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11 months agocorrect typos in "Human Diversity" review
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correct typos in "Human Diversity" review

11 months agotap draft
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Thu, 18 Feb 2021 22:24:37 +0000 (14:24 -0800)]
tap draft

11 months agoPresidential doldrums, cont'd
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 16 Feb 2021 07:24:33 +0000 (23:24 -0800)]
Presidential doldrums, cont'd

11 months agoPresidential doldrums
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 16 Feb 2021 04:49:37 +0000 (20:49 -0800)]
Presidential doldrums

It's so hard to not get distracted!! But I have to prove—that it's
possible to try.

11 months agoready ... (Presidential anxiety edition)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 16 Feb 2021 01:34:59 +0000 (17:34 -0800)]
ready ... (Presidential anxiety edition)

How do I get so lost in a Twitter gutter? I really want to finish
this! And I was supposed to do some dayjob work even though it's
President's Day. Well ... 1730 to 2130 is four hours. You can do a lot
in four hours, if you actually try. Let's try! Let's prove it's
possible to try!

11 months agocaliph
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 15 Feb 2021 09:10:43 +0000 (01:10 -0800)]
caliph

11 months ago"Sexual Dimorphism": not the movement
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 15 Feb 2021 02:51:36 +0000 (18:51 -0800)]
"Sexual Dimorphism": not the movement

11 months agoSunday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism": lit review ...
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 14 Feb 2021 23:43:37 +0000 (15:43 -0800)]
Sunday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism": lit review ...

11 months agoready, and ...
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 14 Feb 2021 20:32:51 +0000 (12:32 -0800)]
ready, and ...

11 months agoSaturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (session 6)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 14 Feb 2021 07:10:20 +0000 (23:10 -0800)]
Saturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (session 6)

11 months agoready ...
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 14 Feb 2021 05:31:28 +0000 (21:31 -0800)]
ready ...

11 months agoSaturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (session 5)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 14 Feb 2021 05:00:21 +0000 (21:00 -0800)]
Saturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (session 5)

11 months agoSaturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (call this session 4)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 14 Feb 2021 03:30:57 +0000 (19:30 -0800)]
Saturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (call this session 4)

11 months agoSaturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (call this session 3)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 14 Feb 2021 00:53:19 +0000 (16:53 -0800)]
Saturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (call this session 3)

11 months agoSaturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (call this session 2)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 13 Feb 2021 23:39:15 +0000 (15:39 -0800)]
Saturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (call this session 2)

I got coffee but I've also been a bit distracted by the Slate Star/New
York Times drama! A little bit is okay, but now it's time to work!!

11 months agoSaturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (session 1)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 13 Feb 2021 16:45:29 +0000 (08:45 -0800)]
Saturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (session 1)

I might get coffee?! I will have retrospectively deserved coffee if I
can finish this post this weekend!

11 months agocheck in, but tomorrow is going to be a big day
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I just need to push through and finish this—with the end in sight, I
should be able to kick it instead of being afraid.

11 months agoThursday evening drafting "Sexual Dimorphism"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Fri, 12 Feb 2021 07:16:59 +0000 (23:16 -0800)]
Thursday evening drafting "Sexual Dimorphism"

11 months agocheck in
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11 months agonibble at "Sexual Dimorphism" (Wed. eve)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Thu, 11 Feb 2021 06:50:06 +0000 (22:50 -0800)]
nibble at "Sexual Dimorphism" (Wed. eve)

(changed my mind again about including the "define a word any way I
want" anthology—goal is to focus on the abstract dynamics and not
E.Y.'s hypocrisy)

11 months agonibble at "Sexual Dimorphism" (still Wed.)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 10 Feb 2021 21:51:13 +0000 (13:51 -0800)]
nibble at "Sexual Dimorphism" (still Wed.)

