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Comment by jolly on Help the Brain Preservation Foundation · 2013-11-20T23:02:35.296Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'm doing what I can to ensure they win O:)

Comment by jolly on Post ridiculous munchkin ideas! · 2013-07-02T20:41:04.092Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

This works. Donating blood seems to improve insulin sensitivity.

Comment by jolly on Want to help me test my Anki deck creation skills? · 2013-05-21T15:50:28.641Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Ping - did this ever happen? I'm looking for good examples of anki decks for book summaries before I start creating my own.

Comment by jolly on Post ridiculous munchkin ideas! · 2013-05-16T01:58:04.817Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Do you have better suggestions?

Comment by jolly on Post ridiculous munchkin ideas! · 2013-05-14T19:10:19.126Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

It'll take time to adapt, and is generally much easier if you are eating a low carb diet.

Comment by jolly on Post ridiculous munchkin ideas! · 2013-05-14T18:58:43.472Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Smartwool.

Comment by jolly on Post ridiculous munchkin ideas! · 2013-05-14T18:56:53.480Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Specifically, get these if you dont wear glasses or these if you do. I've read the wavelength charts for these, and know they block the specific wavelengths of blue light that we care about for melatonin.

Comment by jolly on Post ridiculous munchkin ideas! · 2013-05-14T18:30:56.833Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Intermittent fasting solves a number of these issues...

Comment by jolly on Post ridiculous munchkin ideas! · 2013-05-14T18:28:07.226Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

My dad changed his name when he became a citizen...and got sufficiently annoyed at the hassle that he changed his name back. Note - this wasn't a major name change, he changed it from "Amarjit Singh Jolly" to "Jolly Amarjit Singh"

Comment by jolly on Meetup : Austin, TX - HPMoR Wrap Party · 2013-04-17T17:04:31.034Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

How many people come to this? I'll be in town for the weekend (Infosec Southwest), so might be able to stop by.

Comment by jolly on Columbus Mega-meetup Planning- RSVPs wanted · 2013-04-17T17:03:31.120Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'm likely to come (70%) , and could present if desired :)

Comment by jolly on Co-Working Collaboration to Combat Akrasia · 2013-03-10T22:44:27.974Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Dreeves and other beeminder people used to do pomodoro sessions virtually together starting on the hour, I found value in that. (this is where I got the scheduled pomodoro sessions idea from) that I had suggested to you!

Comment by jolly on Co-Working Collaboration to Combat Akrasia · 2013-03-10T22:41:17.861Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I enjoyed the pomodoro sessions we were doing in the Beeminder chat :)

Comment by jolly on Ritual Report 2012: Life, Death, Light, Darkness, and Love. · 2012-12-29T02:12:30.467Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

My comments: Seeing people was great, actual ritual was looong, and strongly triggered my ADHD. Which was mostly mitigated by me amusing myself with shiny led gloves.

Comment by Jolly on [deleted post] 2012-10-30T00:12:27.924Z

This mirrors my own experience - the way I've found to have the most influence, and get the most done is often not being the one completing the tasks, but rather the one creating and documenting the process/procedures, and teaching and training other people to do the work.

It's also far more lucrative from a career standpoint! :D

Comment by jolly on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-07-05T04:40:52.656Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'm debating just using starbucks VIA packets, but Dave would probably claim those have higher risks of mold :/

Comment by jolly on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-07-05T04:40:23.441Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I never preheat my blender (but note, I'm using a stick, immersible style blender) And the way to preheat would be to make extra hot water and dump it in the blender.

Comment by jolly on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-07-05T04:38:06.642Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Wow! that is a great idea. Here I was using blackout cloth and nails... Edit: A friend of mine informs me that this is commonly used by meth labs...and may attract unwanted attention from authority figures?

Comment by jolly on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-07-05T04:36:46.220Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Totally serious. I do prefer coffee for mTOR impacts, particularily in combo with exercise/intermittent fasting, but tea has it's own set of benefits. Butter Tea

Comment by jolly on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-07-05T04:34:54.571Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

It probably will improve sleep quality, but I have yet to run A/B tests and measure it with my Zeo/Fitbit.

Comment by jolly on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-07-05T04:34:10.624Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'd be happy to give you a pair of Hearos next time I see you! I also have a few pairs of SilentEar reusable earplugs that I use for airplances or other times that I want to be able to easily insert/remove earplugs.

Comment by jolly on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-07-04T19:27:41.743Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

If you use outlook, Outlook 2010 lets you (at least) duplicate these features.

Comment by jolly on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-07-04T19:26:18.525Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

You know, you could just do butter tea... :)

Comment by jolly on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-07-04T18:59:56.550Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

FancyHands Per task virtual assistant service - because outsourcing makes life easier ;)

Comment by jolly on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-07-04T18:58:38.797Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Brookstone Napform sleep mask Best sleep mask I've found, soft, you can fully open your eyes while wearing this.

Comment by jolly on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-07-04T18:58:24.246Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Etymotic ER-20 earplugs Use these so you can listen to music, go to clubs, ect, and still preserve your hearing. I've probably bought 15+ by now, and keep one in every bag/jacket I own.

Comment by jolly on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-07-04T18:57:45.129Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

Hearos Ultimate Softness foam earplugs Great protection (32NRR), super comfortable. Use these for sleeping.

