planning and metrics vs presence

I was once running through Rome, looking forward to see Saint Peter’s square for the first time. I had drafted my route carefully the night before, woke up early to avoid crowds, and made sure I had the gadgets perfectly configured to guide me. Being my first time in the city, I had my eyes glued to the […]

apple watch – 6 months after

neither a groundbreaking device or a life changing experience, the apple watch is nonetheless a useful piece of technology that does not cost more than the average mid range traditional watch Back in the summer of 2015, I was looking for a new dress watch to wear as a daily driver. I had been using the fenix […]

book review: relentless forward progress

 a guide to running ultramarathons  – Byron Powell – An absolute bargain, this book is and a no brainer for anyone preparing for a long race (even a marathon). Not only a lot of critical information is covered, but is presented in a simple, pragmatic, crisp way that is easy to read and reference. Byron […]

what is the difference between AlphaGo’s success at Go and computer’s dominance in chess?

Go is a game quadrillions of orders of magnitude more complex than chess, and AlphaGo mastered it using learning techniques closer to the way that human brains work instead of raw computational power  AlphaGo’s win over Lee Sedol, a world class Go player, is a major milestone in Computer Science. It would be easy to compare this to […]

weekly summary – 03.07 to 03.13

blogging: decided to change the format of my posts to offer the reader understanding of the content within the first few lines, and make it easier to decide if it will be of interest. I may go back and reformat previous ones. Also published 4 new entries besides last week’s summary: app roundup march 2016 – iphone edition, where […]

running philosophy

Running must be one of the most productive activities a human can engage on. Not only is a great form of exercise, but one can listen or dictate a book, meditate, solve a problem, catch up with the news, consume a podcast, explore a city, talk with a friend…. or even better, do nothing at all but […]

Al Gore @ TED2016: the case for optimism on climate change

“After the final ‘no,’ there comes a ‘yes,’ and on that ‘yes’, the future world depends.” – Wallace Stevens In this talk, Al Gore presents 3 questions on our stance towards climate change: Do we really need to change? The answer takes most of the talk. It is for the most part the same tone about the brutal […]