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Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

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Not an ideal night for insomnia if I'm honest. My body aches from yardwork and I have a busy day of work ahead...

Stop telling yourself you're not qualified, not worthy or not experienced enough. Growth happens when you start doing things you're not qualified to do. - Steven Bartlett

6/21/2022 5:20 am
Tags: motivation, advice, wisdom

Kellogg splitting into three different companies (fastcompany.com)

6/21/2022 5:40 am
Tags: business

Twice in the same morning I got burned by the Ctrl+Enter shortcut in Gmail hitting send. Thankfully, in neither case is it awful. The email is fully readable as it was sent, I just had wanted to do further tweaks on wording, etc.

I really hate when there is a keyboard shortcut for sending an email. I went and turned the shortcuts off in Gmail now.

6/21/2022 6:28 am
Tags: gmail

Ran an update on my "ToListen" script this morning. This is the code from last week which turns a YT playlist into an MP3 podcast. In the words of Marie Kondo, it sparks joy.

6/21/2022 6:33 am
Tags: python, coding, youtube, podcast

permacomputing (permacomputing.net)

A wiki dedicated to a 'permaculture inspired' approach to computing. In some ways anti-crypt, as well as anti-planned obsolescence. I'm all for it.

6/21/2022 2:43 pm
Tags: computing, technology, permaculture

Personal tutors are a good investment (scotthyoung.com)

However, the most striking of the findings is that under the best learning conditions we can devise (tutoring), the average student is 2 sigma [standard deviations] above the average control student taught under conventional group methods of instruction.

This is the “2 sigma” problem. Can researchers and teachers devise teaching-learning conditions that will enable the majority of students under group instruction to attain levels of achievement that can at present be reached only under good tutoring conditions?

I've seriously considered hiring a personal tutor for both chess and foreign language study, I just have never pulled the trigger on it. This gives me more motivation to do so when I am able to.

6/21/2022 3:04 pm
Tags: learning, study

Alex Holder Subpoenaed by Jan. 6 Committee for Trump Footage (rollingstone.com)

Two former senior Trump administration officials, who were still working in the administration after the Jan. 6 riot, also claimed that they each had no idea the documentary was being shot in that timeframe, reportedly intimate access to Trump, his vice president, his family members, and his White House. Stephanie Grisham, who at that time was chief of staff to First Lady Melania Trump, told Rolling Stone she wasn’t aware of this documentary project either.

In other words: many of the people actually running Trump’s reelection operation are now saying they somehow had zero clue that an entire documentary was being filmed largely about Trump and his reelection campaign. And now the fruits of that doc are being mined for evidence by the congressional committee investigating Trump and his multi-pronged efforts to shred the American democratic order.

Holder released a statement later on Tuesday noting that he had “unparalleled access” to Trump and others over the final six weeks of his presidency and that he has “never-before-seen footage” of the Capitol attack. “When we began this project in September 2020, we could have never predicted that our work would one day be subpoenaed by Congress,” he wrote, adding that he had “no agenda coming into this” and only “wanted to better understand who the Trumps were and what motivated them to hold onto power so desperately.”Holder released a statement later on Tuesday noting that he had “unparalleled access” to Trump and others over the final six weeks of his presidency and that he has “never-before-seen footage” of the Capitol attack. “When we began this project in September 2020, we could have never predicted that our work would one day be subpoenaed by Congress,” he wrote, adding that he had “no agenda coming into this” and only “wanted to better understand who the Trumps were and what motivated them to hold onto power so desperately.”

6/21/2022 7:10 pm
Tags: us politics, january 6th, us news, whitehouse

The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy. — Oscar Wilde

Wise words. That Oscar fellow knew how to talk good.

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