A hundred words a day was too easy. Raising the challenge to 150 helped some, but I was still building a huge buffer that enabled me to skip days and still stay ahead on Beeminder. Retro-ratcheting the buffer (raising the target line to trim the buffer to zero) helped only for a brief time. Let’s…

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Is it even possible to be good at art? Last year, I spent a very enjoyable week in a hotel on the beach, attending Bureau Zuidema‘s Personal Influence Program course. To balance out the emotionally harrowing, self-confronting content of the course as a whole, the final day contained the Flatter Yourself exercize. This exercize, intended…

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Barno was complaining about the rickety plywood walls, the stale hay, the leaky roof, and the draft under the doors. I was complaining about the design I was bored with, the dated functionality, and above all the old shop (driven by the Shopp plugin) that didn’t work at all anymore. So now we jointly, and…

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