So I came up with a way to passive-aggressively tell people their masteries are shit.
While I’m sure that Strength of Spirit/Runic Blessing are god-awful points, I feel that my personal preferences have probably slipped through in a lot of places (Executioner is really good, though!). It’s actually on the conservative side — I’d rather make a few solid suggestions than a bunch that could be ignored.
One could probably trying to infer the role/champion as well (e.g. taking Second Wind on champions without self-healing) and do some proper AI. I’m a bit more interested in natural language generation and suggesting where to place alternative points instead.
But I’ll probably just work on a basic rune optimizer, because that bugs me, too (AD quints, dammit!).
Scored abysmally on the Pleasant Events Schedule. I think the only things that consistently make me happy are being mean to people, junk food and inside jokes.
"Ready to just reset everything" could probably also
refer to tonight’s Irelia quadra.
'cept art, conversations, blogging platforms,
relationships, degrees… life. Y’know, small things.
I don’t ragequit games, but it’s a term that resonates with me a lot for some reason. It says much more than just “gave up out of frustration”, and I wish there was a formal word I could use instead. For me, it’s not so much the often hilarious anger or pent-up frustration that’s important, but the quit.
I used to think that ragequitting was a childish action simply because it breaks trust (i.e. social/game contract) and ruins other people’s fun. I’m coming around to the idea that the dramatic and abrupt nature — a last minute cry for attention — are what make it childish (lack of self-worth, need for validation, etc.). I’m not sure what you can do about that.
(Stylistically, I prefer one word.)
When you’re ready to just reset everything…
Fantastical 2 replaced my penchant for vertical paper calendars. I think it’s the rolling reminders system that really works for me. Hourly calendars still make a lot more sense at uni, where free time more scattered. Any.do is pretty great too, but gets messy quickly.
There’s a simple but important idea that I should consider: “if you’re not doing the top thing on your to-do list, you’re procrastinating”. Combined with another idea that it’s better to do absolutely nothing than procrastinate, I could be getting more important things done. (Maybe that’s why people benefit so much from meditation.) The Alan Lakin book that these are derived from might be a worthwhile read.
I dunno, it’s all very conflicting to think about, while I’m also actively trying to deprogram the idea that you have to achieve things to be happy.
Money transfer is essentially user-to-user instead of via a third party like Visa or PayPal. This makes sending/receiving money cheaper, “easier” or “better”, but forgoes the buyer protection, so it’s more suited to giving/donating money, rather than buying things.
It sucks at storing value (at the moment). It’s probably best used as an intermediate layer where a payment only stays in Bitcoin for an instant, meaning the actual value of a Bitcoin wouldn’t matter. Speculating on the value is no different to any other type of investment, but probably not worth the risk unless you plan to actually use it.
There’s no way to tax, seize or block payments, which is important for political causes. However, the protocol isn’t fully anonymous and the transactions are all public — so you could still get punished afterwards.
Theoretically, it’s very possible to take Bitcoin down, but it would probably just get replaced with another cryptocurrency.
Something neat: the protocol can be used to create completely unique digital items. You can attach data to a transaction to act as a global public record (e.g. a serviced apartment with a key controlled by Bitcoin).
It’s probably more interesting than fine art as a thinking point — it does away with the layer of ‘technical achievement’ and focusses energy on trying to evoke some sort of meaning or emotion. But my Tumblr feed is already a stream of posts that does this in super-concentrated fashion, and it probably does a better job overall — shouldn’t I give some of these posts the same level of attention?
I really want to shake my head at kids making sketches of sculptures because I think they’re so far from ‘getting it’, but I’m really not sure that I’m any closer.
Listen, I think you're super cool, and reply to any messages within a couple of days, because I value anyone that wants to reach out. If I don't, it's 100% because Tumblr lost a message in one direction. Do keep a copy of what you write! Twitter may be a better option for anything vaguely important.