Archive

I started this blog – albeit on a different domain – on August 27th 2015. I published daily until 12th September 2018, when I switched to twice-weekly. Now, I operate on no particular schedule. Below there’s a link to every single post I’ve released. That’s 1300+ posts and counting.

Bolded entries are the most popular posts and-or my favourites. There’s also some writing of mine that doesn’t appear here. A full list is on the Published Elsewhere page but here are the salient pieces…

FICTION:

Ss: Six Short Stories (July 2020)
Stateless (Short Story, June 2020)
– Barker (Novel, May 2020)

NON-FICTION:

– Near-Deathness (Essay, June 2018)
– Zorba, Spock or Voldemort? (Essay, April 2017)
– Disconnected (Collected Blog Posts, August 2016)


September 2020:

The strange loop of super active omittance – 17/09/20
Fat tails and boring edges – 05/09/20

August 2020:

Cull and craft – 26/08/20
The root of disagreement – 22/08/20
The shape of a story – 08/08/20

July 2020:

From elements to components – 27/07/20
Elements of product management – 24/07/20
Tolerance – 21/07/20
All-context controls – 16/07/20
Why Agile? – 05/07/20

June 2020:

Shorts and shifts – 29/06/20
What drives capitalism – 11/06/20
Novel complete – 01/06/2020

May 2020:

Non-note-taking – 16/05/20
The coming anger – 10/05/20
The tempo of (in)competence – 05/05/20
In motion – 04/05/20

April 2020:

10,437 DSB – 08/04/20
10,433 DSB – 04/04/20

March 2020:

10,421 DSB – 23/03/20
10,409 DSB – 11/03/20

February 2020:

10,385 DSB – 16/02/20
10,383 DSB – 14/02/20
10,377 DSB – 08/02/20
10,373 DSB – 04/02/20

January 2020:

10,367 DSB – 29/01/20
10,364 DSB – 26/01/20
10,357 DSB – 19/01/20
10,351 DSB – 13/01/20
The art of othering – 12/01/20

December 2019:

Play of the decade – 31/12/19
Games that play us – 27/12/19
Conflict generator – 19/12/19
A sad day – 13/12/19
Convenient philosophy – 09/12/19

November 2019:

Kerckhoff in love – 30/11/19
Swim with me, Mara – 24/11/19
Death-as-a-service – 17/11/19
Six shelves – 10/11/19
Announcing: Hitler, My Hero – 07/11/19

October 2019:

Time, in war and in peace – 05/10/19

September 2019:

Cleaning up the dirtiest game – 14/09/19

June 2019:

Going gonzo – 23/06/19
If time isn’t a resource, then what is it? – 07/06/19
The Rosetta Grid – 06/06/19

May 2019:

Hard questions – 03/05/19

February 2019:

The amber beats – 23/02/19

January 2019:

The status of the wholes – 29/01/19
AFK, kinda – 13/01/19
Stories, post-abolition – 09/01/19
Eyes open – 06/01/19
Authorial intent – 02/01/19

December 2018:

The reclamation project – 30/12/18
Getting to intimate – 26/12/18
A new kind of overclocking – 23/12/18
To feel, to swim – 19/12/18
Oxygen, not coffee – 16/12/18
Solutions to the problem of life – 12/12/18
Outer mirrors inner – 09/12/18
Goodbye and hello – 05/12/18
Personal offensive manoeuvres – 02/12/18

November 2018:

To die or not to die – 28/11/18
The toxic triangle of modernity – 25/11/18
The real limit – 21/11/18
The problem with Lindy – 18/11/18
The Lord of the Gap – 14/11/18
A taxonomy of travel – 11/11/18
The floor and the canopy – 07/11/18
From tree to tree – 04/11/18

October 2018:

