I have begun listening to audio books recently and really enjoying them. I guess this an extension of beginning to listen to podcasts. I never felt like I got much out of audio listening but for fiction or ‘review’ type non-fiction it’s perfect. One habit I am going to try and cultivate is listening to an audio book and drawing.
For new non fiction that I really want to retain, however, it is not a good medium for me. I’m finding that video is not either. Both are too slow and too easy for my attention to wander. However I am going to explore listening to an audio book as a form of review for a book I am learning from.
In this post I will describe how to create and use the powerful Tonido file server inside a docker container. The reasons for using Docker are many and well documented, and I think Tonido represents a fantastic example of the oft-described use-case of compartmentalizing software due to dependencies. Continue reading “Running a Tonido Server inside Docker”
The last few days have been dominated by finishing a blog post on running a Tonido server in a Docker container (I keep trying to write cocker there) and prep for a Castles and Crusaders game with O. I’ve realized a major difference with managing my autodidactic system using principles similar to my workout schedule is the time frame. Workouts take place in a contained space of time moving from one workout to the next whereas with learning I need to stay on some tasks until completion – like with writing the blog – which can take several sessions.
I’ve been thinking a lot about time and space a lot this morning. Listened to an OnBeing episode with Martha Wertheim and had some insights into the concept of space, virtual space and dimensions. Also a rethink of Descartes’ duality – maybe he was describing overlapping spaces rather than separate ones. Thoughts that tie into to idea of reality as a simulation and Sheldrake’s concept of consciousness as a field (that occupies space outside the body). All things that need to be expanded and fleshed out in a longer format.
Reviewed my projects and learning goals. I have felt myself slipping into ‘randomness’ again as far as my study and project management. I am planning a blog to explain things in more detail but essentially I’m going to approach my projects the same way as exercise – identify primary and secondary elements then rotate through them in a specific order with primary followed by secondary. However if I can’t get to a secondary project in a given day then it falls back into the queue so that the day always begins with work on a primary project.
I’m also going to make a quick note here of what I worked on as a reference.
Worked on AI course last night. Ended up reviewing the term ‘recursive’ which naturally led to iteration using Python examples. That led to reading about binomial coefficients, Fibonacci numbers, and Pascal’s Pyramid.
Then secondary study of Castles and Crusaders books and some notes to prepare for playing next week when the kids are off.
My Current Resistance Routine
After 10 rounds of my 5/5 routine I have gone back to my former regimen which I call 3’s. It consists of 3 days of workout with a day of recovery in between. 2 days consist of weight training and 1 day is for body weight. On one of the recovery days I have an abdominal routine that I run through as well as a forearm routine with some heavy iron bars given to me by my brother. Continue reading “My Program of 3’s – Resistance Training”