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#326 - Not a Good One

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Motto: Some Handsome Hand

I don't like this post. You should skip it. I'm not saying this to intrigue you into reading further. This Column was supposed to be about something. Then it turned into me writing about me writing, which I'm exacerbating by talking about it right now. 

SKIP IT.
SKIP IT.
BOP IT.
TWIST IT.
SKIP IT.
SKIP IT.
SNAKE PIT.
SKIP IT.
SKIP IT.

I really liked my previous post. It's in my top 5. It actually is.

Thanks to the way I started this Column, I just read through dozens of my old posts. Sometimes I make myself laugh. Other times I make myself cringe. I wonder if and when I'll stop writing like I know better than people. Maybe that's the nature of writing your current opinions on the things you're currently thinking about.

I didn't continue writing after that. Here I am a few days later, I went back even further into the archive Column. All the way back to #150. It's a little disheartening seeing stuff I wrote about 3 years ago that I…

#325 - Loops

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Motto: Round and Round We Go
Routine.
Imagine life without it. It would be chaos. Everyone has routines they go through every day. You do the same things in the same ways. Try putting your pants on starting with your off-leg and you'll see what I mean. It feels weird. 
We have little routines. We have big ones. Our big routines are made up of little ones. Butting routines together forms a loop. These loops exist at different levels, too. You loop your mornings, your afternoons, your evenings. You loop your days. You loop your weeks. On a long enough timeline, your months and years take on similar characteristics. 
You wake up. You prep for work. You commute. You manage tasks and email until lunch. You eat. You manage tasks and email until it's time to leave. You commute. You do a hobby. You cook food. You eat. You entertain yourself. You sleep. Loop.
You work. You work. You work. You work. You work. You engage in social activities. You gather and organize and prepare for the week. …

#324 - Annoying to Read #2

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#323 - Remembered Stuff I Forgot

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Motto: I Forgot to Remember

Last time I wrote about stuff I had been putting on the back burner for a while. I forgot this stuff.

SCIENCE AND HUMANITY AND STUFF
I wonder if we will ever reach a point where we fully understand how the human body works. Will we ever know what each little synapse in the brain is doing when it fires off. Will that discovery be succeeded by a discovery allowing us to shape the brain after birth to correct defects in the brain and body? Will we learn how to turn off the dopamine hits that are associated with damaging things? Would we be able to reprogram the brain to really and truly enjoy doing stuff that is beneficial to the individual, humanity, and the world? Will we be able to link together in a way that is more meaningful than the means achievable through conversation. Can we abstract consciousness away from the human body? Could we ship that consciousness throughout the universe on miniature space probes? Will we discover a way of living that is objecti…

#322 - Fixing Sports, Definitions, Pictures

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Motto: DC, KC, ABQ, and stuff

Part of the reason I don't write "Features" all that much anymore is that they take me a LONG time, and they push out other things I'd normally write about. I have an MCU update coming sometime.

Also, I've just been too busy for Aaron Projects. I'm writing this after retroactively filling out two full weeks of "Life Tracker" data. You might wonder "How good is that data if he's filling it out after two weeks?". The answer is: not much. I basically just look at my photo reel and try to piece together what I did each day. Thankfully I take a video every day, so I can at least remember one bit, usually.

Alright - here's some stuff I wrote down to write on here...

FIXING SPORTS
Basketball:
- Two 10 minute halves
- Each team gets two 30 second time outs (per game)
- Shot clock is 30 seconds
- Fouls NEVER give an advantage to the fouling team
- More clearly defined rules for blocking/charging fouls
- More clearl…

#321 - Stocks, GoPro, Nintendo Switch

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Motto: I wanted to Share this with you

The Stock Market doesn't make any sense, I can't believe it's a thing. It seems to me like a form of gambling, that's simultaneously nonsensical and very commonplace.

Here's what I DO get:
To start, a "dollar" is just a unit of value, the same way that "meter" is a unit of length. Only, the dollar unit technically changes from time to time with regard to how much "value" it refers to, it's pretty stable. You have the option of converting some of your dollars into "shares" of a company. A "share" is a unit of value in the same way a dollar is, but it's relative value changes with the relative total value of the company. So, you convert some of your static-sized dollar units into dynamically-sized share units, in hopes that the share units will represent more value over time. At some point you convert your shares back to dollars, hoping to have more dollars than you had to …

#320 - My 28th Year

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Motto: 365 Out of 31536000 Seconds Last Year

Let's get right to it.



I've been doing that for 5 full years now. It would take 40+ minutes to watch all 5 of those videos. I don't recommend it.

I don't see any reason to stop now.

Top 5: People Most Heavily Featured in My 28th Year (by Count)
10. Laromy
9. My dad
8. My mom
7. Jon
6. Nick G
5. Nick B
4. Krista
3. Danielle (just barely edging out K for #3)
2. Myself
1. Melissa

Quote:
"You should see his Eeyore routine. 'Why did you guys leave me?' You know when lunch is. 11 o'clock, every time. We WILL leave every man behind. We got stuff to do."
- Chuck -