A HUNDRED AND FORTY THINGS
A PUNKIST SHOULD KNOW

punkism - the ideology (-ism) of punk

  1. Beginner's Mind
  2. Tao
  3. The operating system Plan 9 from Bell Labs
  4. The Breadpunk movement
  5. LOW-TECH MAGAZINE
  6. NO TECH MAGAZINE
  7. Cyberdecks
  8. The power of the Tarot
  9. How to maintain a bicycle
  10. The difference between consumerism and materialism
  11. The unfolding reality of pissed off Tsukumogami
  12. The physics of lever espresso machines
  13. That sustainable economic growth is an oxymoron and most people striving for it aren't worth the oxy-
  14. Complex systems and the problem of reductionism
  15. That direction is everything
  16. That practice is enlightenment
  17. Thoreau's alternative economics
  18. Eisenstein's alternative economics
  19. Most philosophies aim at refining the art of living
  20. There is no box
  21. The art of fermentation
  22. The Four Noble Truths
  23. The Noble Eightfold Path
  24. Cooking with fire
  25. Deep work
  26. Voluntary simplicity
  27. The sublime
  28. Solarpunk
  29. Permaculture and regenerative agriculture
  30. Permacomputing
  31. Unbelieveable Bulgarians from 1998
  32. The story of the galgo
  33. Rose, rose, thorn, bud
  34. The smell of palo santo
  35. The relative neuronal density of ravens
  36. Why specialty coffee matters
  37. The potential determinism of obesity
  38. Free jazz
  39. The pacing of The Magic Mountain
  40. The sound of common swifts playing in summer
  41. Sumi-e
  42. How to plan a wedding dinner
  43. The Dark Mountain Manifesto
  44. The silhouette of different birds of prey
  45. Lean Logic
  46. Tools for Conviviality
  47. The rush after a cold swim
  48. The writings of Dogen Zenji
  49. Slow TV
  50. Cassette tape loops
  51. The underlying stories of the world
  52. The importance of etymology
  53. Principles of good design
  54. Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems
  55. GEB:EGB
  56. Wendell Berry
  57. Think global and act local
  58. Non-doing and inactivism
  59. Why the elves had to leave Middle Earth
  60. Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis
  61. Why Atlantis sank
  62. Situationism beats dispositionism
  63. The beautifully irrational nature of morals and ethics
  64. Meta-optimisation
  65. How to smile at someone who will never smile back
  66. How to handle a scared dog
  67. The feeling of talking after a ten day silent retreat
  68. There are no detours or shortcuts to the future
  69. Buddhist economics
  70. The Part About The Crimes in Roberto Bolaño's 2666
  71. The staccato voice of Jorge Luis Borges
  72. The stoics
  73. Kafka's three novels
  74. The origin of the haiku
  75. That Isaac Newton was an alchemist
  76. Andrei Tarkovsky
  77. The difference between food and diet
  78. Moon in a dewdrop, earth in a teardrop
  79. Japanoise
  80. Martinus' cosmology
  81. Hilma af Klint
  82. How to forage for wild berries and mushrooms
  83. How to only leave ashes
  84. The seven hermetic principles
  85. Fika
  86. The Indonesian gamelan
  87. Why you should write poetry
  88. How far a train can take you in Europe
  89. How the foundations of languages shape thoughts
  90. The value of a perfectly timed nap
  91. The taste of a midnight meal after a marathon
  92. Shaker-style furniture
  93. The art of Pierre Soulages
  94. The difference between a cruise and a voyage
  95. How important Glenn Branca has been for rock music
  96. Tove Jansson's Moomins
  97. Build it solar
  98. Simplifier
  99. Vernacular architecture and Christopher Alexander's A Pattern Language
  100. How to welcome new neighbours
  101. The life-changing intervention of putting your dental floss in the shower
  102. How to cook for yourself
  103. How to cook for others
  104. How to concentrate
  105. Why experiential wisdom is all that really matters
  106. The most dangerous tyrannies
  107. How Talk Talk's last two albums were recorded
  108. Listening to Brian Eno's Thursday Afternoon on a thursday afternoon
  109. The existence of The Anarchist Library
  110. That new year's resolutions suck
  111. The Pomodoro technique
  112. Rousseau vs. Hobbes
  113. That rules are moral training wheels
  114. Swans
  115. Sprouted legumes are better than cooked
  116. How to tie a bowline
  117. The Charles H. Hayward collection
  118. What can only be found by those who have gotten lost
  119. Koyaanisqatsi
  120. Typewriters
  121. The energy efficiency across different programming languages
  122. Für Alina by Arvo Pärt
  123. That we won't get there
  124. The value of a family recipe
  125. How to grow your own food
  126. Karmic complexity
  127. Internet in a Box
  128. The computer is a bicycle for the mind
  129. That we are different
  130. That Sweden is a morally problematic nation
  131. That we are privileged
  132. That we shouldn't be relying on the quantifiable
  133. Post-civilisation and war
  134. The story of the three bricklayers
  135. Analogue film photography
  136. Zenarchy
  137. Assume all paid athletes are on PEDs (yes, Usain Bolt too)
  138. Penny Rimbaud
  139. Anarchy is not the absence of rules, it is the absence of rulers
  140. That nothing in this list actually matters that much

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