Over in the Hammertime: Bug Hunt! thread, @rperce and @felixm have been posting about Hammertime - “Thirty days of instrumental rationality practice” from the LessWrong site, and I’ve been following their progress with great interest. It looks like an awesome way to find and fix bugs in your life.
“In Hammertime, we will practice 10 Hammers over 30 days. Each exercise is scalable from a half hour to an entire day. … There will be three cycles of 10 days each, practicing each technique a total of three times. The first cycle will cover basics and solve bugs at the life-hack level. The second cycle will reinforce the technique, cover variations and generalizations, and solve tougher challenges. The third cycle will build fluid compound movements out of multiple core techniques.” – from “Hammertime Schedule” in Hammertime Day 1: Bug Hunt
So I thought, let’s do a Hammertime Club! It’s like a book club - a group of people working through the Hammertime exercises at roughly the same rate, so that we can (optionally!) share our progress, help each other through rough patches, and keep ourselves motivated to finish the program.
- be public (the datapoints and fine print can be private)
- start on 1 November
- ideally have a rate of 1 per day - i.e., a commitment to do one Hammertime Day each day; however if you feel you need to take it more slowly, choose your own rate
The rate for my own goal is 1 per day. Each day in November, I’ll start a new topic in our private forum space for the appropriate Hammertime Day, and we can post our updates / questions / comments there. It will not be mandatory for every participant to post! You won’t need to share anything that you’re not comfortable sharing.
So, if you’d like to be part of this, create a Beeminder goal (remember to give it an initial flat spot so that it starts on 1 November) and post your goal’s link here. I’ll then add you to the private forum area.
I suspect we may actually want a break after each set of 10 days, to practice the new techniques and habits that we’ve set up so far before going further, but we won’t need to decide on that straight away.
If anyone has any suggestions for improving my Hammertime Club ideas, please reply!
Links for members: