Kitaab

notes.

1970-01-01 00:00

notes.

2015-01-19 01:16: We are at the forefront of tomorrow.

2015-02-01 06:20: What did you do Today? 2015-02-01 06:20: What will you do Tomorrow?

2015-02-01 06:20: Relax. 2015-02-01 06:20: Easy now. 2015-02-01 06:20: It doesnt matter. 2015-02-01 06:20: Forget about it.

2015-02-04 01:09: I feel like MAT137 is the guy saying, Hey you know all this stuff that is true, and you can do some stuff with it, I'm going to show you why it's true, and since we know it must be true, we push these tools to the limit. Math is fun. 2015-02-04 17:45: The simple solution is often the best solution. 2015-02-05 03:33: A short, sturdy creature fond of drink and industry. 2015-02-08 19:11: It may be we could benefit from a little less order. 2015-02-08 19:18: We are all terminal. 2015-02-09 02:57: Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world. 2015-02-10 01:09: Will it be a nice God? 2015-02-10 03:17: We are the biological bootloader for digital superintelligence. 2015-02-10 22:13: Can a machine think? 2015-02-14 18:07: The command-line is the stage for the show that is running your computer. 2015-02-14 18:59: The objective world simply is. It does not happen. 2015-02-14 19:24: Liars speak more slowly. They include fewer details.

2015-02-14 20:34: Intoxicology. 2015-02-01 06:20: The science of getting high.

2015-02-14 21:29: Today I wish to do well. 2015-02-19 03:55: Your woeful errand is at an end. 2015-02-20 20:04: What single alteration in ▔▜▔▟▐▔s behaviour might best improve the lot of mankind? 2015-02-23 01:22: It was going to be important. 2015-02-24 02:26: Remember AIden 2015-02-24 03:24: I think that I think that I cannot know if my thoughts are truly my own. 2015-02-25 02:25: There must be something I can do 2015-03-12 15:17: In fiction you can put together whatever sequence of words you like, and nothing can stop you. 2015-03-19 16:59: Because those who dont believe in magic will never find it 2015-03-20 11:40: Seek higher pleasures 2015-03-21 17:32: Today There Existed Some Good 2015-03-24 01:13: The Dead Mountaineers Inn 2015-03-24 02:29: People studying literature rarely produce anything worthwhile to those writing it. 2015-03-25 00:01: On being critical. 2015-03-25 02:28: We pursue our lives with varying degrees of sloth and energy. 2015-03-25 02:34: Leading a human life is a full time occupation, to which everyone devotes decades of intense concern. 2015-03-25 16:05: The sooner you fall behind the more time you will have to catch up. 2015-03-25 16:05: All information must be treated equally. 2015-03-25 23:38: If you eat when you're hungry, sleep when you're tired, and don'h do anything difficult, you're a pretty successful monkey. 2015-03-26 20:13: I had everything imaginable to offer except knowledge, skills, and work ethic. 2015-03-27 21:11: To accept that certain things cannot be said is to accept that certain forms of power cannot be challenged. 2015-03-28 05:20: If liberty means anything, it means the right to tell ▝▓▟▒▜▒ what they do not want to hear. 2015-03-30 04:05: To know all about anything is to know how to deal with it under all circumstances. 2015-03-31 16:38: The greatest use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it. 2015-03-31 22:35: Worry is a waste of the Imagination.

2015-04-01 02:29: It fortifies my soul to know, 2015-04-01 02:29: That though I perish, Truth is so.

