The 14 Forms Of People

The checkbox people I am one. Has a list, must check it all. The radio button people They find one aspect of life and identify completely with it. The textarea people I’d like to be one of these. The interesting ones but also potentially boring folk. The text input people They’re very good at oneliners. The dropdown select people Like… Continue reading The 14 Forms Of People

This is the reason Elon Musk has rockets and you don’t

Elon Musk pretends to know shit about rockets. Listen, your brain is very good at two things: making structure out of unstructured data finding patterns in structured data The brain is great at figuring out how to organize streams of unknown data, and we call this process understanding. The brain is great at recognizing patterns in… Continue reading This is the reason Elon Musk has rockets and you don’t

Top Five JX Patterns

JX = Justification Experience What? You never heard of JX? Well that’s because I invented it, half an hour ago. And because I am not famous, yet. But hey, you’re here, aren’t you, reading this, so let me explain. “Justification Experience” is when we reply to legit questions with justifications instead of real answers. That’s… Continue reading Top Five JX Patterns

The best things in life are free,

but: always arrive late the couriers suck come in a shitty box you cannot refuse them they’re free because they usually come as a bonus to the very expensive next best things in life also, everyone has them, so no bragging rights and everybody has literally the same free best things in life, nothing custom… Continue reading The best things in life are free,

Why finding “10x” developers is so hard

I work on web development projects for over 15 years and the biggest challenge has constantly been: quality human capital. It is really a weird situation, in a domain that is so technically inclined, where people face with problems that may boggle some of the greatest minds, to be set aside instead by problems of… Continue reading Why finding “10x” developers is so hard

When to Delete Everything

Did you notice how we create complexity to solve complexity? I did, and then I wanted to delete everything. Tabula rasa means blank slate. It is coming from the requirement of erasing by melting the layer of wax used to write things on back in the Roman days. In time it has transcended this mundane… Continue reading When to Delete Everything

Why do people believe decriminalising sex work means encouragement to become a sex worker?

Is it legal to be a stunt man? It is.Is it legal to be a miner? It is.Is it legal to be a stunt pilot? It is.Is it legal to be a deep sea fisherman? It is.Is it legal to be a lumberjack? It is. Do people flock to do these types of extremely dangerous… Continue reading Why do people believe decriminalising sex work means encouragement to become a sex worker?

Sudden Realism

There is nothing, because nothing is. Simple tasks are the hardest. Amazement is temporary. Everything is a habit. Before habit there is no memory. Everything is fast. Before fast there is non-existence. In the continuum of existence, pain feels like a relief. Existence is numb. We’re such circular creatures. When the circle breaks we’re free.… Continue reading Sudden Realism

​It’s laws that are made to be broken, not rules!

Rules should be challenged. Laws should be broken. Both laws and rules are conventions we choose to respect so that we are allowed by other humans to thrive on our own. Yet laws are far more complex than rules. Rules should be simple. Laws should be complex. Complex rules and complicated laws are nothing but inflicted… Continue reading ​It’s laws that are made to be broken, not rules!

Medium feels worse than blogging

​I’m finding it harder and harder to write on Medium. First of all, apparently I currently write only for a few members of Medium.com, which I could name by heart if I wanted to, and that’s actually a problem because I shouldn’t know their names, because I have over 2000 followers. Yet, the more followers I… Continue reading Medium feels worse than blogging

To Worship

Do not worship out of hope. Worship out of curiosity. ​Gods always start at the top of your forehead. The most abstract ideas and the most incomprehensible concepts are at the basis of all religion: Chronos (time), Brahman (space), The Word (consciousness). Then they get lower and lower. They deprecate, they decay, and are finally… Continue reading To Worship

“It is not death that a man should fear, but never beginning to live.” No shit!

I hate FIMO inducing quotes. This, dear Marcus, is so scary. I must miss a button or something, because I just can’t begin to live. I can’t. I am alive, hence I am living. And I fear death because it is so unreasonable. I think we should all fear death. We should. Death sucks. You know… Continue reading “It is not death that a man should fear, but never beginning to live.” No shit!

