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Thanks! I added myself to that list. I'll be looking at it in more detail when I get home tonight.

I'm really excited about the density of LWers there, as I tend to do better at in person things than online. Honestly, reading stuff about the community was a big part of the reason I applied. I look forward to meeting you too!

Long time lurker here, I just recently got accepted to App Academy (A big part of my inspiration for applying came from this post) And I'm really excited to attend some meetups in the area.

I have a few questions for Less Wrong people in the area, and this seemed like a good place to post them:

  1. I'll be going in December, any chance I'll have Less Wrong company?

  2. I understand that at least a few folks from here have been to app academy. Any advice? I've got an Associates in CS, and none of the prep work they've given me is too difficult, but is there anyth

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I used to work at App Academy, and have written about my experiences here and here. You will have a lot of LW company in the Bay Area (including me!) There will be another LWer who isn't Ozy in that session too. I'm happy to talk to you in private if you have any more questions.
1) There are a lot of LWers in the SF area. I think Ozy Frantz might be doing App Academy then. 3) Here is a Google Doc for finding LW roommates in the SF bay area. I'll be moving there around the same time - look forward to seeing you there!

I've been a lurker here for a while now, but thanks to Beeminder I'm finally posting!

In an effort to increase my luminosity I decided to start positively rewarding any thoughts about my internal state with a smile. For a few days it seemed to be working wonderfully. I would think about my resolution, smile and feel good about it very often. After a few days I started responding to this smile by trying to gauge my emotions.

Turns out this was a bad idea. The whole reason I'm doing this is that I find this type of purposeful introspection difficult and frus... (read more)