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Adam Ruins Everything

on January 16, 2018

Shifting the Blame is a topic I will discuss in the future because the show has addressed it many times but never links those times together. Some examples: “Jaywalking” - Adam Ruins Cars Recycling Adam Goes Green “Gamble responsibly” Adam Ruins His Vacation

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Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter

on January 16, 2018

This book has been discussed a lot lately on Hacker News and in recent media regarding technology addition and the Apple shareholders who expect apple to sovle this problem. This page is a stub for now, here because it is useful and I will write more about it, but also because it caused me to go back and revisit Scott Adam’s How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life because he references the addicitve nature of goals and suggests systems as an alternative.

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How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams

on January 16, 2018

I’m going to write an article about this, but I am not yet done reading this book. However, when I came across this passage, I had to share it with basically everyone who has questioned their progress/success/goals/motivation, well basically anything in their life. To put it bluntly, goals are for losers. That’s literally true most of the time. For example, if your goal is to lose ten pounds, you will spend every moment until you reach the goal—if you reach it at all—feeling as if you were short of your goal.

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Random Quotes

on November 26, 2017

Random Quotes (in no particular order) These quotes resonated with me in some way. They may not be verified or accurate. But after further research some will get turned into stubs or full fledged articles of their own. Charachter A man is what he things about all day long. -Ralph Waldo Emerson (quoted in the movie “The Founder” by Ray Kroc) Failure In order to be good at standup comedy you have to love watching your self die.

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Modern XKCD (in chronological order)

on November 23, 2017

XKCD is still golden…. so here are some modern classics

(don’t forget to read the alt-text)

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Computer Literacy

on July 4, 2017

This topic will call for a full write up on the concept of modern day literacy. But in the mean time, here is a clip from an interview that Steve Jobs gave to Ted Koppel on Nightline (on ABC) back in 1981! The selected clip addresses Steve’s thought on an issue that desperately could have used his stubborness. – CLIP – In essence, Steve’s argument is that the best protection from surveillance is computer literacy.

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Adam Ruins Everything

on January 16, 2018

Shifting the Blame is a topic I will discuss in the future because the show has addressed it many times but never links those times together. Some examples: “Jaywalking” - Adam Ruins Cars Recycling Adam Goes Green “Gamble responsibly” Adam Ruins His Vacation

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Reinventions

on January 16, 2017

“You can’t reinvent the wheel” -someone “Don’t reinvent the wheel” -someone else Lately I have been thinking about a new form of modular portable computer. I have a small 1080p-ish 7” screen I purchased/assembeled in Akihabara (in tokyo). And I have been thinking about how to best make use of it. Stick an intel compute stick (or raspberry pi as the demo unit did) to the back of it with a usb battery?

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