On Writing: How to Communicate in Arbitrary Symbols

When language was invented, arbitrary noises were ascribed meaning. Eventually, the cultures that had effective spoken language stopped putting their elderly out to pasture when they started asking for the younger generations to repeat themselves (the reason is economic, and will be discussed another day). But with all the old folk bumbling around trying to … Continue reading On Writing: How to Communicate in Arbitrary Symbols

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Team Building: Tips for Hiring People Who You Can Trust Fall With

I was recently promoted to the position of boss and as such I get to build my own team. Which means I get to interview people, strangers even! And my interviews decide if they get to leave their hellish jobs and work for me. Before the positions I'm hiring for were posted I had an … Continue reading Team Building: Tips for Hiring People Who You Can Trust Fall With

Medical Care in the Internet Age

I bet the last time you went to the doctor you left more uncertain than you went in. Your appointment was filled with probing questions completely irrelevant to your ailments (seriously why does anyone care if you do meth?) and the bastard wouldn't give you antibiotics to cure your cold. The specialists and follow-ups didn't … Continue reading Medical Care in the Internet Age