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My sole motivation to exercise is to be a better version of myself. Smartwatches and apps can help but are not essential. With enough studying, planning and a humble wrist watch, you can achieve almost everything those apps do.

總沒辦法習慣許多Mindfulness apps的語音引導和環境音,一開始當然有教學作用,但後來反而覺得挺干擾的。結果這類app全刪光了,只留了法鼓山的《禪修入門》,裡面有個很簡單的計時器,只在結束時發一磬聲。

點開Twitter的熱門關鍵字想看看大家在討論什麼,一看發現大部份的推都在問該關鍵字到底是什麼意思。

My iPhone is always plugged in throughout the night. But too many times my phone suddenly got hot while I was out and found it auto-updating apps and draining batteries like crazy.

「無念」在佛教應該是理想的境界,此時妄念已被正念取代,最後放下我執,乃至不思不想。可是在日語中卻似乎更常用來指「非常遺憾之事」,不知為何出現這樣的落差。

極端保守的問題在於無法靈活應付時局,尤其當科技不斷帶來新的挑戰時,舊方法常常沒有辦法處理新問題,甚至會加劇既有的問題。極端進步則高估了世界的靈活性,以為新問題總會有新解法,卻忘了人類受限於自身的極限,所提出的解方幾乎都等同於新的問題。

「沒有什麼能保證電腦可以幫助大眾提升線性的複雜邏輯思考。舉例而言,某些經濟和政治利益的既得者會更希望大量半文盲人群去享受視覺性電腦遊戲的魔力,希望她們在懵懂的狀態下使用電腦,同時也被電腦使用。如此,電腦就會一直保持其神秘性,並一直被官僚精英控制。 」

👉 https://blog.yitianshijie.net/2021/09/11/neil-postman-said-it-40-years-ago/

颱風夜,氣溫總算降到還算舒適的程度,瞬間強風稍微吵了些,希望靠著耳塞能一夜好眠。

iCloud Drive not syncing immediately? Should've tried turning it off and on again....

Used to always have at least one "real" camera with me when going out. For that I needed a bag to have memory cards and extra batteries handy. As the cameras in iPhones had gotten better, I stopped using cameras and finally ditched the bag. And then I stopped taking photos.

Has Siri Shortcuts gotten ever more unreliable now? One Shortcut I run every day just asked me to upgrade Safari in order to open an URL scheme.

I don’t start reading a new book before a proper review of the old one. This makes my already slow reading speed even slower, but if I don’t do this, I won’t even remember what I’ve read at all, and the past efforts will be in vain.

Living without AC + outdoor mask mandate in summertime Taiwan, I've got acne all over my face. Coronavirus prevention has some side effects for sure.

2020年初,歐洲疫情爆發之後,就幾乎可以肯定人類未來必須要跟冠狀病毒共存了。所以問題其實一直都是:那我們該花多少心力來應付這種病?

一個極端是放任2%到5%的人類死掉,另一個極端是傾力追求不特定範圍內的「清零」。借用效益主義的話來說,選擇這兩種極端都不是增進人類整體幸福總量的最佳解。

COVID加快了新自由主義的衰弱,一方面讓國家再度掌權,一方面讓邊陲有了喘息的機會。愛國主義與反智行為難免要在各地展演,地球村隨之崩塌,人人都不得不直面自己肉身所處的地方,少一些對異域的幻想。

While the weather continues heading to the extreme, there will be more days where the environment becomes utterly unbearable for a person, and s/he'll have to consume more energy to make it sufferable. Today's one of those days for me.

Lesson learned: Always buy fans with parts detachable for cleaning, especially those portable mini desktop ones. Can't believe how much time and many swabs I wasted to dust mine.

突然感到煩躁時,拿萬年筆抄寫了一輪片假名,略受寬慰。

有一說學新語言如同灌注新的靈魂,聽來浪漫,但有時學新語言僅僅是為了逃離舊靈魂的糾纏。

只要體感溫度不高於攝氏36度,中央氣象局似乎就會認定天氣「舒適」。明白,低於體溫嘛,但為何我還是汗流個不停?

Have we created the language to describe the trauma we’re experiencing in the new age of the internet? Or are we still too shocked and lost in the old tower of translations?

閱讀香港國安法實施後的荒唐,遙想台灣一百條修正前的時光。

My energy saving project has been going on for 2 months, and just came the first electric bill since started. Compared to the same period last year, 16% cut on total energy consumption, which resulted in 35% cut on electric bill. This feels good.

許多人認為以色列是疫苗模範生,以至於疫情復燃時開始質疑起疫苗的有效性。

當然可以質疑,不過必須先知道該國的單劑覆蓋率一直沒有突破70%,而且距離大半人口施打第一劑已經超過八個月,疫苗效力或許已有衰退。

https://twitter.com/redouad/status/1434055564816957440