- Order beer
- Update on wireless mesh networking/meriaki units
- Update on marketing (posters)
- Creation of Projects
- Discuss compensating presentations longer than 20 minutes with a beer
The presentation will be called "Life Hacks" (a la the website Mind Hacks). I am going to propose a practical methodology for dramatically improved quality of life via improved processes. I suspect that I will use a software development analogy - drawing parallels from my work in software engineering and quality and process improvement to the subject of life re-engineering. A bit of psychology wrapped around a geeky metaphor.
What I propose each potential attendee do is prepare one Life Hack that has dramatically improved the quality of your life that we can discuss after my presentation.
Format for your Hack:
- Describe an area of your life that you determined needed improvement. Try a one sentence description that is clear (and catchy!)
- Describe the technique you used to try and improve the area.
- Describe the results of your life hack...
Thats about it - I will talk about a particular process for increasing the quality of life (which I will invent this weekend) We can share about different Life Hacks that we have tried out and the results of them -perhaps we can come up with a plan to try out someone else's hack in your life for the week...
This will be documented on the project page: Debugging_our_lives
- We had two new members at our meeting
- add a link to wiki syntax guide
- Our presenter proposed flash cards, but other members proposed we install SVN or some type of CVS, and start to log our bugs.
- We now have a dedicated table if we call on Tuesdays, and even better, we get half price apps if you're with the Yashy Idea Society!
- We discussed project planning your life, vs some members who live mostly by participating with chaos
- There was a recommended book, "Your money or your life"
- We should agree on how IP issues will be handled, it was suggested we use creative commons for our meetings, the same as is used on this wiki.
- At the beginning of our meetings, we will now have a language portion, where all members say a word in a different language (or something like sign language), to be used by the end of the meeting
- We discussed if we would compensate speakers with a beer, and voted against this idea
It was propose that we follow the software development piece of debugging, for debugging our own lives.
- ban the word "and" from bug reports, otherwise it could be multiple issues, and perhaps even E-prime
- bugs (problems needing debugging) must be atomic + consice
- We tend to prioritize elsewhere, and often debugging ourselves is not even on our priority list
- one of the challenges is determining the actual bug, and not looking elsewhere
- evaluate/debug your marriage annually
- ask an expert to determine a bug
- get someone else to debug your bug
- try cognitive therapy instead of traditional
- you choose your own bugs and prioritize them, no one else cares about your bugs but you
- choosing the right tool, such as:
painting intuition meditation dreams luck prayer reading luck consulting with experts
- find bugs that have already been resolved
We agreed that reflection/meditation time should be a required part of your day, and most of us don't dedicate any "quiet time". It was suggested that getting to know your intuitive, non-rational side should be more of a priority, and only using your rational side as a tool. One member mentioned that for any irrational fear he has had, he challenged it head on and it resulted in great growth. We touched on the term "Social currency" which I would like to see the group discuss further, perhaps it will tie in with the image consultant next week.