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Community Journal: Education & Knowledge

  • computerfarm Mar 24, 2019, 12:41 PM
    "Feeling good about this method of motivation. Read more than my goal today. Plan on doing more goals when I get the nerve up."
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  • Joshua123 Mar 24, 2019, 12:35 PM
    "Started by learning about regression using R in action. Total of two hours today. Set remember to stay late on Tuesday and Wednesday to study"
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  • safibta Mar 24, 2019, 12:13 PM
    "This journal entry overrides the previous journal entries of this Stickk commitment ‎ ‎ ‎ SYSTEM: ‎ ‎ ‎•Youtube* rules: no YouTube. ‎ ‎ ‎•‎ ‎* these rules also apply to the following websites: ‎ ‎ ‎- all the websites listed on any of the following lists: ‎ ‎ ‎---‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎ ‎https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Video_hosting ‎https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:News_websites ‎ ‎ ‎--- websites defined in the note on the web address https://scribz.net/n/1157895‎ ‎ ‎- Looking up search terms, or a combination of them with any other string of text, defined ‎in ‎the ‎note ‎on the web address https://scribz.net/n/1157895‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎* i.e. wherever the word YouTube (case not sensitive) is ‎used in the present Stickk commitment, ‎the ‎service YouTube refers to the video hosting service YouTube or ‎ ‎‎1. ‎any ‎of ‎the websites mentioned in the ‎lists ‎to ‎which ‎the ‎aforementioned ‎Wikipedia ‎links ‎are ‎dedicated ‎to, or ‎ ‎‎2. the following websites or regions ‎or ‎gates or activities accessed through any internet browsing ‎software or video player or any ‎apps ‎or ‎clients on my HP Probook 4540s or Infinix Hot 4 or Galaxy S9 or ‎Xperia T on my HP Probook 4540s or Infinix Hot 4 or Galaxy S9 or Xperia T, such ‎as Boost ‎for ‎Reddit: ‎ ‎ ‎- YouTube ‎ ‎- Reddit ‎ with exception to the following subreddits: korea.‎ ‎- Twitter ‎ ‎ ‎- Imgur ‎ ‎ ‎- Tumblr ‎ ‎ ‎- Instagram ‎ ‎ ‎- Facebook ‎ with exception to the following Facebook Groups: Foodist Kitchen, Top ‎Performer ‎Private ‎Group ‎- mp3juices.cc ‎ ‎ ‎- vk.com ‎ ‎ ‎- Netflix ‎ ‎ ‎- The floating icon at the bottom right of the WhatsApp Android app that takes you to the ‎ccontact list ‎ ‎ ‎- The status window in WhatsApp Android app ‎ ‎ ‎- Google Play Movies & TV app ‎ ‎- usage of Google’s AMP to access any of the aforementioned sites ‎- any website that has subscribed to Google’s AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) ‎technology ‎to ‎show ‎me webpages ‎- Searching for any of the following terms online (case not ‎sensitive): ‎khashoggi, ‎mbs, ‎Saudi, ‎latifa, ‎latifah, ‎dubai , ngt, neil degrasse Tyson, princess, news ‎- In any online image search engine, such as Google image search ‎or ‎Bing ‎image ‎search ‎including ‎the ‎categorized search such as gif-only search, accessed using a browser ‎of ‎a ‎some ‎app such as Google app on android, clicking or tapping on an ‎image ‎thumbnail ‎for ‎which ‎the ‎target ‎image is uploaded on any of the aforementioned internet ‎regions ‎which I am ‎not ‎allowed ‎to ‎visit in ‎their respective spatial or temporal domains.