Replied to Attention, gratitude, compassion by Philip BrewerPhilip Brewer

Many years ago I read a pretty good book: How to Want What You Have by Timothy Miller. It teaches what is basically a stripped down, secularized Buddhism as a way to make yourself happier. I was reminded of it because I’ve just read 10% Happier by Dan Harris, which covers similar material. I’d r…

Philip, You could take practicing your compassion several levels over by driving in Indian traffic. Trust me, I’ve tried doing what your friend suggested several times and finally chose a better solution – let my wife drive. She’s either transcended to zen mode or got way too numbed down with the incessant honking and haphazard,…

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Jackie has told me stories of her visits to Kovalam Beach from when she was living in Trivandrum! She was puzzled by your map, though, which seems to show something on the right coast. Isn’t Kovalam on the left coast?
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Rightfully so! There are two beaches with the same name on both coasts of the peninsular region. The one in Trivandrum is way better than the one I biked to on the east coast. Kerala is bestowed with some really good scenic places. I did a long backpacking trip several years ago. Some of my…

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If you haven’t yet, you should read Scott Carney’s book on environmental conditioning. I think it’s called ‘What Doesn’t kill us’ and is a beautiful dive in to Wim Hoff’s breathing methods to manipulate the immune system. in reply to: On adjusting to the cold and dark After suffering from SAD for half my life,…

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Syncthing looks pretty interesting. I’ll probably give it a shot for another project of mine. Thanks for the pointer. For the pi3 setup, one USB port supports both the keyboard and mouse, while another serves the hard disk, leaving two more ports free. I use an hdmi adapter for the screen. Once I get a…

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I’ve really liked Standard Notes and Simplenote. Both have markdown, tag support and sync across machines. I’d weigh in on the former for encryption and the latter for version control. I’ve never used nvAlt, so not quite sure what I’m stacking against. in reply to: « Oatmeal Internet! I need help. I’ve been using nvALT…

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Hilarious! 🙂 in reply to: The Facebook Algorithm Mom Problem POSSE For quite a while now, I’ve been publishing most of my content to my personal website first and syndicating copies of it to social media silos like Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Facebook. Within the Indieweb community this process is known as POSSE an acronym…

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Philip, I dynamically add the ‘Liked:’ and ‘Replied to:’ phrase to the title of the post using some crude code in my back-end. Essentially, I use a couple of workflows to fetch the link/article details and then add the markup et al using a custom functions in my wp install. Would be more than happy…

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Thanks for setting this up, Chris! Some interesting plugins out there on the WP front. in reply to: Indieweb for Journalism I’ve been meaning to do it for quite a while, but I’ve finally started a stub in the Indieweb wiki for the topic . There is a rapidly growing group of writers and journalists…

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I absolutely love the WP-GPX plugin! It takes an additional step to fetch the individual gpx file manually and upload it to your server to use the short code. However, the pain is absolutely worth it. And I’m sure there’s a way to automate this process. I also remember having an issue with it not…

Replied to:Expanding my movement practice: Animal movements

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This sounds pretty interesting, Philip. Something I should consider adding to my workout regimen. I’ve always had a tough time coordinating my limbs and following flow sequences. Several years back after a failed attempt at learning Kalaripayettu , I was heavily demoralized. My flexibility seemed to be abysmally low and I had a real tough…

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Love the idea! Essentially I guess this falls into the bigger picture of organically building ‘Indiweb groups’ which gets people more engaged in discussions around the open-web (and otherwise!) and would be a welcoming segway for those who are already on the verge of taking that step! in reply to: IndieWeb podcast club …like a…

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Wow, didn’t realize this was 12 years in the making! Hats off for all the efforts! in reply to: This year: active community members are blogging on 🎂 #microformats.org turned 12 today! This year: active community members are blogging on microformats.org Srikanth Perinkulam

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That anomaly grows exponentially with the density of traffic :). You could barely go fast with so many vehicles around you and the thrill of scraping past the other vehicles keeps you hyper alert! I’m eagerly looking forward to driving back in India later this year, after four years here in the US. Wonder if…

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Couldn’t resist replying! At times I feel I bought my Kindle for the cover 🙂 in reply to: Exploring the digital life. Torn between Saturday morning laziness and wanting to get work done at the house before it gets hot I opted to walk down to get coffee and read. I’ll be sweating later but…

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Ha, Not quite sure where I picked that from. Thanks for the pointer. For some reason, yours didn’t show up either..Will take a look at that later today. Social Thoughts Thanks Srikanth, good to know that they’re useful. I figured that documenting the journey is good for both myself and others, having a record of…