Plug in and act up – 31/10/18
An implacable enemy – 28/10/18
Antidotes to depression – 24/10/18
The decline of Western posture – 21/10/18
Black box reality – 17/10/18
Deep fatigue – 14/10/18
The courageous society – 10/10/18
Unmasking the self – 07/10/18
Death isn’t dying – 03/10/18

September 2018:

Removing the normative – 30/09/18
In plain sight – 26/09/18
Energy sliders – 23/09/18
We are all windups – 19/09/18
The future of thought – 16/09/18
Going long: an announcement – 12/09/18
The power of sliders – 11/09/18
Original questions – 10/09/18
Inquiry and presentation – 09/09/18
Insight imitation – 08/09/18
Paid to work – 07/09/18
A guarantee of future pain – 06/09/18
Three-job hustle – 05/09/18
Accidental generalist – 04/09/18
Bands, bubbles, blogs – 03/09/18
The distortion of terms – 02/09/18
What we can’t think – 01/09/18

August 2018:

Mimetic aversion – 31/08/18
The deaths of Edek and Mala – 30/08/18
Culture first – 29/08/18
Exploratory conversation – 28/08/18
What words are – 27/08/18
Product, platform, process – 26/08/18
Changing the past and the future – 25/08/18
The most varied experience – 24/08/18
Heaps and bonfires – 23/08/18
To love a stranger – 22/08/18
The unwatered flower – 21/08/18
Constant insight – 20/08/18
Dealing with desire – 19/08/18
God is alive – 18/08/18
Ritual scaffolding – 17/08/18
Low resolution reading – 16/08/18
The tyranny of the perfect day – 15/08/18
Big talk – 14/08/18
The order of chaos – 13/08/18
Censoring – 12/08/18
Health and fitness – 11/08/18
The JIT Magician – 10/08/18
People find their level – 09/08/18
Defining a river – 08/08/18
Irrational faith – 07/08/2018
Internal revolution – 06/08/18
The half-life of truth – 05/08/18
Decision scheduling – 04/08/18
Things owning you – 03/08/18
Description – 02/08/18
Three themes – 01/08/18

July 2018:

A reading machine – 31/07/18
Highlanders and lowlanders – 30/07/18
The veil of perception – 29/07/18
The Grand Envelope – 28/07/18
Narrative armour – 27/07/18
What not to finish – 26/07/18
The Great Quickening – 25/07/18
Now-or-never consumption – 24/07/18
Total access – 23/07/18
Potato, tomato – 22/07/18
Mortality is progress – 21/07/18
It’s okay to kill yourself – 20/07/18
Cognitive reservoirs – 19/07/18
Narrative framing – 18/07/18
The illegible space – 17/07/18
Thinking well with others – 16/07/18
Blood-touch – 15/07/18
Free time and activity – 14/07/18
Like Bob Ross – 13/07/18
Sunk love – 12/07/18
Abstraction machines – 11/07/18
Sledgehammer – 10/07/18
All ideas – 09/07/18
Ask Lindy – 08/07/18
A new river – 07/07/18
Others in mind – 06/07/18
Shunning hands – 05/07/18
The true terror of automation – 04/07/18
Bundle, unbundle – 03/07/18
Knowing people – 02/07/18
Decoding intuition – 01/07/18

June 2018:

The other gap – 30/06/18
In thought, amorality – 29/06/18
The trident – 28/06/18
Thinking wrongly – 27/06/18
Task confinement – 26/06/18
The grand slap – 25/06/18
Narrative fragility – 24/06/18
Moats of sacredness – 23/06/18
The infinite structure – 22/06/18
The hunter in their midst – 21/06/18
Place and path – 20/06/18
Something unreal – 19/06/18
SINs – 18/06/18
A trail of carcasses – 17/06/18
The balance of time – 16/06/18
The hardest person to fool – 15/06/18
Quantity first – 14/06/18
Local, global, catastrophe – 13/06/18
Sequence – 12/06/18
Deed-dependent – 11/06/18
What am I paying for? – 10/06/18
Speech is easy, and ambiguous – 09/06/18
Emotion – 08/06/18
The grand function – 07/06/18
Restricting the flows of reality – 06/06/18
Coming together, breaking apart – 05/06/18
Past and present opacity – 04/06/18
The perpetual war of Society C – 03/06/18
The initiation of a fast – 02/06/18
Apprenticeships at scale – 01/06/18

