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Remembering your random epiphanies(:

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Allie Albatross, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Allie Albatross

    Allie Albatross Junior Member

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    This has been bothering me all day at work. Earlier this morning, while I was in the shower shampooing my hair, I envisioned such a kick (you know) website. I can almost see it as I contemplate back to the first few minutes of waking up. What strikes me as odd though, as that I cannot fully remember it. Also, I've been trying to think of a way to start another website, yet it seems as if I just think about the outcome, more than actual, physical questions to ask yourself, such as "Why do I want my visitors to know" or "How can I direct my visitors attention to this". Does anyone else have the same issue? I'm debating keeping a small notepad in my pocket for such events. First problem solved, but that still doesn't solve my second issue, of "thinking" about something, but not really having any comprehensive, useful thoughts about it. I cannot even tell someone I've actually given much thought on this website, because it's not true. Sure, I'm thinking about it all the time, but I'm not "really" thinking about. It's really difficult to explain, maybe someone else can chime in and put my meaningless ramble to shame?

    What about techniques to have your sub-conscious mind think for you? Ever just sat in a bath-tub with your iPod, playing nice ambient music and just letting your mind wander? I'm going to look further into this.
     
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    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    "how do i make money with this" :)
     
  3. Allie Albatross

    Allie Albatross Junior Member

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    Cute:) but you know that's too vague to hold any weight to it.
     
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    It's funny when I just started out in IM (and I had no money) I had all the best ideas in the world, now that I have the means to actually do what I come up with and I can't think of anything.

    My technique is working backwards. I think "how much money (realistically) do I want to make?" and then just taking it backwards from there... it's hard to explain.
     
  5. Allie Albatross

    Allie Albatross Junior Member

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    Go ahead, I want you to attempt at explaining it. That's the whole point of this thread. I'm not going anywhere, I've got all night :D
     
  6. plasmaflux

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    I find there's nothing quite like 50 miles on my '77 Honda CB750 motorcycle to unlock the subconscious.

    I think the reason is that riding a motorcycle requires 100% of the attention of the conscious mind. A loose piece of gravel 100 yards ahead could spell instant death. When my conscious mind is absolutely occupied, it's as if it goes silent; leaving my subconscious free to speak.

    I don't know if barreling down country back-roads at 75mph works the same for everyone, but I do know that any task that can capture your entire attention unlocks the doors of the creative subconscious.
     
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    There was one time I was watching TV and I was thinking about the stars, and I randomly thought of a complex theory involving how the universe works and what some of the universes characteristics represent, and I had it all tied in with one another, it was great.

    I went to go write it down and poof, it was gone. All of it.

    And to note, I wasn't under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
     
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    Allie Albatross Junior Member

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    That's exactly what happened to me. I wanted to fabricate my thoughts into a tangible form, so that I would have the opportunity to come to said thought at a later time. Upon trying to do so, I had no recollection of what I needed to write down. Lame.
     
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    actually, some of my best ideas occur in the shower. here is a technique i learned to remember dreams and such. next time you are in the shower, just try not to think about anything at all. just let your mind wander without making any effort to think and there is a good chance you will pick up where you left off. but if you try to hard it won't work. i don't know of a better way to explain this. but when i want to remember a dream i lay in the bed and just let my mind wander.
     
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    Allie Albatross Junior Member

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    It's no good, if you cannot remember it ^^
     
  11. flaktrak

    flaktrak Power Member

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    Voice record on my iphone works for me. I do this as soon as my idea hits and anything that I think I verbalise and record. Later on I will listen to the recording (often sounds like jibberish) and write down the things I think are the keypoints. By the way not every time will you get a kick ass killer app out of this but at least a few hours later you dont go WTF was that idea I had.
     
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    I do software development for a living, and I usually come up with solutions to my biggest problems while taking a dump.

    -SDT
     
  13. Donnie Darko

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    I can totally relate to that. It's the same for me. Thought I was weird..