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 …

Clothing Exchange

An app/website where you can swap gently used children’s clothing that your child has outgrown that can be exchanged for clothes that currently do fit. The only costs are a fixed shipping price per outfit swap regardless of brand name or size. Fixed costs for consumers and clothes are not being wasted and collecting dust. …

Nothing goes as planned

The line from Cicero was that “to philosophize is to learn how to die.” It’s important and it’s true. This is what philosophers, particularly the ancient ones, thought about most. Seneca, for his part, talked endlessly about the shortness of life and the inevitability of death. He studied Socrates and held the man’s brave end up …

01-15-2018 – Work

What I’m reading: Practical Electronics for Inventors Today was a lost day.  Molly skipped out on the early morning walk, so we decided to operate on that new piece of furniture to hide the wires.  Well, after 15 minutes with a sawz-all, I was lucky the thing still stood upright.  Two of the legs I put …