Buttered Cat


Cute little paradox huh. Cats always land on their feet and toast always seem to land buttered side down, so strap them to one another and have perpetual energy!

Something else that’s cute and a paradoxical figment of our imagination, laziness. Don’t get me wrong you’ve been lazy, everybody you know has been lazy, and God knows I have. So, it is important to have specific definitions of laziness. Let’s say simplistically that laziness breaks down into relaxation and procrastination.

Relaxation is leisurely enjoying your ability to not carry out any tasks. Procrastination is an attempt to extract said enjoyment in the face of impending responsibility. Dividing the latter even further, it’s one thing to procrastinate a task that somebody else holds you accountable for, e.g. turning in an assignment to a professor, washing the dishes for your mom. It is quite another to procrastinate tasks set out by yourself, for your own motivations.

It’s easy to choose the instant gratification of laziness over the long term gains of hard work. If you choose the former over the latter, without a thought of remorse or apprehension then this post doesn’t mean much, and your life is pretty swell as it is. But, if you do struggle with the forgoing the latter then there’s some good news yet. The laziness? It’s all made up. It’s all in your head.

You decide every morning whether your bed is too warm to get out of or not (and let’s be honest, warm beds when you know you should wake up are treacherous). Maybe this sentence doesn’t make the impact that it should convey? Back to the buttered cat then.

Is perpetual energy possible? Not according to the laws of physics, but humans, like you and I, aren’t governed by them. No, not like we can defy gravity and leap over buildings, but our consciousness is not governed by such laws. Specifically the fact that we can point our efforts in the direction we choose. My power as a conscious being allows me to become an expert at something. I can of my own volition put 10,000 hours into a task of my choosing, yes it will be hard, yes there will be lots of times when I don’t want to, but ultimately the only thing between me and a goal is me.

I can choose to be a pool of molten metal, or I can forge myself into something more. I am the blacksmith as well as the metal and that is extremely empowering.


As for the choosing of such a task to devote your time to, more on that later.


1. Is finding your passion overrated? Do we want to find something we truly love to do, or do we love to do what we’re good at?

2. Is it a waste of time if you’re enjoying “wasting time?” Is the true waste of time, to do so and not even enjoy it because of the guilty thought.


I’ll come back for these. Hopefully soon?


Stagnant Inertia

Ever felt like you’ve become somebody unpleasant? A somebody that you yourself are displeased with, wishing you could be the old you. A happier you, a more honest you, a more trustworthy you, a “better” you. Well you can’t, so stop being so clingy.

The experiences that you undergo, shape you in every which way. From the heartache of a bad breakup to the introspection that comes with graduation. From obeying your parents’ wishes for their satisfaction, to rebelling against them for a sense of independence. From the times you felt death near, to those in which you never felt more alive. By living and breathing we undoubtedly experience new things, even if it’s in the form of repeating old things (e.g. I’ve taken my first 10,000th jump shot). If we are an aggregation of our own unique and individual experiences, then we are continually adding new things to ourselves. We are changing, always. The sooner we accept this fact, the sooner we can accept that we are barred from the past. There’s no going back.

But, there is going forward. Become the person you want to see in the mirror. Nothing says that you can’t be a better person than you remember yourself being. Set specific goals, anything from changing the way you walk, to being able to talk to girls (or boys) better. Whether they’re career goals or satisfying whimsical fancies, go forth to achieve them and learn from the successes and failures that come with such ventures. Experience, internalize, and mold yourself.

That feeling you might be feeling right now? The one about how this is a cheesy motivational entry. Or the one about how you’re not that person, because you can’t change and overcome that stagnant inertia. Bullshit. You’ve been jaded and grounded by the fear of change, and the fear of failing to change. You’ve failed to follow through on a big “Let’s get life together” plan, and deemed yourself inept because you couldn’t even do something for yourself. Life hands out failures much more readily than successes. So develop some thick skin. Don’t let every failure scar you, but when they do make sure those scars recount a lesson. So day to day, minute by minute, hone even the most minuscule actions you take; in order to become your ideal self. 


