Budget Breakdown

Basic structure to breaking down your budget. I tried to make it as complete (and generic) as possible so it looks expansive and large but I think people at all income levels should follow this strategy:

The one main drawback is that fixed, variable and disposable income go into the same account which is not very ideal at all. Everything else is well derisked and protected but not the fixed expenses. I will have to revisit this at some point.



Jotting down some ideas for a dream home:

General Overview:


Does Population Dictate GDP per Capita?

I have been learning how to use Google Sheets analytical tools (including the Statistics and Merge Sheets plugin) and while practicing I thought it would be the perfect time to answer a question I have been wanting to know: does population dictate GDP per capita?

The steps were as follows:

Autonomous Vehicle Safety

How will we know autonomous vehicles are trustworthy and safe? How does the government approve a vehicle for a particular category? Is there independent review? Can it be broken down and easily understandable so regular people can compare vehicles side by side? Until that happens all we can do is wait and see. Eventually we will have statistics on vehicle collisions, injuries/fatalities, etc and which autonomous cares are best.

Pace of Technology

I remember growing up and in my home my family would frequently encounter the difficulties or annoyances of life and remark, "if only someone would invent a thing to". Sometimes we wished for straight up science fiction but most of the time we wished for things that, with some effort, could be made to happen.

Most people would say that the 80s and 90s were marked with the rapid introduction of computer technology. But I'd argue that it was also marked with total stagnation in just about every single already mature industry, particularly for end users.

Ultimate Wireless Headphones

I live in an urban environment and as such I am often walking, into and out of cars, buildings, etc and so I frequently listen to music on my headphones. I also travel work my work and some of those flights can be very long. As such I want to have noise cancellation to my headphones. I also want to increase the usability of my current headphones. The cord can be annoying but I also can't take calls on them or control music playback. I want all of this without compromising the fidelity of the playback. I want my cake and eat it too... but what does that look like?

Accuracy in Design

What is the best method for tightly controlling accuracy in your design?

Step 1. Determine the scope of the problem

Reliability, Availability and Serviceability

Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS) are related to a products ability to deliver its intended functionality. Essentially how long and how well.

Reliability: is the ability (i.e. probability) of a device to provide correct outputs, given a specific operating environment.
Availability: is the likelihood (i.e. probability) of a device to be available for usage at a given time.
Serviceability: is the efficacy of a device to be repaired.

3 Stages of Technology Development

  1. Step 1: Establish goals, attach figures to critical requirements then brainstorm ideas. Sort fixable vs unfixable.
  2. Step 2: Establish detailed requirements and investigate remaining solutions. Get familiar with each technology/solution. Brainstorm implementations. Choose the best solution.
  3. Step 3: Dive deep, test, iterate and establish complete documentation.

Hierarchy of Integrity

I've been thinking a lot lately about health, safety and security. I think originally I was interested in studying ideas around the environment and the environment's impact on me and also my impact on the environment. My focus here was on capturing all the possible bad things that can happen and then how to mitigate, detect and prevent them. But unexpectedly I found that it also tied in with another hot topic for me lately: respect and integrity.


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