Came across The Open Organization project while looking up for the The Open Organization book, which has been on my reading list for quite a while.

The definitions section has the values written down. These can be implicit in some organizations, but you realize that when you read them.

A brand new cohort of the #DGPLUG #SUMMERTRAINING begins tomorrow at 6.30pm IST.

Come be a part of it!

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Announcing Emacs Asia-Pacific (APAC) virtual meetup, Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 1400 IST. More details:

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Any #OrgRoam users here who have tried out the Denote package ( ) by Prot?

I haven't used Org Roam yet, but I cannot help drawing comparisons between the two. If you have used used Org Roam extensively, how would you compare that with Denote?


The work Internet Freedom Foundation has been doing is exceptional and requires a lot of efforts. Checkout their website to get an idea about their work. I have been an IFF member, and I encourage you to become one by donating. Even a small bit helps!

Currently, they only accept donations from Indian citizens, through an Indian bank or card.

Announcing Emacs Asia-Pacific (APAC) virtual meetup, Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 1400 IST. More details:

About the second revision of our RepRap 3D printer

We finally got rid of the waves on the prints! 🎉

I will be delivering my talk, "From GNU Emacs to," on Saturday, March 19, 2022 11:20–12:05 EDT, at the all-online LibrePlanet 2022 conference, and I hope you’ll check it out!

LibrePlanet is a conference about software freedom, happening on March 19–20, 2022. The event is hosted by the Free Software Foundation (FSF). Newcomers are always welcome, and LibrePlanet 2022 will feature programming for all ages and experience levels.

Please register in advance, at

Announcing Emacs Asia-Pacific (APAC) virtual meetup, Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 1400 IST. More details:

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#FOSDEM is now live!

Congrats to the organizers, it's great to listen to the talks... and to miss so many interesting ones! 🤓

I'll give two short talks, one in the "Open research tools and policies" devroom today at 12:50am, another one in the "Public code" devroom tomorrow at 12:55am.


Announcing Emacs Asia-Pacific (APAC) virtual meetup, Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 1400 IST. More details:

Wrote something on my blog after a while, it is about using in the CKS exam.
"I was surprised to see that I was able to do all this without adding a single line to Emacs configuration."

Announcing Emacs Asia-Pacific (APAC) virtual meetup, Saturday, December 25, 2021 at 1400 IST. More details:

5 big reasons we fail to make effective decisions — Shane Parrish on Twitter

I’ve taught thousands of people make smart decisions without getting lucky. Here is a thread on 5 of the biggest reasons we fail to make effective decisions.

1 - We’re unintentionally stupid We like to think that we can rationally compute information like a computer, but we can’t. Cognitive biases explain why we made a bad decision but rarely help us avoiding them. Better to focus on these warning signs something is about to go wrong.

Warning signs you’re about to do unintentionally something stupid: You’re tired. You’re emotional, in a rush, distracted, operating in a group, or working with an authority figure.

The rule: Never make important decisions when you’re tired, emotional, distracted, or in a rush.

2 - We solve the wrong problem. The first person to state the problem rarely has the best insight into the problem. Once a problem is thrown out on the table however, our type-a problem solving nature kicks in and forget to ask if we’re solving the right problem.

Warning signs you’re solving the wrong problem: You let someone else define the problem for you. You’re far away from the problem. You’re thinking about the problem at only one level or through narrow lenses.

The rule: Never let anyone define the problem for you.

3 - We use incorrect or insufficient information We like to believe that people tell us the truth. We like to believe the people we talk to understand what they are talking about. We like to believe that we have all the information.

Warning signs you have incorrect or insufficient information: You’re speaking to someone who spoke to someone who spoke to someone. Someone will get in trouble when the truth comes out. You’re reading about it in the news.

The rule: Seek out information from as close to the source as possible because they’ve earned the knowledge and have understanding you don’t. When information is filtered, and it often is, consider the (1) incentives and (2) proximity to earned knowledge.

4 - We fail to learn You know the person that sits beside you at work that has 20 years of experience but keeps making the same mistakes over and over. They don’t have 20 years of experience, but one year repeated 20 times. If you can’t learn you can’t get better.

How we learn:

The Learning Loop

To better understand learning, let’s break it into four components.

Action This process creates a feedback loop so that you are continuously adapting and learning from your (or others) experiences. Warning signs you’re not learning: You’re too busy to reflect. You don’t keep track of your decisions. You can’t calibrate your own decision making.

The rule: Be less busy. Keep a learning journal. Reflect every day.

5 - We seek optics over outcomes. Our evolutionary programming conditions us to do what’s easy over what’s right. Organizations encourage us to sound good over being good. After all it’s often easier to signal being virtuous than actually being virtuous.

Warning signs you’re focused on optics: You’re thinking about how you’ll defend your decision. You’re knowingly choosing what’s defendable over what’s right. You’d make a different decision if you owned the company. You catch yourself saying this is what your boss would want.

#mjbQuote #Quote #mjbMentalModels #MentalModels #Life #DecisionMaking .

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