March 16th, 2017

Disentangling human projection from artificial intelligence

In a previous video, I talked about how our senses aren’t passively received from the world, but are actively constructed and projected into the world. The world is like a coloring book that we color in with each of our senses, every moment that we’re awake. Now what about our emotions? They’re no less […]

November 1st, 2016

What makes our senses different from each other?

What makes a sight a sight, and not a sound? What makes a sound a sound, and not a smell? We don’t have a simple answer. But there are some tools we can use, like analysis and synthesis, that can help us at least think about these questions better.

Let’s take analysis first, where […]

August 10th, 2016

Where do our senses happen?

I think it’s fascinating how the brain computes precisely where we should experience each and every sensation that we have. When we open our eyes, everything we see — brightness, color, shapes, depth, motion — all these things are the the result of real-time computation. We don’t receive these qualities from the world, we […]

June 4th, 2014


Here is an excerpt from my book Enlightening Technical Leadership.

Reframing, studied by neuroscientists formally as cognitive reappraisal, enables us to see the silver lining of a dark cloud, and to recognize that lemons can be turned into lemonade. We don’t deny or hide any of the facts of a situation, we just change our […]

March 18th, 2014

ETL at LOPSA-East 2014

I’ll be speaking about Enlightening Technical Leadership at the LOPSA-East Professional IT Community Conference on May 3rd:

March 4th, 2014

ETL at the IEEE/ACM IT Professional Conference

I’ll be speaking about Enlightening Technical Leadership at the IEEE/ACM IT Professional Conference on March 14th:

March 28th, 2012

Collabograte at Indiana LinuxFest

I’ll be presenting on Collabograte at Indiana LinuxFest on April 14th:

March 6th, 2012

Collabograte at PICC ’12

[CORRECTION on the date] I’ll be speaking at PICC ’12 (Professional IT Community Conference) on May 12 about Collabograte:

December 30th, 2011

Video Interviews with Carl Jung

Great video interviews with Carl Jung:

July 30th, 2011

Spotify and Grooveshark

I recently set up accounts on Spotify and Grooveshark. Here are the playlists:

So far, Grooveshark seems to have a better collection of music that I like. For example, I was able to find some TV, movie, and video game soundtracks on grooveshark that were unavailable on Spotify.