Comment by jolly on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-07-04T18:57:01.624Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Kindle 3G Keyboard E-book reader, but get this one for traveling - this provides backup internet access, practically worldwide. You MUST buy the older "keyboard" version for this. Also fantastic to read books on ;)

Comment by jolly on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-07-04T18:55:35.611Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I have an entire travel set dedicated to BP coffee. Make sure you blend, and don't forget the MCT oil.

1) Hario MSS-1B Mini Mill Slim Coffee Grinder

2) MSR MugMate Coffee/Tea Filter

3) Cuisinart Smart Stick Blender

4) Lock and Lock 10.8 oz butter container

5) Blender Bottle

6) GoobTube - to hold MCT oil in

Comment by jolly on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-07-04T18:54:03.191Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

For windows, I use X1 Desktop search.

Comment by jolly on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-07-04T18:52:52.179Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I also use crashplan - to back up my Windows Home Server.

Comment by jolly on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-07-04T18:50:45.009Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

How frequently do you re-balance?

Comment by jolly on Less Wrong Product & Service Recommendations · 2012-07-04T18:49:06.303Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

I'm a hacker/computer security expert. I use DropBox for low sensitivity files (it sync's far faster, and has better integration) and SpiderOak for more sensitive data.

Comment by jolly on CFAR website launched · 2012-07-04T18:46:49.139Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

The majority of photos were taken from my Less Wrong/Rationalist photo archive - feel free to use more from there to expand the photo collection :)

Comment by jolly on [Event] Symposium on Cryonics and Brain-Threatening Disorders · 2012-07-04T18:44:52.051Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I will be there for part of the time - I'm flying in Thursday, flying out Tuesday. (I was already scheduled to be in Portland for the World Domination Summit, so I'll stop by :) Also going to jump off bridges :D

Comment by Jolly on [deleted post] 2012-06-25T04:46:47.295Z

Shannon is a connector and will help introduce you to other interesting people! I'd advocate that people stay at her place even if they already have other crash space in Berkeley - as this way you are likely to meet new people that you otherwise would not have met.

I recently (June 10-18th) stayed at Shannon's place in Berkeley - additional advantages include it being within walking distance of public transportation! :)

Comment by Jolly on [deleted post] 2012-06-25T04:34:24.625Z

I will help find/sell plane tickets to friends (and those in my extended friend network, such as LW) at a discount :)

Comment by jolly on How to Run a Successful Less Wrong Meetup · 2012-06-01T23:58:45.977Z · score: 8 (8 votes) · LW · GW

Ok, Photos from 2012 Rationality Minicamp, the 2011 and 2012 NYC meetups, and a random Cambridge meetup are here - Photos They should be up for at least a few months, at which point I'll probably pull them down to save me space.

Comment by jolly on How to Run a Successful Less Wrong Meetup · 2012-06-01T01:41:50.451Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Oops. That reminds me, I was supposed to send more pictures... O:-)

Comment by jolly on Minicamps on Rationality and Awesomeness: May 11-13, June 22-24, and July 21-28 · 2012-05-23T16:27:03.144Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Photos from the May Minicamp are up on Facebook :) Thanks to everyone for the amazing time, and new friendships :D

Comment by jolly on Group rationality diary, 5/14/12 · 2012-05-18T18:26:37.236Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Slight Tangent: One thing I've found that helps me in my relationships, is when I see a friend of mine, I mentally recall all the feelings of happiness and shared bonds and good times with that person, and try and put that into my face and smile, and send that at them.

I've also tried to explicitly compliment people (before, I had a bad habit of thinking positive things, but never actually sharing it with the people who I was thinking about!)

Comment by jolly on Please advise the Singularity Institute with your domain-specific expertise! · 2012-05-18T18:12:40.148Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I can help for almost anything computer security related, also public speaking, running workshops, teaching and training.

Comment by jolly on Group rationality diary, 5/14/12 · 2012-05-16T17:46:49.915Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Glad to hear it's helping!

Comment by jolly on Group rationality diary, 5/14/12 · 2012-05-16T17:45:10.453Z · score: 8 (8 votes) · LW · GW

Similar to Cord, when I notice an action or thought that brings me closer to my goals, I smile. Before, I would usually groan or feel bad for realizing that I had not taken an action, which I now realize was creating the opposite impact than what I wanted!

Comment by jolly on Minicamps on Rationality and Awesomeness: May 11-13, June 22-24, and July 21-28 · 2012-05-09T18:39:23.668Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Just booked plane tickets - I will be there for the May one! :)

Comment by jolly on Minicamps on Rationality and Awesomeness: May 11-13, June 22-24, and July 21-28 · 2012-04-08T06:21:15.766Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'd love to know this - heck, I'd teach a diet course if anyone is interested (those at the last NYC mega-meetup listened to an hour lecture/qa of my nutritional philosophies :)

Comment by jolly on East Coast Megameet Google Hangout, today at 3PM · 2012-02-04T22:44:02.789Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

What would be the best place to share photos from my presentation?

Comment by jolly on Tsuyoku Naritai! (I Want To Become Stronger) · 2012-01-25T15:12:04.608Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I have it in roman characters. Kanji would be more pleasing, but harder to have created.

Comment by jolly on East Coast Megameetup II: Request for Talks · 2012-01-25T15:10:32.663Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

The Megameetup is Feb 4/5th

Comment by jolly on Announcing the Quantified Health Prize · 2011-12-03T18:46:41.880Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

This concept is fantastic - I'm going to publicize it to some friends.