Month: January 2018

Blank Canvas

I have a friend in the fashion industry, she tells me the fashion industry is very competitive. Many aspiring designers never get a chance to see their work on the runway, let alone be sold in stores. So how about a  system that will allow anyone to share their designs with the world. In return, …

Hurting others hurt yourself.

Someone wounds you, so you want to wound them back. With a harsh remark. By cutting them out of the next project. By putting the word out about them. It’s natural right? The Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hahn puts it beautifully: “Punishing the other person is self-punishment. That is true in every circumstance.” Marcus Aurelius—and indeed …

01-18-2018 – Work

What I’m reading: Train To Pakistan Did the Skywalker trail again with Molly, pushed it a little further than we have been doing, got within a stones throw of the airport mesa.  I liked it, Molly came home and slept.  I have been thinking on why Molly appears to be more frightened, with just about everything …

Local Event Push

We all know that problem of “what to do on the weekend or during free time”. To solve this issue, I would like to see developed an app that gives push notifications about places/events/things to do/attractions nearby. The target group for this app is not tourists from elsewhere but rather residents of any area. Lets …

Reactions

One criticism of Stoicism and its emphasis on our ability to control our responses to events is that some reactions really are out of our control. If it gets cold, you’ll shiver. If you hear a loud enough noise, it will startle you. Sure, training can reduce some of this but we are biological creatures. …

News Media

I am willing to pay for a quality and fact checking of subscription media, but I use such diverse news sources that no individual subscription makes sense. Subscription media everywhere is struggling with this problem and their hasty and sloppy clickbait efforts make fake news a growing problem. Basic solution: I choose a monthly dollar …

01-16-2018 – Work

What I’m reading:  Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow Found a new trail today, SkyWalker Trail.  Was quite pleasant as a hike.  Didn’t see anyone which made it even nicer. Reflashed the Ariel Atom’s ECU.  Supposed to give higher performance with the grade of fuel I ahve available here locally.  I guess I’ll find out …