The Ultrapraxists

Thanks to an invite from my good friend Jeffrey Biles I was recently able to participate in a weekend session of Sebastian Marshall’s ‘ultraworking pentathlon‘. The pentathlon consists of five ‘cycles’, with each cycle broken into two parts: an uninterrupted 30-minute work period followed by a 10 minute break. Before each cycle you ask yourself the following […]

A Taxonomy of Gnoses

Anyone who was studied a difficult technical subject like mathematics has surely had the following experience: You wake up at 5:30 in the morning, determined to go over the tricky set theory proofs which looked like hieroglyphics to you the day before. There’s a test over the material later in the week and, with an already […]

The STEMpunk Project: Tenth Month’s Progress

There isn’t much to report on for December. As 2016 drew to a close and the snows began to fall in earnest I continued reading the excellent “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach”, delightedly learning about ontological engineering, knowledge base construction, and truth maintenance systems, among other things. These are topics of particular interest to me because I’m […]