This was incredibly interesting. I don’t understand every part of it, but it’s still really neat anyway. The video shows German-born producer Patrick Pulsinger explaining how modular synthesizers work. It’s a lot of experimentation when you first start out, but when you become a master at it (like he is), you end up becoming a machine [...]
I was reading this Reddit thread about rubber duck debugging (which I had not heard of until just recently) and after finding out what it was, I realized that this problem-solving technique could definitely be applied to many other circumstances as well. The name comes from a trick software engineers use to debug code. When something [...]
“Explanations allow us to understand how and why an event happened, which immediately allows us to see how and why it might happen again.” Explanations allow us to make full use of our experiences, but they also change the nature of those experiences. As we have seen, when experiences are unpleasant, we quickly move to [...]
Making some sense of Nate Silver’s numbers at the Five Thirty Eight blog.
Dan Castellaneta, the voice behind Homer Simpson, explains in this video how Homer’s famous catchphrase came to be. It’s interesting that even to this day the word “D’oh” is never written into a script (according to Dan, it’s just ‘annoyed grunt’).