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@ev @emile @dominic I started reading Faulker (As I Lay Dying) twice this year. I haven't read Vonnegut yet but I read Catcher in the Rye in June of this year. I am happy to talk books all afternoon/evening/morning if y'all want to talk books. I'm trying to win a prize at the local library for reading 5 books and dropping my name in the hat. I'm halfway there. I'm not sure what I'll do with the stuff if I win though, since I don't own many things. I'll probably give everything away. The point is to read anyway.

What are you reading right now?

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@dominic checked the card catalog at the local library -- says it's available; will pick it up and read it. Thank you for the suggestion.

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Thank you @ktorn :bow:

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The weirder you are the more likely they are to warm up to you, in my experience.

Finally. A description of community that excites me.

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Did so. Refreshing on a hot summer's morning. Thank you, @kas.

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Dancing to salsa while coding. Watch out.

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@zach! can you send a link to the instructions you're reading? That'll be a big help to those of us reading your request.

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Chess the Chaturanga Way

This happened yesterday. I discovered that there's an alternative version of chess. It's call chaturanga. Which is interesting because I do chaturanga dandasana all the time. When @ev and I played chaturanga for the first time last night the game started with him almost toppling the board over. I think he might have been nervous. @ev were you nervous? Then when it was getting to endgame I toppled some pieces over on accident, throwing the board into pandemonium on accident.

Forcing the two of us to shake and 'gg' each other even though it was unclear who would have won had the gamplay continued. Interesting game.

One of the biggest differences is the bishops are now elephants and they can move 2 spaces on the diagonal. Instead of say flying down the board. Oh! And pawns are called bhatas and they can move max one space at a time.

Any of you ever play chess the chaturanga way?

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@kas when you're skinny your whole life you can get a weight gaining buddy. And you can talk about your favorite ice cream finds and celebrate when you gain a few pounds. In my case, her mom died when she was young, too. So we have a lot in common. She also serves, so she runs circles around a restaurant and has to work hard to put on weight. Not having a car has made life more of a challenge the past month, but I'm making it work.

@arj I rode a bike in Tokyo and Yokohama. Haven't biked a city since because yeah, sometimes drivers text instead of watching the road. And I don't text because I don't own a mobile device. So, I don't want to be on a bike and have to share the road with texty-drivers. I'd rather walk. Even long distances don't scare me the way texting drivers scare me.

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Yup. That happened. You laughing at the whole thing was water enough. Maybe a trickle but water enough. Back to the code! You ready?

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I don't know who I'm talking to. Can you tell me who you are so when I do a migration in the future you're invited along.

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It's back up. Apologies for the downtime during a server migration the past 24 hours.

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Pouring rain. :umbrella:

Sitting on the bed pair programming. Doing git diffs on the yarn lockfile for decent.

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The conversation continued as @ev started cooking chili with fresh garlic. I changed out the linens for fresh ones and got new trash bags. Each of us changed a trash can -- he did bathroom, I did kitchen area. While doing all that, the philosophy conversation continued.

Everett pointed out, and I think it's worth writing about here, that the goal of Buddhism (if there is a goal) is happiness. The goal of Stoicism is tranquility.

The 1st Century AD Roman philosopher and Stoic, Seneca the Younger (4 B.C. - A.D. 65), the most famous and popular philosopher of his day, took the subject of anger seriously enough to dedicate a whole book to the subject. He saw anger as a philosophical problem and amenable to treatment by philosophical argument, not just an irrational outburst over which we have no control. He thought that anger arose from holding overly optimistic ideas about the world, leading to unrealistic expectations, and advised a more pessimistic attitude so that one was mentally prepared for the kinds of bad things that happen, which would therefore not lead to such outbursts of anger.

Source

I think what Everett is arguing, and I concur, is that if happiness is the goal a person who considers herself or himself a practitioner might feel an ongoing frustration with the world. Especially during times of societal distress. The Stoics by contrast remind us (through their writings) that it could always be worse, rather than wishing/meditating/thinking they should be happier than they are. They close the cognitive gap between how things are and how we want them to be.

Two books I recommend:

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy and On the Shortness of Life

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I don't have a whole lot to add. The two of us have been talking about boats. As in, moving into a boat and floating around, paring down to the absolute minimum. I think that's a pretty Stoic move. Fewer cars. More nature. Very few people. The biggest responsibilities will be paying to dock, keeping the boat up and running, maintenance.

Which brings up an interesting book. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Now, ostensibly that was a book about Buddhism. But I don't think Pirsig presented any one size fits all solutions to life's problems just because it was a Buddhist book (one could argue it wasn't all that Buddhist, but then in a lot of ways that's Zen, man).

So, life would get very maintenance-y and less serverhoodish, which will present a new set of problems. And, if you know any words from the Buddhist way of thinking it's dukkha -- which Pema Chödrön captures in her teachings -- the wisdom of no escape means just that; it's all part of the practice, it's all part of this very weird human experience thing we've got to work with.

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Aww. Ok, that's sweet. Yeah, seems as though that was what was going on for you. I'm almost always happy to talk philosophy. Especially Stoic philosophy.

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@ev I just laughed aloud. Why?

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Hi fellow coffee lovers. I switched to the pour over method this month. This one to be precise. Life changer. I taste the subtle beauty in coffee as I never did with a standard coffee maker. It almost tastes Intelligentsia good and it's much less expensive than paying for coffee one cup at a time. Former stovetop espresso maker lover. Have not been able to burn the beans with the pour over method, regardless of how bad a pour job I do. :coffee: forever.

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@kodo not that I'm aware of. Spain/Spanish heritage might be what you're seeing. How about you? Is there a photo of you on the internet?

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Let's.

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'Why don't you just go ahead and post the image so I can say that it's good you've been hoarding shit.' - @ev

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