Automation

i’m writing two different posts right now (this one and the one for yesterday)

this one, for all i know, might take me into tomorrow. nah. finish it up now. short and sweet.

i’ve tried twice now to automate a daily log about food, actions, etc and have so far been thwarted by it. i feel there’s some key in the banal details of my daily affairs. some sort of magical equation or theory that’ll erupt from the consistent practice of eating pop tarts and drinking coffee.

for the most part, however, i’m probably wrong. at best it’ll be reserved to the horror/awe that people express when they see the mentally ill make “outsider art”

“Holy hell!” they’ll say. “what made this man eat so many pop tarts? he must have been terribly sick”

But, then again, if it gets them to buy my art? i’ll take it. gotta pay off that debt somehow, amiright?

Systems

Aphorisms on Systems

  • everything is a system and all systems must be maintained.
  • equilibrium is the true chaos
  • a closed system is a system that hasn’t discovered it’s exit
  • the absurd is the true purpose of a loop
  • every person’s true purpose is to create, maintain, change or destroy a system
  • systems are all known/unknown aspects of life and the universe
  • the more foolish and inefficient a system is–the more dominant it becomes.
  • the most foolish system is the one that insists it can escape all others
  • Do Easy, as proposed by William Burroughs, exemplifies the traits of the best systems
  • there are no hidden or overarching systems. just endless combinations of systems taped together
  • at best, knowledge of a system(s) can allow for their manipulation which is, of course, just another system.
  • any system that is able to dominate and control another system is itself able to be controlled.
  • there is no system that believes that it can be controlled by another system(s).