Category: Science & Technology

  • Lessons from a Year of Covid

    No surprise, Yuval Noah Hurari does an excellent job of summarizing this year of Covid pandemic in his article: Lessons from a Year of Covid. Some key takeaways for me: “If it is not too complicated to start monitoring what you do — it is not too complicated to start monitoring what the government does.” […]

  • ‘Renegade’ and The Authentic Moment

    Neuroscientist/Philosopher Sam Harris tells a story of walking on stage to give a talk somewhere and upon seeing that there was bottled water on a table next to the podium he did what so many of us do and thought to himself, “oh good, they put some water there.” He then asks – why is […]

  • iPhone Xr

    So after all the hype and final shutdown of the Light Phone Experiment, since I was due for an upgrade of my iPhone SE, I went and pulled the trigger on the Xr – well, 4 of ’em actually – as my wife and 2 kids were all due for upgrades too. Got a screaming […]

  • The Light Phone Experiment That Wasn’t

    So if you’ve been paying attention to my posts at all, you’ll know that I was planning on running an experiment based around using a Light Phone 2 provided by a buddy of mine with the intention of seeing what it was like to be ‘smartphoneless’ for some given period of time. Well, that idea […]

  • The Phone Foyer Method

    Cal Newport talks in his latest post, A Piece of Advice I Wish I’d Included in My Book about leaving your phone in the foyer of your house once you get home. The Phone Foyer Method: When you get home after work, you put your phone on a table in your foyer near your front […]