Dear girls,

you are not as fat as you think you are. Actually stop thinking about fat. Altogether. Fat this, fat that, fuck fat. There is nothing interesting about it. It is simply another kind of calorie supplier, just like protein and carbs. Did you ever hear anyone say, “honey you’ve gotten too proteic!”? Hell, I haven’t! Fun… Continue reading Dear girls,

Thought stream

It is amazing how little people think of the fact that everything is a convention. I find it astounding, the jail of our social conditioning. But is it more than just that? Because it surely sounds crazy … Sometimes I strongly believe the world is led by insane people. And not only that, but also the… Continue reading Thought stream

An offer with an anchor inside is called bait

Anchoring is a cognitive bias that describes the common human tendency to rely too heavily on the first piece of information offered (the “anchor”) when making decisions. PON, Harvard And now, to wrap up our interview, may I ask you what is your current salary? No. Could you at least tell us the level of… Continue reading An offer with an anchor inside is called bait

The worst players of capitalism are companies in the labor market.

Have you ever asked for a salary increase, and instead of negotiation you got hostility? Have you ever got a salary increase, but spent the next year out-proving yourself to justify the increase? Have you ever been told that the company only expects the best from you? Companies only expect the best, but they only… Continue reading The worst players of capitalism are companies in the labor market.

Cheaters always win

If humans were honestly following nature’s rules, then we’d be long gone because of winter, our frail bodies and the millions of beasts wanting to eat us. But yet we had to play the game of life! Our solution? Cheating. That is what we humans do. We cheat. We make up new rules of the… Continue reading Cheaters always win

It’s About Time

Hey john seeker, I love the conversation. If my writing comes off as dense feel free to ask direct questions with side comments, private notes and the like 🙂 and, within available time I’ll do my best to reply. The thing with time is we must constantly be aware that there are two substances time has for… Continue reading It’s About Time

Evolution

Hmmmmmm seems a somewhat tangled web you weave there. John Seeker – reader Thank you for reading 🙂 As I don’t consider myself as neither a professional writer nor a professional philosopher I admit my reasoning could be a bit tangled. In my mind this tinsel in a tangle is pretty straightforward: from infinite possibilities and… Continue reading Evolution

How to replicate a “self”

Because we are biological systems it is, I believe, imperative that there is some basic and reusable system at the core of the entire construct. Outside of intelligent design, evolution, as the tool of life, can only abstract more and more of the same basic things available naturally. Hence, even though intelligence, the brain, the mind, personality and consciousness look… Continue reading How to replicate a “self”

The mind is a transitory state

Thoughts, emotions, sentiments and sensations. To recap, the meaning of life is to develop time resilient beings and the brain is a naturally evolved software time machine. The mind is a transitory state of the overall system created by the brain’s activity. This results in the mind being an ephemeral snapshot, the recursive nature of how the brain… Continue reading The mind is a transitory state

A brain is a software time machine

There is only one goal in evolution: to develop time resilient beings. The brain appears to be the culmination of that goal. The brain’s sole mission is to make predictions about the future. But its not the future you’d think. Brain’s predictions are not the lottery numbers. These predictions are about the degree of novelty that will… Continue reading A brain is a software time machine

Be Better: Don’t Be Hooked ™

“all humans are motivated to seek pleasure and avoid pain, to seek hope and avoid fear, and finally, to seek social acceptance and avoid rejection.” ― Nir Eyal, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products First, ignore pleasure Pleasure is temporary. Pleasure comes to you without your effort of seeking it out. The only thing you have to… Continue reading Be Better: Don’t Be Hooked ™

I hate team buildings and after hours parties. I do. They suck.

The old joke “mandatory fun” is true 100%. Why should anyone care to spend even more time in the same social setting after throwing the bulk of their week at it? I mean, if you can’t be friends, nice, helpful, human, with the people that help you feed your children, during at least forty hours a… Continue reading I hate team buildings and after hours parties. I do. They suck.

Lying is an act, deceit is an intent

Yeah, another misconception about a common human thing: The act, any act, cannot be immoral by itself until it is merged with intent. That is why we don’t apply moral standards to animals. Wikipedia is so wrong here. Lying can be done without the intention to deceit. In brief, lying is a form of manipulation and… Continue reading Lying is an act, deceit is an intent

The 5 stages of entrepreneurship

Stage One: Drive What most people lack, and the reason we’re divided as a society between go getters and settlers, is drive. When you are driven, you suddenly have time. Why? Because you somehow make that time. When you are driven, you suddenly can . Why? Because you jump in. When you are driven, you suddenly find… Continue reading The 5 stages of entrepreneurship

You do not need to consume

Consumption is not an actual need, it is a necessity Needs differ from necessities, because humans can rationalize adversity. Rationalisation is the action of attempting to explain or justify behaviour or an attitude with logical reasons, even if these are not appropriate. A need is solvable adversity. For all adversity too complex to solve we… Continue reading You do not need to consume

