Off Topic blog
This is were you find the random stuff that didn’t fit into my other – presumably organized – blogs.
Last week, I started to experiment with “Bulletproof Coffee". It’s sort of a commercial product but you can actually make your own at home. This is what I did.
It’s a bit too early to draw conclusions but my first impression is that I’ve been running at 120% mental capacity since I started. And I’ve surely cranked out a lot of extra work that I had been procrastinating on for a while (including work on this blog).
It may also just be a placebo effect or just a temporary energy boost of myself subconsciously wanting to check off as many todos as possible before the summer holidays… or maybe it’s just switching from green tea to coffee… but I sure feel pretty darn good these days ;) I’ll post more when I have had the opportunity to run a couple of weeks on and off that stuff.
In the meantime, if you want to try it out yourself, here’s how I’m doing it at home…
Poping up faster than mushrooms in this rainy summer we have here in France are Post-It pixel art icons on office windows all over the place!
Above are the Post-It windows I originally saw from my office window a couple of days ago. Below is my space invader response ;) – Obviously I’m not equipped with enough Post-It colors to go ballistic like these guys, but it crossed my mind to order some :p
This whole thing started as a friendly “war” between two opposite companies in the East of Paris. Now it’s everywhere! Some companies are even doing multilevel installations on bigger office buildings!
I wonder how long it will take for this to start in other countries!?
More pics below …
19 out of 20 people who attempt suicide will fail.
But people who fail are 37 times more likely to succeed the second time…
At TEDYou, JD Schramm asks to break the silence surrounding suicide and suicide attempts:
I had this epiphany the other day that everything about life, and even more so: everything about about human activities is deeply based on feedback loops.
It starts with natural evolution (including sexual selection) where the evolution and shaping of the species is refined generation after generation based on positive and negative feedback loops from the environment and from peers.
Then, there is so much about human psychology and sociology where ideas and behaviors are reinforced or subdued through feedback loops.
Not to mention the global economy, markets, consumption and speculation that are massively driven by feedback loops…
So, what’s left to pure, unbiased free will? Arts? Love? Thoughts? I don’t think so. It’s pretty easy to find feedback loops in all of these too!!
This doesn’t mean that everything about today is a direct result of what happened yesterday; there are still external stimuli that enter the system at any (random) time, but still… what is the external stimulus allowing for unconditioned thoughts?