Grades don't matter

I've often heard - and said - that grades don't matter. What's interesting about this is that two people can both say 'Grades don't matter' and mean completely different things. What different things could they mean? This comes down to a distinction that I've only recently grasped in terms of …

Design 101

A talk I gave at work on 'Design' - A somewhat vague concept to many, that is actually more concrete and practical than many expect. This is meant to be given as a talk and only has margin notes, so it is somewhat lacking context. If I ever give this …

New Years Resolutions

Despite it being seen as a silly exercise by some, I like to make a few new years resolutions each year. I do it because I think setting a few goals to try to achieve by year end gives you something to aim for, and acts as a kind of …

On the Prisoners Dilemma (Part One)

On the Prisoners Dilemma (Part One)

I. The Prisoner's Dilemma is something that you've almost certainly already read about if you have the slightest interest in psychology or economics. When I looked at the half formed idea for a post I had in my 'Blog Posts' Trello bucket I almost scrapped it for that reason. However! …

Just Check Yourself (or, being wrong less)

Just Check Yourself (or, being wrong less)

I. With all the post election hubbub, fake news is getting a bit of discussion. There are claims going around that the outcome of the election is a result of: The 'filter bubble' you get trapped in on social media, specifically Facebook, by hiding all the things you don't agree …