Flowers grow on dirt; manure. On diamonds? Never. May I be like dirt. May those who encounter me grow and bloom.
This TED talk really surprised me. The content was great, but it was Brian Little’s delivery that really made me go “wow!” So many times during the talk it felt I wasn’t listening to him talk on the subject of “personality” but rather his grandchildren.… Read More
This was supposed to be a post on radical transparency. But an article bashing radical transparency just left me feeling so outraged with its lies and misleading statements that I just spent the last four hours of my life writing this warning to all of us… Read More
I just received a mailer from Effective Altruism, via which I do a monthly donation to charity. The mailer asked me to rate from 1 to 10, with 1 being least likely and 10 being most, how likely I would be to recommend Effective Altruism… Read More
Just read an article via Slashdot on this thing called “Tab Warming” that the Mozilla team is testing for the Firefox Web Browser. I won’t go into the details, but in essence what Tab Warming does is that it anticipates whether or not you’ll click on… Read More
I was halfway through reading the book Flying Without a Net by Thomas J. when I came across the following brilliant insight: in order to improve a particular skill, we have to first start by recognising that however we are performing that skill may not… Read More
These past two weeks I’ve been on leave, staying at home and being a dad to my 2-year-old son. He’s got quite a standard schedule: the wife and I bring him out in the morning to let him “see the world”, have breakfast, and/or visit… Read More