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This isn't working for me as pumping the intuition you seem to want it to. I think life is worth living and I'd just cut to the chase and pick 1 because option 2 doesn't make sense as a way to get more life. Pattern theory of identity, life is a process, not a weighted lump of time-space-matter-stuf...(read more)

And for people on the Vim side, there's VimOutliner for doing workflowy-like outlines, also with a time-tracking component.

[Cal Newport on "Write Every Day"](http://calnewport.com/blog/2013/01/13/write-every-day-is-bad-advice-hacking-the-psychology-of-big-projects/). If it's not your main job, you're going to end up having no write days, and if you're committed to a hard schedule a missed day is going to translate into ...(read more)

Yes, The Mind Illuminated is basically the same ten-step model as the one in that article, but expanded to book length and with lots of extra practice advice and theory of mental models.

*[The Mind Illuminated](http://www.amazon.com/The-Mind-Illuminated-Meditation-Integrating/dp/0990847705)* by John Yates is my new favorite meditation instruction book. Has lots of modern neuroscience grounding, completely secular, and presents a very detailed step-by-step instruction on going from n...(read more)

One problem is that the community has few people actually engaged enough with cutting edge AI / machine learning / whatever-the-respectable-people-call-it-this-decade research to have opinions that are grounded in where the actual research is right now. So a lot of the discussion is going to consist...(read more)

Congratulations on getting a "ban any new user posting the sort of stuff Eugine would post" moderation norm on the way I guess.

This sounds like someone who's salient feature is math anxiety from high school asking how to be a research director at CERN. It's not just that the salient feature seems at odds with the task, it's that the task isn't exactly something you just walk into, while you sound like you're talking about h...(read more)

> Maybe someday someone clever will figure out how to disseminate that knowledge, but it simply isn't there yet.

Based on Razib Khan's blog posts, many cutting edge researchers seem to be pretty active on Twitter where they can talk about their own stuff and keep up on what their colleagues are up ...(read more)