WhiteRope

All Aboard

July 22, 2015


I have been sitting almost ALL DAY and am now closer to death.

I've gotten up to run and, at this point, I've taken to standing or squatting while being on my computer. My goodness, deez buns weren't made for sittin'. All this to say writing and coding are slow business indeed. What can you do? Keep working! It's worth it.

I'm at a stand still with this site because I know it can be better but I'm not totally confident on how to take out bootstrap and use just the bits I like, which would let me narrow the margins, etc. I won't leave it undone and I WON'T switch to a templated site because, when I succeed, it's going to be an embodiment of the spice of my life. It will be an expression of my inner sparkle! I.can.do.this. In the meantime, I guess I'll continue to post, even though I know my rudimentary code will inevitably become..."less". Maybe I'll redo the whole thing. Lord.


Rufus will watch.

I think I've mentioned Tim Ferriss's podcast before, but I became aware of Peter Diamandis through it. My dad has always been hugely interested in the singularity (at 10 years old, I was sure we'd have flying cars by 2000 because dad proclaimed it so), and he's passed along that fascination albeit to a much smaller degree. So, Diamandis perked my ears instantly and I'm probably the last person to learn of him, sitting on my dusty, behind-the-times planet of yesteryear, squinting to catch the last visible glint of everyone aboard his man-made, traveling ecosystem speeding towards a better future of scientific confidence and prosperity. Why didn't y'all tell me???!!! The guy's a titan. What a great word: titan. He has the comforting familiarity of Dustin Hoffman's voice and a dazzling optimism in imparting advice towards those learning to think big. He's like a lullaby lulling you into your dreams and you can't resist the siren call of the above and beyond.

Anyway, here I've included an episode of The Tim Ferriss Show where Diamandis simply answers some listeners' questions and it is fascinating, good heavens. As a one-time teacher, his views on changing the education system are inspiring. As a nervously aging life-lover, I dare say you will enjoy his efforts towards increasing our healthy years (Feel and look the way you did at 60 when you're 100? Sounds nice, right? SCIENCE! HE MAKES YOU BELIEVE. I BELIEVE IN SCIENCE!) The best part of all are his ideas towards making the world a place that doesn't crumple under problems, but sees them as "gold mines".

"If you want to make a billion dollars, help a billion people."

Can there be some sort of AI Peter Diamandis that maybe wakes you up with crescendoing monologues of greatness in exploring the impossible? Well, luckily we can get by fine with this podcast for now. Inspiration Station!

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