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Turning the dial to eleven

I have a local lesswronger, he likes to use the phrase, “turning the dial to eleven”. I think XKCD emphasises it well: There’s something sweetly satisfying about turning the dial TO THE MAX just to see what it does. The really beautiful thing … Continue reading

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Schelling points, trajectories and iteration cycles

Schelling points I have lived in the same suburb of the same city for all of my life.  We have a shopping centre that I know, if I go there for more than an hour – I will bump into … Continue reading

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New music powers

I have written before about how I am pretty terrible at canvassing music in my head.  This lends to the appalling ability (to musically oriented people) to be able to do things like listen to the same song on repeat … Continue reading

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Changing time zones

With a few of my new organisation and time management prediction algorithms I have found that I can plan down to a few minutes accurately.  I noticed something today that surprised me. I wear two watches.  The history of this goes back more … Continue reading

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No negative press agreement

What is a no negative press agreement? A no negative press agreement binds a media outlet’s consent to publish information provided by a person with the condition that they be not portrayed negatively by the press. Why would a person … Continue reading

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Addendum to applicable advice

If you see advice in the wild and think somethings along the lines of “that can’t work for me”, that’s a cached thought.  It could be a true cached thought or it could be a false one.  Some of these … Continue reading

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People who lie about how much they eat are jerks

Weight loss journey is a long and complicated problem solving adventure.  This is one small factor that adds to the confusion.  You probably have that one friend.  Appears to eat a whole bunch, and yet doesn’t put on weight.  If … 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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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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list of apps that are useful to me

I have noticed I often wish “Damn I wish someone had made an app for that” and when I search for it I can’t find it.  Then I outsource the search to facebook or other people; and they can usually … Continue reading

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