Category Archives: Systems

Six Things We Learned About Our Changing Climate in 2013 | Science | Smithsonian

Six Things We Learned About Our Changing Climate in 2013 | Science | Smithsonian. Advertisements

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There’s a difference between Architects and Inventors

My previous post, on different types of programmers, triggered another thought that’s been sitting in the back of my head for quite some time: the difference, if any, between truly creative, but often a bit ‘chaotic’ people, let’s call them … Continue reading

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Proof for intelligent design and creationism

As my frequent readers know, I’be been experimenting with neural networks (type of artificial intelligence) over the past couple of weeks. More specifically, I’ve been using neural networks for image recognition. Have a look at the previous couple posts on … Continue reading

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Feeling like God – understanding the design in detail, but not the outcomes: Neural Networks

(First of all, to clarify any potential for misunderstandings: I’m not religious, I do not believe in an almighty God – for that to happen, the teodice problem should have a clear and understandable solution, among other things…) Ok, back … Continue reading

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Agile Architecture – perspectives from Philippe Kruchten

Finallly, I found a post on a topic very close to my own heart, that of the notion and role of Architecture in our ever more agile world. With notions such as ‘Just-in-Time-Architecture’ and ‘Architecture-on-Demand’ I can’t help but being … Continue reading

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The essence of command & control organisation & management

(strip from Dilbert.com) I found the statement below on Thinkpurpose blog  – IMO an excellent summary of the essence of command & control management philosophy: “That people can’t be trusted, that people higher up the chain have a wider strategic … Continue reading

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To change a deterministic,badly behaving (evil) System, you need to act from outside the system

Professor Peter Ludlow of Northwestern University wrore a brilliant piece in NYT’s Opinion pages on the moral and ethics of whistleblowing, examplified by e.g. Manning and Snowden. A lot of people have argued that by blowing their whistles, Manning and … Continue reading

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Interesting “meta”-thoughts on systems and problem solving

For a while ago, I found problemsfirst.com, a site created by Bernard Robertson-Dunn. There’s some quite interesting thoughts, many of them derived from the domain of dynamic systems, control theory and cybernetics,  on systems development and problem solving in general, … Continue reading

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Absolutely Amazing Robotics and Control Theory!

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this demonstration of what intelligent algorithms, control theory and mathematics can make quadrocopters do!

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Internet trends

Mary Meeker’s “Internet Trends” report.  The numbers and trends are simply mindblowing! (Thanks to Olivera for the pointer!)

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