I just remembered that I made a narrated video a couple years ago during grad school that explains the basics of power dynamics within groups according to French and Raven’s important theory. Power dynamics are always worth checking in on I believe because they’re constantly at play in most interactions. Take a look.
As part of my Master’s Degree I wrote a thesis on some research I did. You can download it if you want. It’s about Situational Leadership, which is an interesting old-school model for management and one connected to many similar models that have shared origins in time and concept. I wrote up a basic explanation […]
Sometimes people tell me I’m funny. Not everyone thinks that, but some people think I’m really funny. Sometimes those people tell me I should be a comedian. I try to tell them I can’t be a comedian because I don’t have any material: I just say funny shit when it occurs to me or in […]
It’s surprising we haven’t burned it all to the ground already
Modernism will last forever in architecture, but it also ushered in the next wave almost immediately. Postmodernism in architecture was born the same time as modernism.
Byword has become one of my favorite apps to write in, even just as a scratchpad sometimes, from amongst many, many Markdown text editors. It works great in OS X 10.10 Yosemite too, but I find the icon clashes in my Dock with the new style of system icons. I get the typewriter key idea, […]
This is a repost to this blog from other web locations, this is an essay I originally wrote in college circa 2000 while studying architecture and have updated some over the years: Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer brought the International Style to South America, transforming and elaborating upon the movement in the process. Known primarily for his […]
Daring Fireball linked and commented on a couple Microsoft pieces recently, and while I largely agree with them I feel a bit of dog-piling going on. Awkwardly and surprisingly, I find myself wanting to defend Microsoft. This won’t go over well. It’s likely that this recent bout of comparisons was spawned by the news that Apple’s […]
The updated $100 bill design isn’t as bad as some of the shit-talkers are making it out to be.
After having played around on my PS3 for many hours over several months, I can confidently say that the Software and Services appear to have been designed by total fucking idiots. UPDATE: Never finished writing this post from a couple months ago, but upon review it looks just fine to me the way it is. […]