What Do "Analog" and "Digital" Actually Mean?

It was a Friday night and my friend and I were a few beers in. He was discussing his job and how they like to make a big deal about the fact that they are going "all digital" in some area, and in his inebriated state he stopped and asked "what does 'digital' even mean?"…

Game Theory: Why I Hate Dining With Large Groups

Some friends ask you to go out to dinner with them. It'll be fun, right? Well, if you're like me then it will unleash a living hell of anxiety in your brain. I've been to one or two large dinners in my life, and most of the time they are less than enjoyable experiences. Why?…

Knowing When to Give Up: My Gumbo Adventure

There are all too many motivational anecdotes about never giving up, and that's good and all, but I think there need to be more motivational anecdotes about knowing when to give up. This is one of them. On Saturday I made a goal: that I was going to attempt to cook shrimp gumbo. If you've never had…

Game Theory 101: Intro to the "Prisoner's Dilemma"

If you haven't seen A Beautiful Mind, then you may think the term "Game Theory" sounds like some geeky over-interpretation of video game strategies, but it is in fact a complex mathematical discipline that has a wide-ranging array of real-life applications. While many adults might not think a "game" is a very serious term, in the…

"Normal" Things That I Don't Do

On the whole, I'd say I'm a pretty normal person, but I have some oddities just like everyone else. A lot of times people tend to fixate on things that other (perhaps more successful) people do differently, but today I'd like to share some normal things that a lot of people do that I just simply…