2015-04-01 03:01: The heart has it's reasons which reason does not know 2015-04-03 15:36: There is something I can do today 2015-04-05 19:13: I underwelm myself with commendable consistency. 2015-04-14 04:34: You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. -Buddha 2015-04-21 18:14: It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence. 2015-04-29 20:30: There are things we cannot prove to know, that we should believe anyway 2015-05-02 23:05: To be happy one must not be concerned with others. -Camus 2015-05-02 23:06: If you don't care for the truth, why should it matter if I lie? 2015-05-04 09:28: Today I will be better. 2015-05-06 07:22: One foot stuck in the tar pit of my ways. 2015-05-06 18:34: I think the world would be happier if man had the same capacity to be silent as they have to speak. 2015-05-07 15:56: As long as we are surrounded by well-wishers and party-goers, we can drown out the noise of our own fundamental loneliness. 2015-05-07 16:05: The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nation's greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable. 2015-05-08 09:01: All advice can only be a product of the man who gives it. 2015-05-12 00:08: Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick. 2015-05-12 18:04: Minimal. Functional. Experimental. 2015-05-14 01:29: Would an AI dream? 2015-05-14 15:56: As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. 2015-05-14 17:33: To be young, intelligent, to love one another, to understand and commune through every kind of art, one cannot conceive of a more beautiful manner of living 2015-05-17 00:40: The proof of the pudding is in the eating. 2015-05-21 23:16: Work is simply a means of supporting yourself while you experience life. 2015-05-21 23:20: Life is for living. 2015-05-23 13:01: Perfect is the enemy of good enough. 2015-05-29 16:29: Remebering bred it's own peculair sorrow. It seemed so unfair that time should render both sadness and happiness into a source of pain. 2015-06-03 12:07: I'd rather be ashes than dust. 2015-06-03 12:08: I will not waste my days trying to prolong them. 2015-06-05 22:54: Life is just a bunch of Todays. 2015-06-05 22:58: Integrity affects your long term self esteem. 2015-06-07 23:28: And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good. 2015-06-24 02:23: Learning to learning to learn. 2015-06-24 02:23: Haste is universal because everyone is in flight from himself. 2015-06-26 23:32: We cannot separate the air that chokes from the air upon which wings beat. 2015-07-02 16:46: I'm not perfect. I make mistakes. I'm often wrong. 2015-09-09 21:08: Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. -Khalil Gibran 2015-09-09 21:08: Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must. -Goethe 2015-09-09 21:08: I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know. -Cicero 2015-09-09 21:09: Not being heard is no reason for silence. 2015-09-09 21:10: Stop trying to be things and start becoming. -Nietzsche 2015-09-15 04:00: Legacy is written into our actions, not our blood. 2015-09-19 22:12: What a tragedy to pass through life and get nothing out of it. -Asimov 2015-09-22 13:13: Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say 2015-09-22 23:25: The constant presence of strangers is wearing me out. 2015-09-23 10:35: When the heart speaks the mind finds it indecent to object. 2015-09-23 12:17: I wonder what will happen next. 2015-09-23 12:20: The best way to predict the future is to invent it. 2015-09-26 13:44: As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being. 2015-10-04 22:19: Human thing. 2015-10-08 00:10: Even the mightest emperor reigned over but a rock. 2015-10-13 16:15: Care about what other ▘▙▐▓▐▐▝ think and you will always be their prisnor. -Lao Tzu 2015-10-14 00:21: I have no special talent, I am only passionatly curious. -Albert Einstien 2015-10-16 02:37: I have the impression that if he didn't complicate his life so needlessly he would die of boredom. 2015-10-16 02:50: Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may overlook it. 2015-10-16 20:46: An object in possession rarely has the same charm that it had in pursuit. 2015-10-26 17:43: It might be that to surrender to happiness was to accept defeat, but it was a defeat better than many victories. -W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage 2015-10-26 17:44: Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet 2015-10-26 17:46: And the rest is rust and stardust. -Lolita 2015-11-04 22:01: I must never put off for a better day something that I could enjoy doing now. 2015-11-13 17:04: Their aptitude for autonomy is so atrophied that their fear of freedom is among their few rationally grounded phobias 2015-11-28 20:00: I no longer wish to suffer from(with?) existence 2015-11-29 07:16: Practice requires no talen.t 2015-11-29 07:16: It's not that I want to die. It's that I want to not have existed. 2015-11-29 07:24: My lonliness was born when men praiesd my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues. 2015-11-29 07:25: Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtous life. 2015-11-29 07:25: Everytime you are tempted to roact in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisnor of the past or a pioneer of the future. 2015-12-02 05:08: If someone succeeds in provoking you, realize that your mind is complicit in the provocation 2015-12-06 21:31: The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. 2015-12-07 17:11: If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies. 2015-12-15 08:51: As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. 2015-12-18 06:09: Argue for your limitations, and they're yours. 2015-12-18 06:10: How vain it is to sit down and write when you have not stood up to live. 2015-12-24 07:25: Never ruin an apology with an excuse. 2015-12-31 18:41: The simple answer is stop being concerned with your own lifestyle and do what's right, consequences be damned. 