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Thanos Revisited (fake script)

I asked this of ChatGPT, it’s okay but a little weak

**Thanos’s New Vision**

In a dark corner of the universe, Thanos brooded over the plight of the worlds he had encountered. Poverty, addiction, and suffering seemed to be rife across galaxies. He’d always sought balance, but what if true balance meant eliminating the root causes of societies’ plagues?

The Mad Titan pondered, “What if the key isn’t halving all life, but removing specific sources of pain and imbalance?” With this new vision, he decided to realign the purpose of the Infinity Stones.

The Snap happened. And billions vanished. But, it wasn’t indiscriminate as before. Gone were those trapped in poverty, addiction, and suffering – and their absence had a seismic effect on the universe.

Earth was a significant beneficiary. Economies surged. Cities previously riddled with destitution were transformed overnight into thriving hubs. Drug cartels, illicit trades, and their dependent populations vanished, leading to a significant drop in crime.

The Avengers, who had braced for another catastrophe, were left in a world they barely recognized. Stark Industries was making more profit than ever; Peter Parker’s neighborhood in Queens was prospering. Wakanda, having always been a beacon, now led global efforts to help nations rebuild.

But the moral implications weighed heavily on the team. Steve Rogers found it hard to grapple with. “Just because the outcome seems positive doesn’t mean the act wasn’t monstrous,” he argued.

Banner, ever the scientist, had data on his side. “Look at the numbers, Steve. Crime rates, poverty statistics, global happiness indexes. Everything points towards a utopia.”

Natasha was conflicted, “But at what cost? Lives were taken without their consent.”

Thor, king of a now-flourishing New Asgard, mused, “In the grand tapestry of fate, sometimes, the Norns weave threads we cannot understand.”

A series of debates erupted. The world governments were split. The public, for the most part, was content. Prosperity was at an all-time high. The Avengers, supposed saviors, were ironically out of step with a world seemingly saved by their greatest enemy.

Seeking answers, Doctor Strange embarked on a cosmic journey, scouring alternate dimensions and realities. He discovered something fascinating: In universes where Thanos’s snap targeted the wealthy or the elite, the outcomes were chaotic and imbalanced.

When he returned, he shared his findings. “It seems the universe seeks balance. Thanos’s method, while extreme, brought about a harmony I’ve not seen elsewhere.”

Wanda, still reeling from past losses, said, “But it’s all wrong. You can’t play God, decide who lives and who doesn’t based on circumstance.”

Clint Barton, having lost his family in the original snap and now having them back, weighed in, “We’ve always fought for a better world. Maybe… just maybe, this is it.”

Months turned into years. The Avengers disbanded, not out of strife, but because the world didn’t need them in the same capacity. They became diplomats, scientists, and educators, shaping the newfound prosperity.

A decade passed. A memorial was erected, not for the vanished but as a reminder of the universe’s fragility and the weight of choices.

The new generation, born into affluence and peace, revered Thanos, not as a villain, but as a tragic hero. A Titan burdened with a vision so grand, it took the world years to understand.

In the heart of New York, an elderly Steve Rogers, having finally found peace, visited the memorial. A child approached, “Sir, was Thanos a bad man?”

Steve sighed, “He was a man with a vision, and like all visions, it had its shades of gray. We might not agree with his methods, but we can’t deny the world he left behind.”

In the vast cosmos, Thanos watched, content in knowing that for once, the universe had found its balance.

Becoming The #1 Patrick Ruff Site IN THE WORLD

In the end, there can be only one…

So yeah in addition to the tips below, you can also leverage LLMs to write stuff for you (it’s a great way to generate content)

## Maximizing Traffic to Your Website: A Comprehensive Guide

Whether you run a personal blog, an online store, or a corporate website, driving traffic is most likely one of your primary concerns. More visitors often translate to better brand recognition, increased sales, and higher revenue. But how can one increase the number of people visiting their website? Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you maximize your website traffic:

### 1. **Optimize for Search Engines (SEO)**:
* **Keyword Research**: Understand what your target audience is searching for. Tools like Google Keyword Planner, SEMrush, and Ubersuggest can be helpful.
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* **Quality Over Quantity**: Ensure that what you’re publishing provides value to your readers.
* **Update Old Content**: Keeping older content up-to-date can also drive traffic, as search engines favor fresh content.
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* **Newsletter Signups**: Encourage visitors to subscribe to your newsletter.
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### Conclusion
Driving traffic to a website is an ongoing process that requires strategy, effort, and persistence. By leveraging a mix of organic and paid methods and staying updated with the latest digital marketing trends, you can maximize the number of people visiting your website. Remember, once you get the traffic, providing value and a good user experience will ensure that visitors keep coming back.

Asymptotally Dude

**Asymptotes and Personal Development: The Pursuit of Excellence and its Limits**


In mathematics, an asymptote is a line that a curve approaches but never touches, no matter how far the curve extends. This concept can serve as an intriguing metaphor in the realm of personal development, illustrating that while we can consistently strive for improvement in various areas of life, there may be inherent limits to how much we can achieve or improve upon certain skills or characteristics.


