Democracy and bending the rules – 96

We had an election here in the UK yesterday (yes this was written in December). Because of this, I have been reflecting on why we, as a society, tend to vote against our best interests. I used to believe that it was because people were ignorant and therefore easily tricked into voting against their interests.Continue reading “Democracy and bending the rules – 96”

On not being a sell-out – 93

This one is not going to be related to my escapades as a PhD student as I have something else I would like to write about. It is something that I have been thinking about for a few years, but I have not had my thoughts gathered sufficiently as to explain them to you untilContinue reading “On not being a sell-out – 93”

The institutionalisation of I – 90

I have not been very active on here for the last few months. The reason for this is that I have had next to no motivation to write. I have spent a lot of time on a website called Kaggle, which is a website for competing in data science tasks. So, it is not asContinue reading “The institutionalisation of I – 90”

regression toward the mean – 89

I have come to the end of my surge in productivity and motivation. I find that I have cycles of motivation, where I am incredibly productive for around two months, and slowly this degrades into my least productive – which is where I am now. This is the concept of ‘regression toward the mean’. ForContinue reading “regression toward the mean – 89”

Missing the wave – 88

The man who got into writing when media had advanced through two different formats, video and audio, is a fool? Getting into blogging in 2019 is, unbeknown to many people, a bit like getting into steam-powered vehicles – times have changed. Do you ever feel like switching to video or audio? I imagine most ofContinue reading “Missing the wave – 88”

Growing pains – my views on growing an audience

I have noticed that a lot of people have been asking for advice on how to grow their blog over the last few weeks. I am not sure why that all of a sudden people seem to be asking me this. Maybe I have passed a certain threshold of followers that has given me bloggingContinue reading “Growing pains – my views on growing an audience”

Do you know what you want to do with your life? – 72

Well, for those of you that have been following my recent posts, I have relatively exciting news for you: I remembered to order coffee this week. I certainly needed the exogenous boost this week as it has been physically exhausting. It was a combination of long days working in the lab and extra training runs.Continue reading “Do you know what you want to do with your life? – 72”

Learning the hard way – 71

I have done it again; these words are coming from the mind of an un-caffeinated coffee addict. Once again I have failed to inform my partner, who handles our online shopping delivery, that we are low. I feel quite absent-minded and uber susceptible to distraction, but I will get through this post even if IContinue reading “Learning the hard way – 71”