Unlearning Fear

Wednesday, May 18th 2011

At the risk of making a mammoth generalisation, there are two types of fear. The sort that suddenly explodes. The physical reaction to danger.

The Village of P-Zombies

Tuesday, May 17th 2011

There's a splendid little documentary made by Adrian Grenier called "Teenage Paparazzo", in which Grenier follows a teenage celebrity stalker around and sees what it's like to be a Paparazzo.

Evil Weapons

Monday, May 16th 2011

Piping Hot Vard-Spanner

the Elongated Battle Spoon

The Zerendiptious Scrotum Knotter

The Diabolical Eyeball Irritator

On some planets these are not evil weapons.

They are recreational devices.

Generalisation Dilemma or Is Your Group Bigger than A FireTeam?

Saturday, May 14th 2011

In the US army, the smallest unit of the infantry is called a "Fireteam". It contains four or five soldiers. The next biggest unit is the squad, which usually contains two fireteams and a squad leader. A platoon has two to four squads and around 40 soldiers.

Gamificiation and the Bullshit Industry

Friday, May 13th 2011

A trendy idea at the moment is that the notion of slapping computer-generated game layers across everyday life. "Gamification".

Teaching and the Hierarchy of Chunks

Thursday, May 12th 2011

It seems as though most things start off complicated.

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