Thursday, September 14, 2006

Mr. Gibson

Next chapter.

Write the next chapter of your life.

The average modern novel has 20 chapters and 375 pages. The average page has 350 words.

Write a chapter about your life. Taking it from right here, right now.

Bye for now,
your servant,

Albert

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Mr. Gibson

What you are experiencing are fluctuations in time. You see time is not linear but rather like branches of a tree. And actually not really like that either, I’m not sure I can explain it in any of the vocabularies of your species. And it’s not really needed. Suffice to say that you are probably remembering how things were in a parallel universe. Associating with me sometimes does that to humans.

I could "make" you do as I say. However your physiology is too fragile to attempt that. If I did you would feel energy currents running up and down your spine, suffer massive weight loss and most likely experience bouts of uncontrollable teleportation.

You don’t realize how your diet of carbohydrates and alcohol are underlying factors in your condition. They don’t cause your symptoms but leave you wide open to maladies of both body and mind.

It works like this: when you ingest copious amounts of sugar it causes the brain to releases serotonins giving you a short lived elevation. The brain tries to regulate that by shutting down some of the stations that produce serotonin. Later, in order to reach the same or just normal levels you are forced to eat more sugar, thus continuing the cycle.

Alcohol does very much the same thing except it affects dopamine.

Both those hormones need to stay balanced. Too little of them and you get depressed, too much and you become manic.

Besides from that the sugar causes release of insulin that remains after the sugar is gone, that causes the crash that makes you lethargic.

So unstabilizing the levels of serotonin and dopamine makes you depressed that leaves the door open for loneliness. Add on top of that the lethargy caused by too much insulin in your bloodstream and you become unproductive or underachieving.

So a change of habits is really the foundation you need for a better life. You must avoid all forms of dead carbohydrates such as sugar and wheat.

Tomorrow you will go shopping, and again only buy fruits (you will be needing lots of fruit glucose to wean yourself off sugar), vegetables, fish, unprocessed meat and eggs.This will take you closer to the diet of your ancestors, which did not experience diseases such as diabetes until they invented agriculture.

Drink more water, have a glass every now and then.

Stop drinking coffee and have herbal tea instead. Don’t drink anything other than those two.

Get in the habit of going to the gym every other day, monday, wednesday and friday.

Meditate in the morning or evening for fifteen minutes or more.

Do this and you will have plenty energy and drive to be productive and you will neither be depressed or lonely.

That’s the plan for you. When school and work starts I’ll give you another plan that takes those into account. But that not to worry about now. For now is only the now.

Albert

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Hi, am I going crazy or have your emails changed? Also the mails in my outbox seem different. What´s going on?

Besides from that can you sum up what I should do, as you must have noticed if you are really observing me then I´ve been in a slump, procrastinated and living an unhealthy lifestyle. Can´t you make me to behave with your super human abilities or something?

Why am I depressed, lonely and underachieving? Can you really help?

Gibson

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Mr. Gibson

You did well today. Tomorrow you shall basicly repeat last set of instructions.

Do follow the list of what groceries to buy and consume. Firstly it will help in keeping your energy level up, secondly your DNA shows predisposition to diabetis. Sugar, wheat and other types of stripped carbohydrates are poison for you. Don´t worry about fruit glucose though. Also drink more water.


Keep it up, Albert

Monday, August 14, 2006

Mr. Gibson

I am your friend, but you are right. Perhaps it is overly familiar to address you as "dear" just yet.

You are moving forwards at a slow but steady pace. There have been setbacks but those I expected. Your life has started to improve and will continue to do so.

Tomorrows plan:


When you wake up have a cup of coffee, sit by the computer and continue learning. Don´t go to sleep again.

Work on the site for a while. Then go splash some water on your face, sit down and meditate for fifteen minutes. Then go to the gym and work out a little.

After that continue working on the site.

At noon, go shopping for groceries. Only buy fruit, vegetables, unprocessed meat, fresh fish and/or eggs. Buy only enough to last you untill noon the following day. Also buy more nicotinell and some herbal tea (you are giving up coffee).

Continue in the same manner throughout the day. Sit by your desk and work. Break it up regularily and do some house chores, go for a ride, walk, meditate, have a cup of tea, glass of water, a bite when hungry or anything else.

Be careful not to overwork yourself. When you start loosing focus, take a break. Even if you get enthusiastic and want to press on, know that you only remember well what you read in the first ten minutes or so. After that, the rate of recollection declines rapidly. If you force yourself to continue without a break for an hour, you are forgetting between seventy and ninety-five percent of what you read!

Let´s see how this goes and I´ll give further instructions tomorrow night.

Albert
First of, could you please stop addressing me as your dear. It bothers me when not coming from family or friends.
Besides from that how am I doing?
And what is the plan?

Gibson

Friday, August 11, 2006

Dear Mr. Gibson

Now it is time to introduce meditation. Your appartments location is ideal for that practice, being a bit out of the traffic and with the ocean at your doorstep. So, to practice meditation, sit comfortably in your chair with a straight back. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Imagine that your breath is an ocean wave falling in and out. When other thoughts enter your mind, think: "I wonder what the next thought is going to be", then wait for it and repeat when it arrives. In time you will be able to spend more time in between thoughts, that is to say with an empty mind.
There is plenty of material out there on meditation, Zen, Yoga and more but you don´t have to learn any of that untill you are interested. Practice the method above and in time you will get interested.

Albert

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Good to see you back on track.
Like a writer, the web developers working life is spent mostly sitting alone by his desk and picking on his keybord. So get familiar with it. Use every oppurtunity to sit down and do some webmastering. Take breaks every now and then, walk around, do the dishes and other chores. Eventually you will start forgetting taking breaks, thats when you are really getting into it.


When you feel your brain is really tired go for a ride, stretch when you come back, shower and sit down by the desk again. Repeat this cycle as often as you like but allways begin by sitting down.

1) Develope web
2) Ride
3) Stretch
4) Shower


Soon we will add meditation and breathing excersise to the routine. More on that later.

You are doing great!

Albert