When I was at school, I had the time but not the enthusiasm to learn new things. Now I have enthusiasm but no time so I’m trying to refactor how I learn things.[Read more…] about How to learn things
In an interesting piece on Egypt and the US intelligence community over the weekend on NPR news, General Michael Hayden tries to explain why the US intelligence community did not predict the instability. He talks about the difference between secrets and mysteries.[Read more…] about The difference between secrets and mysteries
There are two kinds of people in the world: Disney people and Looney Tunes people, according to historian Charles Carney. Which are you?[Read more…] about Are you a Looney Tunes person or a Disney person?
In 1996, my old company Intelligent Games released a game called Azrael’s Tear. There was much to love about the game: the story, the visuals, the richly-imagined world, wonderful music and voice characterisation. Although the game died in the market, people are still playing and enjoying the game today.[Read more…] about Azrael’s Tear: the best adventure game you’ve never heard of
The world of technology is full of immature management and poor leadership. Get some pointers about how NOT to lead geeks in this article from Alexander Kjerulf.[Read more…] about How NOT to lead geeks
Have you heard the story about how NASA engineers spent a million dollars developing a space pen for astronauts that would work in zero gravity? And how the Russian, being smarter, issued their cosmonauts with pencils.[Read more…] about Apocrypha now: the true story of NASA’s space pen