A Trillion Humans

In 1970 there were roughly half as many humans as in 2016 and the growth continues.  The 7.4 billion that are on the Earth in 2016 are on average living longer, more materially better lives than the 3.7 billion in 1970.  The people of 2016 are more connected and more empowered, have better access to… Read More »

The fork in the road

Humanity is standing at a fork in the road of time.  A choice that will be looked back upon for the significance of choosing rightly or will be buried under the sands of time with the rest of us.  A choice of maintaining the unnatural view that earth is the center of the universe or… Read More »

Four Attributes of a Space Transportation System With Radical Improvements in Cost

On Tuesday, 9/27/2016, Elon Musk addressed an audience of about two thousand people to outline his “Mars Colonial Transportation System” which had been in the works for years.  But more importantly, he made a compelling argument about the attributes required by any system that seeks to make a radical improvement in cost of space transportation:… Read More »

Art of Effective Delegation

Last week I attended a company workshop which had one hour dedicated to time management and effective delegation.  There are many directions to delegate: Up, Down, and Sideways.  Delegate UP when you need more support.  Delegate sideways when others provide a service that is dependable and more efficient than doing it on your own.  Or… Read More »

New Ultralearning Project: Can You Learn to Draw Realistic Portraits in One Month?

New Ultralearning Project: Can You Learn to Draw Realistic Portraits in One Month?       Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain     Portrait Drawing – The Complete Online Course      

Cristina Gatti

Cristina Gatti is a singer with Post Modern Jukebox.   Here are links to some of her songs.  

MRF24J40 connection to Arduino

    Pin mapping: MRF Arduino GND 1 GND RESET 2 6 INTR 4 2 Interrupt 0 SDI 5 11 MOSI SCK 6 13 SCK SDO 7 12 MISO CS 8 7 VIN 10 3V3  

Dad Joke Survivors

Nickelodeon Australia put together a public service announcement (PSA) in honor of father’s day.  The premise is that dads all over the world are telling poor, barely humorous jokes to their children.  It is having an effect.  It is no laughing matter.  Definitely worth watching.  

CodeForces.com

CodeForces gives you programming problems and contests.  You can choose to solve them in many different languages including Python. Once you get an account, go to problem sets and sort by solved from “highest to lowest”.  This will give you the easiest problems first.   codeforces.com/ I have made just a little progress.  But I… Read More »