Inspiration is a myth

The thing about inspiration is: it doesn’t exist on its own! It all starts with wishful thinking: Hope and action together result in Wishful Thinking All inspirational messages are wishful thinking made of hope and action. “Everything happens for a reason!”, … means: let’s hope there is a reason that will justify our self indulging actions. “Life is… Continue reading Inspiration is a myth

Big issues are show stoppers but small issues are show spoilers

We tend to offer a lot of importance to big issues, and no importance to smaller issues. That means we’re made to withstand adversity, given adversity is grand, yet we’re also made to ignore adversity, given adversity is little. One can live with urinary infection and depression their whole life. We go over hardships and… Continue reading Big issues are show stoppers but small issues are show spoilers

Defending capitalism

i) Capitalism almost always promotes short-term gains. That’s why newsmax.com, breitbart, fox news crush NY Times, NPR in terms of profitability That is not capitalism’s fault actually. An economic system will NOT by default correct human deficiencies and biases and social mistakes. Capitalism is not a philosophy of good. ii) Capitalism almost always exploits Human’s… Continue reading Defending capitalism

I tried to buy happiness with so many things, money included.

They say money can’t buy happiness. But did you ever try to buy it without money? 😉 Ha! I tried to buy happiness with so many things, money included. True story. I tried to buy happiness with work. I got happiness with so many strings attached, I couldn’t enjoy a second of it because I was… Continue reading I tried to buy happiness with so many things, money included.

It is Not OK to be a content consultant, an online content marketer, a personal development…

As any of the above you have a direct vested interest in people quitting their jobs, following their dreams, starting up companies, as many as possible, loosing sight of the immediate to focus on some hazy future success, feel under appreciated, feel like they’re lost, feel like a failure, feel bad in general, or mediocre.… Continue reading It is Not OK to be a content consultant, an online content marketer, a personal development…

My thought stream — at some point in time

My thought stream — constantly updated Great You know what’s great? Money. Money is freedom. Money is ability. I love being able, don’t you? The Golden Rule The golden rule is NP. A moral compass is P. Unless P = NP, you can’t program the golden rule. Either/or Either tech driven or fear driven. Either a product or an… Continue reading My thought stream — at some point in time

The uncanny problem with autonomous AI

P = NP is a simple and short notation for a problem that “asks whether every problem whose solution can be quickly verified by a computer (NP) can also be quickly solved by a computer (P)”. P = NP means yes, P != NP means no. The golden rule is NP. A moral compass is P. The… Continue reading The uncanny problem with autonomous AI

It Appears That Understanding Racism Is An Intellectual Milestone. It Really Isn’t.

It is just painful to see you’re not special. White culture can’t be appropriated because it is currently being shoved down every other race’s throat. All over the fucking world. White culture can only be rejected. We whites can complain about that. Inside what we call the “Western Civilisation” the only race that can be racist… Continue reading It Appears That Understanding Racism Is An Intellectual Milestone. It Really Isn’t.

I hate the MVP culture

In product development, the minimum viable product (MVP) is a product with just enough features to gather validated learning about the product and its continued development. (the wiki) This is what happens when efficiency concepts permeate culture. The MVP, a good idea gone bad: Tinder the MVP of dating Online dating as the MVP of courtship… Continue reading I hate the MVP culture

In a future without ownership:

be careful what you wish for, it might just come true If that future it is not socialist, will we be slaves of wages? In that future, if it is too socialist, will capitalism succumb to failed centralised economies? When I won’t own anything what property will my constitution guarantee? In the business of perpetual renting… Continue reading In a future without ownership:

Work Life Balance Takes Work And Life To Make “Balance”

Are you thinking about having it all? You know, a baby, a spouse, a multi million dollar golden parachute crowning your executive level career, yearly vacation time, healthy eating, exercise, sex, spirituality and philosophical musings about the amazement of existing? That’s not even an exhaustive list. You know the exhaustive list is infinite, don’t you?… Continue reading Work Life Balance Takes Work And Life To Make “Balance”

How To Make Sure Human Progress Sticks

The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change. Audre Lorde From the little history I’ve read it is for me beyond any reasonable doubt… Continue reading How To Make Sure Human Progress Sticks

How to stop the incoming fascism

.. to be updated, fixed, constructed further, this set of ideas live in my profile until better consistency and meaning is achieved .. Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical… Continue reading How to stop the incoming fascism

Advice, Like News, Wasted In Your Feed

“Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.” Here is some advice. I don’t know better than you, and I did not achieve the art of following my own advice.… Continue reading Advice, Like News, Wasted In Your Feed