The Voice Recorder I Want

I love technology, but there’s one problem I have yet to solve in a way that I consider “safe”.

I generally carry two devices with me: my mobile phone and a dedicated pocket voice recorder.

I’d rather only carry the first.

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The Probability of Understanding Stastics

Bell Curve & Coffee

People have a hard time with large numbers, small numbers, probability, and statistics. My father was a classic example.

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Baby You Can Drive My Car

Autonomous Car

Fully autonomous driving technology is on the horizon. People’s acceptance of it? Perhaps not so much.

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Put Your Money Where Your Mind Is

The News

We need to support media with our attention and our dollars, or risk continuing to sink further into clickbait nation.

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Mind Over Aging

Whee!!!

My fascination with technology and mental stimulation are two ways that I hope to keep my mind as bright and active as long as possible.

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What I Learned Last Week

Distractions

Our always-on, always-connected world grabs our attention like a drug, and it’s easy to become addicted. And like any addiction, important things can suffer.

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When Love is Seen as Hate

Love / Hate

Love misinterpreted as hate is sad. In an increasingly intolerant world, there’s a lot of misinterpretation going around.

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My Top 5 Books for 2016

Reading

I read more than I thought in 2016. Here are the top five books I’ve encountered this year, along with a few more mentions.

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For Suspension of Disbelief Dial 555-1234

Hacker

Fictional IP addresses, like fictional phone numbers, can often break our suspension of disbelief when watching television or movies.

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Grateful as F**k

The Kitchen

It’s time to focus a little more on gratitude, and I’ve got the perfect opportunity.

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If You Were Taught What They Were Taught…

Isolated Yurts

What we believe often boils down to nothing more than a quirk of where we were born and how we were raised.

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We All Fear What We Don’t Understand

Understanding

What we don’t understand, we fear. What we fear, we judge as evil. What we judge as evil, we attempt to control. And what we cannot control…we attack.

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The Illusion of Knowledge

Question Everything

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”

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Exercise is Work. Work? Now That’s Fun!

Elliptical

Several years ago in a business meeting of some sort the topic of health came up. The conversation, as it so often does, circled around to the topic of the importance of regular exercise. The stereotype of a computer geek spending all of his or her time at a desk is not that far from […]

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You Are Not Your Customer

You Are Not Your Customer

One of my earliest lessons, and one that I periodically need to re-learn: my customers aren’t like me.

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The Power of Profanity

Shocked!

Being easily offended simply by someone’s choice of words you consider to be profane give them control you could otherwise keep.

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Bagpipes in the Rain

Trees in the Mist

One of my earliest memories.

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Everyone is Not Your Customer

Fishing

Fishermen don’t go fishing for just any old creature that will take their bait, and neither should you.

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We Get Our Information From Headlines

OMG Headline

Filtering by headline and brief scanning makes sense, but it doesn’t mean you’re “informed”.

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Who Do Representatives Represent?

Politician

Should representatives act more like a computer, or a parent?

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