Category Archives: Theory

Widen your horizon

As programmers, many of us tend to be critical thinkers, by nature. We still need to widen your horizon. And mine. It’s no good just churning out the same old stuff, repeating what we were told, or read about, from earlier times. We need to use our brains to consider new ways of doing things, clearer, …

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Path to the truth?

How do you decide the best path to take to the truth? Does it depend on the circumstances? Are there exceptions where personal incentives are concerned? Do beliefs alter the approach to the question? Does the path vary depending on the outcome? How do you decide?

Does this health intervention work?

Here’s a simple graphic to describe the steps one needs to complete before declaring any health intervention as sufficiently valid to justify it’s use. The basic principle can be applied to many disparate processes.  

Look before you leap!

Take almost any software application problem, whether using the Perl programming language, or any other, and you’ll want to fix it, probably quickly. The temptation will usually be to think your way around the problem, second-guessing what the issue might be, and trying a couple of quick-fixes, in the hope that the problem will go …

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