Notes

These are a few notes I take in my private journal which I've selected and decided to share publically. The content here is even less of a "finished product" as in writing.


The Story of China 2022-04-26

By Michael Wood It's good never to forget that we are a violent species that has only relatively recently 'risen' to our humanist ideals: (p…

A plane ride accross the Atlantic 2022-04-12

The two gentlemen beside me on the plane were white British antivaxers. Their bodies were mid-way between endomorphy and mesomorphy, and…

Moonwalking with Einstein 2022-04-11

By Joshua Foer Notes and selected quotes "The general idea with most memory techniques is to change whatever boring thing is being inputted…

Learning Chinese 2022-04-05

Advice from Leo Tunkle Anki deck "spoonfed chinese" (its about $2) People say "you should make your own cards", but this is the exception…

Deep Work (Book) 2022-03-14

Rules for focused success in a distracted world. By Cal Newport Part 1 Chapter 1: Deep work is Valuable Chapter 2: Deep work is Rare Chapter…

Blogreading Session 1 2022-02-27

Notes on The big sanctions: A quick explainer - by Noah Smith SWIFT is a communication platform banks use to talk with each other securly…

Travels with Charley, In Search of America 2021-12-28

By John Steinbeck (Beginning) I suppose our capacity for self-delusion is boundless. I knew very well that I rarely make notes, and if I do…

Slaughterhouse Five 2021-12-14

Quotes These are just plain funny There was a soft drink bottle on the windowsill. Its lable boasted that it contained no nourishment…

Nanjing 1937 A Love Story 2021-12-07

by Ye Zhaoyan Selected quotes and extracts Without exception, all of the Chinese students in Europe at the time had some dealings with…

Ben Franklin by Edmund S. Morgan 2021-11-20

In the introductory chapter the author compares his world and our world. We get a hint of the difference between his world and ours when he…

Blyth 2021-11-07

Haiku volume 1 It belongs to a tradition of looking at things, a way of living, a certain tenderness and smallness of mind that avoids the…

Jung 2021-08-05

Architypes of the Collective unconcious (22) That the gods die from time to time is due to man's sudden discovery that they do not mean…

Aldous Huxley 2021-08-01

Collected Essays (Chatto & Windus) Words and Behavior Decentralization and Self-Government To some extent, no doubt, the old, "natural" life…

The Undoing Project: A frinedship that changed our minds. 2020-07-18

About Amos The nice thing about things that are urgent, is that if you wait long enough they aren't urgent anymore. [...] I would say to…

Nietsche 2020-05-31

The falseness of a judgement is to us not necessarily an objection to a judgement: it is here that our new language perhaps sounds stranges…

Aldous Huxley - The Doors of Perception 2020-04-21

We live together, we act on, and react to, on another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves. The martyres go hand in hand…

Watching The English - Kate Fox 2020-04-02

We knew that, of course, but it needs saying, as workplace flirting may be under threat from puritanical influences imported from America…

Josh Waitzkin 2020-03-25

25/03/2020, 11:01:36 Interview 'how to cram 2 months of learning into 1 day' MIQ stands for Most Important Question training. Ever night…

Chris Voss : Never Split the Difference : Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It 2020-03-25

25/03/2020, 00:32:56 Hilton gave me this book (the name at least, i'm reading it on epub). My thoughts on how i'm gonna read this book : Day…