The Second Order Effect

Welcome to Second Order Effect.

by on Nov.07, 2009, under About Me

This is the third blog of Rizwan Kassim.

I had an incredibly well crafted message for here that was lost somewhere between my most recent drive, pharm and getting WordPress installed

The name for the blog – I’ve spent a lot of my life learning from the person I am and adjusting towards the person I’d like to be. Now, capsule as I try to strip out the coping mechanisms and all the various things that we learn to do from childhood, I feel that I’m reaching the second order effects – the less than obvious consequences of various personal characteristics. So, it’s time to spend some effort on those.

I like noticing patterns and systems. I see a few data points and I want to make a rule to explain them. I’m happy to be wrong, but my mind naturally wants to see order. A lot of my writings are ideas or suppositions and a source of personal reflection, rather than serious, considered, complete works.

Other things likely to be included – random tech snippets, notes on creativity and personal goals, finances, code snippets, bits on my travel and photography, and pretty much anything else. I’ve got a personal blog (f-locked) for certain sorts of posts, and the rest are to be crossposted between the two.

Thanks to @colleenky for pointing me to On Doing Creative Work, by Merlin Mann, which reminded me that starting this blog was drastically more important that finding the exact right UI or skin for it.

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