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Name: NikolaiFyodorov

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Age: Probably older than you

Current Preoccupation: Speechwriter, policy wonk, amateur space enthusiast

Previous Preoccupations: Perennial student, analytic philosopher, frustrated writer, frequently broke.

recent comments, posts, and shares:
NikolaiFyodorov  ·  12 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 8, 2024

Where US goes, Australia inevitably follows.

The excitement around Gaza unfolding on US university campuses has now arrived in Australia.

And now a Sydney council is trying to ban books featuring same sex marriage from local libraries.

NikolaiFyodorov  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Man Who Wasn't There

Yeah, fair enough.

Any chance of him just ordering a hit on Trump and then claiming presidential immunity?

Not even sure I'm being sarcastic anymore.

Edit: I'm being sarcastic.

Edit 2: Although

NikolaiFyodorov  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 24, 2024

Still no word back from the agent on the chapters I sent to them. Par for the course, I suppose. I'll keep going.

NikolaiFyodorov  ·  31 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 17, 2024

Good to hear. What's the job?

NikolaiFyodorov  ·  32 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 17, 2024

How is it that, this far into my career, so much of my work output still comes down to a last minute cram?

NikolaiFyodorov  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 10, 2024

Everybody drop what you're reading and go pick up Chain Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.

NikolaiFyodorov  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Unraveling Havana Syndrome

So accidental injury as a side effect of attempted high-tech bugging? That is interesting. Thanks for linking.

NikolaiFyodorov  ·  41 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Unraveling Havana Syndrome

This is wild.

"A consensus has formed among the growing community of AHI sufferers that the U.S. government — and the CIA in particular — is hiding the full extent of what it knows about the source of Havana Syndrome. The victims offer two general hypotheses as to why. The first is that releasing the full intelligence around Russian involvement might be so shocking as to convince the American people and their representatives that Moscow has committed an act of war against the United States, thereby raising thorny questions as to how a nuclear power fond of showing off its hypersonic missiles ought to be made to pay. The second is that acknowledging Havana Syndrome is caused by a foreign adversary could put a damper on recruitment to the CIA and State Department."

Hell of an indictment either way.

NikolaiFyodorov  ·  47 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 3, 2024

Sent a couple of chapters from my latest experiment in novel writing to an agent. Haven't heard back, which may be par for the course. I'll keep going with it regardless and try again once it's closer to completion.

Had a great long weekend visiting Beechworth, land of Ned Kelly and the place where I was raised but haven't returned to in years. Perfect weather. Excellent wine. Great food. Astonishingly friendly people.

Would that not sit under task aversiveness? That is, due to the fuzziness / scariness / complexity of the task, one to seeks to avoid it until it can be put off no longer?

I can relate to your description completely, btw. (In fact, it's the reason I found myself looking up procrastination.)