Category Archives: lifehacking

Plans for the year

Although New Year’s resolutions are apparently mostly useless, I do have some targets for the next year or so. The article linked above mentions: people who kept their resolutions tended to have broken their goal into smaller steps and rewarded themselves when they achieved one of these. They also told their friends about their goals, […]

I shouldn’t be surprised

I left a program with lots of debugging printout running in an Emacs shell buffer, and when I came back to it the shell buffer had grown to 95 Mbytes. Emacs had much smaller buffer limits when I started to use it, and I remember being bemused when buffer limits changed to allow 8Mbyte files.  […]

Who am I? How did I get here? Where do I go next?

Who am I? As my angiogram, with its attendant risks, is only three days away at the time I’m writing this, I’m worrying about the risk of death and of going to hell, or even just the risk of death, and I’ve been reading about the growing body of non-scientific evidence for survival of the […]

That’s the way it is with habits

I said that I was going to try reduce my habit of web browsing, and that I’d report back… but I didn’t report back as soon as I meant to. As you might guess from that, my progress on it hasn’t been that rapid. I think I’ve reduced it a bit, and I’ve managed to […]

Changing habits

One of the reasons I started this blog was to help me in changing habits. The idea partly came from an article I found, that stated people who kept their resolutions tended to have broken their goal into smaller steps and rewarded themselves when they achieved one of these. They also told their friends about […]