The world is full of interesting, challenging and useful mental problems—why devote your precious time to solving fake ones [like brain games]?
Why not use that time instead to learn Chinese, physics, computer programming, history, economics, calculus or millions of other engaging skills. Many of these have similar cognitive stresses that the brain games supposedly induce, plus the problem of transfer goes away since these subjects are actually useful…
Why pick a brain game when you can train your mind to do something useful and interesting instead?
How much does a hipster weigh?
1,500 words written this morning. Now that feels good for a change.
To keep my job, I have to keep up with logistical tasks, but to advance, I need long bouts of focus on hard problems.
[But] batching, as it turns out, is hard.
"I’m Pastor Ryan Heller and I’d like to personally invite you to Edge Church this Easter.”
This was on a mass mailer that was sent to my house. I wouldn’t exactly call that a personal invitation.
Then it said to get “tickets for the service” I should go to their website. Ha.
If I had an art store in Seoul,
I’d call it Art & Seoul.