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I Am A Walking Electronics Curse.

I have a history of breaking electronic devices.  Not physically breaking them, though it's miraculous I haven't broken more console controllers in my years of video game tantrums, but somehow breaking them on a software level.  Electronic devices just stop working for me. It's not like I'm fiddling about with advanced settings or poking around in raw code.  I don't touch that stuff (though I did once when I was a teenager and internally mangled a brand new computer).  The only things in ...

On the Matter of Practice

I've recently taken up competitive shooting as a hobby, and it's left me thinking a lot about what it means to practice. In art and other creative type things, practice usually means “doing the thing a lot.” You make lots of art. Draw lots of things. Make lots of paintings. You get good by doing. But drawing all the time isn't necessarily “practice,” now is it? Practice is studying with your hands. It is a critical and often methodical examination of an activity combined with the repe...