Fairy Tale Debrief

So much for a first attempt at a fairy tale. Here’s a first cut at a debrief. As one of my loyal readers was quick to point out, I left several mysteries unexplained. I never explained the significance of the flowers or the bag. I never explained the growling creature with glowing eyes. There was […]

How I Find Flow

At the suggestion of a friend, I watched a TED talk called┬áMihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness | TED Talk …. I have read his book, Flow, and so the ideas presented in the talk weren’t new to me. What I was reminded of was the necessity of a high degree of challenge combined […]

Let it Flow

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a psychologist noted for his study of the phenomenon of flow. Flow is the positive experience of being so engrossed in something that you lose all awareness of anything else. It occurs when you are engrossed in a task which is challenging but not overly so. You know what you have to […]

Python For The Win

Today I remembered what I love about programming. It’s that feeling that you get when you know what you want to accomplish. You have an idea of how to start realizing your vision. You are comfortable with your tools, that is the language and the editor that you are using to write your opus. With […]