- Nov 2021
Our elders say that ceremonies are the way we “remember to remember,”
The Western word "ceremony" is certainly not the best word for describing these traditions. It has too much baggage and hidden meaning with religious overtones. It's a close-enough word to convey some meaning to those who don't have the cultural background to understand the underlying orality and memory culture. It is one of those words that gets "lost in translation" because of the dramatic differences in culture and contextual collapse.
Most Western-based anthropology presumes a Western idea of "religion" and impinges it upon oral cultures. I would maintain that what we would call their "religion" is really an oral-based mnemonic tradition that creates the power of their culture through knowledge. The West mistakes this for superstitious religious practices, but primarily because we can't see (or have never been shown) the larger structures behind what is going on. Our hubris and lack of respect (the evils of the scala naturae) has prevented us from listening and gaining entrance to this knowledge.
I think that the archaeological ideas of cultish practices or ritual and religion are all more likely better viewed as oral practices of mnemonic tradition. To see this more easily compare the Western idea of the memory palace with the Australian indigenous idea of songline.
- evils of the scala naturae
- ritual and religion
- cultish practices
- context collapse
- indigenous "religion"
- remember to remember
- lost in translation
URLinst-fs-iad-prod.inscloudgate.net/files/97ff05d0-b1c1-4df5-8ccf-71f330446670/Wk 2 - Braiding Sweetgrass - Asters and Goldenrod.pdf
- Jun 2021
- Mar 2021
Onceability can be the result of the exaggerated demand for un-memorable passwords.
- Feb 2021
DSLs can be problematic for the user since the user has to manage state (e.g. am I supposed to call valid? first or update_attributes?). This is exactly why the #validate is the only method to change state in Reform.
The reason Reform does updating attributes and validation in the same step is because I wanna reduce public methods. This is to save users from having to remember state.
I see what he means, but what would you call this (tag)? "have to remember state"? maybe "have to remember" is close enough
Or maybe order is important / do things in the right order is all we need to describe the problem/need.
- state management
- have to remember
- simplicity by design
- annotation meta: may need new tag
- making it easy to do the wrong thing
- reform (Ruby)
- good point
- order is important / do things in the right order
- making it easy to do the right thing
- Sep 2020
So I guess what @Rich-Harris is trying to say is that (sorry, I'm just logging it here for my own benefit)
- Apr 2020
A user need only remember the master password for the password manager — preferably something like a seven-word diceware passphrase, easy to remember, hard to crack.
- Aug 2019
I am an avid reader, but I’m always struggling to memorize my learnings. I guess, that's why I started to write down my notes of books I enjoyed to read.