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Levels of granularity

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One thing I’ve noticed among many time-oriented apps is that they will count seconds. Is it particularly helpful for you to know that you spend 3 minutes and 18 seconds reading a book or washing your right toe? (That you spend three minutes washing your toe is appalling enough; the eighteen seconds in addition are

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Resource starvation

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So you’ve avoided the perils of attention-depletion and capture. Good job. Now you need to avoid starving yourself. With multiple processors, modern computers are able to do a bunch of things at once, but sometimes that’s an illusion. Instead, a computer’s processor divvies up its time across multiple threads1. If all threads have exactly the

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Time is not on your side

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You can make more money. You can’t make more time. You can go a day, a week, a year, years without spending a dime, but once that time’s elapsed, it’s gone. So what can you do? You can marshall the time of others to contribute to your efforts, but for them to give up their

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