New name for Google's AI

Google needs a new name for their AI

Even with being misspelled, Google is a fantastic name. Other company names never achieved the “verb factor” – where “Googling” something has become embedded into our global lexicon. But times are changing and I really think that Google needs to reconsider their current strategy when it comes to their virtual assistant technology; their “AI”. If […]

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Mindfulness is focus on now

On mindfulness and meditation

Despite existing for 2500 years or so, mindfulness has been gaining popularity in recent years. One of the reasons for this is the large body of evidence – both anecdotally and scientifically – of the benefits that practicing mindfulness can bring (the key word here is “practicing” by the way). I only discovered mindfulness about […]

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Remove Duplicates is like Whack a Mole

How to remove duplicates from a list

I recently had a list of future blog topics stored in Evernote that suddenly became more complicated due to some synchronisation issues (one list became one list with three sections).  I’ve also had people at work ask about de-duplicating a list of contacts with email addresses and also a list of links for a site […]

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My crowdfunding experience

Crowdfunding is a great way to help bring ideas and inventions to life. There are probably thousands of inventions that never made it through the funding stages in the past because inventors didn’t have the appropriate skills or experience. Crowdfunding sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter are game changers for inventors and innovators. Anyone can pitch […]

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Garden Gadgets

Gadgets for gardeners

I love nice gardens but do not have the patience for gardening. I know lots of people who love the whole cathartic side of gardening, and friends who are professional garden designers, and a sister-in-law who is a certified master gardener. Computer-assisted Gardening For me, I tend to give too much “love” to my garden […]

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Meditation Apps

iPhone apps to help you meditate

I am a relative newcomer to the mindfulness movement having only started on this journey last December. Even so, I absolutely love it and have consumed just about everything I can find about mindfullness, meditation and the narrative mindset this past year. Along the way, I have also discovered a few apps for my iPhone […]

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status quo long straight road

Status quo bias

I am fascinated by cognitive biases and heuristics which are part of the growing field of behavioral econonomics. I’ve written about a cognitive bias known as “The Dunning-Krueger effect” before, but today I’d like to discuss one that I see quite often at work – the “status quo bias”. The status quo bias occurs when […]

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