Category: Thoughts

  • The Dichotomy of Leadership

    “The Dichotomy of Leadership” by Jaco Willink explores the delicate balance that leaders must maintain in order to be effective. Willink, a former Navy SEAL officer, emphasizes that leadership is not about choosing one extreme over the other, but rather finding the right balance between seemingly opposing qualities. Willink discusses various dichotomies that leaders face,…

  • Holding the Line

    Inside the Nation’s Preeminent US Attorney’s Office and Its Battle with the Trump Justice Department By: Geoffrey Berman Narrated by: Geoffrey Berman Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins I don’t usually publish on books like this. However, I am fascinated by the behind the scenes machinations that happened and how much of what we see on TV…

  • Why Startups Fail

    A New Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Success By: Tom Eisenmann Narrated by: Robert Fass Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins Unabridged Audiobook Release date: 03-30-21 Language: English Publisher: Random House Audio Having spent time in startup land from early to late even acquired, I can tell you that this book captures a solid amount of what not to do…

  • Of microns and masks

    Of microns and masks

    I found this article when looking up the what the deal is with microns and masks. The net net is that mask is better than no mask. How much for how long and what percentage etcetera is in the link below. So I bought in early March when all the lockdowns started the O2Canada Mask……

  • Catalina 10.15.4 kernel panic on laptop, workaround working for me. Fingers crossed. WindowServer mystery.

    Catalina 10.15.4 kernel panic on laptop, workaround working for me. Fingers crossed. WindowServer mystery.

    Quick summary can be found on apple communities here. I read up on various workarounds, my setup is dual monitor using a Kensington dual monitor dock. So I was being frustrated by random reboots when finished work and leaving laptop open. I have two screens and a Kensington Dock. Kensington SD4700P Dual Video Dock The…

  • Single Source of truth mythology

    Single Source of truth mythology

    ‘Source of truth’ in design is non-sense. In software data schemes and such, it makes sense. There is a myth that you can liberally apply this mental modeling to design or design deliverables and the assets used by development to build software. Traceability, the more appropriate term and practice is what is useful, valuable and…

  • Turnstile + train schedules and capacity = platform density in realtime

    Turnstile + train schedules and capacity = platform density in realtime

    The Social Distancing Index™ Is this a calculation that can be made for people and get alerts on their phones? Could there be a series of calculations to determine density of passengers on platforms and platform areas. Can that data combine with crowd sourced information and using multiple data sets and some assumptions and inferences.…

  • Watch > Act vs. Act > Watch

    Stimuli response paradox. When, offers – behavior = static conversion Think for a second how we behave as humans. Many actions we take are driven by basic needs, hunger, thirst, safety and shelter and so on. The stimuli and response model of behavior has some issues when you think about how business models are developed.…