Comment: For tomorrow
Transcript: Tomorrow one of the things I want to do is definitely send a thank you note to everyone. And that includes Jono as well. And also asking maybe how I can give him some stuff for the garden and how to make that work. So yeah. And even just thinking about what that might look like. So yeah. That's kind of what I'm thinking about. And yeah. I just want to send a note to everyone tomorrow.
I want to send a personalized note to everyone tomorrow, expressing my gratitude for the unique contributions they've made to my happiness. I'm not sure I want to share these feelings publicly, but I do want to acknowledge them personally. I'm looking for assistance to formulate these messages more precisely. It would be great to speak my thoughts into a computer with someone and have them captured and reflected back.
The speaker expresses a desire to spend time outdoors with friends, specifically mentioning outings with Jono, Alex, and Chandler. They're looking forward to the improving weather as an opportunity to make these plans happen. While the speaker intends to follow up on these ideas, they're not ready to send a message about it just yet. Instead, they plan to write a reminder for the next day, so as not to forget the proposed visits, especially with Jono.
Today was eventful with a pleasant dinner party I hosted for Caroline, Patrick, and Kyle, reuniting this group for the first time in two years. The evening was filled with meaningful conversations, vulnerability, and appreciation for the company. I also visited Nick to help with their business spreadsheets, exploring potential additional income. Tomorrow's plans include a bike ride to Mnemonic to spend time writing and reflecting on recent discussions, fueled by energy and an espresso.
I had a rejuvenating afternoon filled with enjoyable activities and conversations, including a chat with Jamie, a nice talk with John, and catching up with Jono over tea since his return from New Zealand. I also made myself a sandwich, went for a bike ride, and I am looking forward to a homemade dinner of salmon, kale, and rice. It's 7:30 now, and after dinner, I plan to take some time for separate notes regarding calls and such. Today was simply a great day.
Jono mentioned that rainy weather is ideal for planting, prompting the person to plant several things. They planted Thai basil, chioga beets, golden beets, and sorrel. The person admits to casually tossing seeds into the ground without considering the space they require. They express a 'hope for the best' attitude towards the growth of the plants.
I fulfilled my 2024 goal of deepening relationships tonight. I rode my bike looking for puddles to splash in after the rain, but found none. Instead, I had a rewarding conversation with Claire and Sam at Ichiban. This interaction was very satisfying.
After a hike, I encountered Steph, leading to ongoing communication about hosting events. We discussed her co-organized salon on the AI alignment problem in March and my interest in hosting a website-building event during startup week, potentially in April or May. We also contemplated a tool for managing our projects and events, like a specialized project management software. Further, we talked about the connection between online communities and the physical gatherings they can inspire, emphasizing the cyclical relationship between the two.
The speaker is reflecting on their experience with making audio burrito posts, noting that it often requires multiple attempts to get into the correct mindset—similar to drafting written posts. They're grappling with the challenge of monologuing without a clear understanding of the audience, as they are aware that at least John and CJ will hear it, but uncertainty about the wider audience affects their ability to communicate effectively. This creates a 'contextual membrane shakiness' as the speaker finds the lack of audience boundaries difficult to navigate, which they recognize may vary among different people. The speaker concludes by deciding to end the current note and start a new one.
The speaker did not complete their weekly review, which usually provides clarity and insights for the upcoming week. Despite this, they have many projects, personal life commitments, and community efforts to attend to, not to mention taxes. They plan to set week intentions using voice instead of writing, including the exploration of websites for the Diagram Website Explorers Club and developing a Canvas element-based editor for Daily Jam. The technical aspects of this project involve real-time data updates, efficient pixel manipulation, and secure user authentication through tokenization. A function is set to run every five seconds to update the canvas with the latest pixel data, ensuring all viewers see a consistent image while minimizing performance impacts. Other tasks include preparing tax paperwork, organizing Boulder events for systems and AI, and sketching ideas for a project called "co-net." The intention is to spend more time outdoors in the nice weather and to schedule the next "Site Craft Hang," while thinking about potential content for the "Explorers Club" website. Overall, it's a productive Monday morning with good weather contributing to a positive start to the week.
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