Sunday, November 18, 2012

tweets nov 18

Brad Ovenell-Carter (@Braddo)
11/17/12 8:17 PM
@datruss @ChrisWejr @HHG Here's our manifesto, from Cult of

love this.. esp..
nevermind. i love it all.

The Cult of Done Manifesto
  1. There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion.
  2. Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done.
  3. There is no editing stage.
  4. Pretending you know what you're doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing, so just accept that you know what you're doing even if you don't and do it.
  5. Banish procrastination. If you wait more than a week to get an idea done, abandon it.
  6. The point of being done is not to finish but to get other things done.
  7. Once you're done you can throw it away.
  8. Laugh at perfection. It's boring and keeps you from being done.
  9. People without dirty hands are wrong. Doing something makes you right.
  10. Failure counts as done. So do mistakes.
  11. Destruction is a variant of done.
  12. If you have an idea and publish it on the internet, that counts as a ghost of done.
  13. Done is the engine of more.

Dougald Hine (@dougald)
11/17/12 8:15 PM
Wow, the guy who can hold his breath for 22mins…

love them all - but esp resonating with Daniel:

He loves France because "there isn't such a boundary between literature and mathematics there… mathematicians write novels, and that crossover inspires me." In fact, being misconstrued as a brilliant mathematician is one of the clichés he most longs to avoid. "Mathematics is abstract, and abstraction is even more difficult for people in the austistic spectrum. I can't do algebra at all!"
Thinking In Numbers by Daniel Tammet is published by Hodder & Stoughton, £18.99. To order a copy for £15.19, including UK p&p, go or call 0330 333 6846

Dougald Hine (@dougald)
11/17/12 8:14 PM
The bird man of Oaxaca

OprahWinfrey Network (@OWNTV)
11/17/12 8:18 PM
Auditioning for the lead role in your life is not about what I want you to do, it’s about being who you are.@IyanlaVanzant #IyanlaFixMyLife

Peg (@ethnobot)
11/18/12 7:36 AM
Jailbreaking the College Degree: Thiel fellow returns to school: "A college degree still has value." via @monk51295

still has value ? or still has a hold on us?...

David Weinberger (@dweinberger)
11/17/12 8:21 PM
So, @dkhanna11, LOVED your GOP copyright memo. Now that the MPAA & RIAA lobbyists have squashed it, can you talk about what happened?

this is a cool loophole - no? things get squashed... means we can study them more..

David Weinberger (@dweinberger)
11/17/12 8:22 PM
The lobbyists may have killed your superb memo, @dkhanna1, but they can't kill the ideas. Be proud.

perhaps gave you an open door

Derek Khanna (@dkhanna11)
11/17/12 2:00 PM
I am the author of this memo, and I hope the tech community continues to add to these…

and here - i don't know why we shutter at the word.. we should shutter that we shutter at the word.
society without a publicly enforced government or violently enforced political authority

hold on to your kids - only part i've not felt good about - about 70% in talking about healthy kids, kids who are emergent, integrative, ....
for integrative - he said - are able to bring two opposites together. his example was knowing you didn't want to go to school, but also knowing you wanted to please adults - like your teacher and your parents. isn't that where all this begins?
here it is:
In a child with a well-developed integrative capacity, not wanting to go to school evokes concerns about missing school, not wanting to get up in the morning triggers an apprehension about being late. Lack of interest in paying attention to the teacher is tempered by an interest in doing well, resistance to doing what one is told mitigated by awareness that disobedience has unpleasant consequences.Note: this sounds like mind wash..

that's where we get to the ut article.. no?
that's where we get to what i read about the above.. concerning copyright.. with a simple nod, we can sue people up to $150000 for copying things. everything is copied. everythings a remix. that doesn't blow me away as much as it blows me away how many jobs and how much money is spent on people overseeing that. and overseeing keeping the laws for that. and..

i tweeted clay shirky this am. asked him how he thought, literally, those 3 day care centers that started charging for late pick ups.. could get back to a culture of trust.

after reading the copyright article... and knowing how we spend our days [proving, defending, selling, ....] none of it for something we would get up to support the rest of our lives, or that we would hold our kids future at stake for ... i think the daycare centers need to either anti-up to a mistake... and change (without months in court to collect), or close.

All activities and obligations that belong exclusively to the outer world do definite harm to the secret activities of the unconscious. Through these unconscious ties those who belong together come together. That is one reason why attempts to influence people by advertisements and political propaganda are destructive, even when inspired by idealistic motives." ML Von Franz from Man And His Symbols.
a people agenda.
not that difficult really.
harder doing what we're doing.
evidence? look how tired and stressed we all are.

which reminds me of one more thing from hold onto your kids..
That is how susceptible children are today, in a culture that no longer provides substitute adult attachments when, for whatever reason, the family ties even temporarily weaken.
Note: sub adult attachments
it takes a village normally. and today even more - because we have such busy stressed parents.. so the time we need sub adults most... we have them the least. ie: teachers have much less time today to build relationships

well - i guess a lot of things from hold onto your child:
Our offerings of connection must flow from the fundamental invitation we are extending to the child. This step in the dance is not a response to the child. It is the act of conceiving a relationship, many times over. It is an invitation to dance the mother of all dances—the dance of attachment. Again, it's a matter of conveying spontaneous delight in the child's very being—not when he is asking for anything, but when he is not.Note: the mother of all dances
The most common is the greeting, which is the prerequisite for all successful interactions. When fully consummated, a greeting should collect the eyes, a smile, and a nod.Note: eyes, smile, nod
Formal education is not intrinsically valued by the young.Note: perhaps we question what formal education means.. perhaps we get curious about what is intrinsic
to me - this last one - should be a sign more about formal ed than about what's valued by the young. formal ed isn't boding us well - at least not as it is compulsory...