Winning is Everything

The ability to block out any and everything in pursuit of achieving a singular goal. A singular goal that leaves a bunch of 2nd places behind, in its wake of destruction. A destruction created from the sacrifice of one’s very own flesh and bone. Flesh and bone, whose absence gives way to glory. The glory of a victor.

Winning, or being right, connotes a finite, binary game. It’s easy to get caught up in the small victories of these finite games. So much so, that you lose sight of the bigger picture. While these victories are necessary, it behooves you to consider, “What is the ultimate victory?” Whether that victory is within this life, at the end of, or even after, what is the real game you’re trying to play?

Is it worth handing out a humiliating loss to an opponent and to burn that bridge? Is winning worth while when you didn’t sow the hard work in the first place? I don’t think so. But all of these considerations are situational and will often not have a black or white answer. And even after making a choice to “win” you can always realize that it wasn’t worth it, make amends, and learn from it.


Winning isn’t everything, but fuck losing. 


We’re all a little selfish, but is anyone truly selfless?

Let’s start with the assumption that all people are selfish, to some degree. Selfishness in this case, being a conscious decision to look out for oneself at the cost of another. We see it all the time don’t we?

The money-borrower who won’t approach you first about paying you back. Instead he waits for you to call him out on it, in the hopes that you won’t remember or bother asking. The guy who calls him out on it, then feels like a money grubber for asking, is bitter about even lending the money in the first place, and is less inclined to be generous in the future. One doesn’t end up being more “just” than the other, both just engender a cycle of bitterness and shape a schema of selfish thought.

Now if we look at the full half of the glass, are the motives really so different? Why do I give change to a homeless man on the street? Is it because I feel like he needs it and I can help him out even if it’s just by a little bit? Or deep down is it because I feel some sort of satisfaction in knowing I did something noble or just. Am I fooling myself by saying that I just wanted to make his life a little easier. Do we do anything truly good to actually better other people or are we always hoping for something in return, even if that return is just feeling good?

Is our only chance doing what we can, with good intent, and hoping for the best?

Is that a chance worth taking?

The Well Deserved Fortune of Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin creator, Visionary and Genius

the investigations and findings in the coming days should prove quite insightful. we wait with bated breath.


I won’t discuss anything in this post. I’m tired of discussing technical things with people with skewed opinions and monetary interest. I’ve talked enough in the Bitcointalk forum about Satoshi. Some people screamed at me. But a picture is worth a thousand words. And I will show pictures that everyone can replicate. Please forgive me for the awful image design.

The graphs were made by a new block chain analysis technique I tested that consist on tracking the ExtraNonce fields in the coinbase field of the coinbase transaction, which is the one that creates bitcoins. As far as I know, is hasn’t been done before. In the following graphs each dot is the creation of 50 BTC. I have only analyzed and printed graphs from block 0 upto block 36288. I wonder what will I get when I process the remaining three years.
The extraNonce fields increments every time the nonce fields (which is…

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The What’s what in the Who’s who

People are only worth the actions they commit and the progress they attempt to make through said actions. So here I define people in a very limited fashion, as those who are aware and in the pursuit of self-actualization. Every person is at a different level towards self-actualization, irrelevant of age. Also, I want to clarify that digressive development is just as important as focused progress. Onwards.

My prime example is this. I think I’m hot shit at basketball. I’m automatic from midrange. Let’s say I’m killing it 364 days of the year. If somebody sees me that one day I’m cold and that happens to be the only time they see me on the court, then for all they know I suck. No excuses. While perfection is impossible (or near impossible) the pursuit thereof is certainly not. The true beauty of perfection lies on the road of progress.

I’m not, however, trying to disregard the merit of past actions. Past actions are recorded through accomplishments, recognition, bonds between people, and the like. Just as money intends to capture value through a universal means, the value of every action, good and bad, is also captured. What I am warning against is, do not mistake nominal accolades as a true representation of the value your actions provide. Do not place your confidence in unfounded “results.” You risk resting on laurels floating their way to the ground. Build confidence in yourself and build value as a person by proving it day in, day out.