Breathing and the 4 stages of competence

not to self: just breathe

The 4 stages of competence is a theory related to the progression from being incompetent to competent at a skill.  Here is the summary of this theory plucked from its’ Wikipedia article: The Four Stages of Learning provides a model for learning. It suggests that individuals are initially unaware of how little they know, or …

What is stealing focus?

For the last couple of days, the focussed window on my dev box would occasionally lose focus.  It was really annoying.  It would always switch back, but I’d lose a couple letters here or there as I was typing. I eventually found the following code that helped me track down the culprit: Declare Auto Function …

Click-once application as Administrator

I created a ClickOnce application that had to modify the registry. You can’t do this unless you’re an administrator. I first tried to add an app.manifest file to elevate the application, but ClickOnce won’t anything but asInvoker. Then through some googling I found the following article: http://antscode.blogspot.ca/2011/02/running-clickonce-application-as.html In summation, when your application starts, it checks …

Meditation and Hypnotism

brain

I think these two are the same. I’ve been reading a lot of guided meditation scripts lately and have found them very similar to a lot of hypnotism scripts that I’ve read previously. They both start by getting you comfortable, and explaining the things that you would be currently feeling. Focussing inwards on your breath, …