Noah Kalina has been taking a photo of his face every day for over 20 years. Here is a rolling average of these photos, shown at 2 months per second. It’s a bit of a confronting demonstration of the passage of time.
Sydney is again in lock-down (or as we’re calling it, a stay-at-home order), so this article on working from near home by Cal Newport is a little further in the future. After over a year of working mostly outside the office, if anything, it has brought me greater appreciation of the workspaces that I’ve had […]
There’s a search engine dedicated to death notices and obituaries in Australia – the Ryerson Index.
A recent ad for some of the iPhone’s new privacy features is a reminder of how much your online activities are mined by various third parties to build online profiles of you. And yes, I recognise the problems with embedding this as a youtube video. Related is this Twitter thread on privacy, via Haoran(some swearing […]
Working on the amount and quality of my sleep has been a personal project for at least a few years, but there’s plenty of research to suggest that organisations should also be thinking about employee sleep.
I presented the treasurer’s report at our church congregational meeting. When I do one of these, I try to explain the standard documents so that people can read the reports and make sense of them. I’ve tried a couple of times now, and what I find works is to help people zoom out and see the […]
An article came across my desk today about how children learn at different ages, citing work by Egan (1997); from somatic (age 2) to mythic (age 5-10) to romantic (age 10-15) to philosophical (15-20) to ironic (21+). I’ve really enjoyed the kind of reflective learning that my current course of study has put me through, […]
A directory of 800 free eBooks of varying qualities. via Kamal Weerakoon.
I’m in the unusual situation of having some more time off at the start of the year than usual. It’s a season I’m spending investing in time with the kids, and preparing for the year. It’s my final year of study, and it’s going to be an intense one!
I’m about to set up my home-office desk again after taking three weeks’ leave from work. Proper leave; I haven’t checked my work email for two weeks (except briefly and by accident), and I’ve only responded to questions that have come directly to me through personal social media channels (I don’t think I’ve had a […]