As he watched the presentation we were giving him on the machine learning project we were working on, I couldn't but help notice his furrowed brows. I knew him to be a natural sceptic, one who loved asking tough questions that dug deep into the heart of the matter. Though these questions occasionally bordered on... Continue Reading →
I'll start with a quote I read today from the book Getting Ahead (Garfinkle, 2011) about a problem faced by people good at their craft. It made me smile because I this was the first time I'd seen it brought up anywhere and which I thought was one of those things I thought you just... Continue Reading →
Taleb once again scores with me with his book on “antifragility”. Like his book on randomness and black swans, this book has opened my mind to a concept that I’ve intuitively felt but never been able to put down in words. I wrote once about “destroying things” to love them more – making new things... Continue Reading →
Eric Fromm, in To Have or To Be We are a society of notoriously unhappy people: lonely, anxious, depressed, destructive, dependent -- people who are glad we have killed the time we are trying so hard to save.
Just updated the wedding blog with pictures taken at our taste testing done at Mandarin Oriental. In summary, the food was great, and we're more than happy with our choice!
Night beckoned; the bat's dawn. The moon's out; the sun's gone. Life retreats; life begins. Hidden virtues; hidden sins. Then the wheels on the bus bursts into my head like a mad man opening fire at school children for no reason other than that he's opening fire at school children for no reason. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnupL42gmF4
Well guys, I'm back from ICT, and I've got the IPPT Gold to boot! 🙂 Training's paid off handsomely, worthy of a little celebration. Now on to the AHM (Army Half Marathon) in September. Hope that'd go just as well.
Happy 2011 to everyone! It's a new year, and it's time for a new you, too, don't you think? Set it down to make this year your best year yet. What do you hope to achieve? Write down your goals, then write down the steps that will get you there. And then, of course, diligently... Continue Reading →
I thought you were the one for me, And I the one for you. Though much has changed since then, Guess what? I still do. ~~~ Happy Anniversary my dearest ger ger. Love you. Always.