**The Growth Mindset and The Asymptotic Curve**


Dr. Carol Dweck’s research on the growth mindset offers compelling insights into the power of beliefs in influencing abilities. People with a growth mindset believe that abilities can be developed through dedication and effort. This perspective is in contrast to those with a fixed mindset, who see abilities as static. However, even with a growth mindset, the rate of improvement can slow down as we approach our personal limits. Just as the curve on a graph approaches its asymptote, our progress may slow, but it doesn’t mean growth has ceased.


**Innate Limits vs. Malleable Potential**


Research has shown that while deliberate practice is vital for achieving expertise, it is not the only determining factor. Ericsson’s study on expert performance reveals that while focused practice is essential, individual differences, starting age, and genetic factors can play a role in determining one’s upper limits in certain domains. For instance, while most people can improve their running speed with training, not everyone has the physiological makeup to become an Olympic sprinter.


**Recognizing the Asymptote: When to Pivot**


Understanding the concept of asymptotes in personal development can help individuals make informed decisions about their pursuits. If someone finds that despite immense effort, they are not seeing significant improvements, it might be time to reassess their strategy or even pivot to a new endeavor. The key is differentiating between temporary plateaus, which can be overcome with persistence, and asymptotic limits, which might suggest a more profound limitation.


**The Value of the Journey**


While the idea of asymptotes might suggest that there’s a point where further effort might seem futile, it’s essential to remember the value of the journey itself. The pursuit of personal growth, the lessons learned along the way, and the resilience developed are often more valuable than the destination. As the adage goes, “It’s not about the destination, but the journey.”


In conclusion, while it’s empowering to believe in unlimited potential, it’s also pragmatic to understand and accept our personal asymptotes. These limits should not be seen as failures but rather as opportunities to refocus, reassess, and perhaps redirect our energies to areas where our growth curve is still steep and the potential for advancement remains high. Embracing both the limitless possibilities and the inherent constraints can lead to a more balanced, fulfilling journey of personal development.

Surchin for Urchin

I wanted to write a post about search. It’s really important. As humans we have dopamine, we have goals, we’re just constantly moving from thing to thing. If we lose all goals, if we have no purpose or direction, we flounder, we’re depressed, we feel like there is no purpose, there couldn’t be a purpose. Daughter just woke up, that’s my purpose (young kids are great at grabbing your attention :P).

Artificial Intelligence

I’ve been dabbling because a lot of the AI stuff I’ve seen on the web/YouTube sucks, it’s all hype and no substance, or its a data scientist talking about how you can ask GPT to do basic stats on a CSV. Really?! How about THINKING BIGGER people. I got it to make a website in 5 “chats” where it cloned a repository of code, created like 5 or 6 different resources on Amazon (using Typescript), all by working with the tools it had (mostly Python). I call it Python Amazon Typescript (PAT) gpt. Check out the website below. I’m still not sure how to use tags, so Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff Patrick Ruff (I had to buy the domain)

I asked it to write a poem with some things in my life:

In the land of the rising sun, (I said Chinese, I guess it took that to mean Japan…that’s a NO NO, AI probably doesn’t know of Japan/China’s complicated history)
Where ancient traditions are still spun,
A new path has been paved,
By scientists, fearless and brave.

In labs where beakers bubble and steam,
A new kind of magic is being deemed,
Where DNA can be spliced and spurned,
And computer science can be learned.

The Chinese, with their passion for love,
Embrace this science, soaring above,
For they believe that love is the key,
To unlocking the mysteries of our biology.

They seek to engineer our very code,
To create new life, or lighten our load,
To cure disease and extend our days,
And bring about a better, brighter phase.

With each new discovery and breakthrough,
They push the boundaries, break through,
And bring us closer to the future,
Where science and love become a nurturer.

For in their hearts, they know it’s true,
That love is what drives us anew,
And in the quest for knowledge and science,
They find a way to blend it with defiance.

So let us applaud these pioneers,
For their courage and their cheers,
And let us embrace this future bright,
For it is one that we will unite.

Jack of all trades


jack of hearts - Wikidata

Master of none. This is often how I feel. I’ve climbed some small hills, but never any mountains. I’m above the ground (average) in a lot of ways, but never flying. I often think if I had the time and could dedicate the attention I could enter the high ranks of a community, but there’s too much going on. Similar to other posts of mine this is a duality or a dialectic, I have on the one hand the view that there’s too much going on, then I take time to post something like this. In reality, there is a lot going on and maybe I shouldn’t be taking time to do this, however, for my own mental clarity I feel like I NEED to get some ideas down and hopefully return to them (or exceed them) in the future. The dual nature of this problem is that while I am no master in any field, I am protected in my diversity of “trades.” By not investing everything into one particular area of my life I can always take solace in that “at least I didn’t try to be a rapper” or “at least I didn’t go into professional sports” or “at least I didn’t drop out of school to start a failed business.” There are many roads not traveled that I’m very happy about (I express a similar thought in a different post), but even the person who is statistically really lucky in the game of life still wishes they were even MORE lucky. What if I did pick the exact correct field? What if I had gotten into X at time Y? Can you imagine? I think life is a lot of gambling and of course you always wonder about what if you had bet more and won bigger (even if by most standards you’ve been really really lucky). That’s where I’m at. On paper I have everything, I realize that. I still have problems, but they are minor, I can look at them objectively and say “this is a minor problem, I owe this organization some money, pay in the next 30 days?” “Okay” I say, I’m not broke. The problems I have could be crippling to someone in a different situation, but I’m not that person.