May 2018:

The last human right – 31/05/18
Infovores – 30/05/18
Feynman writes a novel – 29/05/18
The deadzone – 28/05/18
Thinking in time and space – 27/05/18
The peril of worldbuilding – 26/05/18
Intense disgust – 25/05/18
Black and white, up and down – 24/05/18
So is heaven – 23/05/18
When experts write – 22/05/18
Laugh easy, think hard – 21/05/18
The grey bridge – 20/05/18
Character, revealed – 19/05/18
Lost in communication – 18/05/18
Temporal competence – 17/05/18
To say a little – 16/05/18
The child of a Holocaust survivor – 15/05/18
Thinking in words – 14/05/18
To play – 13/05/18
The river – 12/05/18
The essential core – 11/05/18
Knowing, now and in the future – 10/05/18
Graphing and mapping – 09/05/18
Tyranny’s sense of humour – 08/05/18
The metaphors we die by – 07/05/18
The crown of wisdom – 06/05/18
Journey to the centre – 05/05/18
From someplace we don’t expect – 04/05/18
Coming down from the tower – 03/05/18
Authority, message and narrative – 02/05/18
Humanity’s true war – 01/05/18

April 2018:

The weak and the strong – 30/04/18
The emptiness of videogames – 29/04/18
Widening the gap – 28/04/18
Cracks in the wall – 27/04/18
Only what is easy – 26/04/18
Hard or soft – 25/04/18
The utility of attention – 24/04/18
Polyglot – 23/04/18
The transit of the sun – 22/04/18
A glove of kindness – 21/04/18
Radical and permanent transformation – 20/04/18
Move to live well – 19/04/18
Manipulating my mind – 18/04/18
To unfollow – 17/04/18
Archaeological and architectural – 16/04/18
Things so small – 15/04/18
Information fasts – 14/04/18
The privately powerful – 13/04/18
All persons fictitious – 12/04/18
The warfare excuse – 11/04/18
Humanity’s game – 10/04/18
Interaction – 09/04/18
On, off, more – 08/04/18
Sorcerers of meaning – 07/04/18
Impossible to forget – 06/04/18
See the sky – 05/04/18
Suffering endured – 04/04/18
The timeline of exertion – 03/04/18
No questions – 02/04/18
Eyes and glasses – 01/04/18

March 2018:

Delusions of self-defence – 31/03/18
To fly – 30/03/18
Nothing definitive – 29/03/18
Story chains – 28/03/18
Black hole – 27/03/18
A new type of vagabond – 26/03/18
Cast a spell – 25/03/18
Write like a reader – 24/03/18
The rise of Jordan Peterson – 23/03/18
Choose your cage – 22/03/18
Having ideas – 21/03/18
Patience or urgency? – 20/03/18
Monoculture of the mind – 19/03/18
The descent – 18/03/18
Defaults – 17/03/18
Looking up, and down – 16/03/18
Stepping into the river – 15/03/18
What we hear – 14/03/18
No longer an adversarial world – 13/03/18
Embracing the pain is not enough – 12/03/18
Character is revealed in the tails – 11/03/18
Ethics, via profit – 10/03/18
Money rules, time rules – 09/03/18
Ensuring future value – 08/03/18
Tending towards solitude – 07/03/18
They’re human too – 06/03/18
Tech: fight or flight – 05/03/18
Light without dark – 04/03/18
Technology’s alignment – 03/03/18
Engaging with the self-evident – 02/03/18
Connectedness and crowd psychology – 01/03/18

