It's a comprehensive summary of global climate change. Also read the comments for a bit... (Read More)
by Cory on July 2, 2019
by Cory on June 3, 2019
Damn, I haven't been doing these lately. I flew to Boston this past week and went to a job interview. It was pretty stressful.
But that's not why I'm making this entry. I just happened to go get some water with a work friend and we sat down outsi...
by Cory on May 28, 2019
Note to self: need to do this more regularly. Every night before bed?
Was unusually calm this time. Not sure if meditation is working because I was stressed and depressed and angry after getting bad news on Friday but then I felt strangely calm a...
by Cory on May 22, 2019
I'm sitting seiza on my bed. The lights are on and I'm staring at the books on my bookshelf.
Slightly elevated heartbeat. Probably around 80bpm. Minor, dull pit in stomach but nothing extreme.
I'm concerned about my definition of success and cha...
by Cory on May 22, 2019
Not sure if it's because I was so tired but it was really easy to keep my head empty this time.
I was also able to slow my heart rate and dull the pang of anxiety for about 20 seconds at a time.
Concentrate on breathing. Sitting on my bed in the...
by Cory on May 17, 2019
I tried to concentrate on not concentrating but my mind would wander. I think meditating must be like holding your breath, but right now I can't even stop wandering for more than 3 seconds.
I have a song stuck in my head. That's ok.
by Cory on May 12, 2019
Yeah that's right. I'm not done.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I PRESENT TO YOU: BOUNCY BLOCK
This is what I have at the end of the day. I know it's not Saturday, but better late than never. I was going to just go for a white cube, but this image of a...
by Cory on May 11, 2019
Current State of Mind:
Heart beat is fast. Burning in my chest, that feeling you get when something bad happens. I think people usually say "pit in my stomach". Quite bad, almost 24/7.
Almost in a loop, I experience these three thoughts...
Anger Management for Everyone
I had to read this because I started to hate my job and all my ideas don't make any money. It's a good book though with a lot of techniques that cover lifestyle changes, behavioral changes, and provides you with ways to manage anger. Not just anger but bitterness and over negativity too. To get the most out of the book requires picking a new strategies and following through on them until they become habit. I've been trying to keep a disciplined schedule and practice for these couple weeks and I think I can already feel results.
Added on April 8, 2019 10:47 PM
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
I didn't know that Theranos was so fucking crazy. Just from casually listening to the news I thought it was just some girl who bit off more than she could chew and then started lying. No, this is the Final Fantasy 7 house of silicon valley start ups. I was captivated by this guys book the whole way through. I thought 350 pages would be long but it flew by. Also the stereotype pairing of young girl engineer and creepy piece.of shit incompetent old guy is really common in Silicon Valley. It's the worst. I need to get out of here.
Added on January 20, 2019 3:54 AM★
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
This book is life anecdotes backed up with psychology for how to become an enlightened person. He also really likes the Bible. (Belief not necessary to enjoy the book). I think he has some interesting points but I disagree on a couple things, for instance when he says it's completely unreasonable to not want to have kids or that "striving the maximum good for most people" is specific enough to let you figure out what you should do in a day. I learned a lot of cool things about lobsters though.
Added on January 7, 2019 6:42 AM
Flowers for Algernon
Wow this is a really sad book. I never had to read this for school but I'm glad I read it now.
Added on November 22, 2018 1:17 AM★
Small Business For Dummies
I found this on a table at work and it was from 1998 which is funny because computers and the internet were super new back then. This is an overview for someone who has no clue how to start a business
Added on November 20, 2018 2:25 AM