11 months agodrafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (Wednesday morning)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 10 Feb 2021 18:13:05 +0000 (10:13 -0800)]
drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (Wednesday morning)

11 months ago"Sexual Dimorphism" Tuesday nibble
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 10 Feb 2021 07:49:56 +0000 (23:49 -0800)]
"Sexual Dimorphism" Tuesday nibble

11 months ago"Sexual Dimorphism" TODO "inline outline" structuring
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 9 Feb 2021 20:19:16 +0000 (12:19 -0800)]
"Sexual Dimorphism" TODO "inline outline" structuring

11 months agocheck in
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11 months agoSunday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (evening)
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Sunday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (evening)

11 months agoSunday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (session 2)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 8 Feb 2021 00:35:55 +0000 (16:35 -0800)]
Sunday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (session 2)

11 months agoSunday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (session 1)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 7 Feb 2021 22:47:04 +0000 (14:47 -0800)]
Sunday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (session 1)

Need to step it up!

11 months agoSaturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (evening nibble)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 7 Feb 2021 07:03:12 +0000 (23:03 -0800)]
Saturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (evening nibble)

Need more discipline tomorrow if I'm to get this ready to ship on
Valentine's Day!

11 months agoSaturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (day session)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 7 Feb 2021 01:00:59 +0000 (17:00 -0800)]
Saturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" (day session)

I've been pretty distracted by social media, but I at least got some
writing done! Maybe I'll do more in the evening!

11 months agocheck in notes
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11 months agoschedule "You Are Right and I Was Wrong"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 1 Feb 2021 04:40:23 +0000 (20:40 -0800)]
schedule "You Are Right and I Was Wrong"

11 months agocheck in rough linkpost megathread reactions
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 31 Jan 2021 22:13:38 +0000 (14:13 -0800)]
check in rough linkpost megathread reactions

Some quick reactions to be processed into a post later. (And note a
swipe at S.A.'s powerlessness in the general notesfile.)

11 months agocheck in
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11 months agocomplete draft "You Are Right and I Was Wrong"
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complete draft "You Are Right and I Was Wrong"

11 months agodrafting "You Are Right and I Was Wrong"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 30 Jan 2021 23:40:05 +0000 (15:40 -0800)]
drafting "You Are Right and I Was Wrong"

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11 months agotell Isso not to hide comments just because there are many
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 27 Jan 2021 01:05:38 +0000 (17:05 -0800)]
tell Isso not to hide comments just because there are many

11 months agocheck in
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12 months agoswipe at wellness notes?
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Fri, 15 Jan 2021 16:25:56 +0000 (08:25 -0800)]
swipe at wellness notes?

I don't think I actually feel like making a public blog post about my
current problems.

12 months agocheck in note links
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12 months ago"Optimized for Deception" linkpost inaugurates a new year
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Fri, 8 Jan 2021 22:30:21 +0000 (14:30 -0800)]
"Optimized for Deception" linkpost inaugurates a new year

12 months agocontainment/check in
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containment/check in

12 months agocheck in
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12 months agocheck in
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12 months agotinker with Pygments colors
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 2 Jan 2021 01:17:18 +0000 (17:17 -0800)]
tinker with Pygments colors

The default Pygments theme was greenish overall, which is off-theme;
this makes it more pink-and-purplish (surely not an optimal palette,
but a low-hanging improvement during fifteen minutes of not being
brave enough to actually write).

12 months agoepigraph on the impression that I get
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 27 Dec 2020 02:12:41 +0000 (18:12 -0800)]
epigraph on the impression that I get

12 months agocritical adjective: shared account
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Fri, 25 Dec 2020 17:13:16 +0000 (09:13 -0800)]
critical adjective: shared account

12 months agocheck in
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12 months ago"Liability"
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"Liability"

13 months agocheck in
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13 months agotie off and publish "Crossing the Line"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Thu, 17 Dec 2020 22:02:58 +0000 (14:02 -0800)]
tie off and publish "Crossing the Line"

13 months agoconsolidate vacation agenda?
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Thu, 17 Dec 2020 21:23:07 +0000 (13:23 -0800)]
consolidate vacation agenda?

13 months agoHaskell survey data post: don't count non-responses
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Thu, 17 Dec 2020 19:59:38 +0000 (11:59 -0800)]
Haskell survey data post: don't count non-responses

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13 months agofix busted "Terrorist Memeplexes" link (7 → 8) in "Categories"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 16 Dec 2020 23:33:52 +0000 (15:33 -0800)]
fix busted "Terrorist Memeplexes" link (7 → 8) in "Categories"

Was that there the whole time?? Thanks to a reader for pointing this
out.

