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The Problem (TM) – Analyse a conversation

I had a chat with a person who admitted to having many problems themselves.  I offered my services as a problem solving amateur, willing to try to get to the bottom of this.  Presented is the conversation (With details changed … Continue reading

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Arduino simple serial echo

Part of my process of going from a large and complicated A, to a large and complicated B is to do small things along the way that gradually inch me closer to what I want to do. What I really … Continue reading

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correlations, correlation – What came before

I went to a funeral once for someone I had recently met.  it was unfortunate and I barely knew him.  At the ceremony his father got up and said: to the young people in the room, my son was a … Continue reading

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Vegetarian moussaka

Cultivated a moussaka recipe. Moussaka is a mostly eggplant based recipe which involves layers of flavours of various vegetables.  When you take a mouthful through several layers you want to experience several flavours at once.  Which means that you want … Continue reading

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One model of understanding independent differences in sensory perception

This week my friend Anna said to me; “I just discovered my typical mind fallacy around visualisation is wrong”. Naturally I was perplexed and confused. She said; “When I was in second grade the teacher had the class do an … Continue reading

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Should you change where you live? (a worked “how to solve a question”)

It’s not a hard question, but it potentially has a lot of moving parts. This post is going to be two in one.  The first is whether you should move geography, the second is how I go through a problem. … Continue reading

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What it means to troubleshoot

I went to a tech meetup and someone stood up and said, “does anyone want a project?”.  I have a habit of saying yes too often so naturally I said yes. I would try it.  He gave me an email … Continue reading

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Hacking with a NodeMCU

Today I am hacking on a node MCU. They look something like this: I am trying to program them with the Arduino IDE because arduino is stupid easy to use.  Interestingly to bootstrap the NodeMCU to the arduino environment, instead of … Continue reading

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Memory and notepads

The value of having notes. Why do I make notes. Story time! At one point in my life I had a memory crash. Which is to say once upon a time I could remember a whole lot more than I … Continue reading

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General buying considerations?

The following is an incomplete list of suggestions for generic considerations that you might like to make when you go out to buy a thing. I have tried to put the list in order; being generic – certain things will … Continue reading

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