If you haven’t read Mr. Money Mustache’s excellent post The Low Information Diet, you really should. While you’re there, check out the rest of the blog.
I’ve realized recently (and this recurs, of course) that I’ve been reading the news for the sake of reading the news and “keeping up with things,” particularly the 2016 presidential election. Unfortunately, this is not only escapism in its purest form (let’s dream about a world we my candidate wins, and we all get puppies and rainbows*), it’s a waste of time, and it keeps me from doing the things that a) I want to be doing that b) will actually have an effect on the world.
I go back and forth on social media, as well–and I find myself sucked into not only the comparisons but the thoughts of “hey, I could do that [photography/writing/cooking/science], and if I got really good at it, I could make some extra money**…”–which is escapism again. Even with notifications off, there’s that little jolt of chemicals every time I look at Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or the latest poll results (with comments, of course). I don’t need it!
There’s nothing I want to escape from, and it’s time to rebuild the mindfulness machine. So here’s to that.
*That’s not what my candidate is promising, by the way. It’s a metaphor.
**Don’t worry, we’re not destitute. I’m on a savings kick right now and it’s pretty exciting.
If you want to send me an encrypted email, you can use the following public key:
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My main regret about not producing a webcomic* is that I don’t have a reason to provide timely updates about what is going on in my life.
*I don’t produce a webcomic because although it would be cool, I think other people already do a much, much better job of it. Sort of like working for NASA.
Works reasonably well, although some files may have font properties without the word “Font” (capitalization matters).
Open CMD prompt
dir Desktop (or whatever target directory)
grep -L Font *.pdf > list_of_files.txt
-L = only return file names that do not match
-r = Recursive
This has been bothering me since I upgraded to Yosemite earlier this summer. I finally found an answer: turn on iCloud syncing for email. I did not need do any if the file copying mentioned in the linked solution.
In case you’re wondering: No, I am not a rules fanatic, but one IMAP email account through my hosting company has an issue with spam. I turned on Spam Assassin, which tags the junk, and then I use a rule to put those messages in the junk folder, just in case there was a false positive.
You can convert a single well top set to a points object.
Select (check the box) the well top you want to be points.
Right-click on an attribute for the tops layer (e.g., Z)
Select “Convert to points (using filter)
You will get a new points object.
Between ResearchGate and Google Scholar, I recently noticed a few more citations of my work. Check out those links of you’re interested. Getting more exposure slowly but surely…
ETA: Looks like Drupal really doesn’t like emoji. 🙁
This wasn’t documented anywhere (maybe it’s obvious?), but here is a short example using the included ‘bot’ dataset.
# Look at the existing factors, stored in bot@fac
# Add another arbitrary factor
# Put your new factors back into the object
# Look at your data based on the new factor