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The application of the secretary problem to real life dating

The following problem is best when not described by me: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_problem Although there are many variations, the basic problem can be stated as follows: There is a single secretarial position to fill. There are n applicants for the position, and … Continue reading

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The meta-strategy – Against the five love languages

You are in a relationship, someone made some objection about communication, you don’t seem to understand what’s going on.  Many years later you find yourself looking back at the relationship and reflecting with friends.  That’s when someone brings up The Five … Continue reading

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The problem – analyse a conversation (Part 2)

From part 1: http://bearlamp.com.au/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 … Continue reading

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Nearest emergency room

So you’re a dev, and you just googled.  “where is my nearest emergency room”  and guess what, there is no easy answer.  What if there was a real emergency?  How would you get to the emergency room?  Let’s pretend that … Continue reading

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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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