August, 2013

  1. CrashPlan Keeps Crashing

    I had an issue where CrashPlan kept on crashing on Mac (OSX 10.8.4). The CrashPlan launch menu bar would also fail to show, and even when I started it manually, it would only stay active for no more than about 60 seconds before crashing again. I thought the issue was related to my version of…

  2. The Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Action

    [ted id=848] Another great video shown at the Emerging Leadership Development Program meeting I was at last week was Simon Sinek’s TEDx talk on How Great Leaders Inspire Action. The take-away point for me was this part1: Every single person, every single organization on the planet knows what they do, 100 percent. Some know how…

  3. Feynman the Explainer →

    I love stories about Feynman — probably because I love his style and try to emulate it — and Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) remains one of my favorite books of all time. Richard Feynman and The Connection Machine, by W. Daniel Hillis for Physics Today1, is a new story…

  4. Parallel Construction

    One of the largest concerns I have with things like the NSA listening and reading everything I do is that they would share that information without clearly establishing its legitimate source. The receiver of such information would need to have a plausible back story for how they came in to this information and that what…

  5. So This Happened On My Flight Back

    After my fight1 was delayed for two hours due to weather, we’re finally getting ready to push back from the gate when the purser2 calls over the intercom for doors to be disarmed. Not good. The next ten minutes basically played out like latter parts of Gaylord Focker getting removed from the airplane, finally culminating…