Over the 2002-2023 winter holidays I was gifted with two weeks off. Without any travel plans or other ideas, I found myself adrift in the realms of home-automation Youtube and, well, it is a slippery slope my friends. While I know enough to stop myself from rabbit-holing too far down the HA space, I ended […]
Why I want to be the dumbest person in the room, and so should you
I strive to be the dumbest one in the room. I’ve used this admittedly provocative quip for quite a few years now, with the underlying genesis being “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room” taken to an absurd extreme. It’s the duality of the notion that I love: […]
The rise of micro-content; or, how Hemingway paved the way for Social media
Ernest Hemingway, the legendary writer of the 20th century, is widely recognized as the pioneer of micro-content writing due to his unique approach to crafting messages that are both concise and engaging. Hemingway’s style of writing is characterized by the use of simple language and the avoidance of unnecessary words, with a focus on brevity, […]
Quiet quitting and the adoption of calculated mediocrity
In our society we’re all about achieving success and being the best of the best. It’s “Go big or go home,” but sometimes that can lead to straight-up burnout and major stress. But fear not, my fellow aspiring overachievers, because there are some alternative strategies for maintaining balance and prioritizing well-being. And I’m not talking […]
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