Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Single Perspective

If I thought from only a single perspective, then the world would be easy.

(Hmmm, sidenote, that might be a single-perspective-person's point of view. Perhaps, multiple perspectives makes learning easier? Single-perspective makes understanding easier (right or wrong) because there is less to think about)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Interesting Tangents

If I did everything I found interesting at the moment I found them, then I would not be able to complete anything I set out to do.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Smarter Than Google

I am smarter than Google. Because I use Google, I'm at least as smart as it. Because I know at least one more thing than Google, I am thus smarter. =/

Monday, December 1, 2014

I Know Nothing

I know nothing.

Here's how I arrived at that conclusion.

Consider what matter is made up of. Whenever you look closer at it, it is made up of more nothingness.

And, when you try to look closer at the knowledge you know to figure out what your knowledge consist of, you'll see things you don't know everywhere.

If that's not enough for you, let's consider a math side to this. Let X be the amount of information you know, which is a finite amount. The amount of total information in the universe approaches infinity. So, the amount you know is X / ∞ = 0 = nothing.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014


I'm not smart. I just capitalize the first letter of every sentence so that it seems that way. ;)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Live Long

In order to ensure my health, I have a mid-life crisis twice a year.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Be Yourself

You can't be yourself being someone else.

ps - I hope nobody finds this to be an insight. This is a half-parody, half-common-sense-insights, half-ironic, half-random, half-a-fifth blog. But, one common theme is that I hope nobody has said the things I write (whether they be good or blatantly bad).

Friday, November 14, 2014


I don't like randomly quoting, but I will if it's good.

"I don't like randomly quoting, but I will if it's good."

Friday, November 7, 2014

Error Descriptions

One possible reason that error descriptions may not be that useful is because if the developer knew the issue, then it would more likely be fixed rather than writing an error description from it.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014


I'd like to nominate today, Thursday, to be recognized as "Celebrate Today Because Tomorrow is Friday Day".

Sunday, October 12, 2014


I'll find motivation regardless of winning or losing, or just playing the game.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


When I make something seem easy, it's only because I have worked hard at it.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


You should never be at your full potential. But, you should always be striving to reach it, as it grows more everyday.

If you feel like you have reached your potential, then you aren't growing anymore..

- A positive look at the traditionally negative "not reaching your potential".

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Right Wrong

I'm always trying to prove myself wrong. That's the only way to know that I'm right.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Conscious speaking

You are speaking to my conscious. If you ask a tough question, then I will do my best to forward the request to my sub-conscious and get back to you later.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wrong Happy

I am happy when I'm wrong. When I figure out that I was wrong, then I've learned something. :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

High Seas

What's so special about the "high seas"? Most seas aren't even higher than land! And, "sea-level" is pretty low...

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Best

How did I get to be among the best? Because I learned from an early age to always strive for more and to get as much advice from more experienced people as possible. ..a trend that still continues.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Pun: Juggling

Can you juggle?

Yes, in multiple ways with multiple things for multiple definitions.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


I'm proud of people protesting and being able to protest. At first, others may think they are all crazy, but imagine being in a country where people wouldn't be able to stand up for what they believe in... or having a country where people didn't stand up for what they believe in...

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Confidently Shy

I'm more confident now, so now I'm able to finally say I'm shy.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Dropping Buttered Toast: Up or down

There is a myth that buttered toast "always" lands buttered-side down. The main/popular logical physics reason is that the buttered side is heavier.

Another physics reason for toast in particular is that the buttered side is softer than the non-buttered side. So, if the toast landed on an edge, then the soft butter side would give way easier to allow that buttered side to fall down first.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Don't Know Don't Know

What you don't know and what you don't know you don't know are two different skill sets. Both are important.

With just the first, you are ignorant and you think you are smart.

With just the second, you know that you are ignorant and there is always more to learn.

With both, you can know what you know and know what you don't know. I'm sure there is more that can be said about that, but I don't know what it is at this time. I'm willing to listen though..

Friday, August 8, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014


If I had a nickel for every nickel I wished I had, then...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Don't Know

I don't know what you don't know. (Read: I do not have the knowledge of what you do not understand. Not: Whatever you don't know, I don't know either.)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Killer Whales

Killer whales jump out of water so that they can scratch their back. ;)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fire Rain

For the lyrics, "I set fire to the rain", how can we best take this in the most literal sense?

Hmm, not raining water... is one idea.

Sunday, July 6, 2014


How do you define "micromanagement"?

Believe it or not, it has different meanings to different people. This may be a good topic of conversation for groups of people...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


In order to achieve more, we have to communicate better with the past, present, and future.

Friday, June 27, 2014


In order to build true AI, we will need to approach it differently than our currently classical way of thinking. This will likely involve the creation of a new coding language and, of course, a paradigm shift.

Monday, June 23, 2014


If you had a midlife crisis right now, then what would you do?

Sunday, June 22, 2014


You should not value your intelligence... because I'm laughing at you right now. :)

Friday, June 20, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014


If you can debate with me, then you should be able to debate with anyone.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


A person who can explain all their thoughts may be perceived more smart than a smart person who can only explain half their thoughts.

Sunday, June 8, 2014


Want to draw a zero-dimensional object? There's no point.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

How does a confused face look?

Hmmm, I'm not an actor, I don't know how to make a confused face on demand. Hmmm.. hmmm... oh wait, I just did it!

Dang, it's gone. I don't think I'll be able to do that again. Hmmm... hmmm... Yay! I was just confused for a moment there again!