13 months agocheck in
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13 months agopoke at "Sexual Dimorphism"
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poke at "Sexual Dimorphism"

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13 months agookay, I think I do want to include extra rant in the coda
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 9 Dec 2020 04:11:23 +0000 (20:11 -0800)]
okay, I think I do want to include extra rant in the coda

I was leaning towards keeping the scope limited, but now I'm leaning
back? As well for a sheep as a lamb?

13 months agopoke at "Sexual Dimorphism"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 8 Dec 2020 21:34:04 +0000 (13:34 -0800)]
poke at "Sexual Dimorphism"

13 months agopoke at "Sexual Dimorphism" and import Tail's criticism
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 8 Dec 2020 04:54:59 +0000 (20:54 -0800)]
poke at "Sexual Dimorphism" and import Tail's criticism

Happy to be working in the main idea of the "Faster Than Science" post
that never got written.

13 months agocheck in
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13 months agoSunday "Sexual Dimorphism" drafting 2: "Failed Utopia #4-2" & coda story
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 7 Dec 2020 04:57:16 +0000 (20:57 -0800)]
Sunday "Sexual Dimorphism" drafting 2: "Failed Utopia #4-2" & coda story

13 months agoSunday "Sexual Dimorphism" drafting 1: entanglement, transition doubts
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 7 Dec 2020 01:09:39 +0000 (17:09 -0800)]
Sunday "Sexual Dimorphism" drafting 1: entanglement, transition doubts

It's only early evening; let's do another solid session of drafting
before tonight's Advent of Code puzzle release!! I really want to just
be finished with this!

13 months agocheck in
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13 months ago"Sexual Dimorphism": ELTE and the limits of medicine, lean low scope
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 6 Dec 2020 01:57:34 +0000 (17:57 -0800)]
"Sexual Dimorphism": ELTE and the limits of medicine, lean low scope

As you can see from the shoveling, I'm not sure how long I want to
make the coda—this is already a long post, so maybe it shouldn't be
exhaustive on threats to the great common task, but just focus on the
case that I'm not alone, and I shouldn't be alone.

13 months agocheck in
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13 months agopoke
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Fri, 4 Dec 2020 07:40:46 +0000 (23:40 -0800)]
poke

13 months agopoke
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Thu, 3 Dec 2020 07:30:20 +0000 (23:30 -0800)]
poke

13 months agoimport three paragraphs about dark side epistemology
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 2 Dec 2020 04:52:32 +0000 (20:52 -0800)]
import three paragraphs about dark side epistemology

13 months agonibbling at "Sexual Dimorphism"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 2 Dec 2020 04:52:07 +0000 (20:52 -0800)]
nibbling at "Sexual Dimorphism"

13 months agopoke at "Sexual Dimorphism"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 1 Dec 2020 22:32:37 +0000 (14:32 -0800)]
poke at "Sexual Dimorphism"

13 months agoshovel some notes/scraps between files
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 1 Dec 2020 20:14:43 +0000 (12:14 -0800)]
shovel some notes/scraps between files

Now that I don't have to do ragequit post set to Sara Bareilles, I
might want to extract some of the points that were written for that,
into the present endeavor

13 months agocheck in
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13 months agofilling in Sexual Dimorphism
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 30 Nov 2020 07:12:54 +0000 (23:12 -0800)]
filling in Sexual Dimorphism

13 months agobackport cosplay images
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 30 Nov 2020 03:20:46 +0000 (19:20 -0800)]
backport cosplay images

13 months agoback-anchors ("Changing Emotions" links (5x), and Murray pt. II)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 29 Nov 2020 22:43:44 +0000 (14:43 -0800)]
back-anchors ("Changing Emotions" links (5x), and Murray pt. II)

I'm a little worried about whether readers actually understand this
"linking to a hidden anchor in an arbitrary paragraph in the middle of
a post" technique? (If you just see the new tab of the old post
scrolled halfway down, it may not be obvious which part I'm trying to
direct you to without a section header to make it clearer.) But it
still seems better than not-doing it? I love my links.

