Tuesday, December 22, 2015

I feel an awakening

I saw the Force Awakens this weekend with my son, who turned six, and a bunch of his friends, and older siblings. It was really cool to see the new star wars with kids who were about the same age I was when I first saw Star Wars.  They loved it, and so did I.  The movie was fantastic, non-stop action, humor, nostalgia, and fun. It was fraught with plot flaws and non-sense but no more so than they others, and it never really matters.  I really enjoyed and can’t wait for episode eight, rogue one and all the rest.

I guess I couldn’t be a true fan unless I had my own theory about one of the major plot points of the movie. I think Han is alive.  When Kylo asked Han for help, he actually asked him to pretend to be killed in order to fool Skrone. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Mustache Guy is available

My daughter wrote a children’s book, and we tried our hand at self-publishing. Check it out.

She thinks she’s going to be rich and famous.  Don’t crush her dreams, buy the book.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Sam Harris finally get’s angry

 

It was fascinating to listen to Sam Harris, who always seems so calm and in control, demonstrate such frustration in this interview.  He still manages to make excellent point after excellent point, its just a different tone.  It’s a serious conversation but there are definitely funny moments with crushing digs of his critics.  

He’s such a clear thinker on such a variety of topics I love listening.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Super intelligent

Just finished reading Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom.  The book was an extremely thorough review of the potential path to AI and every conceivable consideration and consequence.

Friday, September 19, 2014

RIF Notes #31

"…business staff think we can load up technical debt because they never truly see the consequences. But those consequences are there…they are just never expressed in a way that the business staff can engage with" -Steve McConnell

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

RIF Notes #30

“Clutter is taking a toll on both morale and productivity. Teresa Amabile of Harvard Business School studied the daily routines of more than 230 people who work on projects that require creativity. As might have been expected, she found that their ability to think creatively fell markedly if their working days were punctuated with meetings. They did far better if left to focus on their projects without interruption for a large chunk of the day, and had to collaborate with no more than one colleague.” —Decluttering the company [The Economist]