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drafting Lease Bound plot summary

2 weeks agodrafting joint Closetspace/Lease Bound review
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drafting joint Closetspace/Lease Bound review

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4 weeks agoClosetspace summary/commentary
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Closetspace summary/commentary

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I've been sad and lazy for a few months, but life goes on; I can't
pause time by being sad and lazy. Maybe today will be the start of
getting back into the practice of writing.

4 weeks agofinish Closetspace readthrough
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 22 Aug 2021 17:29:01 +0000 (10:29 -0700)]
finish Closetspace readthrough

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5 weeks ago"Happy Meal"
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"Happy Meal"

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2 months agotwo typos in the recent megapost
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two typos in the recent megapost

2 months agoMonday morning drafting "Facing Reality" review
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Monday morning drafting "Facing Reality" review

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2 months agodrafting "Facing Reality" review
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drafting "Facing Reality" review

2 months agodrafting "Facing Reality" review—something stirring
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 27 Jun 2021 19:19:12 +0000 (12:19 -0700)]
drafting "Facing Reality" review—something stirring

This is going to need a lot of editing/rewriting to hit the tone and
content I want: so far, I've been feeling frame-locked to Murray's
world of statistics (that Vassar and co. would not buy), and
remembering what it was like to be on the other side is stirring up
some passions that contain information that didn't make it into the
statistics—but I'm also not saying the statistics are fake! Everything
is multicausal!

2 months agodrafting "Facing Reality" review
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 27 Jun 2021 02:50:20 +0000 (19:50 -0700)]
drafting "Facing Reality" review

2 months agoClosetspace/Lease Bound summary notes
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 26 Jun 2021 20:22:42 +0000 (13:22 -0700)]
Closetspace/Lease Bound summary notes

2 months ago"Human Diversity" individualism anchor
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 26 Jun 2021 15:48:53 +0000 (08:48 -0700)]
"Human Diversity" individualism anchor

2 months agocheck in (start of a glorious Saturday return to normalcy/productivity)
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check in (start of a glorious Saturday return to normalcy/productivity)

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I got distracted from this blog/project by a Dolphin War and was crazy
for a while. Clean the slate.

3 months agodrafting "Reply to Nate Soares"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 9 Jun 2021 19:36:44 +0000 (12:36 -0700)]
drafting "Reply to Nate Soares"

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3 months agocheck in, incl. CAH notes (this textbook is gr9)
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check in, incl. CAH notes (this textbook is gr9)

3 months agocheck in, including textbook notes and trilogy shoveling
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 7 Jun 2021 02:02:35 +0000 (19:02 -0700)]
check in, including textbook notes and trilogy shoveling

The already-written content for "Blanchard's Dangerous Idea" and "Hill
of Validity" are such a mess that I want them in different files:
start the draft clean from the begining, and shovel in prewritten
content as it fits into the narrative.

3 months agodrafting "Subspatial Distribution Overlap"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 7 Jun 2021 01:28:52 +0000 (18:28 -0700)]
drafting "Subspatial Distribution Overlap"

3 months agodrafting "Student Dysphoria"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 7 Jun 2021 00:46:34 +0000 (17:46 -0700)]
drafting "Student Dysphoria"

3 months agopre-poke at "Facing Reality" review
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 7 Jun 2021 00:03:41 +0000 (17:03 -0700)]
pre-poke at "Facing Reality" review

3 months agocheck in, including notes from Gender Development textbook
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check in, including notes from Gender Development textbook

3 months agodrafting "Subspatial Overlap"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 6 Jun 2021 05:27:58 +0000 (22:27 -0700)]
drafting "Subspatial Overlap"

3 months agopre-poke at "Facing Reality" review
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 6 Jun 2021 05:25:37 +0000 (22:25 -0700)]
pre-poke at "Facing Reality" review

The book hasn't come out yet (and the publisher never responded to my
email asking for a review copy), but I can get started on the things I
want to say that don't intimately depend on the actual book
performance.

