A little bit of context about my writing career before the last six months. It was nothing remarkable and I exclusively wrote in private. I thought long and hard before starting this blog and I went ahead thinking I will figure it out along the way. Knowing your niche is one of the biggest breakthroughs one can make as a writer, and that doesn’t happen easily. Of course, it helps to know what you want to write about, from the very many things you can write about. And, it certainly helps to know what people want to read about but more on that later.
A friend and I were talking recently about how gathering information about the pervasive nature of climate change is out of reach for most of us. It is not news to anyone that we suffer from an information overload, and it is no different with the matter at hand. The complexity of climate change meansContinue reading “Climate Change, Ping-Pong, Morality And More”
What do you do when you have prepared for something significant – put in the long hours over days, possibly months, and it goes away in a flash? Worse, what if it is caused by something you couldn’t control? It happens to all of us and happens often enough. Heck, it happened to me twiceContinue reading “Missteps, Failed Endeavours, and High Stakes”
There appears to be another looming threat and this time it could successfully knock out our infrastructure and result in prolonged global outages. The impact of these outages however would go far beyond low streaming speeds and could trigger significant losses, and we’d be lucky if it was just the economic sort.
Image Source: HPCWire A few weeks ago, I wrote about semiconductors and how an unassuming man in his 50s turned the industry on its head. Something that resulted in a geopolitical song and dance that put Taiwan both at the centre and on the sidelines simultaneously. This post, while not of a similar ‘success-against-odds’ persuasion,Continue reading “The Future of Computing – Not Smaller Chips”
We have come a long way through strife and turmoil to get to a point where we are fantastically unfamiliar with what to do with our time and attention, and the aggregate of the two, our lives. This is the first time when large sections of humanity find themselves living in abundance and affluence.
We are worse off than we had anticipated, and we must prepare for a much hotter future. However, the focus should only be on what we can and should do (i.e., prepare), and nothing else.
This is the second of my intermittent reflections since I started writing this blog back in March this year. This blog is a platform I leverage to learn about the things I am interested in through writing, bring discipline to my writing habit, and practise attachment and detachment, at the same time, with what IContinue reading “ThisIsWater – Reflection #2”
What do you do when you face an existential threat that causes catastrophic weather events almost whimsically, but you have been perpetuating the underlying causes for a little under a couple of hundred years?
You have two choices –
The pièce de resistance, if I may, and the first part of this two-part post is the proposal to revamp the legacy Emission Trading System.