‎ ‎- access to the navigation bar of Gmail's Android app (I can ‎open ‎the ‎Gmail ‎Android ‎app ‎navigation ‎bar ‎up to before the appearance of the patches the purpose ‎of ‎whom is ‎to ‎notify you ‎about ‎new mail ‎in ‎the respective tag) and the Gmail service other ‎than ‎the ‎following ‎means:‎ ‎ ‎--- the device used to access Gmail is not my Samsung Galaxy S9 ‎ ‎- SoundCloud ‎- Akinator ‎- Hooked (the chat stories app)‎ ‎- Orbia ‎- all YouTube Live streams that are pre-recorded videos being replayed with delay on 10 ‎or ‎more ‎seconds from the occurrence of the event being shown in the stream ‎- Gaana music service ‎- Samsung Music music service ‎- Sound Cloud ‎- Apple Music music service ‎- Amazon Prime Music music service ‎- Amazon Music music service ‎- Lucky Louie clips or episodes ‎- news.google.com ‎- MX Video Tube android application ‎- Joe Rogan podcast ‎- JRE: JoeRogan Podcast android application ‎- JVids - Top Japanese MVs android application ‎- Inflikr for Flickr android app ‎- SaMoo Video Clips android app ‎- DeviantArt Note:‎ ‎- If any of the aforementioned prohibited regions is accessed, ‎it ‎must ‎be ‎closed ‎within ‎two ‎seconds ‎of ‎me realizing that the forbidden region has been ‎accessed. ‎Example: if ‎I ‎find ‎myself ‎having ‎opened ‎a ‎twitter link, I must close the web-page within two ‎seconds ‎of ‎realizing ‎that I ‎have ‎accessed ‎it. ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎---‎-‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ How to access any of the sites/services/regions restricted by aforementioned rules: ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ Option 1 (penalty oriented method): ‎ ‎ ‎1. Start a 30 minute timer on the device from which I intend to access the website / app from ‎ ‎ ‎2. Tear a 1000 won currency note into pieces ‎ ‎ ‎3. The sites are allowed to be accessed until 1 minute later than the alarm time ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎(Note that as mentioned elsewhere in ‎this ‎document, ‎the ‎aforementioned ‎penalty ‎may ‎be ‎replaced ‎by a different penalty)‎ ‎ ‎ Option 2, the Suppression method, defined as follows: ‎ ‎ A commitment can be suppressed temporarily with 3 ‎hours ‎of ‎notice ‎in ‎advance ‎causing ‎no ‎penalties ‎by ‎specifying the following in written form (digital ‎or ‎physical): ‎ ‎ ‎- start and end times of the service suppression ‎ ‎ ‎- purpose for that suppression stated in brief ‎anywhere ‎in ‎written ‎‎(e.g. ‎to ‎watch ‎a ‎YouTube ‎tutorial ‎on ‎journal paper formatting, etc) ‎ ‎ ‎- VERY IMPORTANTLY, which services would you like ‎to ‎access. ‎Specify ‎this ‎subset ‎e.g. ‎set ‎of ‎all ‎the ‎websites in the video hosting ‎category, ‎or ‎set ‎containing ‎the ‎YouTube ‎category, ‎or ‎set ‎containing ‎everything in the info ‎diet ‎set. ‎Whichever ‎appropriate. ‎ ‎ ‎- the word “decided”. Once I write “decided”, the three points of that instance of ‎suppression ‎may ‎not ‎be edited.‎ ‎- me writing the phrase, with case not sensitive, "let all info diet suppressions planned ‎henceforth ‎be ‎revoked starting now. Decided." digitally or physically shall revoke all the suppressions ‎planned as ‎of ‎then.‎ ‎--- ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ Wake up system:‎ ‎-‎ ‎ The commitment inside the following parenthesis applies in case of (1):‎ ‎(‎ Commitment:‎ From the time I switch off the alarm of the analogue alarm clock that wakes me up ‎until ‎two ‎hours ‎after switching off this alarm, or from 06:30 a.m. in South Korean Time to 09:30 a.m. ‎in ‎South ‎Korean ‎time, excluding Saturdays, ‎I ‎am ‎not allowed to sit or lie down on any chair, bed, floor, ‎or ‎stairs ‎in the building 17-22 ‎‎(also ‎known ‎as ‎Paradia) in Daegu, South Korea, except the following ‎cases:‎ ‎- sitting on the toilet seat inside the restroom of the studio I live in ‎- sitting on the wooden chair in the studio I live in when the following criteria is met:‎ ‎--- purpose of this sitting activity is to wear socks ‎--- during this activity of sitting, I am not touching a desk with or without any clothes or bag in between ‎--- as soon as I sit, the next thing I should do is to wear socks and as soon as ‎I ‎have ‎worn ‎socks, ‎I ‎must ‎get up.