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February 13th, 2014
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Debugging in Meatspace
xuenay posted about taking a proportionate approach to trust-- instead of thinking of people as trustworthy or untrustworthy, think about what you know you can or can't trust them with. This strikes me as a valuable approach, with one problem-- it can be useful to extend a lot of trust to a spouse, and this includes rare situations where you don't know how a potential spouse would handle them.

Side thought: how would the world be different if the ability to wrangle bureaucracies were considered an important trait for potential partners?

Anyway, xuenay's article included a link to celandine13's article about viewing errors-- especially repeated errors-- as correctable bugs rather than as personal defects to be overcome with willpower or unthinking repeated practice.

solri mentioned William Burroughs' The Discipline of DE, a piece about "do easy"-- paying enough attention to what you usually do and changing the details (down to the level of how you touch and move things) to make doing them smooth,
pleasant, and efficient.

The video (an abridged version of Burroughs' text) can be found here.

A video of Scott Sonnon explaining what being abused for a learning disability did to him, and how he found that the "learning disability" was actually an unusual but very effective style of learning.

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Date:February 14th, 2014 03:06 am (UTC)
Oh wow, what a lot of excellent information in this post; thank you!
Date:February 14th, 2014 07:22 am (UTC)
I don't need a wife to wrestle red tape into submission; that's my mother's specialty.
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Date:February 14th, 2014 03:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the mention, and for the other links - I really like celandine13's article.
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Date:February 14th, 2014 09:14 pm (UTC)
This post prompted me to watch the film. It's not bad (Hell, it's Gus van Sant) but could have done with a less dorky lead. You need someone who, as well as not dressing in horrible clothes, can look confused and clumsy at first then graduate to being The One. I'd say we need "The Discipline of DE" to be remade with Keanu Reeves, but he's getting a bit old for the disciple role. Daniel Craig would make a great Colonel Sutton-Smith.

Oh yes, and some of the DE in the film is sub-standard. Watch how the kid washes a cup - he puts it under the tap before pouring out the leftover coffee. No master of DE would do that.
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