Meetup : First Sydney 2012 meetup.

post by Oklord · 2012-01-03T13:04:06.747Z · score: 1 (2 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 15 comments

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Discussion article for the meetup : First Sydney 2012 meetup.

WHEN: 18 January 2012 06:00:00PM (+1100)

WHERE: 22 The Promenade,, Sydney NSW 2000 (James Squire Brewhouse)

[All advice for improving location/time would be appreciated, especially location, which has not worked out amazingly well before] Hello Less Wrongers of Sydney! Assuming the local interest has not died down, seems only right that we should try and set up another meet-up.

Given my (fairly well supported, I imagine) belief that peer pressure is one of the best methods to change behavior, I figure that the lowest hanging fruit we could discuss is trying to control Akrasia. I'm prepared to bring a structured plan and research (if there is interest) in order to achieve the following:

  1. Review standing literature on causation.

  2. Discuss current Akrasia control methods used by attendants, less wrong, life hacker, reddit extc. (all of which, of course, are noted for their effect AGAINST Akrasia control. Sudden thought - is there procrastination negative search engine?)

  3. Try and assign tasks to willing participants, in order to test methods and combinations thereof. I've a mind that if this goes well we could contribute as a group to the less wrong community some good old fashioned data. Plus, it's always good to measure interest in a more regular meet-up!

Discussion article for the meetup : First Sydney 2012 meetup.

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comment by Observer · 2012-01-07T10:02:54.500Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I’ll be coming to this. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if I’ll have anything worthwhile to contribute, being nothing but a lurker in the Less Wrong community. Still, any Sydney meet-up group will have my support.

comment by Oklord · 2012-01-07T23:23:12.137Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

We are all lurkers at some point. DW about it.

comment by Oklord · 2012-01-18T06:45:06.660Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Should be worth noting that what I thought was the James squire brewhouse is the king street brewhouse, identifiable by numerous blue umbrellas with the blue tounge logo. I'm here now. Also, of anyone could confirm the existence of the "James squire brewhouse, I would be interested.

comment by Oklord · 2012-01-18T06:46:10.796Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'm wearing a blue tie, white shirt and have an IPad propped up with the less wrong logo

comment by tristanhaze · 2012-01-18T06:14:42.327Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Is this on today (18th), or at all? I notice a comment from Oklord proposing to change the date, and Observer saying they're cool with that, so does that mean it was on the 17th? A reply ASAP would be good, cheers.

comment by Oklord · 2012-01-18T06:39:42.286Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

It is today- I should have specified.

comment by Monkeytree · 2012-01-16T04:37:47.869Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Do you have any suggested reading before the meetup, to bring me up to speed on some of the conversation topics? You mentioned causation and Akrasia control methods.

comment by Oklord · 2012-01-16T06:42:48.974Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Aside from google, and searching on this website, life hacker and reddit are possible sources of information...

comment by Peacewise · 2012-01-12T03:09:18.603Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'd like to attend via skype if someone cares to plonk an ipad or other skype activated device on the desk. my skype name is peace.wise and I live in Mount Barker, south australia.

Please contact me via LW before attempting to have me as a skype contact. I reject all skype contacts from people I don't know as a matter of course.

comment by Monkeytree · 2012-01-11T05:12:51.327Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I will almost certainly come to this - I really enjoyed the last one I came to.

comment by sgentle · 2012-01-09T06:25:37.317Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Very excited to come to this (got me to finally sign up), but linux.conf.au is on that week so I can't make it. I'd definitely like to register my interest for a regular meet-up, though.

comment by Oklord · 2012-01-09T13:11:16.440Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Well hopefully we get the momentum!

comment by Oklord · 2012-01-07T23:25:05.501Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Proposing to change the time to day before this (Family reasons). Any objections?

comment by Observer · 2012-01-08T08:47:25.140Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

None from me.

comment by Teal_Thanatos · 2012-01-06T03:18:23.927Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Hi, I'd love to come to this. But unfortunately I am A) in Newcastle and B) at work the following day.