In celebration of this event, I plan to donate 10000 CHF this weekend to a variety of causes.

I'll keep a log of where the money goes in anagora.org/donate, or link it from there.

Feel free to write down suggestions inline here or in the doc above if you are interested.

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This bit of news tells me that 1. the transition wasn't been completely botched and 2. it's unlikely I will be fired this year, which seems great given that my job lets me have much greater positive impact through Effective Altruism and contributions to the open source community.

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I was a bit fearful because in the last cycle I went back to a more technical role, and I've been dedicating more of my free time to the [[agora]] instead of to "catching up" at work (which I know is not great, but I did sometimes traditionally), so a decrease seemed likely.

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Hi, all!

I just got my performance rating at work and it was a good one; I'm happy about that. I'll dump some thoughts on this event in this thread.

I feel like I'm perpetually behind on everything; this has been a constant in my life since ever.

What changes is the degree to which I'm happy with this, which usually correlates inversely with the degree with which I feel I affect others negatively with my being this way.

Chrome has done the same in the past, mind you.

It's like browsers don't really think keeping tabs around is a top priority, whereas I feel it is.

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It's 2021 and I just had Firefox completely fail to restore my previous session *and* refuse to acknowledge it ever existed. I want to think it's due to one of my extensions and not something that happens to users out of the box?

These threads are always my loneliest but I love scripting

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I struggled with copying pictures through buggy camera wifi interfaces for years, now I plug them (USB) and run this almost offensively simple script and it syncs + uploads to [[google photos]] every time.

I find it difficult to cope with non-deterministic interfaces.

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My Sony camera exposes a 2MB drive through USB mass storage connections with this, I had no idea.

@galene another argument for literary theory being relevant to your position in case it serves to interest you :)

A subset of literature deals with this as a topic; is meta. By that I mean both works which are about theory of mind in particular (that is, about simulating or "becoming" others) or that in general explore the nature of literature (perhaps as a greater scale simulation).

@galene I would venture that all readers are active, it's only a matter of degrees. I would qualify both reading and writing as simulations, although I also agree they are probably divergent in qualities.

@galene I wouldn't discount narrative/literary theory though; I personally consider literature to be the top level of linguistics, and linguistics to me seems clearly key to thought -- to what's going on in the author's mind, in your words.

@galene many questions coming up :) have you read Unamuno?

I have just started Fictional Minds, so I can't comment, but I'm looking forward to it and Fictional Worlds (by different author).

In general I'm interested in what I guess is generally known as "theory of mind".

I put together a chilling place for [[Ocell]] under my standing desk

@galene interesting position (as expressed in rightsofcharacters.gitlab.io)!

Have you perhaps read [[fictional minds]]?

@galene thank you kindly! I'm often on the fence and your feedback is helpful.

What worries me is coming across as self promotional/disinterested because I write in high volume streaks at times in which I'm not concurrently reading the feed of others; although I try to catch up eventually.

Worked all day in the end; needed to do that, it was the right time.

Next up: midnight yoga.

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