Meet Martin the Brain Weasel

pine marten, brain weasel
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This is my brain weasel, Martin the pine marten. Whenever I can’t sleep because of brain weasels, I imagine him in a tiny leather jacket (because brain weasels always travel in gangs).

You’re welcome to as well. Martin gets around.

What is a brain weasel, you ask?

It’s that little voice in your head with the nagging self-doubt,  » Read more

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The Curse of Poly Competence

a meme, Jean Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation rubbing his face, with the words "So my work has this cool thing. If you do your job well, you get to do other people's jobs, too!"
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It’s a familiar story – you start a new job. You’re nervous at first because you don’t know how you’re going to master everything they throw your way, but you put in effort, work hard, and persevere. It’s a struggle, but eventually you’ve got the hang of it. It may have felt like forever to you – but everyone’s so impressed by how quickly you picked it up and how well you’re doing.  » Read more

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