13 months agoworking on filling in "Sexual Dimorphism"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 29 Nov 2020 00:16:06 +0000 (16:16 -0800)]
working on filling in "Sexual Dimorphism"

Is this thought-dumping bad writing? How am I going to edit this
monster? And yet doesn't it, despite everything, beat the alternative?
(The blog is over four years old; at least I'm getting things said
that I somehow didn't get around to in four years.)

13 months agoeh, just throw the Ranma image on the About page
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 28 Nov 2020 21:24:05 +0000 (13:24 -0800)]
eh, just throw the Ranma image on the About page

I've had this sitting in the images directory forever—might as
well. (I'm not even particularly familiar with the manga, which I only
read a few borrowed books of in middle school! But—it's famous enough
to be a touchstone, to take part of my pen name from.)

13 months agocheck in
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13 months ago"Sexual Dimorphism" day-after-Thanksgiving TODO pass
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 28 Nov 2020 08:11:32 +0000 (00:11 -0800)]
"Sexual Dimorphism" day-after-Thanksgiving TODO pass

13 months agoupdate old "Changing Emotions" links to nu-LessWrong (LW 2)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 28 Nov 2020 03:48:27 +0000 (19:48 -0800)]
update old "Changing Emotions" links to nu-LessWrong (LW 2)

13 months agoprep and import scraps for T.K.o.t.M.
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Fri, 27 Nov 2020 03:35:38 +0000 (19:35 -0800)]
prep and import scraps for T.K.o.t.M.

Nothing to see here, mostly just importing some prose from a previous
unpublished research project that can be reused

13 months agocheck in
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13 months agocheck in
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13 months agopick up that dropped factor of 2
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 25 Nov 2020 06:33:36 +0000 (22:33 -0800)]
pick up that dropped factor of 2

The original calculation was comparing cis women to trans people in
general, but I want to be comparing cis women to trans women.

13 months agowrap up and publish "Cis and Trans Women Among Haskell Programmers"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 25 Nov 2020 06:12:46 +0000 (22:12 -0800)]
wrap up and publish "Cis and Trans Women Among Haskell Programmers"

13 months agodrafting "Sexual Dimorphism" to closing line (with many gaps)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 24 Nov 2020 20:45:40 +0000 (12:45 -0800)]
drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" to closing line (with many gaps)

Okay, I figured out where and how I want to close this off! I still
have a lot of writing to do to fill in all those TODO-labeled gaps,
and a lot of editing after that, but this is a nice
skeleton—especially the pelvis.

13 months agocheck in—with hope
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check in—with hope

It looks like I have three more straightforward minor posts to fit in
the pipeline before "Sexual Dimorphism": the 2020 Haskell survey data
is up, the /r/DrWillPowers threads shouldn't be that hard to
summarize, and I know why my first draft of "Crossing the Line" is
floppy. After "Sexual Dimorphism", I can turn to the finalization of
my philosophy-of-language thesis on the robot-cult blog, and then I'll
finally be free (or free to switch back to the gender war with "Trans
Kids on the Margin")

14 months agocheck in
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14 months agodrafted: "Crossing the Line"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 22 Nov 2020 01:40:54 +0000 (17:40 -0800)]
drafted: "Crossing the Line"

What started out just being a paper-review got queered with riffing
off Julia Serano and the best song from the Tangled sequel series?
This is me.

14 months agocheck in
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14 months agosocial media scrap notes
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Thu, 19 Nov 2020 05:13:05 +0000 (21:13 -0800)]
social media scrap notes

14 months agonibble at "Comment on 'The Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis'"; cache rhetoric
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 18 Nov 2020 20:33:17 +0000 (12:33 -0800)]
nibble at "Comment on 'The Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis'"; cache rhetoric

14 months agolater Tuesday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism", and check in
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 18 Nov 2020 07:30:22 +0000 (23:30 -0800)]
later Tuesday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism", and check in

14 months agoschedule Nixon quotepost, "Interlude XX", and "The Feeling Is Mutual"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 18 Nov 2020 07:18:44 +0000 (23:18 -0800)]
schedule Nixon quotepost, "Interlude XX", and "The Feeling Is Mutual"

14 months agoearlier Tuesday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 17 Nov 2020 20:35:12 +0000 (12:35 -0800)]
earlier Tuesday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences"

I really want to finish this piece! It sets down in words so many
things I haven't been writing about quickly enough for four years!