Nearly 400 years ago someone (Miyamoto Musashi (宮本 武蔵, 12 March 1584 – 13 June 1645) already figured out all the rules for life. Do you disagree with any of them? The 21 precepts of Dokkōdō Accept everything just the way it is. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake. Do not, under any circumstances,… Continue reading Dokkōdō — Musashi’s 21 Precepts for Life
Humans will probably always want to travel, but increasingly people are aware of the environmental costs of (especially short-haul) flights. Meanwhile trains are up to 20 times less bad for the environment — and also quite well run, at least in large parts of Europe and Asia. In my opinion trains clearly are a better… Continue reading Startup idea: Euro Train Subscription
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Middle-aged alcoholic Gin (Toru Emori), teenage runaway Miyuki (Aya Okamoto) and former drag queen Hana (Yoshiaki Umegaki) are a trio of homeless people surviving as a makeshift family on the streets of Tokyo. While rummaging in the trash for food on Christmas Eve, they stumble upon an abandoned newborn baby in a… Continue reading Movie review: Tokyo Godfathers
I made A Little Book on Breathing — let me know what you think (you can also flip through the pages with your keyboard arrows): 👉 https://joshuaschoenaker.com/breathing/
I love watching these videos, particularly during a pandemic lockdown. It’s a great way to get a sense of a place in the world in a slower pace than overly produced tourism videos, and it almost feels like you’re travelling a bit. It has a meditative quality to it, like IRL walking 🙂 It also… Continue reading Travel virtually and calm your mind with walking tour videos
Over the last years and months — accelerated by coronavirus — we’ve seen more and more countries, states, and cities actively trying to attract remote workers to come work and live in their area of the world. In the form of visas, cash, tax breaks, or simply better advertising. It’s cool to see this, and… Continue reading Governments worldwide are trying to attract remote workers
If you happen to be close to one of these places—Crete, Gran Canaria, Bali— I highly recommend staying there. Enagron Cretan Ecotourism Village (Crete, Greece) Salobre Hotel Resort & Serenity (Gran Canaria, Spain) Bagus Jati (Bali, Indonesia)
Overview of politicians and elites ignoring lockdown rules.
A collection of some photos I made of interesting houses and buildings in and around our hometown ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands recently.
I’ve started collecting some impressive examples of GPT-3. For those that don’t know, GPT-3 (Generative Pre-training Transformer) is a recently released natural language processing neural network created by OpenAI. Here are some examples people have started building recently that I found really inspiring: