“Habits are at first cobwebs then cables.”
~ Spanish Proverb
Photo by Belinda Fewings
“You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.”
~ Charles C. Noble
Photo by Alex Andrews
Keep an ordinary mind
“I think people who keep an ordinary mind are more relaxed, have no internal distortions, observe things with a more nuanced perspective, are practical, and have more patience. They tend to get things done better.”
~ Zhang Yiming
Read the full speech here. 👍🏼
Conditions for “Flow”
• Knowing what to do next
• Knowing how to do it
• Freedom from distractions
• Clear and immediate feedback
• High perceived challenge and high perceived skill
~ Csikszentmihalyi, M.; Abuhamdeh, S., & Nakamura, J.; “Flow”
My go-to browser has always been Firefox. It is technically good. In parallel, I also use multiple other browsers. It is a bit of a nuisance sometimes to switch around, but I manage.
Lately, I have been using a specific web app more and more and it needs to use a specific feature that, at the moment, is supported only in chrome engine. My options are Brave and Vivaldi.
I like Brave's design a lot, but Vivaldi offers more than just browsing, so I have been experimenting with it. And recently, there was a new update and I like the privacy improvements. Below are two recent examples of Vivaldi's proactive privacy measures.
I am also impressed that Vivaldi is employee owned with no outside investor. I hope they can stay that way.
Check them out here.
Update: Despite Vivaldi's various built-in blocking, seems that I can do MS Teams video meeting on Vivaldi smoothly.
Found this on the ground during my morning walk.
Taking a nap
Last week I visited my friend's place and had fun with the family dog. 😄
Dealing with new paradigm
“The root cause of most mistakes people make when dealing with new paradigms comes down to two things: fear and arrogance.
We fear we’ll miss out, that we’ll fail, or that we’ll be judged and rejected. And when we’re not afraid, we’re arrogant. We think the new thing is obviously bullshit, or obviously amazing, and it decreases our attachment to the actual truth.
When dealing with a new paradigm, reason has its limits. The best strategy is to embrace curiosity, and don’t worry too much.”
~ Nathan Baschez
Related: Fear inhibits change