But back to the prompt, being of all trades I am not in them equally. I’m not a master of anything, but I’m not equally distributed amongst all trades. I’m actually an intermediate of several trades, not a master, but maybe a journeyman (I ain’t no NOOB). I have money, I have my health, (6 figures, 6 pack abs, 6 inches…is half the size of a ruler) and a beautiful family. It’s like, I maybe want to make an app that will give people a score saying, you are THIS unique. Like, how many people have six pack abs? 2% okay. How many people make X amount a year? 10% okay multiply that by 2%, and so forth. Eventually you’ll say something like “the number of people that can code, have two beautiful kids (boy AND girl), have been married for over X years, etc. etc.” and you see, “WOW, I’m SOOOOOOO lucky.” But that’s only when you objectively get it all written out like that. You don’t FEEL lucky, you have to KNOW that you’re lucky. Your brain is only capable of wanting more, if you were lacking dopamine you’d just sit there and not even bother.


I know my time is limited and I’ve already taken too long. Much like this post (and MOST of my posts to be honest), I’m never fully developing things. I’m half baking life, it’s not tasty to you the consumer, but at least you won’t starve I hope. Anyway, enjoy your floopy, disgusting half-dough half-bread hybrid of ideas.

Hearthstone Classic Meta (Phase 2)

So I originally posted about this a while ago but the current meta decks are…Druid (midrange/ramp), Warlock (Zoo and SOMETIMES Handlock), Mage (Aggro but some Freeze), Shaman (revive 7/8 with taunt or aggro), Control Warrior, and Miracle rogue. Hunters are rare, Aggro Paladin happens but rarely, Priests are almost nonexistant.


I can write more another time, but also wanted to let people know that I’m trying to solve Hearthstone. I’m working it out now on my github

Hearthstone Classic Meta (guess)

Classic (card set) - Hearthstone Wiki

So Hearthstone Classic is releasing this Thursday. It will contain the first 240 cards Hearthstone ever released, back in 2014. I’m guessing this version of the game is coming out for two reasons, the first being that a lot of people are leaving the game due to it’s huge LUCK factor (random number generator (RNG) winning games) that was much less of a factor in the early days and the 2nd reason is that World of Warcraft Classic has been so popular.


Now, original Hearthstone had 9 classes. I’m going to list them out along with popular deck archetypes. Then I’ll run through counters for each individual deck.

Shaman – Midrange

Huge minions copied and revive buff

Counters: “Kill minion” cards, silence

Rogue – Miracle and Tempo

Miracle more common

Counters: Kill all minions on board, multiple taunt minions, stay above 24 health

Mage – Freeze Mage (rarely there was also an Aggro Mage with Mana Wyrm)

Frost bolt, Pyro, Alex

Counters: Kill minion card (for Alexstraza), generally healing cards to reup after they burn you down (they usually can’t burn more than 15 damage)

Paladin – Midrange Paladin

Healing, Tyrion Fordring

Counters: No direct damage and deck is weak on minions, clear the board constantly and you win

Warlock – Zoolock and Handlock

Zoolock Counter: board clears, healing, taunt

Handlock Counter: Sap (if rogue), lots of cheap minions (assuming Handlock doesn’t draw board clears)

Hunter – Face and Midrange (Sunshine)

Buzzard + Unleash Hounds

Face Counter: big taunt minions (these can be debuffed though), healing healing healing, board clears, DO NOT PLAY TOO MANY MINIONS (to avoid combo)

Druid – Ramp and Token

Savage Roar, lots of damage

Counter: Stay above 18 health, taunt minions, trade favorably

Priest – Control Priest

Control Priest counter: Zoolock (the priest has a lot of cards to deal with BIG minions, not a load of small ones) or Face Hunter


Hearthstone simulation

I’m actively in the process of simulating Hearthstone in order to create an AI I can play against when I have time (which is almost never). So far I can play a game against a PC, create decks, and hopefully soon add new cards. Stay tuned.


2021_3_6 update

This might be an ongoing post. Basically despite having 0 time (fulltime job + 10 month old baby = 0 time) I’m trying to embark into streaming AT THE SAME TIME I’m working on simulating and “solving” Hearthstone.

Molten Giant - Hearthstone Wiki

This is going to be a relevant card since I’m going to start with Handlock (a variant of Warlock (one of the characters you can play in Hearthstone)). I think it’s representative of my life. The more pain/damage you take, the easier it becomes to summon the courage to do something epic (8/8 stats is pretty good in Hearthstone).