A little survey about welfare

I’ve been wanting to write about doling out cash to people for some time, and I thought, before I go on creating strawmen, and bashing everyone about their views on giving welfare to people, and how wrong they are, it occurred to me, why don’t I challenge my assumption and try to get some feedback…

“So, what do you want to do?”

Not so long ago, I was asked a question, “if you had the opportunity to do whatever you wanted to do, outside of work, what would it be?” I have to admit, that question kind of got me stumped. It was asked by someone more senior than me, so I had the option of either…

Coffee and I

How did I get myself into coffee? “oh, you studied in Melbourne! Coffee Mecca of the world (I’d bet some folks from Seattle might have a thing or to to say about that), of course you’d be into coffee! How could you not?!” The thing is, as far as I recall, back when I left…

Coffee Buzz

So, here’s another attempt at reviving this blog. And what better way to jolt something to life than to give it some caffeine? I figured, since I never know what to write about, why don’t I just write about something I’m obsessed with, like…coffee! I’m not a coffee snob (honest!). I love coffee, and I…

Down the drain

It’s annoying how so many words and thoughts flow through you while you’re showering but disappear immediately once you step out. -A-

It’s been a while…again.

Things have been crazy busy lately, personally and professionally. I know every time I come back I here, I promise to be more frequent in my writings, and again, I continue to renege on on that oath. But, so far, I’m happy with the way things are turning out. Things have been crazy, but the…

Hullo!

It’s been a while since I wrote anything here. My mental diarrhoea seems to only be limited to Twitter only. I mean, how can you not see the appeal? It’s accessible, it’s on your phone, and it’s limited to only 140 characters. I don’t think anyone nowadays has the time to whip out their phones in…

Technology and Unemployment

There has been an on-going tug of war between the optimists and the pessimists when it comes to how disruptive technology can be with regards to employment. John Maynard Keynes was one of the early ones, coining the term ‘technological unemployment’, phenomena where, the discovery of the means of economizing the use of labour outrunning…

Annus Horribilis

It was supposed to be another ‘normal’ day. I woke up early, turned on the TV, switched to Astro Supersports to catch the Bulls game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Chicago’s United Centre. I was hoping that the Bulls, with Rose back and playing at his All-Star level, would continue their current five games…

Curiosity piqued

So I finally, I managed to watch an episode of, Cosmos, hosted by astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson. I enjoyed it, to a non-science guy like me, the show was narrated in an easy to understand language. The particular episode I watched was about about climate change. I managed to switch to the National Geographic channel…