I love the experience of realizing what cognitive algorithm I'm running in a given scenario. This is easiest to spot when I screw something up. Today, I misspelled the word "process" by writing three "s" instead of two. I'm almost certain that while writing the word, there was a cached script of "this word has one more 's' than feels write, so add another one" that activated as I wrote the 1st "s", but then some idea popped into my mind (small context switch, working memory dump?) and I then executed "this word has one more 's' than feels write, so add another one" an extra time.
I don't spell the word the "process" correctly by having memorized the correct spelling. I spell the word correctly by doing a memorized improper spelling and triggering a bug-patch script, which if my attention shifts, can cause a bug where that patch script runs twice. It's awe-inspiring to know that a bulk of my cognition is probably this sort of bug-patch, hacky, add on code.
I don't expect to gain anything from this particular insight, but I love noticing these sorts of things. I intend to get better at this sort of noticing.
In light of reading through Raemon's shortform feed, I'm making my own. Here will be smaller ideas that are on my mind.