Category: Personal Thoughts

  • What was a 1990s Public High School education like in New York State?

    I attended a public high school in New York State, USA.  The county I lived in was one of the more affluent in the state, and the school district was considered a good one.  I graduated from high school in the year 2000. I’ve been thinking a bit about my education, and about the gaps…

  • I found Santa

    I found Santa

    Last night, I enjoyed googling “Where is Santa?” Here were the results. This was Christmas 2018. I got a little confused because Google found Santa to be in Canada while NORAD found him in Pennsylvania, and Google’s Santa had delivered more toys, but 2018 Santa is a once in a lifetime magical occurrence, so I’ll…

  • Helping Google by Answering Questions

    Helping Google by Answering Questions

    When I go places, Google will ask me questions about the places I’ve been. Today I went to the post office, while carrying my Android based phone. When I get home, it says, “answer quick questions to help others.” Google is remarkably good at knowing exactly which locations I’ve visited. I find the questions interesting.…

  • Prosopagnosia and Social Development

    Prosopagnosia and Social Development

    I have recently started speaking openly about my prosopagnosia, or face blindness.  I am doing so at a point in my life where it is not a crippling or disabling difference — so I speak not from a standpoint of wanting accommodations or sympathy, but rather I want to be honest, transparent, and spread awareness.…

  • Prosopagnosia (Face Blindness) Coping Strategies

    Prosopagnosia (Face Blindness) Coping Strategies

    Prosopagnosia is the inability to recognize faces.  Also known as “Face blindness.”  There are varying degrees.  Some people can’t even recognize their immediate family’s faces.  Other people have a more mild case where it’s hard to recognize people that they see infrequently, or follow a movie plot when actors are dressed similarly. I’ve been working…

  • What matters the most to you?

    What matters the most to you?

    The only way we really increase our productivity is by choosing what to spend our time on.  Prioritization is what makes scrum teams more effective, and prioritization is the most important part of time management. Do the right things for the right reasons. And, the only way to do the right things, is to decide…

  • What you can’t control

    What you can’t control

    In the past, I have tried to rush things that I want, and in doing so, I miss the enjoyment of the journey there. And even in that statement, I am failing to correctly describe the concept.  It is a mistake to assume that I can control the destination. One of life’s greatest struggles is…

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