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Spirograph!

Spirograph!

 Today, during my daily facebook clownabout, this pretty animated graph caught my eye:  As a friend pointed out, it was clearly a kid playing with a spirograph: .That aside, this animated spiral graph is a big deal. It shows the average global...

Mental Astronomy

Mental Astronomy

 When I was little and had something on my mind, my Dad would often tell me to "find some perspective". These were wise words, but it took a few good years of adult life to fully grasp the significance of his advice. Perspective is wonderful. Its literal...

Tokyo

Tokyo

 I'd heard that Tokyo was one of the few parts of the developed world where you'd still experience some kind of culture shock, so when opportunity arose to visit I snapped it up. The very first impression of the city is just how modern it is. You know how you see old...

Just imagine they’re naked…

Just imagine they’re naked…

A few months ago I got the opportunity to do something I've never done before: deliver a speech. This wasn't a "gimme the mic I'm drunk at a wedding and love these two" kind of speech; we're talking a twenty minute, formal talk at a real conference full...

Should women-only tournaments exist?

Should women-only tournaments exist?

There's been renewed discussion within the poker community on the topic of women-only tournaments and other female focussed marketing strategies, generating a lively 2+2 forum debate on whether they should exist. It's quite clear from the healthy field sizes (the WSOP...

Love Your Operating System

Love Your Operating System

I recently listened to a podcast (link at bottom) that was a discussion between renowned life-hacker Tim Ferris and innovator Peter Diamandis. During the talk they cover a range of fascinating topics, but one point that got me thinking was an analogy Peter made...

The Fermi Paradox

The Fermi Paradox

The Fermi Paradox is one of my favourite things to think about when I've got nothing better to do. It's the fascinating idea that despite the colossal number of planets within our 13.8 billion year old universe, we have not seen, heard or experienced any evidence of...

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