I Learnt

Things I have learnt over time ...

Capturing memories

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1 min, 183 words

A PhD student has created a way to capture conversations with hospice patients that their relatives can play back and listen to at any time later.

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Categories: life

Preparation meets opportunity

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2 min, 231 words

Another podcast ... I was listening to Guy Raz interview General David Petraeus on the "Wisdom from the top" podcast. Towards the end he made the observation that luck is where preparation meets opportunity. This implies the more prepared you are then the more "lucky" you will be when opportunities arise.

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Last House Standing

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2 min, 330 words

We had a guest speaker at church on Sunday, the son-in-law of our pastors. He spoke on the subject of "Last House Standing" - based on Matthew 7:24-27, the wise and foolish builders.

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Categories: life bible

Saving lives through design

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2 min, 219 words

A few years ago I had to do first aid training as part of the mandatory training for the youth football team I coached. This included learning how to use a defibrillator - something you obviously hope to never have to use. I was impressed how well it explained each step of what you need to do.

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Categories: life video

Creativity modes

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2 min, 275 words

I recently discovered the Huberman Lab podcast so I have been working through the back catalogue. I was listening to one on creativity and mentioned that creativity is effectively taking existing elements and rearranging them in novel ways. It highlighted that there are two parts to creativity - creating/discovery and linear/implementation.

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Categories: life podcast

Tiny Projects

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2 min, 229 words

Like lots of people, especially developers, I have a long list of potential business/app ideas that sit around and gather dust. Some of them are just impractical, some I don't have the skills to do but the biggest constraint is time and the battle with all the other commitments life throws at you.

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Categories: business

Are you considering time sensitivity?

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1 min, 197 words

Somethings in life are time sensitive and some are not. A business opportunity may be time sensitive in that it will only be a success when certain things are aligned or maybe new technologies are available.

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Categories: life podcast