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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.

Seventeen: Sharpening vs. Writing

Posted: June 20, 2020
Week Seventeen! It’s been a rather quiet week for me. I’ve mostly been doing team-based assignments learning and studying the React library and the large amount of novel concepts it brings to the table. Having my nose to the grindstone has let me had time to meditate on the difference between pla...

Sixteen: Now is Now

Posted: June 12, 2020
Week Sixteen! This was a pretty big week for me. I built my first website from scratch, a web portfolio for myself. It’s still a bit of a prototype–I gave myself only 3 weeks to complete it. Of course, Beeminder is on the homepage. I’m sort of using my system embeds as a means of a “Now” page, a...

Fifteen: Hurt and Healing

Posted: June 5, 2020
Week Fifteen! This has been an difficult week, full of pain and hurt–and attempts at healing. In my non-coding time I’ve been figuring out ways to best help the BIPOC community, I helped make a small, local resource list, specifically on trying to find some sort of semblance of healing or peace. ...

Fourteen: A Pivot

Posted: June 1, 2020
Week Fourteen! Everything has been going as idealistically good as it possibly can be. I think one of the (perhaps many) reasons why I’ve been successful on Beeminder is because of the Hawthorne Effect, which states that: individuals modify an aspect of their behavior in response to their awarene...

Thirteen: The Meta System

Posted: May 22, 2020
Week Thirteen! I couldn’t tell you exactly what the cause is, but for the past few days, things have sort of clicked with me. This graph is really important to me. I’ve been finding myself motivated by grid-based progress graphs recently, and GitHub’s is specifically fantastic. Having to cons...

Twelve: Self-Permission

Posted: May 18, 2020
Week Twelve! Or rather, thirteen? I apologize for the confusing chronology, that’s a self-embedded punishment of slacking off. I’ve realized I have difficulty with self-permission. The paradox of choice makes it nearly impossible to really understand what I truly want to do in life, let alone ho...