Author: Captain Walker


Is planning a useless activity?

What a strange question? After all, everybody knows and believes that ‘planning‘ is a good thing and it must be useful. Having thought about things people say and what they do, I have to say that overall it is a useless activity. Should I say, “Don’t get me wrong…. “?Read More

What exactly is evidence?

I’ve touched on evidence before but I had not actually dealt with ‘what it is’. I also explored what ‘facts’ were. None of the following means to diminish the value of tangible evidence. In other posts I would have shown what people do with hard evidence when they do getRead More

Digging into logical fallacy

It’s usually a good idea to define what one is talking about. Fallacy is derived from the Latin word, fallacia which means trick, deceit or fraud. Logical fallacy is an argument containing faulty reasoning. Also note that ‘reasoning’ itself depends on applications of the rules of logic – which standRead More

Turning 10 seconds into 5 minutes

For a long time, I’ve been observing how little people read things. Ahhhhh… but what does ‘read‘ or ‘reading‘ mean? The best definition I’ve found is, “the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message.” In this post I’m referring to things that people ought to have read i.e. variousRead More

Audible v Scribd

This is for ‘bookworms’. πŸ‘€πŸ˜‚ If others don’t know what this means – tough, Google is not your friend! But I say be cautious. This is not a recommendation to purchase anything. I derive no advantages in the past present or future by sharing the above information.

About spit!

Oh – I just had to post on this. Well, I was at a hotel last week. I had not been for several months due to COVID restrictions of several types. I had observed similar things at local supermarkets before getting to the hotel. So, this isn’t specific to hotels.Read More

Fallacy: Relative Privation

As usual this is triggered by my interactions in the background, with one or two who are gluttons for punishment – with exceptionally thick callouses on their backs! πŸ˜‚ Oh yes – the beatings over the years has caused this. Obviously they derive some ‘masochistic’ pleasure from this! Just toRead More

The Dream

What’s the big dream!! Well, you who reads this might have to spend 44 seconds of your life checking it out. Oh dear – too much time! When I wrote about value in reading books, I did a Venn Diagram. Overnight, I realised that ‘cost’ could be seen as ‘risk’.Read More

Is there value in reading books?

ItΒ  may sound like a stupid question to some. If you think or know so, move on swiftly. This post is motivated by a web-based conversation I had the other night. I mentioned some book in a forum as a reference – not a recommendation to purchase. Someone then responded,Read More

Problem solving

As usual, it’s some discussion in the background that motivates me to think deeply about these things. But I draw on my experience of how people approach problems in general. I’ve been trying to extract some broad themes across a range of ‘problems’. So, I’m not focusing on mathematical, ITRead More

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