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Thursday, October 31, 2002

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 Thursday, October 31, 20022002-10-31 12:30
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  • Years ago, when I had a job where I didn't have much to do, I developed the habit to sit down and meditate at regular intervals. To be precise, I set my watch to beep every hour on the hour, and then I would just close my eyes and sit there for five minutes or so, trying to just be there, attentive, but without thinking. I did that for years. It accomplished that I would always be both calm and acutely attentive. It also accomplished that I didn't lose touch with my spiritual existence, and any difficulties in the material world had much less strength. Anyway, I need to do something like that again. Particularly since I haven't been smoking for quite a while, I otherwise tend to get overly caught up in the stress of the day's work. I'm setting the beeper on my watch now.

  • Chris Locke, aka RageBoy, is a crazy guy and a creative genius. One of the three authors of The Cluetrain Manifesto. He has a very irreverant and very visually interesting weblog. "... And to the engineers I said, no corporation has ever fallen in love. But they had no idea what I was talking about. I said, what is happening on the net is people falling in love with the world again. Listen..."

  • A small company is working on an elevator to space. It is no longer science fiction. It is now possible to manufacture a material that is strong enough, carbon nanotubes, to consider making a 62,000 mile long cable, leading from a floating platform straight up to geo-stationary orbit.

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