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Commitment devices, Frameworks and incremental success — via: Craig Mod – 

Walking, Habits, Systems — Ridgeline issue 027:

Long walks can be frameworks. Long walks contain rhythm and monotony. Using this framework, this monotony, I looked to amplify a few specific good habits, and nullify bad ones.

For me, this is akin to my running. Rhythm, monotony, duration, endurance, meditation, thinking. Solid read, here from Craig Mod

The New Wilderness (Idle Words):

This requires us to talk about a different kind of privacy, one that we haven’t needed to give a name to before. For the purposes of this essay, I’ll call it ‘ambient privacy’—the understanding that there is value in having our everyday interactions with one another remain outside the reach of monitoring, and that the small details of our daily lives should pass by unremembered. What we do at home, work, church, school, or in our leisure time does not belong in a permanent record. Not every conversation needs to be a deposition.

Until recently, ambient privacy was a simple fact of life. Recording something for posterity required making special arrangements, and most of our shared experience of the past was filtered through the attenuating haze of human memory. Even police states like East Germany, where one in seven citizens was an informer, were not able to keep tabs on their entire population. Today computers have given us that power. Authoritarian states like China and Saudi Arabia are using this newfound capacity as a tool of social control. Here in the United States, we’re using it to show ads. But the infrastructure of total surveillance is everywhere the same, and everywhere being deployed at scale.

 

Via Kai Brach’s email newsletter Dense Discovery – this essay has caused me to think a lot about privacy and how we consider it, talk about it, assume it works, understand it and communicate about it with the same set of assumptions. A very good read, written by Maciej Ceg?owski.

I’m sorry, but as a runner I cannot cut the legs from another animal – By Chris Dombrowski

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