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Attention Lurkers: Please say hi

Hi. I keep forgetting to log in, and mostly just watch the front-page feed in Google Reader, but I do pass interesting articles and posts along to friends and family. They generally seem to like it, so that's good. I'm interested in what you might call community outreach via my comics where I try to subtly involve issues of rationality and such. Feel free to drop by and suggest themes I should use.

Share Your Anti-Akrasia Tricks

Having someone watch me. Works four out of five times. From talking to other people it has a much higher success rate, but I'm still trying to figure out what's akrasia and what's an executive functioning deficit resulting from minor frontal lobe damage.

I have a friend who hires people to sit across from her at work. Pays for itself with the extra work she can get done.

Stepping back and watching the meat-I-am start to do stuff helps too, but not nearly as often, and I only learned that trick a few weeks ago -- from this site.

The Unfinished Mystery of the Shangri-La Diet

I find decapitation works the best -- you take about 5kg off right at the start, and continue losing gradually (but not as drastically) from then on.

Never Leave Your Room

Do you own the Aphex Twin album "The Richard D James Album"? Because they all made perfect sense to me at first listen, and immediately reminded me of the brief speech interludes on that album.