promotion of healthy diet!
- anecdotals about personal mental healh changing as a result of diet!
- 'co evolution' theory of animal diet dependence - who are we to defy biological requirements?
- everything living eats and feels pain!
- main issue is divorce of relationship between animal and consumption of meat - seen as inhumane, almost.
deciding not to pursue such a path today. too much mental load! maybe i will learn more about meditative techniques in the future, but there is far too much to learn now.
21:24 more notes
loving olympic skateboarding. feels so informal without the audience and as such a new, casual sport - it's as if the competitors are just hanging out in the stadium!
oppenheimer's life: interesting. appreciate the great diversity of interests, though not so much the academic game of egos, discipline and starting early. where am i going to end up? how much agency do i have? do i get a job first or work hard to kick off a conrulting effort? what do i even want?
loving 'your lie in april' - interested in starting to study classical music. where do I begin?
Almost finished Anarchist Cybernetics now. So much in there of interest to me. The end chapters are tying in to how alternative social media could be designed to facilitate radical viable systems.
Liking Setting up a new box. Despite the yak-shaving, going through a bit of what I'd need to do in disaster recovery, while not actually in a disaster, in handy. Realising a few places I need to tweak my backups and the process (e.g. ssh keys).