I don’t remember any other time in which I took notice of all the gadgets and hacks for organization or communication. That’s not to say that they didn’t exist before. But I started taking notice two years ago, when I first learned about “Growth Hacking”.
While it’s almost “empirically” true that “good execution” extends from “good preparation”, it is also true that the ability to be flexible will play a significant role in that execution. We can’t forget the phenomenon of “nothing goes as planned” at the most random times ever. …
It just happened, well kinda. Let me elaborate.
I just came back from my third and final Beyond Tellerrand of the year. This time it was in Berlin. But the journey to Berlin started in Munich, where I first volunteer at the conference. And to imagine that it all started because I found out they hosted Joshua Davis.
The first conference in Munich hosted Stefan Sagmeister, who’s presentation was on why beauty matters made the point that even though beauty has gotten a bad reputation, that it changes how we feel and how we behave. To me, the talk he gave took me back to when I started to learn about art. His talk reminded me the day I took special interest in Art History and the study of Art. I was on a field trip at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. That’s when I started learning the language of art. And later I had to make decision whether I would attend the ArtCenter or CalArts. …
It’s not about white people being scared of black people.
It’s people hating people.
It’s not about immigrants threatening your way of life.
It’s people scared of people.
It’s not about the politicians & leaders failing.
It’s people not thinking for themselves.
When you’re the only person who subscribes to a particular school of thought, you are isolated. But when you’re part of that school of thought, you’re likely to be celebrated. I recently had a person who I highly respect and feel I could deeped on, laugh at an aspect of my life which is my school of thought. …
I’m very excited about making the quantum leap, hopefully I’ll see it in my lifetime. But if not, it’ll surely soon be upon us as a modern civilization. Right? It seems to be the next logical progression.
But what does it really mean? How many theories of the “singularity” have you heard? To me, it all still seems very poetic; interpretations of what we might experience as we merge into it.
If Skype wasn’t “singularity” enough for you, you must’ve not had to experience the internet when it was only black & white; I mean black & Terminal. My goal is to explain that feeling to someone who experienced Facetime as a baby. …
I want to share with you some very helpful insight that I picked up from a German friend of mine. I had asked him for his advice on a communication challenge that I frequently encounter here in Germany. The core of the issue is this misunderstanding when someone says, “wenn du lust hast …”
It’s basically an indirect request. And as my friend pointed out, it’s a way to avoid sounding as if you’re are ordering or commanding someone to do something. My challenge with it, is that it leaves me confused. I’m not 100% sure if I need to drop what I’m doing and go execute. …
I’m back at it again with the coding.
I feel privileged to be able to carry with me, my first memory of interacting with a CPU. That first experience was pre high school. But I was already typing papers for school. So my dexterity for typing was developed way before I started programming. The part that I do want to forget about, is that old school orange terminal. Yuck. I prefered the black and white MS DOS screen, to whatever that orange thing was. But now that I’m back at it again, it’s been a bit of a catching up.
When I was young, there was this movie called Hackers and in this movie, two characters, Razor and Blade, make the point that a [telephone] service can be made available for much cheaper if it wasn’t for “profiteering gluttons”.
Their solution was to trick the phone into giving you call credit. This was very popular in the old telephony world and also it was blaten theft. But it was a way to push back against corporate greed. And though not many people weren’t able to do this, you could argue the the lost in profit was minimal. …
I’m sure that at some point I’ll get a new job and move to a new place. But for now, those three things are on the forefront of my thoughts each day I wake up.
Doing any kind of creative endeavours will manifest its own challenge. But know this; that as a creator, you steer the forces of the universe in order to manifest your most inner desires. Therefore the first year of Dachboden Sessions was a journey for sure.
Yes, intentions are required to be able to make [art]. Discipline to show up every scheduled Sunday at the studio to practice and refine our performance is what defined us at the Dachboden.
I became friends with Jochen Zimmermann back in 2016, who asked me if I could support him at the LightUp! DnB-Café #36. I agreed with one condition, that we practice the next 4 weeks to refine our performance. I, at the time, hadn’t taken MCing very serious. …
When I was growing up, I saw General Colin Powell as the Joint Chief of Staff. For a younger and much more impressionable me, that was indicative of the world we lived in. I bring it up because I know that I don’t stand with everyone on the issue of race. That is not to say that racist doesn’t exist, nor that I hadn’t experienced it myself. But I just never equated it as an obstacle.
I’m also a hispanic in tech, well sort of, and in film. During my High School years, I noticed that I wasn’t taking the same mantel as my fellow hispanic/latino peers. Most of them were getting into The Beatles, while I was starting to to go to underground raves which lead me to embrace Junglism. Drum and Bass is primarily a UK sound, but I could hear that same patterns in Latin Jazz, and in those early days, DnB was a sort of future Jazz. …