Thursday, June 5, 2014


You know a lot, but do you know what you don't know?

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Soft Skills

- People that know how to network are more likely to find a possible job.
- People that know how to market themselves are more likely to get a job.
- People that know how to negotiate are more likely to get better paid.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Sunday, June 1, 2014


I don't watch television, except for the shows that I like.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Interesting Person

I don't consider myself an interesting person, except when I'm doing something interesting.

Sunday, May 25, 2014


Knowing psychology can help you understand the world better, but it won't necessarily always make you happier.

Hmmm, actually, throwing in any topic as the second word above is likely to be true...

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014


I manage my time better by making more available, as needed.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Stories and Suspence

I'm bad at telling stories. Long story short, I don't like suspense.

Saturday, May 3, 2014


"Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement." - Will Rogers

Friday, May 2, 2014


No communication is inherently bad. It just depends on the way that you use it.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Getting Things Done

Mustn't confuse "getting things done" with forward progress.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Not Lost, and Found

I don't lose things; I appropriately place objects out of mind until I truly need it.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014


It's all about luck. Though, one can work hard to greatly increase their chances of luck.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Inverse Learning

The more I learn, the more I realize that I don't know anything.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


I am surprisingly not sarcastic. Unless, I'm being sarcastic.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Learn by Error

I am happy when someone proves me wrong, because I learn something.

Friday, April 11, 2014

A Typical

I'm not atypical person, I guess that makes me a typical.

I'm not a typical person, I guess that makes me atypical.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Unnatural Folded Clothes

It's unnatural to fold clothes. Do you ever wear folded clothes?

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Things you see and hear may or may not represent anybody's views

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Busy looking without seeing. Busy hearing without listening. Busy "doing" without doing.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

One Hour

In a different blog, I wrote a post called "One Year":

If you do something for 24 hours a day for an entire year, then it definitely is a big part of your life.

Now, the (half-pseudo) follow up:
If you do something for just one hour a day for two months, then it is a big part of your life.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

You vs The World vs Yourself

It's you versus the world. Don't end up fighting yourself.

Aka, remove the self-doubt. Also, the world isn't that bad.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014


There are exceptions to everything, except this one statement.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"Common" Sense

"Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire

Axiom: We all start with zero knowledge.
Axiom: We all learn at different paces.
Axiom: We all learn different things at different times.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Experience To Share

It's not that one person is smarter than another person, it's just that we all have different experiences to share.

Monday, March 24, 2014

It's Called Embarrassment Learning

1. Because I'm willing to embarrass myself, I have been able to do and learn more.
2. Because I don't really want to be embarrassed, I learn more.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Social Influence

Trying to break free from the reigns of social influence. Not sure it is 100% possible.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Good vs Evil vs Voting

Have you heard the quote about evil triumphing if the good do nothing?

Then, why don't you vote?

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Real Mac vs PC Conversation

I used to correct people, telling them that Macs are also PCs because PC just stands for personal computer. But, now I've realized that Macs aren't PCs because of two reasons:
1. They don't allow as much personalization.
2. People don't own Macs, Macs own People.

Maximize Summary

To maximize my time, I read summaries of summaries.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

I Am

I am whatever I am good at. And, for things I'm not good at, I always try to get better.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Chess of Life

Life is a big game of chess. Except, you're not playing chess, life is playing you

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Time To Learn

Things are easier to understand when you take the time to learn them.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Creating For Others

Sometimes it's easier to make things for others than for oneself.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Symmetrical Violence

"Perfectly symmetrical violence never solved anything." - Professor Farnsworth

Sunday, March 9, 2014

"Seeing" Frets

It's not about "seeing" where all the notes are on a guitar, it's more about being used to different fingering patterns.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Infinite Willpower

Some people conclude that each person only has a certain amount of willpower to use everyday. It's a great idea that I've believed in and it seems to make sense because you can see it everyday as people "burn-out" doing things they don't want to do, like studying, working, not-eating, etc. But, I'd like to present a different side of this.

Thinking that you only have a certain amount of willpower to spare is just an excuse to give up. So, forget about willpower, it may be the wrong line of thinking if you want to reach [more] goals and give up less.

So, what do you do without willpower leading your life? You live and do whatever you want to do, without thinking/worrying about any "scientific" or psychological reasons/excuses. Whatever your current goal is, focus in on that one. Remind yourself every second, minute, hour, and/or day to get your top priorities done first (see my post on Priority Lists). Caveat: Your well-being typically comes first, which includes sleeping and possibly eating.

Any weakness is just in your head, and you can overcome it.


My original note-to-self said:
Infinite willpower by not knowing what willpower is.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Half a World Away

There are two main countries that I have lived in: USA and Japan. So, when I think of someone being half a world away, one of the first thoughts I have is that the person is in a timezone half a day away.

Now, an interesting concept is that a person half-a-world away could be in the same timezone. That makes me feel better. And, knowing that the Internet connects us is another perk.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Positive Chaos

Chaos doesn't have to be a negative.

Creativity comes from the bowels of chaos in the mind.

One thinks of many random things, some good, some bad, some average. That's chaos - just a lot of different things going on.

Q: How do you stop chaos?
A: By doing the exact same thing over and over and over and over again repeatedly.

Now that I've mentioned chaos in this different perspective, isn't it time to embrace chaos more?

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Hahaha... Smart People... Funny Because It's Too True

"Smart people believe weird things because they are skilled at defending beliefs they arrived at for non-smart reasons." - Michael Shermer

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Meditating monks are just bums that sit cross legged.