It’s election time again at StackOverflow. As such new candidates come up here and there, I usually employ the following algorithm to quickly weed the ones I do not want to bother with.
Continue reading StackOverflow Election Algorithm
My old business card was pretty plain, so I decided to design a new business card. The focus of this post is to bring up the key design principles when designing the card to make it functional rather than focus on the artsy aspects. To start, I would ask myself why and when would people actually ask for a business card; then it hit me: meetings.
Continue reading Redesigning my business card
In another recent news much like my old post of how the so-called news media can just drop a few facts to further their agenda. Recently an elderly woman was truck and killed on Finch Ave West. And kudos to Toronto Sun for not leaving out the key detail unlike CP24, AM680, MetroNews Canada, Global News and even the CBC.
Continue reading Manipulation of the media, take 2
There’s some recent news regarding how a person was charged for a fatal accident in Calgary. If you consider what had happened it does make sense, but consider two other factors:
It happened at 10:15 p.m. i.e. in the evening, so its dark.
From he article:
Staff Sgt. Paul Stacey with the Calgary Police Service traffic unit said witnesses recalled the overhead pedestrian crossing lights had not been activated at the time of the collision.
However, that’s not what’s at issue here. The issue is how media such as CBC and CTV can manipulate the message making the driver fully at fault by removing some facts from their article.
Continue reading Manipulation of the media
Recently I’ve been just trying out food places at random just because I’m already out with my wife anyway. Some of the food does taste great, but shortly after I get some weird sensations ranging from numbness of the tongue to fatigue.
Continue reading MSG … OMG