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3 months agomake "Interlude XX" funnier by adding one word
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make "Interlude XX" funnier by adding one word

3 months agocheck in
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3 months agodrafting "Subspatial Distribution Overlap"
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drafting "Subspatial Distribution Overlap"

3 months agodrafting "Subspatial Distribution Overlap and Cancellable Stereotypes"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 30 May 2021 21:07:37 +0000 (14:07 -0700)]
drafting "Subspatial Distribution Overlap and Cancellable Stereotypes"

3 months agodrafting "... as Cognitive Illusion"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 30 May 2021 04:04:55 +0000 (21:04 -0700)]
drafting "... as Cognitive Illusion"

Not totally settled on which title/slug I want, but I at least figured
out how to start the prose.

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3 months agodrafting "Student Dysphoria"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Thu, 27 May 2021 06:12:08 +0000 (23:12 -0700)]
drafting "Student Dysphoria"

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3 months agooutline sketch for "Gender Identity as Cognitive Illusion"
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outline sketch for "Gender Identity as Cognitive Illusion"

3 months agocheck in
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3 months agodrafting "I Don't Do Policy"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 24 May 2021 03:03:26 +0000 (20:03 -0700)]
drafting "I Don't Do Policy"

3 months agore-slug "Student Dysphoria, and ..."
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 23 May 2021 23:01:45 +0000 (16:01 -0700)]
re-slug "Student Dysphoria, and ..."

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4 months agodrafting "I Don't Do Policy"
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drafting "I Don't Do Policy"

4 months agoenqueue "Amulet"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 23 May 2021 05:44:23 +0000 (22:44 -0700)]
enqueue "Amulet"

4 months ago"Interlude XXI"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 23 May 2021 05:28:10 +0000 (22:28 -0700)]
"Interlude XXI"

4 months agoshovel
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 22 May 2021 19:56:21 +0000 (12:56 -0700)]
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4 months agooutlining, shoveling
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Thu, 20 May 2021 06:01:27 +0000 (23:01 -0700)]
outlining, shoveling

4 months agoextra word, missing word
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Thu, 20 May 2021 00:06:23 +0000 (17:06 -0700)]
extra word, missing word

4 months agofun link-compiler script
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 19 May 2021 03:37:54 +0000 (20:37 -0700)]
fun link-compiler script

This might not be quite right—it looks like it only found two of the
links to "Changing Emotions", when I had specifically counted 5 in
"Sexual Dimorphism"? But, I can debug later if I really care; this was
just something to peek at quickly.

4 months agocheck in
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4 months agopublish "Sexual Dimorphism in Yudkowsky's Sequences"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 3 May 2021 04:26:29 +0000 (21:26 -0700)]
publish "Sexual Dimorphism in Yudkowsky's Sequences"

4 months agosome up-to-the-wire edits
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 3 May 2021 04:23:44 +0000 (21:23 -0700)]
some up-to-the-wire edits

I mean, I could imagine wanting to edit a little more after
publication, but I think I'm ready to shove this out the door?

4 months ago"Sexual Dimorphism": drop in "Should Bad Boys Win?" tussle anecdote
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 3 May 2021 04:18:43 +0000 (21:18 -0700)]
"Sexual Dimorphism": drop in "Should Bad Boys Win?" tussle anecdote

4 months ago"Dimorphism": edit/readthrough/ispell pass
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 3 May 2021 03:06:44 +0000 (20:06 -0700)]
"Dimorphism": edit/readthrough/ispell pass

4 months agoSaturday night
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 2 May 2021 06:06:14 +0000 (23:06 -0700)]
Saturday night

4 months ago"Dimorphism": drop ending block in place
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 2 May 2021 04:27:45 +0000 (21:27 -0700)]
"Dimorphism": drop ending block in place

4 months agostub out Material Girls book review intro
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 2 May 2021 01:26:04 +0000 (18:26 -0700)]
stub out Material Girls book review intro

The book isn't out yet, but I know what to expect and know how I want
to open.

