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  1. Comment on Tips for falling asleep in ~talk

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    I noticed a paradox: I fall asleep when I don't focus on falling asleep. And I have a simple method that I don't think has ever failed me before. I look at a fixed spot (a specific point on the...

    I noticed a paradox: I fall asleep when I don't focus on falling asleep. And I have a simple method that I don't think has ever failed me before.

    I look at a fixed spot (a specific point on the wall, the corner of an object, etc.) keeping a soft, relaxed focus. My eyes will try to move and, every time, I gently refocus on that spot—over, and over, and over again. Doesn't matter how many times: I'll keep doing it, without worrying too much about the method's effectiveness.

    Boredom and repetition are great facilitators when you try to shut off the brain.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on The last time you'll buy shoes (Thought experiment: You'll get to a point in life where mundane objects might last longer than you do) in ~life

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    I'm the biggest fan of $10 supima cotton shirts at Uniqlo, and a bunch of other things (underwear, socks—not the same brand, but all unbranded). When something is the right item/tool for you...

    I'm the biggest fan of $10 supima cotton shirts at Uniqlo, and a bunch of other things (underwear, socks—not the same brand, but all unbranded). When something is the right item/tool for you (doesn't have to be the absolute best) you can opt to avoid investing further mental energies in a constant reevaluation. No need to look for Steve Job's uniform either, others will share a similar approach:

    “You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits. I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.”
    — Obama to Vanity Fair

    3 votes
  3. Comment on I'm on a mass social media detox (Twitter, Instagram, etc.) - What blogs that you read regularly should I check out? in ~talk

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    I've been going through all those suggestions during the past couple days and I am preparing some on my own: I'm especially fond of smaller personal blogs—they're harder to find, but sometimes...

    I've been going through all those suggestions during the past couple days and I am preparing some on my own: I'm especially fond of smaller personal blogs—they're harder to find, but sometimes really worth it (almost like comments and feedback on Tildes).

    1 vote
  4. Comment on I'm on a mass social media detox (Twitter, Instagram, etc.) - What blogs that you read regularly should I check out? in ~talk

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    Interesting, I’ll give it a try!

    Interesting, I’ll give it a try!

    1 vote
  5. Comment on I'm on a mass social media detox (Twitter, Instagram, etc.) - What blogs that you read regularly should I check out? in ~talk

  6. Comment on I'm on a mass social media detox (Twitter, Instagram, etc.) - What blogs that you read regularly should I check out? in ~talk

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    Thanks! I tried a search engine on Mozz, but seems hard to find good/regular blogs with no specific direction. Anything you’d recommend to check out?

    Thanks! I tried a search engine on Mozz, but seems hard to find good/regular blogs with no specific direction. Anything you’d recommend to check out?

    1 vote
  7. I'm on a mass social media detox (Twitter, Instagram, etc.) - What blogs that you read regularly should I check out?

    I limited the intake of high volume news and I'm currently taking a break from social media. I've been enjoying to occasionally visit blogs directly as my source of online reading. I tend to enjoy...

    I limited the intake of high volume news and I'm currently taking a break from social media. I've been enjoying to occasionally visit blogs directly as my source of online reading. I tend to enjoy short essays, opinions, and honest observations. What blogs have you been following lately that you think are worth taking a look at?

    P.s.
    If it's your own, please shoot me a direct message: I'd love to check it out.

    25 votes
  8. Comment on Don't Practice, Do in ~life

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    Thanks for sharing the reasons, @deimos. I'll keep it in mind for the future—it was a bit of a quirk compared to the usual (which is more expanded or linked). Thank you.

    Thanks for sharing the reasons, @deimos. I'll keep it in mind for the future—it was a bit of a quirk compared to the usual (which is more expanded or linked). Thank you.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Don't Practice, Do in ~life

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    Respectfully disagree with Master Yoda. It's all try.

    Respectfully disagree with Master Yoda. It's all try.

  10. Comment on My 2017 iPhone X died: I got a 2016 iPhone SE for $70, upgraded the battery and added wireless charging — it's great in ~tech

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    I am using it with a fresh install of the iOS 14 Public Beta 2 and I am honestly impressed by how fast it is—again, coming from 2.5 years of iPhone X. Not sure what the profoundly different...

    I am using it with a fresh install of the iOS 14 Public Beta 2 and I am honestly impressed by how fast it is—again, coming from 2.5 years of iPhone X. Not sure what the profoundly different experience is caused by.

  11. Comment on My 2017 iPhone X died: I got a 2016 iPhone SE for $70, upgraded the battery and added wireless charging — it's great in ~tech

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    Could you shoot me a message with browser/device/location? I want to troubleshoot this, you’re not the first person!

    Could you shoot me a message with browser/device/location? I want to troubleshoot this, you’re not the first person!

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    Feedback here is honest, thoughtful, constructive. This is one of the few places that remind me of the constructive and supportive web I grew up with. I'm just happy projects like Tildes exist....

    Feedback here is honest, thoughtful, constructive. This is one of the few places that remind me of the constructive and supportive web I grew up with. I'm just happy projects like Tildes exist. Thank you, Tildes community.

    31 votes
  13. Comment on My 2017 iPhone X died: I got a 2016 iPhone SE for $70, upgraded the battery and added wireless charging — it's great in ~tech

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    Edge-to-edge 1st gen SE would be the perfect device for me.

    Edge-to-edge 1st gen SE would be the perfect device for me.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on My 2017 iPhone X died: I got a 2016 iPhone SE for $70, upgraded the battery and added wireless charging — it's great in ~tech

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    From Bezo's store. If you send me an email/message, I can share the links.

    From Bezo's store. If you send me an email/message, I can share the links.

  15. Comment on Every time someone is better at something than you are, it just means they failed at it more times than you did in ~life

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    I agree, Omnicrola. It should be "Whenever Someone Is Better at Something than You Are, It Likely Just Means They Failed at It More Times than You Did", but I'm not going to change it now, so the...

    I agree, Omnicrola. It should be "Whenever Someone Is Better at Something than You Are, It Likely Just Means They Failed at It More Times than You Did", but I'm not going to change it now, so the context remains intact.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Being born in the 80s is the only thing that makes me realize how life with no constant connection existed and is possible in ~tech

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    I agree. And I really hope your username comes from Tetsuya Mizuguchi's game, which is my favorite game ever.

    I agree. And I really hope your username comes from Tetsuya Mizuguchi's game, which is my favorite game ever.

    1 vote