The surface and beneath the surface

Reflection Congress Ave

Difference is not Deformity

Aground

La Estancia San Gregorio, Chile. 2015-03-18

UX: WeWork

Designing corporate culture through architecture, physical and social.

Coypu

Experimenting with photos, albums, and galleries.

Women Work: Computer Programmers

The explicit discrimination in seeking a corporate “culture fit”.

Distinctions: Squash vs Quash

Words: Squash vs Quash You squash bugs. You quash rumors. ———— Change: “The about-to-launch campaign was also squashed by Mayor Boris Johnson.” ———— Technically squash can be used in place of quash (to put an end to; suppress). But isn’t it nicer to make the distinction?

Writing Systems

Where do I start?

Self-Imposed Limits in Science Fiction

Science fiction is defined by a spirit of curiosity in a story where everything is just enough different that your initial biases are suspended and you, the reader, become alert to possibility.

Lost

迷 Three random incidents this week wove themselves together under the theme of “lost”. I. In one of my Japanese lessons, the vocabulary list included the word for enigma, puzzle, or riddle: nazo 謎 「なぞ」。 When I looked up the kanji, it turned out to be rather arcane (that is, not in the standard school set). On the left-side, is the radical “word” (to say). On the right side is

A Commonplace Book

In the last couple of years have I become more systematic in trying to synthesize my “highlighted” passages by trying to summarize them, paraphrase them, or otherwise actively engage with my reading.

Don’t Make Me Lose Hope

Lessons From Wonder Woman

“You can do something or do nothing.”

Observing and Observed

One reason I’m usually behind the camera is that I don’t like to be in front of it. So I’m not likely to pose in front of the sights I’m seeing to take a snap to prove I’ve been there. And selfies belong to a younger mindset. However, I enjoy watching other people do that thanks to some inspiration from +Mee Ming Wong. Observing observers observe.

Córdoba, The Judería

The old Jewish quarter in Córdoba is a delightful twist of streets which stay shaded and cool most of the day. At 8PM, everyone is at dinner and many of the streets deserted. They were so quiet, clean, and neat that they invited exploration.