4 months agoimport ancillary Diary entry 141 to cite anti-xrossdressing remark
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 1 May 2021 22:57:25 +0000 (15:57 -0700)]
import ancillary Diary entry 141 to cite anti-xrossdressing remark

Just over the threshold of "too on-point not to include"?

4 months ago"Dimorphism": incohate refinement of ending
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 1 May 2021 19:08:59 +0000 (12:08 -0700)]
"Dimorphism": incohate refinement of ending

4 months agopoking towards the finish ...
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 1 May 2021 03:11:41 +0000 (20:11 -0700)]
poking towards the finish ...

4 months agocheck in
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4 months ago"Sexual Dimorphism" home stretch (honestly)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 26 Apr 2021 00:28:16 +0000 (17:28 -0700)]
"Sexual Dimorphism" home stretch (honestly)

4 months agocheck in
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4 months ago"Sexual Dimorphism" final-scraps push continues ...
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 25 Apr 2021 01:58:33 +0000 (18:58 -0700)]
"Sexual Dimorphism" final-scraps push continues ...

Why is this taking forever?

4 months agoliterature notes on sex differences in childhood
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 24 Apr 2021 23:09:17 +0000 (16:09 -0700)]
literature notes on sex differences in childhood

4 months agosquashed check ins/trilogy shoveling
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 20 Apr 2021 03:16:39 +0000 (20:16 -0700)]
squashed check ins/trilogy shoveling

Individual "check in" commits can be squashed before they get sent to
the server—a stunning innovation.

The vision is a "loose" trilogy (three related posts, but that can be
read independently): "Sexual Dimorphism" about my experiences,
"Blanchard's Dangerous Idea" on why it seems plausible that a lot of
trans women are "like me" even if I don't have direct access to their
experiences, and "A Hill of Validity in Defense of Meaning", about my
remaining grudge against the "rationalist" "community".

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5 months agoSunday haul
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 29 Mar 2021 06:13:41 +0000 (23:13 -0700)]
Sunday haul

Not the best day. But, not the worst.

5 months agoyank function-of-pronouns exposition to new draft
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 28 Mar 2021 22:43:37 +0000 (15:43 -0700)]
yank function-of-pronouns exposition to new draft

This was originally part of "Point Man", but got cut for space.

5 months ago"Sexual Dimorphism" drafting and shoveling
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 28 Mar 2021 16:34:07 +0000 (09:34 -0700)]
"Sexual Dimorphism" drafting and shoveling

Momentum is the key! After showering, I made sure to do a block of
Mnemonsyne reviews (I'm so far behind!) and then two writing
blocks—and even if it wasn't very much net text, I think it's set the
psychological context for the day, such that I'm allowed to reward
myself with Starbucks now (rather than foolishly putting that first).

5 months agogearing towards finishing it already ...
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 28 Mar 2021 02:03:33 +0000 (19:03 -0700)]
gearing towards finishing it already ...

5 months agocheck in notes (a Substack adversary for later and an old Facebook post)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 28 Mar 2021 00:45:37 +0000 (17:45 -0700)]
check in notes (a Substack adversary for later and an old Facebook post)

5 months agocheck in with an eye to finishing "Sexual Dimorphism" this weekend?
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 27 Mar 2021 06:46:14 +0000 (23:46 -0700)]
check in with an eye to finishing "Sexual Dimorphism" this weekend?

This can't just sit in development purgatory forver—every work is
necessary bound to a point in time. (The everything-is-a-vector-space
thing is already obsolete thanks to Swentworth!) I think I've cut my
TODO list down to five items—and anything I missed can be booted to
Part 2—for which I realized I can finally use the "Dangerous Idea
... Lucid Crossdreamer" title that I've had stockpiled for four years.

