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.
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.
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.
These threads are always my loneliest but I love scripting
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.
@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".
@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.
SRE by day, utopian by night.
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