Month: August 2012

 

When people think they are ‘smart’

This is about a kind of mind game where a superficial or simplistic explanation for stupid actions (words/conduct) is proffered in a way that if challenged leads the challenger to appear to be paranoid, obsessed or hostile in the eyes of observers, who won’t know the depths of a situationRead More

Thought for tomorrow

It is really quite simple – if you don’t manage your time, other people and circumstances will mismanage it for you. It’s not money. It’s not love. It’s not food. It’s not even air! Your most valuable asset – the most valuable asset for all sentient human life is ‘time’.Read More

Thought for tomorrow

Restraint, balance and wisdom must prevail in the exercise of all power, lest the risks of chaos, abuse and suffering, materialise. – Captain Walker (August 2012)

Erasure–it’s likely to happen to you

I’ve been shouting and screaming about the need to backup all important electronic data, for quite some time.  See what happened when Mat Honan, “a senior reporter for Gizmodo, got hacked [and]…lost most of his digital property (photos, emails, documents and so on), and most of his ways of communicatingRead More

Assessing Trustworthiness

Yesterday I wrote about ‘Assessing Accountability’. That made me think more about the concept. I included words related to ‘trust’, ‘honesty’ etc. As I’m writing this I’m having vague recollections of persons in my past asserting that they ‘trust [such and such person] implicitly!!’, whilst waving hands around to getRead More

Assessing accountability

The definition of accountability is not very sharp, from sources accessible via the internet. I decided to define the concept as I see it. I thought hard about persons in my life who I had considered to be ‘accountable’. I drew up a list of descriptors and then grouped themRead More

Thought for tomorrow

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and our common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. Although the two are identical twins, man, as a rule views the prenatal abyss with more calm than the one he is headingRead More

Organise your folders

Immediately I can expect that people reading this will be further driven to think that I have OCD or that I’m terribly organised and IT proficient etc. I’m not into a debate today, on how people take small pieces of information and build pictures of ‘reality’ in their heads. TodayRead More

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