February 2018:

Back to the breath – 28/02/18
Absolute freedom, absolute imprisonment – 27/02/18

The dirty work – 26/02/18
Scalable loops – 25/02/18
Semantic versioning the self – 24/02/18

Reading’s sorrow – 23/02/18
Impregnated by interesting – 22/02/18
Human problem, technological solution – 21/02/18
Zero cost and maximum cost – 20/02/18
Individual convergence – 19/02/18
The Revised Triangle of Life – 18/02/18
I’m alive – 17/02/18
The boundaries of thought – 16/02/18
4M – 15/02/18
Two types of knowledge – 14/02/18
Floor or ceiling? – 13/02/18
The engine – 12/02/18
Class and circumstance – 11/02/18
The taint of nepotism – 10/02/18
Narrative S.P.O.F.s – 09/02/18
The faster I go, the less I see – 08/02/18
A scribe of thoughts – 07/02/18
Careless minds curse – 06/02/18
Bitches and hoes – 05/02/18
Preempt or follow? – 04/02/18
We look up – 03/02/18
Outside the moral context – 02/02/18
Anyone but ourselves – 01/02/18

January 2018:

Success and celebrity – 31/01/18
A seat at the table – 30/01/18
Monstrosities of paper – 29/01/18

Partial pictures and imprisonment – 28/01/18
Bias and fools – 27/01/18
Someone has to be at the bottom – 26/01/18
Don’t kill the kitten – 25/01/18
The endurance and fragility of the human spirit – 24/01/18

The school of “no regrets” – 23/01/18
It’s all narrative – 22/01/18
A spectrum of action – 21/01/18
“A burst of insight” – 20/01/18
Optimising for luck  -19/01/18
One nightmare at a time – 18/01/18
The hierarchy of work – 17/01/18
The hall of mirrors – 16/01/18
A competent Hitler – 15/01/18
Silence and the deliberate life – 14/01/18
Bettering Warren Buffett’s prioritisation system – 13/01/18

Make and take – 12/01/18
Kicking a ball against a wall – 11/01/18
Look, see, feel – 10/01/18
Ideology and philosophy – 09/01/18
The barrier between us and nature – 08/01/18

To know a person – 07/01/18
The threads of our past – 06/01/18
We don’t want freedom – 05/01/18
Compromising the past – 04/01/18
Coming to terms with productivity – 03/01/18
The ultimate loot box – 02/01/18

The rule and its weapon – 01/01/18

December 2017:

Because I have read – 31/12/17
I owe my life to the internet – 30/12/17
Wholesome ambition – 29/12/17
The two sides of glory – 28/12/17
No sadness or remorse, just anger – 27/12/17
Absent from the game – 26/12/17
What would you do if anything were possible? – 25/12/17
Don’t believe – 24/12/17
An Indian, an Italian, and a story – 23/12/17
“Too hard” is not the same as “impossible” – 22/12/17
Modifier, not enabler – 21/12/17
Residual effects – 20/12/17
The wealth of religions – 19/12/17
A quarrel in a far away country – 18/12/17
Insane presence – 17/12/17
Ruled by reason – 16/12/17
No glasses, no conversation – 15/12/17
Playful, intelligent – 14/12/17
The line between empty and minimal – 13/12/17
The incarceration playbook – 12/12/17
“Aspiring” – 11/12/17
The path to Da Vinci-dom – 10/12/17
Technology versus human nature – 09/12/17
The possibility of new relationships – 08/12/17
Vicarious glamour – 07/12/17
Inner space, outer space – 06/12/17
Great Works and bodies of work – 05/12/17
Opting out – 04/12/17
The armour of inevitable wrongness – 03/12/17
Because we can’t talk to each other – 02/12/17
The AI made a funny – 01/12/17

November 2017:

