Wed Apr 3 09:28:40 EDT 2019

Moments of clarity

So it is hard to accept, but it is clear that it's getting worse.  My
brain has momemts of clarity, where I see all global relations,
interspersed with much larger perods of dullness where I can think
only locally.

It should be the goal to use those moments of clarity to install
structure, such that in those momemts of dullness, enough work can be
done through local thinking.

Summarized, maybe it is fair to say that creating the structure, the
design, is the thing that requires the most mental effort?  The reason
is that it is a very intense synthesis job: a lot of context gets
reduced to something simpler.  Design is compression.  Compression is
compute-intensive because it is a "global" operation.