30+ characters. 30+ concepts. 30+ nootropics. What did I learn?
How to find information on what I care about.
- Prioritize what's important to me (either the day of writing or from my general priorities).
- Search the single greatest resource of all time: Semantic Scholar.
- Find relevant seminal research OR a good literature review.
- Connect with a favorite character or show. Alternatively, find the closest trope on TV Tropes and use specific scenes for details.
- Analyze media through academic lens.
What I care about.
- People, personalities, profits, and measurements.
How to edit for conciseness.
- 250 words is short.
- Keeping work under 250 words requires a tradeoff of nuance for density.
- Ironically, sometimes you sacrifice clarity for length.
How to stay consistent i.e. how to make time for work.
- Know how long the task will take.
- Prioritize it over leisure.
- No sleep until task is finished.
How to time nootropics.
- Kanna is a stimulant. I thought it was a sedative.
- I took it at ~5pm. Did not sleep at all that night.
- Lesson: test new consumables in mid-day or morning.
How to get level 1 Twitter engagement.
- Tag important people and organizations. two of my most popular posts were liked by a university and an academic celebrity.
- Be relevant to current events e.g. Thanksgiving.
How to analyze media from different angles.
- Key finding: any sufficiently complex information framework that is relevant to humans or human societies is applicable to fictional characters and their worlds.