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Facets of Greatness - Networking - Maximizing Mutual Benefit

Thinking back to the 19th century economy, it amazes me to think back to previous centuries before the internet and phone systems. I find myself pondering what it would be like to remain a step ahead of your competition at that time.

Facets of Greatness - Signaling - If Actions Speak Louder

Energy committed towards any action is a good measure for weighting an opponent's intent behind an action. Here, energy implies cost of some kind: money, redirection of resources, utilization of assets. Gauging the opportunity cost in pursuing a plan of action is an even better measure of whether or not an opponent's move can be read to imply associated intent. Because signaling is so important, everyone and especially larger corporations wants to mask their intent behind actions.

Facets of Greatness - Knowledge - Meta and Epi

Finding true success means that you have to understand everything at a much deeper level. Once you have this deeper understanding, then you can exploit that knowledge differential towards your success. This knowledge differential is the difference between your deeper understanding of a subject against that of the commonly understood model for your subject of interest. But you need to be intimately familiar with each model!

Facets of Greatness - Communication - Synoptic Epigrams

If you know about the long term goals and mission of this person's organization, looking at how they posture themselves and their organization can speak volumes about those goals. How do they say they say? What are their motivations behind the structure of their message? How are current events and market conditions affecting their message today as compared to the past? What are the obvious points they could be making, but haven't mentioned and why? Do how they stay on message or circle back from a risky area? Does it seem like the interviewer or this person veered off track and why? What was the outcome of seemingly off the cuff statements and questions? Good? Bad?

Facets of Greatness - Intro

Non possidentem multa vocaveris recte beatum; rectius occupat nomen beati, qui deorum muneribus sapienter uti duramque callet pauperiem pati peiusque leto flagitium timet, non ille pro caris amicis aut patria timidus perire.

Lambda-Fu Powerup: Lenses, Prisms & Optics With Swift

This is a story about my quest to decipher the inner mysteries of functional programming. There's just not enough work out there for the beginner to intermediate functional programmer. This quest would be much easier if I found myself surrounded by other developers with the same pursuit. Or better yet, in the midst of a council of wise greybeards, who could recount days of yore, coding on Lisp Machines and Space Cadet Keyboards.

Lambda Fu Powerup: Spectra Graphics with Swift

This is a story about my quest to decipher the inner mysteries of functional programming. There's just not enough work out there for the beginner to intermediate functional programmer. This quest would be much easier if I found myself surrounded by other developers with the same pursuit. Or better yet, in the midst of a council of wise greybeards, who could recount days of yore, coding on Lisp Machines and Space Cadet Keyboards.

The Nature of Space, Time and Information Implies Universal Language

Knowledge and information are woven onto a universal loom, transcending time and space. Knowledge travels faster than light, without traveling at all. What is the foundation of the structure of this metaphysical space, this universal loom that enables us to weave higher order concepts into language and ideas. Does this foundation form the basis for a kind of universal language? Is there some most universal language which every sufficiently advanced culture is fated to develop? Can such a language be used to transcend the temporal limitations imposed by space?

Questions On Gravity

As far as I can see, understanding gravity necessitates a shift in how we model space. I've used a few thought experiments to help simplify the important pieces. Here's a few of the more profound questions.

A Speculative History of Humanity: War and Peace

Birth. Death. Sickness. Love. Fear. Friendship. Water. Light. Food. These ideas experienced by all with near certainty: they are combinated with higher level ideas and form a universal loom on which the web of individual psyche is weaved.