The fundamental method for resolving problems of meaning: by finding nebulosity, pattern, and their inseparable relationship.
Wonder → curiosity → humor → play → enjoyment → creation. Patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting in the complete stance, which resolves problems of meaning.
A new episode of the Fluidity #audiobook #podcast: "Peak Experiences - Plus, Obstacles To The Complete Stance" Peak experiences and the complete stance are similar in texture, but differ in intensity, conceptual content, and causes. Meaning and meaninglessness, pattern and nebulosity all obviously exist—yet we resist recognizing and admitting this. Why?
A new episode of the Fluidity #audiobook #podcast: "The Complete Stance" Meaning is nebulous, yet patterned; meaningfulness and meaninglessness intermingle. Recognizing this frees us from metaphysical delusions. Resolving problems of meaning, by recognizing inseparable pattern and nebulosity, will improve your life.
https://meaningness.com/meaningness https://meaningness.com/complete-stance-appeal ...
"Vee are nihilists! Vee beleef in nahsink, Lebowski!"
A new episode of the Fluidity #audiobook #podcast: "190-Proof Nihilism vs Lite Nihilism" Nihilism says nothing means anything—but no one actually believes that. Lite nihilism weakens the claim, to make it plausible.
https://meaningness.com/nihilism-hardcore-vs-lite https://meaningness.com/190-proof-nihilism ...
A new episode of the Fluidity #audiobook #podcast: "Rumcakes and Rainbows" The author has moved the chapter of the book we'll read in today's episode. The chapter now belongs earlier in the book than where we are. It belongs between episode 16, "Meaningfulness", and episode 17, "Eternalism". So, I'm going to back up and read this chapter now, out of order. Meaning cannot be either objective or subjective. But meaning does exist: as interaction. https://meaningness.com/objective-subj ... https://fluidity.libsyn.com/rumcakes-and-rainbows
Taking a break from narrating Meaningness to read an important foundational essay by the author of Meaningness, David Chapman. An overview of the work of psychologist Robert Kegan, a scholar of adult cognitive development. This essay has become very useful for how I see the situations of my own life, & I'm excited to finally share it with you.
A new episode of the Fluidity #audiobook #podcast: "Accomplishing And Exiting Eternalism"
'Accomplishing eternalism would would mean knowing the meaning of everything, and acting accordingly. This is impossible, because there are no fixed meanings. https://meaningness.com/accomplishing-eternalism
Learning skills for escaping the grip of eternalism—the delusion that everything is meaningful. https://meaningness.com/after-eternalism
@pluralistic What do you think of these five US House Big Tech antitrust bills?
"Platform Anti-Monopoly Act"
"Ending Platform Monopolies Act"
"Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching Act of 2021. A.K.A. ACCESS Act of 2021."
"Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2021"
"Platform Competition and Opportunity Act"
@matt @June Hi, I'm using Krita for https://www.peppercarrot.com/ and Inkscape. Both are multi-platform and Free/Libre and Open-Source (they are run by non-profit org, based on donation and code is open to volunteer).
I also share my Linux install receipe here: https://www.davidrevoy.com/article783/kubuntu-linux-20-04-for-a-digital-painting-workstation-reasons-and-install-guide
Good luck −I was a Photoshop teacher 10years ago− and switching to another tool often mean doing many compromises. I hope you'll find features attractive enough on alternatives to ease adaptation and make it fun.
A new episode of the Fluidity #audiobook #podcast: "Eternalism As The Only Salvation From Nihilism" This episode contains the final page of "The Appeal Of Eternalism". Eternalism's final promise is to keep nihilism at bay. There is a better alternative to both! ... https://fluidity.libsyn.com/eternalism-as-the-only-salvation-from-nihilism
boost from birdsite, Android tip
boosting thread https://twitter.com/di_codes/status/1384926691760517121
1/ Thinking today about how important it is to be able to record video instantly, how many steps it takes on most phones, and how precious those seconds could be.
I found an easy shortcut on Android that I hadn't seen elsewhere and thought I'd share.
SCOTUS got it (mostly) right here. They vindicated Aaron Swartz and all the other victims who were bullied, silenced and terrorized by the CFAA. They took a huge step towards undoing one of Ronald Reagan's many idiocies.
Van Buren should be punished for corruption - under anti-corruption law, not under a definition of hacking so broad that it captures normal activities we all engage in several times, every day.
A way to access the Fediverse, for attendees of Penguicon, an annual convention of science fiction, open source software, and all geeky interests, in Southfield, Michigan, USA.
Convention info: https://penguicon.org