Do Programmers Dream of Electric Code?

Rob Lucas, a programmer, posted in the New Left Review 62 of March-April 2010 writes that, This morning, floating through that state between sleep and consciousness in which you can become aware of your dreams as dreams immediately before waking, I realized that I was dreaming in code again. This has been occurring on and…

Most Ants Don’t get Antsy

One of my friends is really into ants so I’ll likely get something wrong here and then be corrected. …But that’s not till later! So until then let’s talk about some interesting research done on ants! …new research shows that many ants in a colony seem to specialize in doing nothing at all. To get…

Smartphones and Slacking

I’ve been traveling off and on for the past month and I’ve noticed something pretty distinctive. If you know about malls or plazas where there are a lot of different stores you might notice kiosk vendors. Usually these vendors have a product that their selling or their offering some sort of niche service. Maybe they…

Wellness vs. Work

I like focusing on theoretical issues but there’s also plenty of space on this site for practical discussions. I tried to do that back when I worked at Kohl’s. I even gave some advice about how you could slack off easier in a similar situation. I even wrote a post while I was working there…