Fred Mercy

✺ Optimize Everything To Oblivion

9:35am: It's sort of refreshing to read something like this article on Medium, that I found on Hacker News[1], entitled “The Efficiency Delusion”.

These days I sort of struggle with this idea of plugging in technology — often in the form of an app, a website, a service, a subcription — to try and make life easier, more efficient... more streamlined, whatever that means? And the problem is mentioned in the article: it's that this little bit of efficiency boost is used to get us to “do more real work”, and more often, for longer... which basically means making life more difficult, right?

The Modern World is a mindfuck. It's a sensory overload, and motherfuckers are out there boasting about their meditation sessions, their mindfulness... heck, some of them are microdosing psychedelics because it makes them more creative when solving problems at their stupid fucking yuppie start-up job. Man, nowadays, if you manage to give yourself twenty minutes of quiet respite a day, that's an incredible feat and a lifehack. Get the fuck out of here with your obvious shit.

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9:49am: This blog is somewhat optimized, in a way, so that I don't have to do much copy-pasting. BUT, it's also not really efficient and super advanced; the process is actually rather tedious. Not too much work, but a far cry from the super easy process most writers are used to, usually consisting of drafting a post in a well-designed Content Management System, and then simply hitting the “Publish” button!

But you know what? I like my blog and its tedious update process. It's my little inefficient artisanal website. It's my own. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

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