The malicious aren’t stupid – 30/11/17
Sincerity of belief – 29/11/17
Learning and consequence – 28/11/17
Indebtedness-via-deceit – 27/11/17
Harmonise, don’t optimise – 26/11/17
Anguish at a minor occurrence – 25/11/17
Confidence and competence – 24/11/17
The simplest tortures – 23/11/17
ATVPMEE – 22/11/17
The tempo of production – 21/11/17
Fail fast; a deeper meaning – 20/11/17
The avoidance of physical discomfort – 19/11/17

Evading responsibility – 18/11/17
The whispers that haunt me – 17/11/17
Who survives? – 16/11/17
A quest for calibration – 15/11/17
Asking for recognition – 14/11/17
Blinded by strength – 13/11/17
​Master, wizards – 12/11/17
Cutting a man down – 11/11/17
Building blind – 10/11/17
For whom do those tears fall? – 09/11/17
Transforming pain into pleasure – 08/11/17

The question bank – 07/11/17
The gauntlet of existence – 06/11/17
The platform of comfort – 05/11/17

Not all actions are endorsements – 04/11/17
Ghosts get seen – 03/11/17
Productivity versus creativity – 02/11/17
Autotelic movement – 01/11/17

October 2017:

Off-days – 31/10/17
A fragile equilibrium – 30/10/17
The harsh reality of intelligence – 29/10/17
Good gets forgotten – 28/10/17
The preservation of love and hate – 27/10/17
To dream and to dare – 26/10/17
Honest indifference – 25/10/17
Rap is dead – 24/10/17
Little and often – 23/10/17
“To X you need to know X’ers” – 22/10/17
The triangle and the bridge – 21/10/17
The weight of chains – 20/10/17
Climb and descend – 19/10/17
The consequence of being a conscious being – 18/10/17
Seneca’s use of social media – 17/10/17
The releasing of insight – 16/10/17
A game of asymmetries – 15/10/17
Visible stupidity – 14/10/17
The directives of pain – 13/10/17
The reaffirmation of love and hate – 12/10/17
Selecting a narrative from the ledger of reality – 11/10/17
True recollection and imagined memory – 10/10/17
Shredding for seeds – 09/10/17
A rhythmic activity – 08/10/17
Constant theatre – 07/10/17
The erroneous quest to record – 06/10/17
Backed by the power of the State – 05/10/17
Multiplied by genetics – 04/10/17
I am an unreliable narrator – 03/10/17

Creativity times craft – 02/10/17
Heroin, exposure and sensitivity – 01/10/17 

September 2017:

A terrorist’s virtue – 30/09/17
Flogging certainty – 29/09/17
The writing process – 28/09/17
The illusion of abundant time – 27/09/17

The four parts of a story – 26/09/17
A changelog for the mind – 25/09/17
Making the unreal real – 24/09/17
Purpose, the true perpetrator of evil – 23/09/17

Cannabis, via Amazon – 22/09/17
Reveling in the cesspool – 21/09/17
A place for everything – 21/09/17
Adventures, society and sanity – 21/09/17
Above and beyond self-help – 21/09/17
The divergence of effectiveness and rigor – 17/09/17
A whimsical approach to social media – 16/09/17

I already have that which I seek – 15/09/17
An alternative response to income inequality – 14/09/17
Offspring; the philosophical gambit – 13/09/17
A hedge against disillusionment – 12/09/17
Limiting the ow-factor – 11/09/17
Fuck your assumptions – 10/09/17
Ready to depart – 09/09/17
Children as a proxy for meaning – 08/09/17

The spectrum – 07/09/17
Shakespeare was wrong; cowards die only once – 06/09/17
​The ultimate victory – 05/09/17
The five types of paired indicators – 04/09/17
Human universals – 03/09/17
Release more – 02/09/17
Beautiful by accident – 01/09/17

October 2016:

