What Interest Me This Week


The #roamcult had gotten loud enough that it's hard to avoid.

I've been living on emacs org mode for quite some years, happy and yet to exploit its full potential.

Roam's design is one of those things that you have to try to know what you missed.

So rather than adopting the web app, I'm running Roam on top of org mode.


Another I-dunno-what-I-missed hyped item that show up from time to time, apparently superior to MBTI.

Again, maps are not territory. All maps are wrong, some are useful.

Social VR spaces

Context thread:

If you and friend virtually get together but not to play games, what is the point of a VR space? The lack of good answer tells us why it falls short of promises.

I think a virtual land with low-polygon trees and rocks is a waste of computing power and failure of imagination.

I wonder how brutalist a VR space can be and still fulfill some bare minimum socialization quality.

I suspect a successful one can't run away from being a space where game happens, even if it's as simple as a place where you sit and fish with a friend.

Wabi-sabi limit

Definition: the point where the cost of software maintenance exceed the risk of re-buiding it from scratch.

The cost of maintainance is easy to measure. The risk of re-building is not.

No one has ever ventured re-building and come away thinking it's worth it. Says me.

Does that mean wabi-sabi limit will never ever be hit, in any context? How do we know if we can't quatify risk?

If it can be hit, how bad must a software be?

If it cannot be hit, does that make wabi-sabi limit an event-horizon?

Vim/evil mode

I'm writing this in evil-mode. Which means half my brain juice is spent operating emacs and not the substance you're reading.

Perhaps it does have a more sensible keybinding that's less straining for the fingers.

But it's tough switching between operation and editing modes the same breath.