2016-01-06 02:06: Wealth should not be measured by what we have but what we can do. 2016-01-06 02:09: Incapable of virtue, they insist hypocritically on etiquette 2016-01-06 02:11: We are supposed to value truth so deeply that we will be willing to tolerate the odd ill-mannered excess to ensure it is upheld and defended. 2016-01-08 18:29: What is past is past. Never go back. Not for excuses. Not for justification, not for happiness. You are what you are, the world is what it is. 2016-01-09 02:44: You know what makes a good person good? When a good person does something bad, they own up to. They try to learn something from it and they move on. 2016-01-09 16:32: He who buys what he doesn't need steals from himself 2016-01-09 19:17: When one realizes that each and every sentient being is a fellow sufferer, then it is quite easy to see how compassion should be used to assess our relationships between other ▚▜▚▞▝▝. 2016-01-22 06:53: Brave men have a way of dying. 2016-01-25 18:03: It's about who you remember at 2pm when you're busy, not at 2am when you're lonely 2016-01-28 19:20: There are no shortage of good days, but a good life is hard to come by. 2016-02-01 04:26: Who, being loved, is poor? 2016-02-16 00:39: Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. 2016-02-16 00:39: Most of what matters in our life takes place in it's abscence. 2016-02-16 00:39: His origins are become remote as is his destiny and not again in all the world's turning will there be terrains so wild and barbarous to try whether the stuff of creation may be shaped to man's will or whether his own heart is not another kind of clay. 2016-02-16 00:42: People don't seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character. 2016-02-21 11:04: Always remember, your focus determines your reality. 2016-02-23 00:31: Despite how open, peaceful, and loving you attempt to be, ▞▟▐▒▐▛ can only meet you as deeply as they have met themselves. 2016-02-28 01:08: Once you've accepted your flaws nobody can use them against you. 2016-02-28 21:15: The wisdom of life consists of elimination of the non-essentials. 2016-03-11 18:56: Some things you should care enough to do badly. 2016-03-11 18:57: There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. 2016-04-25 16:34: He had an abiding sense of tradgedy which sustained him through temporary periouds of joy. 2016-06-29 00:15: Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly, to be feaful of the night 2016-07-15 20:02: Love isn't something you feel, it's something you do 2016-07-15 20:07: You will always live in the remants of the life you've led up until this point, making do with whatever you've left for yourself. 2016-07-15 20:15: There is power in movement, not any particular movement, not dance but also dance, not athletics although also athletics, but movements, the absecnse of stillness just anything that takes a person from one spot to the next and if there is a why then so be it, it is inconsequential to the fact of it, to the fact of air in the lungs, the fact of feet and a road. the implications of a road and what it means to not go down it or back the way you came but perpendicular. to cross it. to make that move. Because the secret is, it was not to get to the other side or any other place, places are beside the point but just for the power of crossing, of movement. 2016-08-26 08:59: Beware the barrenness of a busy life 2016-11-03 19:24: Meaning and genuine accomplishment matter deeply in creating lasting happiness. 2016-11-07 16:41: There was nothing we could do to stop it and it wasn't anybodys fault. It was horrible and awful and it just happened 2016-11-07 16:41: If not you, then who? If not now, then when? 2016-11-07 16:41: To be better at something than you've ever been, you have to do something you've never done. 2016-11-07 16:42: Life wasn't meant for everyone 2016-11-10 10:50: Happiness is a talent we develop, not an object we seek 2016-11-23 14:28: Civilised ▘▙▜▚▛░▚ present themselves in a manner that makes dealing with them simple 2016-12-02 13:26: The world you paint for yourself is the world you live in 2017-02-21 23:43: Suffering is not holding onto you. You are holding onto suffering. When you become good at letting suffering go, then you'll come to realize how unnecessary it was for you to drag those burdens with you. 2017-03-02 04:08: Being misunderstood is such a miserable expierence, especially when you have good intentions 2017-03-21 19:46: Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace. 2017-03-21 19:47: It's never too late to become what you might have been. 2017-04-03 22:08: Does being born make you worthy of survival? 2017-04-12 21:31: I've been busy becoming the person I want to be when I grow up 2017-05-02 21:47: Most of us probably relate to the experiences of the ▜▒▕▜▝▝ we are around the most 2017-05-02 23:18: Everybody fucking panic. 2017-06-14 20:14: a stranger can be familiar in their strangeness 2017-06-17 21:38: Don't be a stranger. 2017-07-01 01:35: Are you really only thinking of yourself? 2017-07-01 01:36: Will we basically keep being humans? Fumbling aronud with our love and our hate and our strength and our weakness, as we always have been? 2017-07-01 01:36: Why's it gotta be so hard for you? 2017-07-03 02:54: I do not know and cannot say, in fact I never may 2017-08-03 11:45: Nothing happened except the slow erosion of urgency and purpose 2017-09-28 13:23: The death of the private lie that someday you will be young once again and feel at capricious intervals the weightlessness of a joy that is unchecked by the injuries of experience and failure. 2017-09-29 18:23: we have a choice and our choices matter 2017-09-29 18:24: how lucky to be at the genesis for something new, how rare to be in a time when things changed 2017-09-29 18:29: it is novel now and soon it will be boring

