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from is good, would eat again.

How to improve anything: 1) Record current state 2) come up with a better state you want to move to 3) build a plan to move to that state 4) execute the plan 5) review results, and go back to step 1

so for appearance, every day take a picture of your current appearance, and then photobash/draw over that picture with the state you want to be in, and then make a plan for how to get to that state. Execute the plan, review the results, and then start over again.

for your day. Look at the journal entry for your day, find something you don't like about your day, come up with a plan for a better way to spend that time tomorrow, try it out the next day, review, and then start over again.

Life is essentially a treasure hunt for all the interesting little ideas in the world #explore #play

Spontaneous stops to photograph something that catches you interest.

Noticing all the little details of how things work as you go for walks.

paraphrased quotes from Engineering in Plain Site.

4 golden signal of kubernetes monitoring #worklink

Idea to create a journal each day, and then have a script that pulls apart the daily entries and puts them all in the correct places. so if it has a TIL tag on it, that entry would get pulled out and moved into a TIL file, if it had a blog entry, a blog entry would be created.

Then when you feel like you didn't accomplish anything that day, you can go back and see what you did (or didn't do)

what if instead of just a file, you have a directory for each day, and based on the tags on the entries, again everything gets moved out to the correct place; although I have looked into this before, and the problem is when you work on the same project for multiple days, I guess you could have version of the files for each day you work on it like a cheap git. On the upside, you could scan in physical notes and stuff to the days.

Another reason I wanted to start doing this, is because I found that when you write about what you are doing, you research it more, or go more deeply into it.

1 second every day project capture 1 second of video every day, and stitch them together to make a video of what you did. Found it through this guy, who made a script to do it src . This is the TED talk on the original idea, and This is the app.

add a tag to the file in the current journal directory: memory

When an unexpected event happens, instead of brushing it off, ignoring it, or saying how unlucky you are that that thing happened to you, you need to embrace the event and use it to your advantage.

Inspired by this post by Christian Busch which was then made into this book.

My takeaway from the book/article is that you need to take everything that happens to you during the day, and try to turn it into a positive event that can move you forward. Don't label things that happen to you as good or bad, just try to figure out how to use it to your best advantage or just a learning opportunity. Be in the moment and extract as much as you can.

Also, the more you know (Change favors the prepared mind), the better you can react to things happening around you, but you still need to have awareness of the things happening around you. Instead of being heads down in your phone all the time, you need to look around and see what is around you, and interact with it. If you don't interact at with the world, then you'll never have the serendipitous moments.

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100days of guitar day 36

The Practice of Practice

Tools that give you an additional boost, allowing you to perform past your normal ability are known as scaffolds.

This is true in everything in life. You as a human have an upper skill limit of X, and we build tools to increase that limit. What kind of tools can you build to make you super human? Where are you stuck? What could you build to get unstuck?

This process is called fading in the ZPD terminology. The scaffold—the learning aid—doesn’t just vanish, it’s taken away slowly, giving you time to adapt and adjust as you begin to own the skill.

Some tools are just here to build up your skills. A metronome is a tool that enhances your rhythm until it can become an inbuilt skill.

a practice session with another 20 minutes of listening to the music you’re trying to play is something I’d recommend you try in your own practice.

After physically practicing, follow up by consuming some media in the same style of what you are learning. There is some research that this follow on learning can actually boost your skills.

Practicing creatively engages you with your material like nothing else can.

Creating your own exercises is more engaging, more fun, and produces better results in less time.

Make the practice your own, make the material your own. Be engaged in what you do, explore the material and find all the hidden depths that are there. This is compounding knowledge, the more you know, the more you are able to learn.

engage her listening and imagination immediately.

Close your eyes, and use your imagination. How would you change this idea to be your own?

Because a lot of what we have to do can be kind of tedious, so if we can find a creative and fun way of doing it, then it seems like it’s a new experience.

Imagining how someone else tackles a problem can boost your creativity. It’s best to choose someone you admire, someone you know about.

Playing with Sonic Pi

Copied part of the solo I'm working on into a Sonic Pi Song:

use_bpm 220

live_loop :drums do
  drums = [:drum_bass_hard, :sn_dub ,:rest ,:elec_snare ]
  drums.each do |n|
    sample n
    sleep 1

live_loop :guitar do
  use_synth :chiplead

  notes = [:C4, :A3, :D4, :C4,
           :A3, :G3, :A3, :C4,
           :A3, :C4, :D4, :C4,
           :D4, :Ds4, :D4, :Ds4,
           :E4, :Ds4, :E4, :G4,
           :E4, :G4, :A4, :C5,
           :D5, :C5, :D5, :D5,
           :C5, :C4, :C3, :C2,
           :C3, :C4, :rest, :rest ]

  notes.each do |n|
    play n, sustain: 0.5
    sleep 0.5


Daily Practice

lick 1-4, I think i'll move on to 5-8 tomorrow.

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