Posts tagged with ‘Learning’

  • Outlining Books Faster, Revisited

    October 17, 2012

    A year ago I wanted a better way to outline books for review purposes, and wrote about The Fast...

  • Outlining Books Faster

    September 16, 2011

    There are a LOT of books I have been meaning to review or otherwise deconstruct into happy nuggets of...

  • The Great Push

    June 6, 2011

    SUMMARY: The hard, demoralizing work that goes into doing necessary chores drains me of energy faster than I can...

  • Hung Up on Purpose

    September 14, 2010

    Thinking about Posco’s comment about the usefulness of knowing origin in tool use, when abstraction is ultimately more powerful....

  • Primitive Notions

    September 9, 2010

    From Wikipedia’s article on Axioms: A lesson learned by mathematics in the last 150 years is that it is...

  • Virtual Terrain Maps IV: Inspired Guessing

    January 14, 2010

    SUMMARY: I write about the experience of unintentional, high-quality collaboration leading to insights of how I know more than...

  • Outlining Books for Learning

    February 8, 2009

    My learning process is one of mining words for insights that I can structure into a form that my...

  • Realistically High Expectations, Part I

    January 19, 2009

    Last week I made the connection between how I “drive” myself poorly with how unskilled drivers run terrible laps...

  • Mission Improbable Gospel Music 2: Chiseling out a Chord Progression

    April 10, 2008

    As I wrote a few days ago, I had decided that I would try to write a Gospel song...

  • Mission Improbable: Making Some Gospel Music

    April 9, 2008

    It’s been a pretty good week so far, thanks to some recent insights I’ve had about my so-called “work...

  • Any C# Game Developers North of Boston?

    January 3, 2008

    I’ve been slugging it out with C# and Managed DirectX for the past couple of months, and haven’t made...

  • One Laptop Per Child, and One for ME!

    November 19, 2007

    One of my colleagues out in San Francisco recently told me me about the One Laptop Per Child organization’s...