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💻 Mark Dominus has attention-deficit disorder. He hates that it’s called a disorder. While it means he loses his keys and is frequently late, it gives him cognitive superpowers he wouldn’t trade. Read Mental illness, attention deficit disorder, and suffering

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💻 We tend to think of sectioning off wildlife, especially endangered species, into special areas where they can live with little or no human contact. But what happens when endangered species choose to live among us, or at least in man-made places? It can be a way to protect them, says Hannah Wallace, who writes about some endangered crocodiles who live in the cooling canals of a Florida nuclear power plant. Read Nuclear Crocodiles Invade Florida – in a Good Way

📷 Mike Eckman reviews the Canon Pellix, a 1960s 35mm SLR that uses a semi-translucent pellicle mirror. This made moving the mirror out of the way to take a photo unnecessary, which was supposed to avoid shake from mirror slap. Read Canon Pellix QL

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6 thoughts on “Recommended reading

  1. I’ve never been formally diagnosed, but I do think I have anti-deficit. The flip side of attention deficit is hyper-focus. In my technology-focused career, it’s a superpower. It’s what helps me sweat the details when doing security architecture. My kryptonite is busy meeting schedules and open-plan corporate offices where I can’t shut out the noise.

  2. Andy Umbo says:

    Mark Dominus’ article is interesting, but there’s a lot of rationalization in there as well. I used to care dearly for someone who lost everything, couldn’t remember to put gas in the tank of her car, and had hundreds of other daily “deficiencies”, which Mark might think were “pluses”. She considered these actions “just her”, and anyone dating her would have to accept them. In the end we broke up, not because of the results of her behavior, but because she was unwilling to work at all in trying to abate some of them. Having to be “on call” all the time, even on Christmas Day at 1 am, with a can of gas because someone can’t focus enough to fill her car, or to offer her a ride at 2am from someone’s house party, because she can’t find her keys; well, it didn’t take long to realize I did NOT want to be involved with that for a lifetime with someone who wasn’t willing to try and diagnose and abate that…

    • I agree, people with ADD need to work to not make their challenges the problem of everybody else in their lives. My younger son is mildly ADD and I taught him the magic of the calendar on his phone for reminding him to do things.

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