The Norwegian organization “Hjelpekilden” (roughly translated to “Source for help”) is helping escapees from closed religious societies get a new foothold in life. They run a podcast where they interview apostates from various religious cults on how it was to leave and cope with a life on the outside. I was interviewed about my involvement in Scientology. We cover some of the crazy stories in this first of two podcasts - like the time squeeze... Read more!
In this week’s webinar from our Facebook Group, “Help without thought of reward”, we covered the subject “Men and loneliness”. In many cultures this is topic is considered taboo. As usual, we cover lots of ground - this time with our special guest, Dexter Gelfand. Link to this post: https://isene.org/2020/10/LonelyMen.html Read more!
In search of Nerdvana, I turned another corner. I got around to tackle the full range of colors in my Linux setup. I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on my Dell XPS 15 laptop. No desktop manager, just the i3 Window Manager straight on X. Most of my work is done in the terminal (urxvt). I write 95% of all text in VIM, mutt is my email client, I use weechat for IRC, Twitter, Slack and... Read more!
Back on the brilliant podcast, “Henning’s Verden”. This time we talk about a wide range of subjects - centered around the pursuit of happiness. Topics ranges from what makes people happy, how to handle unhappiness, the problem with Heaven and Nirvana, what happens when you reach your goals, safety in life, pushing boundaries, giving without thought of reward, happiness in mathematics, the pursuit of a Theory of Everything in physics, alternative energy sources and more.... Read more!
I have done many talks on science - especially on physics, chemistry, quantum mechanics and astronomy. One particularly fun subject is on the sizes of things in our universe - from the smallest building blocks inside of particles all the way up to grand structures of galaxies. I did a couple of demonstrations for kids in a primary school. The kids learned about how tiny things are in a Hydrogen atom by having one electron... Read more!
Our weekly webinar from our Facebook Group, “Help without thought of reward.” This time the subject was “When to push and when to support” - another suggestion by Brian. Enjoy: Link to this post: https://isene.org/2020/09/PushOrSupport.html Read more!
Brian Thompson from our Facebook Group, “Help without thought of reward” had suggested that we talk about whether one should think before one speaks. By rolling the dice on possible subjects, this was the one we covered today. Cathrine Skovli, our webinar host, just turned 40 and we gave her a cacophony of a birthday song in the beginning of this recording. Then we got into the subject matter of “Thinking before you speak”, about... Read more!
Control your PC with your phone by voice. To get voice control running on my Linux laptop proved to be a mess. Running voice control on my Android phone was a breeze. Connecting the two is rudimentary. So now I can talk to my phone while on stage and the right presentation pops up on my laptop that sits on the otheer side of the stage. Or any other creative scenario you may imagine. Here... Read more!
This week’s webinar gave interesting angles on learning - learning faster, slower, enjoying learning and why we should learn stuff. Cathrine Skovli from our Facebook Group, “Help without thought of reward” is doing a great job driving these webinars toward ever more interesting themes. Link to this post: https://isene.org/2020/09/Learning.html Read more!
This is the post that I put out on our Facebook group “Help without thought of reward”: Lots of random advice was offered. Here’s a collection of the coolest :) Be happy for no reason. (Christie) Be the moment. (Mark) Nobody cares about your embarrassment. Whatever it is, forget it. (Roland) Don’t live in resentment and regret… And forgive yourself. We all make mistakes… (Donna) Respect yourself and set your standards:) (Konrad) Have positive expectations,... Read more!
This week Cathrine Skovli from our Facebook Group, “Help without thought of reward” hosted our third webinar. We talk about parenting. And whether you have kids or not, this should be inspiring - with stories, anecdotes and practical tips. Link to this post: https://isene.org/2020/09/Parenting.html Read more!
This week Cathrine Skovli from our Facebook Group, “Help without thought of reward” hosted another Zoom session. This time on the subject of setting goals. It could serve as a continuation of my earlier blog post, “Do you actually need your goals and ambitions?”. We cover the setting of goals from different angles and for many different situations. Thanks to Cathrine for the initiativ, to Brendan for his wisdom and to Brian and Harry for... Read more!