System Logging

When making choices:

  • Have I made this choice before?
  • Yes – Is there a system telling me what to do?
    • Yes – Do I remember it?
      • Yes – Do it
      • No – Log that the system needs improvement
        • System logging system
          • Document the system failure
            • Memory is unreliable – repeat externally (spoken, sung, signed) until documentation is complete
            • Is this update urgent?
              • Yes – log to Habitica (process exists to handle from there)
              • No – write it down as quickly as possible and return to prior process – this is leaving a breadcrumb to improve the system
            • Documentation ideal is to WordPress (to Habitica Tasks – link in )
    • No
  • No

Yes: do I remember the system? Yes? Do the system. No? Document need to refine system.

Pain Response Tools

Thumb pain, great video, very concise, text description also (below):

Patient: supine Doctor: holds wrist facing medial, lateral hand holds unlar and radius for stabilization Seg. Contact: base of 1st metacarpal Contact point: medial hand grasps thumb so that little finger pulls superior to inferior on base of metacarpal Thurst: slow pull lateral to medial

This one is concise, no text description though:

MCL – metacarpal ligament?





Dec 19 2022 log:

The process by which we search to see if the thing we observe has a name. If we cannot find the name, then we name it.

Knowing what something is.

Given name of something.

Everything in existence is made of atoms, so everything is a something,

If you know what something is, you know it’s entire cycle of existence.

If you know what something is called and not its cycle of existence, then you only know it’s given name, not it’s true name.

To know something’s true name is to have power over it. If you understand the process by which it came to exist, then you have the choice to allow the process to continue, or to interfere with it.

We change given names as we get closer and closer to discovering the true names of things.


  • Curiosity leads to connection.
  • Curiosity inspires me to ask:
    • what happens if I reach out?
    • why am I curious?
    • How do I know what out is?
    • How do I know what in is?
    • If in is within myself, then:
    • how do I define myself?

I get it now! Every day that I sit down to write this stuff out, I have mini-epiphanies. Old phrases are viewed with new knowledge and have more meaning.

Like: think global, act local – there is nothing more local than within myself. And to think global means to understand myself – including my part/role within the global system.

To change the world, change yourself.

To change yourself, you must know yourself.

To know yourself is to love yourself.

Loving yourself is to understand your role in existence.

Your role in existence is to discover.

And the first thing to discover is yourself.

Once you know yourself, you’ll know what you need to do next.

Just follow your attention.

Find the pain.

Understand the pain.

Pain is how your system signals to you that something is wrong.

If you are in pain you either understand why, or you don’t.

Pay attention to your strongest pain. Identify it. Understand it.

If you can’t easily do that, find someone who can.

That is your only role in life – to do everything you can to alleviate the pain. And the first step is to acknowledge it. Then you share it. And if the message isn’t received, try sending it different ways until it is.

That is what autism is to me. It’s a signal that the existing system is flawed. And until I get my system refined so that I’m coming from a solid foundation, I need to keep pulling my focus back.

Am I using the system? To use the system, I need to slow down, focus and make each choice with more deliberation.

Can I check in every five minutes? Just the thought of it is unpleasant – so I’ll go with the 15 minute blocks (pomodoro!) – transition check – repeat. Ok, so I won’t get through as much of the system which mean I won’t have as many errors to log. Which means I can really debug the critical parts.

Yes our brains are organic computers. So we’ve already uploaded our brains. Computers are allowing us to make backup systems for when our brains fail. Computers are also systems to automate repetitive tasks so that our brains can run the observation – action – observation process (system).

To change anything, you must understand the thing. To know the thing is to understand the thing is to love the thing. To know is to love.

To understand the thing you must observe the thing. To observe the thing you must focus your attention on it. It is a repeating cycle or circle. Magnetism is the scientific method at a quantum level. Make an observation, make a hypothesis, test it, repeat. That’s what evolution is. It’s a system of curiosity. And the more connected we are, the better a system we can design to connect better to design better to connect………

Dec 17 2022 Log:

I’m having the thought that maybe I’m wrong about connection being the driving purpose of existence.

It’s all about the whys.

So if connection is the purpose, why does connection happen?

Let’s start with me – I connect with other humans because I can do more working together than apart. Why do I want to do more?

To avoid pain or to satisfy curiosity. Which came first?

Pain drove us to movement. The more we worked together, the farther we could move away from pain.

Hmm, guess “Life is pain” isn’t too far off.

dafs – fall asleep typing……

stub – time for sleep, might need to make the system a bit more robust for bedtime


Bio break list

Use the toilet


If standing or sitting with pants on:

Pull up undies & pants

Check the seat & floor, wipe up if needed

Flush (best to hold handle to be sure of complete flush)

Shut (after flush completed)

Wash – see Wash list

If pants are off:

Check the seat & floor, wipe up if needed

Flush (best to hold handle to be sure of complete flush)

Shut (after flush completed)

Dress – Pull up undies & pants

Wash hands – see Wash hands list

Wash hands list

Get soap & water (or water & soap)

Shut off water

Do all 48 movements (12 actions 4 times each)

  1. Palm to palm circles
  2. Palm to palm interlaced fingers
  3. Palm to back of hand, interlaced fingers
  4. Switch – Palm to back of hand, interlaced fingers
  5. Knuckle coupler
  6. Switch – Knuckle coupler
  7. Thumb
  8. Other thumb
  9. Fingertip circles in palm
  10. Switch – Fingertip circles in other palm
  11. Wrist – completely below the palm
  12. Other wrist – completely below the palm

Start with palms to lather soap


Shut off water

Bubble check (rub hands with fingers interlocked)

Rinse again if needed & shut off water

Otherwise shake hands in sink 10-20 times to get water off hands

Dry hands (towel, air dryer, etc.)

Morning & evening bathroom routine list

Bio break – see list

Dental care

Post meal cleanup

Set the table

Waking up

  • Wake up at a regular time
    • use music and light that both gradually increase.
    • 7am seems to be my sweet spot. I also often wake at 4 or 5 which is ok too. If I get sleepy again I can nap until 7.
      • Task: set up Google routine for smart speaker and lights
        • I want to move my playlists so that google assistant can find them
        • I want to change my nickname on YouTube – try some alternatives
      • Find a song about self care or being intentional to start the playlist:
        • Task: set up or get wireless noise cancelling headphones to listen to playlist and assist with focus until medication kicks in and intention is set