Grawlixes & Ephemera


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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What is logical time?

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I tried to find an existing name for this concept, without success. If you know the proper term, please write a comment or contact me.1 To understand what I mean by logical time, let’s pretend it’s 11.59p on Monday night. The clock ticks and turns midnight, and then 12.01a, then eventually 1.33a. Do you think

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Antics

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Trapped by an Icelandic volcano in the remote town of Barcelona, my beloved and I ventured to a fancy restaurant for lunch. Each table had an ant made of steel, and as any thirteen year old in the body of a thirty-something would, I grabbed another from the table next to ours and immediately started

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An Important Lesson in Dealing Badly with Teenage Trauma

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Once upon a time, some twenty-two years ago, I was still a teenager, it was my birthday, and my friends and I went to the Dolce Vita for lunch in some semblance of a celebration. The Dolce Vita, as you well know, was at the time the premier Italian restaurant in the wealthyish Banani-Gulshan area

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