Comment: My day so far
Transcript: This morning was really nice. It was a bit slow. And it's interesting, now it's 4.30, so in some sense it feels like still morning, which is interesting, because the day feels like it's really just beginning. Probably some of that is a byproduct of sleeping in. But... I rode my bike to Mnemonic, which was really nice. Before that, I made myself some eggs with shallots, and that was pretty nice. And I went to Mnemonic for coffee, and I met Sarah, the barista, and that espresso was pretty fantastic to my palate. Something I'd never tasted before in coffee. So that was really, really great. And the energy in there, generally, I just enjoyed being in there. I wrote just on my notebooks for probably two hours, maybe two and a half hours, mostly just writing and thinking and everything, and kind of more or less have a single page kind of dedicated to the aspects which I may want to cover, and that I can use for positioning, effectively. And after Mnemonic, I rode over to Tacos El Gordo, and then I rode home. And after riding home, I've been really wanting to experiment with water, mostly for coffee, seeing if there is any impact to the coffee brewing that improves as a result of water. And also, part of me is interested for health reasons. I don't know. I generally think American water is safe, but I also don't know, and I wonder if there will be any impact to drinking purified water with good filtration systems and things. So I got three gallons, and we'll see. And that was from OB Water. And yeah, we'll give it a try and see how it is, how the water is. The taste is not super discernibly different to me. I mean, it is. But yeah, I'm curious to see, ultimately, how that is. And yeah, I guess I'm sitting here now about to read Positioning. I don't know how much I will read, but I'll read at least some. And then it'll be in the evening shortly here. So I'll kind of see. I do have a bunch of things on my list to do for today still, but realistically, those are probably gonna be for the entire weekend. So we'll see. But yeah, that's a little update thus far.
I had an energetic afternoon which started with a bike ride to an unnamed café near the university for espresso. Spending time mostly outdoors, I worked with two notebooks and my iPad, realizing that the lack of a traditional computer and a change of environment encouraged different styles of thinking. This alternative thinking helped me make progress towards creating something akin to a pitch deck. Afterward, I went for another bike ride to channel my excess energy and am now planning my weekend, focusing on preparing for the upcoming week rather than working intensively.
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 enjoyed making breakfast tacos and surfing at Del Mar with Chandler, appreciating both the company and the activity after a long hiatus. The waves were relatively mellow at four to five feet, contributing to a serene surfing experience. The day brought a refreshing change of pace, focusing on writing and reflection rather than my usual building activities. Overall, it was a good and relaxed start to the morning with contemplation as the primary agenda for the day.
I overslept and got out of bed at 6:30 am instead of my intended 6:00 am, feeling somewhat disappointed yet okay with it. My mornings typically require two hours before I fully engage in my activities. Today, I plan to focus on batch processing over data, and I'm eager to see how it will turn out. For breakfast, I had eggs.
I overslept by 20 minutes this morning due to feeling unwell, but waking up at 5:50 am rather than 5:30 am doesn't concern me too much. Despite not being on time, I appreciate how rising early shapes the start of my day. After waking, I had coffee and planned to make eggs soon to address my hunger. My thoughts are occupied with the challenges of getting a startup off the ground, acknowledging that it's a significant undertaking but ultimately a positive one.
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.
The text provides details about a long walk taken by the speaker, covering approximately seven miles, with a route that included both trails in the neighborhood and back streets and alleys. The speaker expresses a preference for the diversity and unpredictability of alleys compared to paved streets, highlighting the organic shapes and structures found there. Overall, the walk improved the speaker's mood, and they reflect on the positive effects of movement. The speaker also mentions the possibility of doing more work and appreciating the sunset.
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.
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.