feel old and in my circle weird to be old and not on the path to xyz life milestone. eg reading about housing market. (i guess i am taking for granted my path toward getting a phd).
meanwhile also reading about afghanistan. it just has this real vibe of how changing political winds in a country halfway around the world (the US) can have such an outsized effect. what morale, to have people who fought alongside you for so many years just focused on leaving the country. but i know nothing of the situation… just puts a reminder on how fragile peace is. i take it for granted, but is it really? just thinking about this world where i live in a country at the top
close the tab. the world keeps existing even if i do. should i pay attention? or keep grinding toward some local sense. i guess that my tax dollars go toward ground force in other countries…
and covid is also resurgent. i guess that i could see it coming pretty easily, given how the delta variant hit other countries, and that our low numbers were coming during the summer as well. miss clubbing. (at what age does it become weird for me to go clubbing? hm)
feeling moderate amounts of stress. running through interviews with a company has improved my mood. witnessed multiple people get full-time jobs in the time i’ve talked to one company about an internship. i got used to (xyz large company) taking 1-2 months just to get back with a form letter email. didn’t realize startups could move so much faster. (and large companies still).
i need to make a goals list again. goal: pass quals, buy myself an ebike. (sail to marblehead / misery island, to provincetown / whales). take.. e-theory class? get more coffees. volunteer more…?
still need to figure out how to get more actual exercise into my life. right now ebike = zero exercise. the pedals are so slow that it’s really demotivating to use them. got bike for $270, added in folding pedals $15 super nice addition. dream ish ebike is $720 incl. shipping right now.
have already thrown bike into trunk twice, the second time only possible due to folding. wow…. i’m so lazy.
access to FARCC for ipython for PANN
get larger dataset? do cleaning for research
A* search for contract
apply, apply, apply (i’ve done…2 places so far…)
holding pattern for onboarding
take labmates / friends sailing. this is stressing me out. it’s low priority. take them out spontaneously instead of trying to organize grand outing
labmates are graduating! it’s sad to not see them in person again before they leave… weird feeling
so. much. paperwork
okay, one step at a time. for instance, laundry.
feel bad to not care more about global covid situation, about trying to contribute to delta issues. also that maybe i should care more generally about research timeline, and take advantage of being student. like if i just focused i could get this over with
galactic puzzlehunt was a html5 feast, didn’t contribute much, still infancy of puzzle solving abilities
feeling: purposeless. goal to sail across the ocean. not really a purpose… just a goal. (intermediate: newport-halifax, bermuda)
read: Destined for War, Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?; marine accidents investigation branch
watched: The Imperial Coroner (ep 1- 31, three left), nautilus sailing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwV4eBAxWIY&ab_channel=NautilusSailing, cherry magic https://m.imdb.com/title/tt13243836/, annapolis book of seamanship (good)
listened: bbc more of less behind the statistics started back up!
on the list: captain ron, volvo ocean race, etc.
nautilus sailing – power of the computer! see in 3d, polished, etc. not dumb flash animations that don’t let you skip around… note: anchoring: include keel to depth sounder, and from bow to keel, and tide into anchoring calcs. (but also, with that much scope in anchorage, you would swing into other boats, so in practice use less than that). gybe- go ahead and center main completely before gybe. wing-on-wing — watch the main for crash jibe, and ignore the jib, it will behave correctly after a while. give way – port tack, and windward.
Nautilus Sailing cheatsheet:
fashionable masking: got a black kn95 set, drew narwhal on it with sharpie
feel socially overwhelmed
natural disasters: henan and germany flooding, the smoke blowing from canadian wildfires to boston, climate change is happening faster than I thought. and killing people. (but less than if we were less prosperous, without tech forecasting abilities). jeez. drowning underground in a slowly flooding subway car… T__T . myanmar military takeover, taliban …
delta variant cluster even in 80% vaccinated provincetown. variant outbreak in vietnam, in nanjing china right after guangzhou under control. in australia. (not in new zealand) scary time.
also depressing to watch uk, canadian vaccination rates overtake USA despite our initial surge and early access to vaccines. also sad that i can’t participate
have engaged in such risky behavior with sailing, roommates. my roommates are flying basically every other week.