The Predator (Shopping) Instinct

Ever stop to wonder why we, the human race, like shopping so much? It doesn't seem to match with any behaviour or instinct we've evolved over the last millennia... or does it? Here's an interesting idea, by no means backed up by any science, but it's always fun to find …

Book Review: Influence - Robert Cialdini

Book Review: Influence - Robert Cialdini

"Influence" shows up on many reading lists, particularly in the business world, and it's been on mine for a while, if only to see what the fuss was all about. The premise of the book is that although we learn a lot about psychology through research, there are people out …

How to get HD's

After last weeks article, I wanted to try to lay out how I go about studying. I'm a HD student, most of the time, so even if my method isn't perfect, I'm sure that it might be useful to students that have trouble getting anywhere near that. Breaking down a …

Realistically raising your WAM

I'm writing this because it's getting towards the end of semester and it's that time when a lot of my friends mention that they're trying to lift their WAM (Weighted Average Mark) to some target. Maybe from a Credit to a Distinction or a Distinction to a High Distinction. When …

Overmatcher - Making an Overwatch web widget in a weekend

Overmatcher - Making an Overwatch web widget in a weekend

Just a short post this week showcasing a project I put together recently. I tend to categorise my hobbies into either "productive," or "unproductive," and try to balance my time so that I'm never spending long periods creating nothing or not working on a skill. Examples of unproductive hobbies of …