becoming a mentat

thinkerAs I mentioned in a previous post, I’m currently midway through my second reading of the Dune series, and I’m afraid I’ve gone too deep.

I’ve had an idea for the site. I’d like to delve into my brain in my free time, tidy the place up, oil the moving parts. In the process, I’m going to share what I’ve learned.

You can call it mind hacks, or whatever you want to. I’m choosing to call it the “Mentat Project.”

I want to teach myself how to learn, how to think critically, among other as yet undefined goals. The first step is deep thought about what it means in the first place.

This will all take place in my meager spare time, so progress will be slow.


I don’t like the way my brain has felt lately. Poor diet, perhaps. Lack of downtime, maybe. I sleep six to seven hours a night, as has been my habit since I can remember, but I never feel rested. Stress. Physical fatigue.

In any case, I think I can change it.

dubstep is done

I have no evidence to back up this claim, but I’m pretty sure it’s true.

I was in on the first wave when it started getting some play, but never really got Skrillex. There were a handful of songs on the dubstep Pandora mix that got me, but it just wasn’t my thing overall.

It started popping up in TV and movies, and it works in that way. But then again, so did Industrial ten years ago.

I think it’s dead. Give me a new “dubstep” song that you like and I might change my mind. I think the problem was that so many people thought that they could make the shit, like it’s just noise. But the good ones aren’t just noise, it has a point to it.

This thought brought to you by lack of sleep.