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Hunter x GPT

considering a video podcast companion for the newsletter

This is a daily standup post of the work put into maintaining Ex nihilo nihil fit.

Newsletter (Sundays)

  • meta business thoughts: considering adding a podcast component to the newsletter where i basically just talk shit for 30-45 mins
    • spotify supports video for podcasts, and i could upload it to apple too and farm for yt clips
    • but i would want it to have high quality video + audio and sound as interesting as a guy like me can be on camera (spoiler: not much)

Software (Saturdays)

A Augmented Reality (kinda?) GPT that uses HxH mangas to find the matching ending song and arc

life is short. buy the box set.

Books (5/month)

links are affiliate! if you pick up a copy, i get a little kickback!
  • Black Rednecks & White Liberals - 58%
  • Command & Control - 23%
  • At Home in the Universe - 36%
  • Napoleon: A Life - 49%
  • Glass Bead Game - 44%
  • River of the Gods - 46%
  • Replacing Guilt: Minding Our Way (new!) - 19%
    • Don't say "I really should finish this paper." Say "if I don't finish this paper, I'll get a worse grade than I was planning to, and my teacher will frown at me, and my parents will frown at me." Then weigh your options. Then choose.
    • If you find yourself unable to think about a certain outcome, it can be very useful to think all the way through the painful outcome—not to convince yourself that everything would actually be fine, but just so that you can actually think about it. It's the thoughts you can't think that really screw you.
    • If you often suffer from guilt, then I strongly suggest cashing out your shoulds. Get a tally counter and start training yourself to notice when you say the word "should," and then once you're noticing it, start training yourself to unpack the sentence. "I should call my father this week" might cash out to "if I don't call my father this week, he'll feel disappointed and lonely." "I shouldn't play that video game" might cash out to "if I play that video game, I'll lose lots of time that I was planning to use for studying."

New Quotes Added!

13 quotes from Replacing Guilt: Minding Our Way by Nate Soares
29 quotes from River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile by Candice Millard
77 quotes from Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us about Being Human by Grant Morrison
12 quotes from At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity by Stuart A. Kauffman
69 quotes from Black Rednecks & White Liberals: Hope, Mercy, Justice and Autonomy in the American Health Care System by Thomas Sowell
11 quotes from The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse
20 quotes from Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts