Here’s a 37-min recorded video Dhamma Talk (86MB .mp4).


  • urgency in practice - simile of practicing like one’s head was on fire, Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo, Thai Kruba Ajahn; when you are alone, come up with a system and stick to it; good habits; app, and “Seinfeld-strategy”-style calendar to track meditation, LibreOffice Base, “push notifications” are invented by Mara, older-school tech to avoid distraction, Smartphones aren’t Spiritual

Dhamma References:

  • MN 131 - Bhaddekaratta Sutta: An Auspicious Day

    “You shouldn’t chase after the past or place expectations on the future. What is past is left behind. The future is as yet unreached. Whatever quality is present you clearly see right there, right there. Not taken in, unshaken, that’s how you develop the heart. Ardently doing what should be done today, for — who knows? — tomorrow death. There is no bargaining with Mortality & his mighty horde.

    Whoever lives thus ardently, relentlessly both day & night, has truly had an auspicious day: so says the Peaceful Sage.”

Other References:

  • The “Seinfeld Strategy”:

    “…get a big wall calendar that has a whole year on one page and hang it on a prominent wall. The next step was to get a big red magic marker. He said for each day that I do my [vocational] task…, I get to put a big red X over that day.”

  • HyperCard:

    “The beauty of HyperCard is that it lets people program without having to learn how to write code — what I call “programming for the rest of us”. HyperCard has made it possible for people to do things they wouldn’t have ever thought of doing in the past without a lot of heavy-duty programming. It’s let a lot of non-programmers, like me, into that loop.

    David Lingwood, APDA”

  • Introduction to Databases: LibreOffice Base Tutorial, from the “ExplainingComputers” Youtube channel. Inspired by this, I wrote a meditation-tracking app:



Digital Signing and Checksum (of the .mp4 video file above):