How could we possibly appreciate the Mona Lisa if Leonardo had written at the bottom of the canvas: ‘The lady is smiling because she is hiding a secret from her lover.’ This would shackle the viewer to reality, and I don’t want this to happen.
— Stanley Kubrick
How do we define success?
Scientists observed1 that turtle hunting and spear fishing men in a Meriam community in Australia, experience greater social benefits and reproductive success than shellfish foraging men.Here's why »
The Surprising Power Of Inversion
Man muss immer umkehren
— Carl Jacobi
Invert, always invert.
Jacobi believed that the solution of many hard problems could be clarified by re-expressing them in inverse form.How the greats approach hard problems »
The Mess We're In
It’s safe to say that today the computing landscape is a mess.
We’ve built our everyday lives around devices that are composed of layers upon layers of abstractions. Each layer depending on — trusting — that nothing underneath has fucked up too badly.And now for the tricky bit »
Stop Reading Blogs
Okay I know this sounds crazy but before you dismiss me as a know-it-all millenial who’s trying to be provocative and get some buzz, bare with me — there’s a method to my madness.Do this instead »
How To Land A CS Job Fresh Out Of College
I recently shared some tips with Rasmussen College School of Technology on how their computer science students can land their dream job fresh out of college.My 3 tips for students »
The Richest One Percent
The richest one percent owns more than the half of the world’s wealth. This statistic seemed unintuitive to me. Why isn’t wealth more evenly distributed? So I decided to make a simple simulation to see what happens when you unleash a free market 🤓See what happens »