Personal Tools, Broken Situations and their Consequences.

I have a small set of Emacs lisp functions for implementing something called a Zettelkasten. It’s about 250 lines, comments included. This concept has gotten quite a bit of popularity...

The Many Versions Of The Mind As Muscle

Originally I wanted to explore my relationship to the protestant work ethic issues I posted about yesterday, because I remember and have modelled things I do after a quote I...

Protestant work ethic might just not be ethical.

One thing I’ve struggled with as I’ve grown is to not define myself by the work I do, and then feeling worthless when I have a hard time “being productive”....

Triage, Exhaustion and Loss.

Content Warning: Depression, mental illness, bad vibes. If that stuff affects you, look at this kitten instead. Please don’t mistake this for condescencion or sarcasm, I want you to have...

Explaining and Understanding.

The way this blog came be alive again was by explaining the benefits of having such an outlet to somebody else. You can follow the Twitter thread here. Simply, sometimes...

Optimising For Impedance Over Efficiency.

Recently, I found a common thread in a few counter-intuitive things I do at home. For example, I: Pre-portion my ground coffee whenever I open a new pack of ground...

The Concept Of Gardening

On a walk I took recently I figured out a common thread between the activities that relax me without being, you know, active relaxation, like reading a book or playing...

Hi there.

Hi. I’m Mordecai, I’m a guy who cares a whole lot about tools, and how we use them, and how we can make better ones. When you work with me,...

On The Creative Merits Of Paper

The digital age has made a habit of mocking things still done in pen and paper, chiding them as antiquated and superseded. Well, in most cases, the digital age would...