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Mac OS X Must Haves

A few friends have only recently become Mac-converts! I know! What took them so long?!?! Anyway, they always come with the same questions about 3rd party software etc- so here is a list of what I personally consider to be the must-have applications when you first get on your mac from another, strange operating system.

People think they understand Evolution…

More thoughts on Evolution. Scientists have tried to use this evolutional theory in psychology to explain many things. Did you know you are genetically programmed to like people who LOOK like you?

The best laid plans

A view on Chaos theory It was Christmas, my plan was to go to the UK to see my friends and family. Before I left I had carefully selected bought and made presents for all my loved ones. My plans were well thought out as I wrapped up and packed all the gifts and checked the buses and trains to the airport. Then came the snow.

An uncertain morning ritual

A view on the uncertainty principle Every morning I flick through a newspaper and catch up with the news and at the end of the paper, I check my horoscopes.

Why man has evolved more than we think.

Thoughts on Evolution Throughout history, the human race has done well for it’s self. Our survival has depended on us discovering and implementing our knowledge in countless ways. Perhaps the most dramatic one was when humans started farming. From this day we assumed a new responsibility we didn’t know we had until very recently.

Sonic Saber game in MAX/MSP. It’s like a ‘light saber’, only sound, not light, kinda thang.

Imagine being a youngling in Star Wars learning how to fight with your lightsaber, blindfolded and having to rely completely on your audio perception to fight the laser beams being fired at you... It's a sonic fight.. may the force be with you...

Love Hypothesis

Passionate love is like a drug, and it wears off like a drug. Companionate love, however can last a lifetime. Here are my thoughts on the subject with advice from Jonathan Haidt's book, Happiness Hypothesis (2006). I always meant I loved you

The recursion game.

A view on recursion (and the dating game)

Entertainment in the skies above

A story about emergence by Matthew Jarvis

Diana Princess of Wales does music video…

Yes, the rumors about the death of the people's princess, Lady Diana Spencer have been greatly exaggerated. She's alive and well, with a lovely boyfriend in South America or so it seems...
Diana and her Latin lover