Saturday, 28 May 2011

the first idea

I can tell this is going to be useful; I'm struggling to remember the first idea that needs to be reinforced after being written down initially (only 15 minutes ago), without looking at it.

it's something about TV.

I looked.

something along the lines of "entropy is the normal state for a mind to be in, TV offers quick, easy and constant distraction from this entropy which is why it's so easy to spend hours watching low-grade TV. so: don't watch low-grade TV. find something more productive to distract from the entropy."

obviously TV is good sometimes. if there's a show/series I particularly enjoy I'll watch it, and, as I said, enjoy it. spending 6 hours in front of game shows and DIY programs however is something to be avoided (not that I do it in the first place).

hopefully I'll remember this next time I'm bored and lean for the remote.

I got out of the bath for this

got hit by a million ideas whilst I was reading and bathing. all potentially productivity enhancing ideas, all easy to implement. the kind of ideas I have sometimes, write down somewhere, think about for a few moments until they naturally slip away into the chaos that is a mind, then never look at again.

one of the ideas that just hit me, however, is going to stop this from happening in the future. it will maximise the gain from the otherwise quickly forgotten ideas. and it's so simple:

"once it's written down, either blog it, tell someone about it, put it on a post-it on the wall, or something similar"

so essentially: reinforce it by doing something else beyond the initial writing it down.


Saturday, 21 May 2011

that's what she said

"You have been banned for the following reason:
No reason was specified.

Date the ban will be lifted:

I was only trying to contribute to online discussion regarding sheds, JEEZ.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

my thoughts

oh my God, ideas are coming, things are happening here.

okay, okay.

what would you say, yeah, if I told you I had a plan...

"it can't be done. you're crazy."

what would you say Roy? Roy's passed out.

okay, I need a felt tipped pen, and some paper.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011


don't be like stairs by letting people walk all over you to move themselves upwards

don't be like mimes: make sure you're heard as well as seen

Monday, 16 May 2011

summer's here

so term finished for me a week ago.

I managed to pick the exact modules as not to have any exams this semester (or indeed this year) and as a result the coursework deadline (May 9) marked the end of my involvement with academia until September.


now, while my housemates stress about exams, revision (or lack thereof), and deadlines, I sit in the smugly contented knowledge that I'm done. the smugly, slightly bored, contented knowledge perhaps...

to the extent that the highlight of my day (until the recent 'friendship sofa' revival and Frosty Jack's consumption) was cleaning the living room. (that's a lie - the highlight was tied between the following: watching 'Wifeswap USA', playing 'Portal 2', making and eating delicious pizza.)

but still, it's a weird feeling. knowing that theoretically I could just sit on my arse until September 21 with no ramifications whatsoever. I could, literally, play video games and eat junk food for ~140 days and not suffer any penalties as a result.

why the fuck did my 360 have to break.