In computing, the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is an Internet standard protocol used by email clients to retrieve email messages from a mail server over a TCP/IP connection. IMAP is defined by RFC 9051. (“Internet Message Access Protocol” 2023) Bibliography References .csl-entry{text-indent: -1.5em; margin-left: 1.5em;}“Internet Message Access Protocol.” 2023. In Wikipedia.

2023-11-09 · 2023-11-10 · 1 min · Edit

Hard truths

This note collects things I consider to be true for which acceptance can be difficult or uncomfortable. Life is unfair; or perhaps better stated as life is indifferent There is no god or other supernatural powers Consider creating notes for each “truth” and having this note act as a “tag” like Favorites Backlinks On parenting

2023-11-07 · 2023-11-10 · 1 min · Edit

This too shall pass

“This too shall pass” is a Persian adage […]. It reflects on the temporary nature, or ephemerality, of the human condition — that neither the bad, nor good, moments in life ever indefinitely last. (“This Too Shall Pass” 2023) Bibliography References .csl-entry{text-indent: -1.5em; margin-left: 1.5em;}“This Too Shall Pass.” 2023. In Wikipedia. Backlinks On parenting

2023-11-07 · 2023-11-10 · 1 min · Edit

Be predictable

Predictable behavior is a boon in the types of relationships I want to cultivate. I aspire to act predictably because: It eases the mental burden on those around me Friends, children, family, co-workers, peers, etc, don’t have to wonder how I’ll react or how I’ll behave. They can trust in a consistent version of who I am. It’s corelated with reliability It implies, at least for me, good communication...

2023-11-06 · 2023-11-10 · 1 min · Edit

Praise process and effort

Prefer praising process and effort as opposed to innate characteristics, ability, etc. Note that it’s “prefer” not “always”. Praising effort tends to lead to the development of a Growth mindset ((Gunderson et al. 2013), (Gunderson et al. 2018)) whereas the alternative leads to a Fixed mindset. Examples Scores on a math test ✅ I saw you studying hard for that test, that’s great! ❌ Congrats on the A! Success in a sport ✅ You practiced really hard for that win!...

2023-11-04 · 2023-11-10 · 1 min · Edit

Do what you love until you love to do

I often think about the “Read what you love until you love to read” [Read what you love until you love to read] comment from naval, and this is a good generalization. My experience has been that it is easier to educate a Do-er than to motivate the educated; you have to believe you can Do before you embark on an effort. (Carmack 2021) Bibliography References .csl-entry{text-indent: -1.5em; margin-left: 1....

2023-11-03 · 2023-11-10 · 1 min · Edit

Children burn out fast

As any parent knows, toddlers are bundles of energy. Now, the first comprehensive study of energy use over the human life span has quantified their burn rate: Infants between the ages of 9 and 15 months expend a stunning 50% more energy in 1 day than adults do, adjusted for body size. These wee dynamos consume and use up energy even faster than pregnant women and teenage boys, most likely to fuel their energetically expensive brains and organs....

2023-11-03 · 2023-11-10 · 2 min · Edit

Knowledge shields

Knowledge shields are the set of arguments learners can use to explain away data that challenge their mental models Knowledge shields pose a barrier to developing cognitive skills. People are skilled at holding onto cherished beliefs. The better the mental models, the easier it is to find flaws in disconfirming evidence and anomalous observations. The S-shaped learning curve reflects the increasing difficulty of replacing mental models as people’s mental models become more accurate....

2023-11-03 · 2023-11-10 · 1 min · Edit

Platform decay

Enshittification, also known as platform decay, is the pattern of decreasing quality of online platforms that act as two-sided markets. Enshittification can be seen as a form of rent-seeking [Rent-seeking]. (“Enshittification” 2023) Here is how platforms die: They are good to their users; then They abuse their users to make things better for their business customers; finally They abuse those business customers to claw back all the value for themselves....

2023-11-01 · 2023-11-10 · 1 min · Edit

Seek out feedback and accept with gratitude

Feedback is a key component to improving. Seek it out from those who know more than you. Be gracious in receiving it even if you disagree with it (yes chef, thank you chef, etc) (assuming the person giving you feedback is operating in good faith, otherwise disregard). Getting feedback is the most efficient way to improve your writing. This is not optional. Giving feedback is as important: giving it to others forces you to internalize the learnings from this handbook....

2023-10-31 · 2023-11-10 · 1 min · Edit