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How I Got This Way

September 25, 2015

A follow-up from my last post on passion. Again, based on text from an email with some modifications. The title was inspired by a book from the outdoor humorist Patrick F. McManus.

Searching for Passion

September 19, 2015

Recently I have been corresponding with some people on the topic of passion. Given my interest on this topic, I thought it would be good to re-work some emails I sent into posts. The text below is based mostly on the text of the emails, with some ...

Three Lessons

September 04, 2015

Having had some time to reflect on this summer, three related and important ideas came to mind:

Book Review: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

August 23, 2015

Peter F Drucker is a prominent thinker on corporations and their management. Recently I discovered a book of his laying around and thumbed through it. Some excellent thoughts regarding where innovation comes from, how entrepreneurship can harness ...


August 11, 2015

For the longest time, I believed doing more things, faster was the key to success/personal fulfillment/enlightenment. These days I am not so sure. Two events have thrown into question whether the pursuit of efficiency is really worth it: the rise ...

Student Government

July 31, 2015

In a previous post, I described how I became involved with UNM student government in January 2015. With the new school year about to start, I wanted to detail some of the projects I have been working on and give ideas on things which could be addr...

Dangers of a Pax Technica

July 26, 2015

Previously, I had written about a book on the subject of the “Pax Technica”, the idea that we are entering a new period of global statiblity brought about by the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular, the data provided by the IoT will inform pol...

On Participation

July 23, 2015

“If only somebody around here would take care of that.” Sound familiar? How about “That’s broken, and I have the skills necessary to do something about it, and I’m going to take care of that.”? Probably less familiar. What about “I can see that’s ...

Book Review

July 15, 2015

With a subtitle of “How The Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up”, I was optimistic for Philip Howard’s book on the Pax Technica. The premise of the book may be summarized as

Collaboration in Business

July 03, 2015

Recently I had to go about creating a slide deck in PowerPoint. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, git has no way of doing a diff on the .pptx files - essentially it sees the file as one big binary “blob”. Trying to figure out way to deal with t...