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Hacked Man

The Good

Best of the Hacked Man

Here are the best new things I found during six months of Hacked Manning. These I will try to incorporate on a semi-permanent basis into my life.

NVC and MBB

Surprisingly, Nonviolent Communication and Mind-Body Bridging have turned out to be one of the more important feeling and most exciting findings of the project. I bumped into these at . . .

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January 02, 2015

The End

Wait, what?

Suddenly, it's been six months. I started Hacked Man in June and decided the rest of the year 2014 would be dedicated to it. As it's the last days of 2014, it's time to start debriefing and doing a retrospective on the project. I'll write a couple of different blog posts on what went well, what didn't and what next.

In . . .

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January 02, 2015

Concerning habits

Beeminder and HabitRPG, do they work?

It's Christmas, it's Christmas! Which means holidays, which means horrible problems keeping up with good habits.

I've been thinking about the dynamic between "real" habits and "simulated" Beeminder/HabitRPG habits. You can obviously lose real habits too, but I wonder how simulated the habits formed by . . .

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December 23, 2014

Nonviolent Communication

Read a book by Marshall B. Rosenberg

Earlier I promised to read a couple of books. I finished one about Mind-Body Bridging earlier and now completed Marshall B. Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication.

NVC-book

This second one was maybe not as solid as the first book, but still very good value for both money and time spent. It also feels that MBB (Mind-Body Bridging) can be used . . .

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December 18, 2014

To the Green

Beeminder under control

I wanted to get a grip on my Beeminder goals. I kept failing goals every time I forgot to update stuff for a single evening. This was both annoying and also actually costing me, so I had to do something about it.

I decided to push everything to green. It's been a three weeks after that so I can now probably say something about how it . . .

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December 16, 2014

Meditation report

December special

Been a while since I wrote about meditation last time, so here's another checking point about that.


The habit has transformed and diminished a bit in importance compared to everything else that has something to do with Hacked Man. For a long time, meditation was the major building block of Hacked Man. It was the newest and most different . . .

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December 11, 2014

Mind-Body Bridging

It's awesome

I got mind-body bridging suggested to me as a way to cope with negative people. Actually, it was presented as a way to gain more empathy and I was like "Pfft, negative people need to be demolished instead of symphatized with."

Luckily I still took up the suggestion and got a book on mind-body bridging (MBB), because mind-body . . .

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December 09, 2014

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