what I’ve done before

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How long, how much, particular things I learned

  • Competitive swimming
    10 years / 5,000 training hours; mid- and long-distance freestyle
    drill, iterative improvement, plateau-busting, muscular control

  • Education
    10 years / 10,000 hours; math, logic, computation, philosophy

  • Significant othering
    15 years / 10,000 hours, spanning three long-term partners

  • Ultimate Frisbee
    15 years / 2,000 play hours
    teamwork, competition, field awareness, sprinting

  • Professional programmer
    10 years / 15,000 work hours
    coding, shipping, reading & writing specifications

  • Stage performance
    5 years / 1,000 training and performance hours
    improvisation: narrative, storytelling, editing, comedy, drama
    stage command, editing, puppeteering

  • Photography
    5 years / 500 hours
    viewpoint, framing, post-processing

  • Bikepacking (bicycle touring)
    4 months / 1,500 hours / 5,000 kilometers
    (wild) camping, navigation, bicycle maintenance