Update for 10/23/2016

Project updates

  • Math relearning – I finished the installation code, but I want to update the readme file before I commit everything. Then I’ll start on the actual math programming.
  • GTD – I’ve decided to revisit an idea I had a while back, making a concept map of my projects and their goals, which will help me think through my priorities. I’ll do some of that this week, using the open source concept mapping software VUE (Visual Understanding Environment).
  • Life maintenance – I haven’t made much progress on either regulating my sleep schedule or getting exercise in quite a while, and saying that every week doesn’t seem to help, so as with diet, I’m going to drop those categories from these updates until something interesting happens, though I’ll continue to experiment with them.
  • Media
    • TVDoctor Who and Arrow are on hold for Luke Cage, and now Luke Cage is on hold for my Halloween special, a creepy web series called Marble Hornets (along with the response videos from totheark), which came to mind last week when I wandered back into the dark side of YouTube and took another look at a channel called Night Mind that investigates the weird fiction of the web in depth, starting with Marble Hornets.
    • Books
      • My side trip through the Magic Thief series has concluded, and although I didn’t like the first book much when I read it long ago, now that the series is over I already miss it.
      • Next I’ll continue my Halloween theme by trying out my idea for a Stephen King reading project: the Dark Tower series and all the major tie-in stories in publication order, which is probably too ambitious (24 novels and short stories), but I’ll see how it goes, starting with a trip to another distant library to pick up the audiobook for Salem’s Lot.
      • While I’m waiting to start that one, I’ve been listening to a book I bought a few weeks ago on the subject of skill development, which I’ve had in mind to explore for years, Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson, one of the main researchers in that field; and as you might expect, my mind is already spinning out project ideas.
      • My superbook investigations while I made my Christmas wishlist led me to some more conventional but still intriguing children’s books by author-illustrators like Colin Thompson and Shaun Tan, so I’m looking more into those.
      • In unguarded moments I find myself looking up books on apologetics, so I guess I’m ramping up to do that project sometime soon.
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2 Responses to Update for 10/23/2016

  1. Linda W. says:

    I gave up cable TV and am only streaming through Netflix and maybe Hulu. How are you liking Luke Cage?

    I haven’t read ‘Salem’s Lot in many years! Let me know what you think of it.

    • Andy says:

      I’ve never had cable, but I gave up on broadcast TV. It helped that my reception was bad anyway. Luke Cage is very interesting. I like the move-countermove approach they’re taking.

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