Minimax is a time-saving (and ultimately life-saving) strategy in which you achieve maximum effect with minimum effort. I utilise this strategy the other way round. I often find myself undertaking maximum effort and achieving minimum effect. Such as today, when I spent a few hours copywriting an obscure article for an even more obscure online … Continue reading What I Hated the Least Today 194/365: Minimax
I’m trying to learn to become more of a stet person. Stet, let it stand, is a proofreading mark indicating that a correction should be ignored and the text should be left as it is. Letting anything as it is comes across as an extremely difficult skill to me as someone who, even when she’s … Continue reading What I Hated the Least Today 181/365: Stet, Let It Stand
I spent the last few days doing what existentialists who aren't nihilists (yet) do: persisting in so-called meaningful activities which they know to be meaningless. In other words, I've been pursuing my academic pursuits. (Or, oops, I did it again.) In a matter of four or five days, I churned out two abstracts (as in … Continue reading What I Hated the Least Today 154/365: Papers
I celebrated Labour Day by labouring on my research paper, which I hope to publish in an obscure academic journal. The deadline for submissions was 1 May, and I started writing on 30 April, deploying the classic tactics of motivation through pressure. My paper turned out somewhat differently than what I promised in the pre-approved abstract. … Continue reading What I Hated the Least Today 121/365: Labour May Day
Amen and then there was — nothing.