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Journal.Kim —A Metasystem Experiment

It gets easier. Every day it gets a little easier. But you gotta do it every day, that’s the hard part. But it does get easier.
—Bojack Horseman



Hi, I'm Brennan! I created this website to provide weekly updates regarding my goals (systems) that I currently have on a website called Beeminder as a way to keep myself accountable, as well as a place for general draft writing. For more information on the theory behind this idea, please check out the following links where I have written extensively about this: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Eleven: Notebook de Casa

Posted: May 13, 2020
Week Eleven! Man, I’ve been busy this week. Not entirely related to Beeminder, but using journal.kim/ as inspiration, I’ve decided to migrate my blog from WordPress to Jekyll and upload the source code to my GitHub repository here, with the name notebook.casa! This is the first time I’ve built a...

Ten: Distillery

Posted: May 6, 2020
Alright, time to do some catch-up work. Quarantine has definitely been a little stir-crazy for me, I shaved my head, grew out a beard for the first time, and had my birthday. Of course though, I had no party. After a lot of navel-gazing, I’ve come to the thought that I require boredom, and a lot...

Nine: Setbacks

Posted: April 30, 2020
Week Nine! Okay, it’s actually more like Week Eleven, because it’s been several weeks since my last update. Womp womp. It’s been a long time since I’ve updated mostly due to usual akrasia. My systems have largely been uneventful, but that’s no excuse. I think one of my biggest weaknesses is tha...

Eight: Schedule Tasks

Posted: April 6, 2020
Week Eight! Which is more accurate than my last entry, which was rather late. I feel as though double-posting this week would be a good way to make up for that. The longer I use Beeminder regularly, the more the phrase better late than never rings true for me. As long as I get work done relative...

Seven: The New Normal

Posted: April 1, 2020
Week Seven! Well, sort of at least. I have been doing a lot of abstract, head-in-the-clouds kind of thinking the past two weeks, and as a consequence I’ve sort of neglected talking about Beeminder or my systems. I feel as though this is because they are, by design, low-level and practical thinki...

Six: An Action Plan

Posted: March 20, 2020
This post has a substantial amount of pessimism, and should not be read by the faint of heart. Week Six! The current zeitgeist has been increasingly revolved around COVID-19, and I am no exception. My morale has taken a toll this week, and I have had to re-evaluate my foundational values in ...
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