[25 Feb 2023] The reason behind starting this project
So, unfortunately, projects like #Tetrinsic [gd0041], #T^2 TyMist [gd0138], #TaskPercent [gd0140] and #SecSavr Suspense [gd0105] will take many hours of continuous efforts before I actually see results. I'm doing 3 of those 4 projects so that I can make it faster and easier to complete projects; this is known as a "chicken and egg" problem. I actually need something right now that I can use to acheive a more focused and less distracted mindset so that I can work though all my projects/commitments at a consistent pace (rather than this boom/bust cycle you might have noticed in my projects).
First thing I did was buy some rather nice looking gripped "arthritis gloves" (2 pairs for £7) so that my fingers can hold out a bit longer whilst waiting for Tetrinsic -- and subsequently #Tetent TestCut [gd0139] -- to become a thing that exists. The gloves actaully fit my hand and I strongly believe it's because the finger-ends are cut off. They certainly look all futuristic and hacker material which helps with mindset, as well as hopefully preventing finger strain.
Then I thought to myself about what I could realistically do to get a usable work-mode setup ASAP (under a week). I haven't read any articles about WFH setups, but I can imagine that doing everything from the comfort of your mattress is not recommended. (Oh yeah, I watched a CGP Grey video about this years ago.)
I thought of a tent tube / kid tunnel:
Well a tent tube, but wide enough for a table, 180cm / 6ft tall ceilings and with reflective walls (like silver projector screen material). Inside would be a proper carbon filtration system and I'd figure out a lighting solution along the way. This sounds quite reasonable actually, because it's the non-portable version of TyMist.
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I have a feeling that my subconsious saw the below animation video on how Tilt-5 works (because I really like the soundtrack and made a loop) and eventually proposed this reflective tent idea.
This is because the first time I saw the animation (and before the small blue figurines made an appearance right on the soundtrack beat), my attention was captivated by the background:
As soon as I saw this, I immediately imagined Jeri Ellsworth (the CEO) working in Britain and sitting in an office away from any busy roads and just quietly working on this product as the overcast sky illuminated the white office walls. My reaction to that was "Wow that's a dream way to work! It's probably not the way she actaully works, but that's a truly peaceful way to R+D for an unknown amount of time and actually enjoy the grind".
I don't enjoy the grind, which I define as the main part of any project or education develoment where you know you're going to be there day in and out slowly developing but it doesn't feel like actual progress is being made because the milestones are few and far between at this stage, like a plateau.
I've been trying to make the grind more enjoyable (or reduce the amount of time spent) for over 6 years now. Will this be the solution?
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Now, I remembered when Me In The Past was trying to drive a similar line over 5 years ago, and got an £80 tent. The issue was that the fabric was too green (as in, it was all green so all light in the tent was green) and not very high even though it was spacious in the XY plane. Because of this, I didn't have much hope in actually being able to find a solution, but since there's more talk of remote working / work from home setups, perhaps there's some...Read more »