Category: Psychology & Philosophy
The meaning of prediction
In this post I explore several things related to the meaning of prediction. I explore patterns in relation to trends. It is important to define what people take prediction to mean and what I mean by prediction. I’m so totally uninterested in what Google or some guru out there thinksRead More
Super-patterns: The ultimate problem of programming
I’m going deeper – and this is a difficult one to put into words. What is programming? Well, people might immediately think of ‘computers‘. After all, computers work on sets of instructions. But this post is about the human being, which is far more complicated than any computer! People areRead More
Wrestling with patterns
I’ve written before on ‘patterns‘. As I go on I discover more how serious patterns are in our lives. There are of course good patterns and bad patterns. Patterns are not simply what people refer too as ‘habits’. Habits though having patterns of their own, reside within the a deeperRead More
Who is Jordan Peterson – or anybody else?
Jordan Peterson shot into international fame recently, in the last two years especially. So now ‘everybody’ is asking, “Who is Jordan Peterson?” If you (whoever you may be) thinks this post is gonna tell you, then you might as well leap off a cliff right now. I’m more concerned withRead More
Is justification the root of all evil?
Justification according the Oxford Dictionary means: “The action of showing something to be right or reasonable.” Obama Law GIF from Obama GIFs I’ll start from a position where people know what is ‘right’ from ‘wrong’ – on any particular thing, not necessarily legally wrong. Let me take ‘interpersonal violence’ asRead More
FOMO, ROMO & JOMO
I’ve been thinking about FOMO for quite some time, in the background of course. Now it’s coming into the foreground. Then there is JOMO, which most people think they know about but know nothing. ROMO people will know about but haven’t attached the mnemonic. People – in general of courseRead More
No time to save time
For this post the use of IT (information technology) includes software and hardware. Key areas of resistance: Human nature factors: fear, laziness, resistance to change. Organisational: lack of resources to provide, lack of awareness, inability to train, too busy – and all human nature factors. I can ‘unpack’ some ofRead More
Decisions and consequences
Why do people make decisions at all? What to cook, when to cook, what car to buy, what phone, what action to take, what job, when to give notice.. and so on. Life is full of decisions. Ultimately most people in their ordinary lives make decisions because they wish forRead More
The Captain’s words in pictures
I’ve decided to create galleries for all my words in pictures and other pictures, starting with this one below. For those who will claim or assert IT incompetence, each of the pictures are clickable. After that left and right arrows on keyboard may be used to scroll through all pictures.