It was never going to be a good day of travelling. I had to be up at 0300 to drive to the airport in Brisbane, make a tight connection in Sydney, get to San Francisco, and transfer again for Las Vegas. Painful, but do-able. It wasn’t the worst trip that I’ve done, but it’s on … More The difference between “Sorry” and “Thank You”
There is a fake quote that supposes that scientists around 1900 thought that there was “nothing more” left to discover in physics, and that they should start to apply themselves to getting more accurate confirmation of their existing theories. Then, as the legend goes, Quantum Mechanics and the Special Theory of Relativity smashed those conceptions. … More The Edge of Technology (or, how to find a job in 2050)
Today’s featured image is from the Yosakoi festival in Kochi, Japan. It’s in the middle of summer and thousands of dancers from across the country participate. It’s worth the heat stroke. I’m not sure if it is still a popular thing these days, but when I was a kid the Karate Kid was big news. … More A Black Belt is only the beginning
Today’s image is of the statue of the lords of Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s 4 main islands. I believe that they led a rebellion at some point, but then again, which Japanese lord didn’t lead a rebellion at some point or another? When I was a kid, I used to have fantasies of being … More You give more than you get
The featured image today is the skyline of Hyderabad – India’s Silicon Valley. Basically every major tech company has a development office here, so the city is flush with cash. And yet, some people still can’t afford a roof… As part of my work, I’m charged with leading our company into Asia. It’s a … More Buy Cheap. Keep it running.
I have a bit of a soft spot for conspiracy theories, even though I know that most of them are not real. So you can put down your tinfoil hats or pitchforks and forget about it. Conspiracy theories have been one of the greatest sources of fiction out there. No one person is capable of … More Conspiracy Theories
Before the release of The Zemlya Conspiracy, I wrote a blog post about the inspirations behind that book. It’s a good exercise to put yourself through, especially when you’re thinking about the overall themes of what you’re aiming to achieve. You can find that post here. It also has the original Katawa Shoujo Inspiration Meme … More A Copy of a Copy of a Copy