I made this onesheet for my company using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. We’ll be using it at the Tealium Digital Velocity conference next week.

Here is the front.

And here is the back.

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# Campfire Onesheet

# My Mom’s Art Page

# Accurately Heartbreaking Prediction

# Meeeeeeega Church

# Scott Alexander on the Effective Altruism Movement

# Things to Think About

# Cute Little Solution

I made this onesheet for my company using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. We’ll be using it at the Tealium Digital Velocity conference next week.

Here is the front.

And here is the back.

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I recently helped my mom set up a Facebook page for her paintings. If you like colorful artwork check it out: https://www.facebook.com/cynthiagroganart/

Here are a few examples:

The collapse of the lighthouse [at Alexandria] must have been astonishing, like watching the World Trade Center fall over.

Foreboding words from Neal Stephenson written in 1996 in his famous piece Mother Earth Mother Board. He was right.

I was recently made aware of the Redeemed Christian Church of God pavilion in Nigeria. It is the size of 87 football fields and design to seat 1 million people!!!

Scott Alexander has a wonderful piece on the Effective Altruism Movement based on his attendance at the 2017 EA conference. Though he starts the piece with a quote from Hunter S. Thompson it reads much more like David Foster Wallace (especially this and this).

The EA movement has a surprisingly strange set of research agendas that are best summed up in Scott’s comment about the salad he ate for lunch, “Born too late to eat meat guilt-free, born too early to get the technology that hacks directly into my brain and adds artificial positive valence to unpleasant experiences.”

I was also happy to see there was an organization responding to the arguments in this *Journal of Practical Ethics* article, “Consistent Vegetarianism and the Suffering of Wild Animals.”

WASR [Wild Animal Suffering Research] researches ways we can alleviate wild animal suffering, from euthanizing elderly elephants (probably not high-impact) to using more humane insecticides (recommended as an ‘interim solution’) to neutralizing predator species in order to relieve the suffering of prey (still has some thorny issues that need to be resolved).

I’m learning Ruby and one small exercise was meant to calculate the sum for simple sentences like this: “eight plus 5 plus five minus three plus 1 minus 4” and output an answer. Numbers can be either numeric or written out. Every set of numbers is separated by either “plus” or “minus.” I’m sure there are many ways to complete this problem. I came up with the cute little solution below.

NUMBERS = { "zero" => 0, "one" => 1, "two" => 2, "thrid" => 3, "four" => 4, "five" => 5, "six" => 6, "seven" => 7, "eight" => 8, "nine" => 9 } OPERATIONS = ['plus', 'minus'] def is_int?(int) int.to_i.to_s == int end def translate_number(number) return number.to_i if is_int?(number) NUMBERS[number] end def compute(operation, number) case operation when 'plus' then number when 'minus' then -number end end def computer(expression) express_array = expression.split total = translate_number(express_array.shift) operation = nil express_array.each do |element| if OPERATIONS.include?(element) operation = element next end number = translate_number(element) total += compute(operation, number) end total end p computer("two plus two minus one plus 8 plus five minus 3")