In our accustomed way of thinking technologies are seen as neutral tools that can be used well or poorly, for good, evil, or something in between. But we usually do not stop to inquire whether a given device might have been designed and built in such a way that it produces a set of consequences logically and temporally prior to any of its professed uses.
I am at this phase where working anywhere else other than my own home office proves to be more productive. It happens sometimes — this onset of cabin fever. I just was done sitting cross-legged on the floor while working from the coffee table and managed to construct a WIP 5-page document on my thesis […]
Acknowledge our privilege. No one chooses to be poor.
I turned 37 yesterday. A few years earlier, having recovered from a terrible relationship, a friend asked, “have you ever regretted that one mistake you did?”. I caught myself off-guard — however somewhat full of pride — that I did not hesitate in the slightest bit in answering, “not at all”. 37 is an awful […]
I am at this phase where I no longer worry about how many books I read. It is, however true that reading is good for you: It’s been proven to improve people’s memories, increase brain power, enhance empathic skills, and it has even been linked to longer life spans. However, as I read a lot, […]
While circumnavigating today’s treacherous technology landscape, try not to “either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”
I haven’t got any specific ideas on what to write today so I am going to recap what I did throughout the weekend.
On not relying on pure reassurance, having a moving forward plan (always), and that you do not have to always be good
As someone new to academics, I am intrigued by the scope of things. What is the definition of success? Who gets to define it? What are the metrics behind the measurement of success? What are other factors that could lead to success? And ultimately: what about the rest of us who (might) succeed later in life?
As a self-proclaimed remote working advocate, it’s safe to say that I could never see myself going to the office anymore. Here’s why.