2017-11-16 00:39: We shall not cease from exploration, 2017-11-16 00:39: and the end of all our exploring 2017-11-16 00:40: will be to arrive 2017-11-16 00:40: where we started 2017-11-16 00:40: and know the place for the first time. - T.S. Eliot

2017-12-01 14:33: Who can know from the word goodbype what kind of parting is in store for us. 2017-12-01 14:34: Realizing that, after years of pretension, you actually have nothing interesting to say, no ability to create art, and no energy to cultivate knowledge 2017-12-06 20:23: Be arrogant enough to learn everything 2017-12-06 20:23: Fear is useless and temporary 2018-04-18 00:34: ░▐▓▒▞▘▙ who are different have a shot at being original. they have the motivation too. -Jim Carrey 2018-05-05 22:50: Judge the value of what you have by what you had to give up to get it 2018-09-02 23:21: There is no insurmountable solitude. All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are. And we must pass through solitude and difficulty, isolation and silence in order to reach forth to the enchanted place where we can dance our clumsy dance 2018-09-07 01:23: “The object of art is not to make salable pictures. It is to save yourself.” 2018-09-22 12:10: “Objects have value not because of what they are but because of what they enable us to do.” 2018-09-22 12:10: “There will be no more grandiose statements about our future projects. I can tell you what I am thinking, and what I am trying to accomplish, but all I promise is my best effort.”

2019-01-29 23:50: Sometimes I feel that it can be a lucrative trap to become invested in a single person, and then accumulate expectations that far outweigh the responsible obligations of any friendship. As I have gotten older, a pattern that is working much better for me is the campfire model - I just try to keep a metaphorical campfire going, for ▔▝▛▒▚▛ traveling through this life to stop and warm themselves upon while I tend it. I cannot know which direction ▔▝▛▒▚▛ are traveling from, or to, or how long their journey has been or will be. But all ▔▝▛▒▚▛ need to warm their calloused hands and feet, and I can keep this fire with a bed of rosy coals. Sometimes someone will stop at my fire and warm themselves without my ever having paid attention, but to them it may have meant all the difference in the world. By keeping this obligation in mind, to simply expect ▛▔▘▙▐▓▚ to need a place to sit a spell, I can at least believe I am helping. The campfire is a nice way for me to remember we're all suffering, that not a one of us is unique to loneliness. Because sometimes that person who sits down at your fire is the person you have been waiting for, and only by making a seat for them were you able to ever meet.

2019-03-21 22:16: I choose to avoid morally bankrupt multi national billion dollar corporations 2019-03-21 22:16: that think they get to rule the world for "free" 2019-03-21 22:16: but i said no 2019-03-21 22:16: not me.

2019-03-21 22:18: My heart, why come you here alone? 2019-03-21 22:18: The wild thing of my heart is grown 2019-03-21 22:18: To be a thing, 2019-03-21 22:18: Fairy, and wild, and fair, and whole - Poem by GPT-2

2019-05-16 01:36: welcome to the memex. 2019-07-14 09:02: technology as an end in itself 2019-08-13 11:15: Mistakes are always forgiveable if one has the courage to admit them 2019-08-21 03:37: "For if there is a wall between you and the world, it makes little difference whether you describe yourself as locked in or as locked out." - Orthodoxy by G.K.Chesterton 2019-08-28 11:52: Love is the death of duty 2019-09-23 14:40: The past is over. Learn from it and let it go