It's the Challenge that Makes It Worthwhile

On a recent trip to Banff National Park in Canada, my friends and I took a voyage to Moraine Lake, and this is what we found: Now, that's a pretty good view. It was arguably a better view than Lake Louise, which we saw shortly before: Lake Louise is the bigger and more famous lake…

ESPN #fakenews and Brown M&Ms

As many people may know, I'm something of a tennis fan, and follow professional tennis fairly closely. Since I've been following pro tennis for the past decade or so, I've developed a decent repertoire of tennis trivia, which has been useful only for impressing my friend while we were watching the U.S. Open, and talking…

Will Future Generations Reject the Sharing Economy?

In case you are unfamiliar, the hot new trend amongst forward-thinking millennials is the notion of the "sharing economy", which is a loose term for a sort of Utopian society in which people do not own property, but instead basically "rent" everything. The concept of not owning property will probably seem absurd to older generations,…

Will Humans Eventually Become Obsolete?

It's a topic that has been played with by science fiction authors for quite some time now, and ever since the advent of artificial intelligence that came along with the first computers, the possibility that humans could one day be replaced by metal and silicon counterparts is becoming increasingly real. Now, could humans ever be…

Why I Grew To Despise Language Arts Classes

I've mentioned before that my day job is that of an electrical engineer, a profession that relies heavily on the modes of thinking developed in math and science classes rather than language arts classes, so it should come as no surprise that as my schooling progressed, I grew to favor my math and science classes.…

The True Value of a Georgia Tech Degree

This post could probably apply to a lot of colleges, but I thought I'd give a shout out to my alma mater. There is a lot of angst these days from people my age, many of whom are coming to the harsh realization that getting a college degree doesn't automatically give you a fast-paced high-paying…

How Professional Tennis Is (kinda) Rigged

While my mind is on the subject of sports being unfair, I thought I'd dive into perhaps my favorite professional sport: tennis. Tennis is, for the most part, a pretty fair game. There is, of course, some variability related to an individual player's performance on a given day, meaning that the winner of a single…