5 months agocheck in
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6 months agoperverted → paraphilic
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 13 Mar 2021 23:01:04 +0000 (15:01 -0800)]
perverted → paraphilic

6 months agodraft "Amulet"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 13 Mar 2021 21:53:54 +0000 (13:53 -0800)]
draft "Amulet"

6 months ago... have I been misspelling his name this whole time??
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 13 Mar 2021 19:22:02 +0000 (11:22 -0800)]
... have I been misspelling his name this whole time??

6 months agomegapost part 2/3 split
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 13 Mar 2021 19:03:20 +0000 (11:03 -0800)]
megapost part 2/3 split

6 months agocheck in
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6 months agosplit off "Sexual Dimorphism" coda into separate post
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 10 Mar 2021 19:59:57 +0000 (11:59 -0800)]
split off "Sexual Dimorphism" coda into separate post

I wanted to get it all in one package so I could just be done with the
Category War and walk away, but the second part is just too hard to
finish in a timely manner. (There are emotional and cognitive barriers
to convincingly making the AGP-truther case and the case against the
"rationalists"—and I have to get it right and be convincing for it to
have any chance of working.) But I'll feel a little better if I at
least get the first part out, which is a lot easier. (I'm just
exposing my own jizz-soaked laundry, rather than prosecuting anyone
else.)

6 months agocheck in; incl. Bayesian Conspiracy Discord commentary
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 10 Mar 2021 17:16:30 +0000 (09:16 -0800)]
check in; incl. Bayesian Conspiracy Discord commentary

6 months agopublish "Point Man"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 9 Mar 2021 07:17:06 +0000 (23:17 -0800)]
publish "Point Man"

6 months agonever mind about pingbacks?
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 9 Mar 2021 06:31:40 +0000 (22:31 -0800)]
never mind about pingbacks?

I tried the plugin, but basically no one accepted my pingbacks!
Lots of failures like

ERROR: Pingback XML-RPC request failed for URL
https://srconstantin.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/hoe-cultures-a-type-of-non-patriarchal-society/:
code=0 -

(Often with the further message "Invalid discovery target".)

Only the Cohen's d visualizer site (that I've linked to a couple
times) accepted—

-> Pingback notification sent for URL
   https://rpsychologist.com/d3/cohend/, endpoint response: Pingback
   was queued for processing:
   https://webmention.io/rpsychologist.com/webmention/1y4jNyZGrFbFD1-MUPwg

... but it doesn't show up on the site and when I click on the
processing link, it says "The source document does not have a link to
the target URL". But it does too—why couldn't it detect my link? (Is
that WordPress's problem, too?)

And then after all that waiting and failing (while my site was down),
it crashed without writing the cache file (to prevent it from
re-trying all that again on next publication), apparently because I
hadn't already created the cache directory—

  File "/home/mtsw/working/lib/python3.6/site-packages/linkbacks.py",
      line 59, in process_all_articles_linkbacks with
      open(config.cache_filepath, 'w+') as cache_file:
      FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory:
      'cache/pelican-plugin-linkbacks.json'

So, I guess I give up?

I notice that Compass Rose and Don't Worry About the Vase totally do
accept pingbacks! So maybe I should try this again sometime, but just
roll my own
(http://blog.mlindgren.ca/entry/2015/01/17/how-to-manually-send-a-pingback/)
to hit Zvi and Ben, rather than using this plugin, which obnoxiously
hit everything I've ever linked.

6 months agoaddress nuPelican warnings about {filename} instead of {static}
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 9 Mar 2021 03:47:56 +0000 (19:47 -0800)]
address nuPelican warnings about {filename} instead of {static}

I think at some point I started using raw-HTML <img> tags rather than
this nonsense?

6 months agothe newest packages drop support for Python 3.5!!
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 9 Mar 2021 03:41:26 +0000 (19:41 -0800)]
the newest packages drop support for Python 3.5!!

The server is still running Xenial (like my desktop, like my laptop),
which gets end-of-lifed next month. I feel old.