Why you should stick to the program – 31/10/16
The left and the right – 30/10/16
Cutting and complaining – 29/10/16
Turning yourself down and turning yourself up – 28/10/16
Snatching when hungry – 27/10/16
What the greatest coaches and leaders have in common – 26/10/16
A roof, a screen and someone to love – 25/10/16
Clocking and locking – 24/10/16
Step up or step down – 23/10/16
Off days – 22/10/16
The upwards spiral of awareness and agency – 21/10/16
Faceless contributions – 20/10/16
The two sides of “enough” – 19/10/16
The trappings of success – 18/10/16
Hope is not a strategy – 17/10/16
The enemy – 16/10/16
Unreliable narrators – 15/10/16
Move the furniture – 14/10/16
Preempting the problems of the future – 13/10/16
Thinking and sweeping – 12/10/16
Be a hammer – 11/10/16
Shaping reality – 10/10/16
​Me and the world – 09/10/16
The first leaf of autumn – 08/10/16
What we don’t understand – 07/10/16
The dirty truth about relationships – 06/10/16
The future or the present? – 05/10/16
Alignment – 04/10/16
Fair weather faces – 03/10/16
Fortresses of the past – 02/10/16
The one thing that allows us to get better, faster – 01/10/16

September 2016:

Screaming and competing – 30/09/16
We call them savages – 29/09/16
Appreciating what we didn’t earn – 28/09/16
Stride out – 27/09/16
Obedience and authority – 26/09/16
A bigger footprint – 25/09/16
Shards and splinters – 24/09/16
Be safe and feel safe – 23/09/16
The anchor – 22/09/16

If you can’t win, change the game – 21/09/16
Do before you think – 20/09/16

Mission – 19/09/16
The shackles of gravity – 18/09/16
The great game – 17/09/16
Inner-standing – 16/09/16
A chain reaction of doubt – 15/09/16
The first commandment – 14/09/16
Art and craft – 13/09/16
Switching signals – 12/09/16
First impressions: fire, observe, adjust – 11/09/16
Sense, audacity and opportunity – 10/09/16
Death Eaters and extras – 09/09/12
There is no one else – 08/09/16
Hip-hop and finding a way through – 07/09/12
What will you fight for? – 06/09/16
A modern-day fairy tale – 05/09/16
Attachment or happiness – 04/09/16
The external opponent and the inner adversary – 03/09/16
The key to winning any negotiation – 02/09/16
How did I come up with that? – 01/09/16

March 2016:

Our leaders should be as invisible as our tech – 31/03/16
Getting a slice of the two hundred billion – 30/03/16
Winning or losing is irrelevant – 29/03/16
A heist and the breaking of habits – 28/03/16
Don’t be one of those people – 27/03/16
Falling below the standard I set for myself – 26/03/16
Why do we seek power and wealth? – 25/03/16
Two strategies to create mass change – 24/03/16
Useful, but not necessary – 23/03/16
So you want to change the world? – 22/03/16
Crossing the minefield of opportunity – 21/03/16
Less words and less stories – 20/03/16
3D thinking – 19/03/16
This could change your life – 18/03/16
What someone says versus how they say it – 17/03/16
Allowing my best hours to slip away from me – 16/03/16
Don’t do what you say you’re going to do – 15/03/16
Because everyone else is doing it – 14/03/16
The stories that are least true are the ones we most prefer – 13/03/16
What the villain knows and the hero can only sense – 12/03/16
The smallest thing that makes the biggest change – 11/03/16
First impressions, perception and reality – 10/03/16
​I’m wrong? That can’t be right – 09/03/16
The risk of becoming an Insider – 08/03/16
Fighting seven billion people – 07/03/16
Waiting for the fish – 06/03/16
Want to reach the next level? Here’s what you need more of – 05/03/16
How to achieve your desired outcome – 04/03/16
Two things that are critical to your sanity and success – 03/03/16
Planning and preparation are not the same thing – 02/03/16
​Finding your audience, like most things, is your responsibility – 01/03/16