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    Surusu Update: Anki Card/Deck Import; Rep Undo; Deck Ops

    January 19, 2010

    Men of AJATT, on to glory! See Surusu famed in story! Waves these burning words before ye: “Britain scorns to yield!”. Hmmm…and on that note. Surusu now supports import of decks from Anki. Current limitations: Only Anki “cards“ (not “facts”) exported in the form of tab-separated text file, are supported. As you might expect, repetition history is not imported....

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    Beyond Binging and Purging: Why You Maybe Sometimes Shouldn’t Try Overcorrecting When You Screw Up

    January 14, 2010

    Whatever your goals this year, you will fall off the horse at some point. Probably. Perhaps you already have. If and when you do fall off, get back on it like nothing happened. Redraw. New point. Because the temptation will be to purge the binge or binge the purge. But the binge-purge cycle is as dangerous as it is...

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    Mixing Languages As A Transitional Phase Before Full Proficiency

    January 6, 2010

    Recently over on the le das Twitter, the great @papajohn and I have been having a ball using Chinglish with each other. Below are some samples of our exchanges. John’s messages contained classified information, so I shan’t reproduce them here. Oh, I didn’t tell you? Yeah, we’re totally spies, dude. What, you didn’t think it was a little weird...

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    Potheads, Planners and Players

    January 1, 2010
    Potheads, Planners and Players

    It’s New Year’s. So freaking what? It’s just another day. We all need to calm down a little. Even me telling you to calm down is probably just fueling the excitement, isn’t it? Are you going to make a resolution? Good luck with that. I doubt you’ll even remember it by early March. Screw resolutions. I’m going to show...

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    The Fork, The Choice and You

    December 30, 2009

    This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Engineered InevitabilityWhat deserves your closest attention is neither your ultimate goal, nor your track record, nor your overall plan, but your next choice. What are you going to do next? Ultimate goals are heavy; they weigh on the soul. They’re useful and everything, but you can’t have them in...

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    [Movie Transcript] Gladiator Speech — Maximus Reveals Himself…in Japanese, Of Course

    December 25, 2009

    Hey. It’s chilly outside. It’s toasty inside. I’ve got this…Honeywell space heater action going here. Movies get watched, okay? Today’s transcript is from Gladiator. One of my favorite movies. I didn’t get round to seeing it until about 2005. Being a man of extensive huevos, I personally did not cry at the end, but, my…friend did. Anywhere, here’s the...

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