‎ If I am already awake ‎ Penalty: Upon violating the commitment mentioned under ‎the ‎heading ‎‎“Commitment” ‎immediately ‎above this line, I must waste a 1000 won currency note ‎before ‎the ‎upcoming 9 p.m. in ‎South Korean ‎time. (Note that ‎this ‎penalty has been overridden by ‎‎(1) )‎ ‎ ‎)‎ ‎-‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ The commitment inside the following parenthesis applies in case of (1):‎ ‎(‎ Grand gesture:‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎- can't do the following:‎ ‎ ‎--- in BEFEL, letting any point on the either of my leg’s ¾ part that is the near to ‎my ‎body ‎rest ‎on ‎the ‎other leg (aka crossing legs and not any of: ‎ ‎ ‎----- letting either foot rest on the other leg's thigh region)‎ ‎ ‎--- in BEFEL let either or both legs rest on the seat I'm sitting on ‎ ‎--- in BEFEL let either or both feet rest on the desk ‎ ‎--- letting the nail of any of my fingers cross the flattest surface defined in ‎the ‎region ‎of ‎lesser ‎surface ‎area enclosed inside the loops, the said loops each being formed by ‎the ‎skin ‎region ‎outermost, ‎i.e. ‎towards the mouth, of either nostril. There are two of ‎these ‎loops ‎corresponding to ‎each of ‎my ‎nostrils, formed by the respective nostril. Exceptions are: ‎ ‎----- the said finger is wet and there is a water stream running within 20 centimeters of me ‎----- the said finger is separated from the aforementioned loops formed by each ‎of ‎the ‎nostrils ‎by ‎a ‎paper (such as a tissue paper) or cloth ‎ ‎ overridden penalty:‎ ‎ ‎- waste doctor you energy bar immediately ‎after ‎I ‎discover myself off guard ‎violating ‎this ‎rule. ‎If ‎there ‎is no doctor you energy bar available, ‎I must waste a 1000 South ‎Korean ‎Won ‎currency ‎note ‎or ‎equivalent value in coins immediately.‎ ‎ ‎ How to bypass the aforementioned restrictions written under the heading of 'Grand gesture':‎ ‎Start a 2 minute timer on my phone or PDA. Doing so allows ‎me ‎to ‎assume ‎the ‎body ‎postures ‎restricted above for the amount of time initially set by this timer ‎plus ‎one ‎minute.‎ ‎ ‎)‎ ‎ ‎ Mindful Studio:‎ ‎(‎ ‎- can use my Infinix Hot 4 or Galaxy S9 on the ‎second ‎floor i.e. the floor on which I ‎live, ‎of ‎the ‎building ‎‎255-4, the building that is also known as ‎‎“Paradia” in ‎Daegu, South Korea only ‎after ‎I ‎activate ‎the ‎‎“Mindful Studio” applock profile.‎ Penalty clause: Upon entering the password pattern to access any service, other ‎than ‎an ‎app ‎uninstallation wizard or the Applock app ‎control panel, I must waste a 1000 won ‎currency ‎note ‎before ‎the upcoming 9 p.m. in South Korean ‎time. (Note that ‎this ‎penalty has been ‎overridden ‎by (1) )‎ ‎)‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ Mindful eating: ‎ ‎ ‎- can use my phone only after I activate the mindful eating applock profile ‎ ‎ ‎- if the phone is not in the Mindful Eating applock profile, ‎then ‎I ‎must ‎make ‎it ‎that ‎the ‎first ‎thing ‎before ‎using the phone ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎(best thing to possibly work here is the very simple ‎steps: ‎‎1. ‎lock ‎all, ‎‎2. ‎unlock ‎only ‎the ‎app ‎needed ‎here i.e. evernote, and 3. unlock ‎the ‎private ‎notification ‎feature ‎of ‎applock ‎so ‎that ‎imp ‎notifs arent ‎lost) ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎- ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ Mindful restroom: ‎ ‎ ‎- can use my phone in restroom only after I activate the mindful restroom applock profile ‎ ‎ ‎- if the phone is not in the Mindful Restroom applock ‎profile, ‎then ‎I ‎must ‎make ‎it ‎that ‎the ‎first ‎thing ‎before using the phone ‎ ‎ ‎- unlocking chrome app is allowed after counting 1 to 100. ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎(best thing to possibly work here is the very simple ‎steps: ‎‎1. ‎lock ‎all, ‎‎2. ‎unlock ‎only ‎the ‎app ‎needed ‎here i.e. evernote, and 3. unlock ‎the ‎private ‎notification ‎feature ‎of ‎applock ‎so ‎that ‎imp ‎notifs arent ‎lost) ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎- ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ Penalty: $10 per violation ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ For (1), all associated charges or penalties on me in ‎this present Stickk ‎commitment ‎‎(including ‎the ‎Stickk ‎penalty ‎and ‎the ‎‎1000 ‎won ‎note tearing on certain websites) ‎shall ‎be overridden by ‎a penalty ‎of ‎‎100k ‎South ‎Korean ‎Wons ‎being torn for each ‎violation except ‎otherwise ‎stated under ‎the ‎heading ‎of ‎‎'overridden ‎penalty' ‎after the ‎intended ‎violation criteria is ‎explained and ‎the next ‎one ‎hasn't ‎started.‎ ‎This 100k ‎South ‎Korean Won associated with the past sentence must be torn before the next day 9 p.m. in ‎South ‎Korean ‎time.‎ ‎- ‎ References:‎ ‎(1):‎ ‎(‎ ‎until further notice ‎)‎ ‎-‎ Text repository:‎ ‎- ‎ ‎(‎ ‎- access to the navigation bar of Gmail's Android app (I can ‎open ‎the ‎Gmail ‎Android ‎app ‎navigation ‎bar ‎up to before the appearance of the patches the purpose ‎of ‎whom is ‎to ‎notify you ‎about ‎new mail ‎in ‎the respective tag) and the Gmail service other ‎than ‎the ‎following ‎means:‎ ‎ ‎--- the device used to access Gmail is not my PDA ‎ ‎--- chrome (PC or Android version) or Gmail Android ‎app: ‎navigating ‎directly ‎to ‎a ‎page ‎dedicated ‎to ‎a ‎search term ‎ ‎ ‎--- chrome (PC or Android version) or Gmail Android ‎app: ‎navigating ‎directly ‎to ‎a ‎page ‎dedicated ‎to ‎a ‎label (exceptions: the labels of Primary, Social, ‎Updates, ‎and Forums)‎ ‎)‎ ‎-‎ ‎(‎ until :‎ ‎1. I have completed the FEA 2 Fall 2018 midterm ‎exam i.e. until I ‎have ‎attempted ‎all ‎the ‎answers ‎to ‎the ‎point of obtaining the correct solution.‎ ‎2. I have completed understanding all the FEA 2 lectures taught until now.‎ ‎)‎ ‎-‎ ‎(‎ overridden penalty:‎ ‎ ‎- waste a 1000 South Korean Won currency ‎note ‎or ‎equivalent ‎value ‎in ‎coins ‎immediately ‎after ‎I ‎discover myself off guard violating this rule. If ‎there ‎is ‎no ‎isolated ‎‎1000 ‎South ‎Korean Wons ‎available, ‎i ‎must waste a doctor you energy bar ‎immediately.‎ ‎ ‎)‎ ‎- ‎ Notes applicable to this journal entry:‎ ‎1. This commitment can be modified by updating ‎this ‎journal ‎entry ‎with ‎a ‎new ‎one. ‎Changes ‎take ‎effect 1 hour after the update time of the journal. ‎ ‎This ‎applies ‎to ‎updates ‎in ‎the ‎nested ‎content i.e. the content in the links inside this journal entry. ‎ ‎2. References mentioned under the heading of “References” in ‎this ‎journal ‎entry ‎can ‎be ‎called ‎inside ‎this journal entry by writing “(i)” where “i” is the ‎number ‎identifying ‎the ‎called ‎reference.‎ ‎3. Any changes to an Applock profile on my Galaxy S9 mentioned in this journal entry take 5 ‎minutes ‎to ‎take effect after that Applock profile has been changed for the incumbent instance.‎ ‎-‎ Notes:‎ ‎- one of the next thing to be done to this commitment journal entry is to ‎organize ‎it ‎by ‎the ‎way ‎of ‎annotation "
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  • westwingfan Mar 24, 2019, 10:14 AM
    "still gotta do better with weekends. helps to review monthly goals when setting weekly intentions / reflecting back to weekly when setting daily"
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