Apophenia is the tendency to perceive a connection or meaningful pattern between unrelated or random things (such as objects or ideas)

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Published on Dec 15, 2020

Semantic Versioning

With semantic versioning, every version number is of the form: major.minor.patch. Rules...

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Published on Dec 15, 2020

Tech Centers

The tech industry has had a new center roughly every fifteen years. A model of computing sets the agenda, and the company or companies that win that model dominate the industry, and everyone is scared of them, and then a new model comes along, forms a new center, and the old model stops mattering. Mainframes were followed by PCs, and then the web, and then smartphones.

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Published on Dec 15, 2020

Parasocial Interation

Parasocial interaction: A kind of psychological relationship experienced by an audience with performers in media(talk show host, celebrities, fictional characters, social media influencers). Viewers or listeners come to consider media personalities as friends, despite having limited interactions with them. PSI is described as an illusionary experience, such that media audiences interact with personas as if they are engaged in a reciprocal relationship with them. A parasocial interaction, an exposure that garners interest in a persona, becomes a parasocial relationship after repeated exposure to the media persona causes the media user to develop illusions of intimacy, friendship, and identification. Positive information learned about the media persona results in increased attraction, and the relationship progresses. Parasocial relationships are enhanced due to trust and self-disclosure provided by the media persona.

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Published on Dec 15, 2020

Dopamine's Function: Creating the Want

Dopamine didn't affect liking something - but it was created the 'wanting'. Dopamine increases temptation. Wanting is more fundamental than liking. Ultimately, it doesn't matter for the preservation of our genes whether we like sex, or like food. Far more important is whether we want to have sex, and whether we seek out food.

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Published on Dec 15, 2020

Unsolvable Problem can be Overcome

There are a lot of important problems that are fundamentally insolvable. They can never be solved - but can be outgrown. You can accept the problem - which will reduce the suffering caused by the problem.

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Published on Dec 08, 2020

Existential Psycological Disorders

According to Existential Psychotherapy, some psychological disorders are the result of individual's inability to reconcile themselves with certain characteristics of the human condition.

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Published on Dec 08, 2020

2 Minute New Habit

To establish a new habit, make sure that it requires no more than 2 minutes in the beginning. Work yourself up from there.

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Published on Dec 08, 2020