Personal Update

15 May 2013

Well, it has been awhile... again. Every time, I intend to update my blog more often, and every time, 6 months pass before I get around to it. Typical. Oh well, anyway. It seems my life is slowly becoming more interesting, and what is a self-absorbed hacker to do if not show it off. Here goes.

First of all, a little less than a year ago, I joined a hackerspace in Amsterdam called Technologia Incognita. It's generally an awesome place with awesome people. I suppose that was where I decided to be more active and not just do my hacking at home in front of a computer screen.

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13 November 2012

Just an old story I found. Might as well throw it up here. I must've written it a few years ago. No secret that it's based on Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

Found on notes, lying around. Date unknown. No trace of the author.

1. I woke up a few hours ago. It wasn't difficult, finding a pen. Turns out it is rather difficult to use it, in my state. I have no idea where I am. On that note, I have no idea who I am. I can't concentrate. Why am I here? I... oh. I must remember. Remember. I'm Alex... Alexander. I think. Why can't I remember?

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The Paradox of Intelligence

14 October 2012

There is an interesting phenomenon going on in today's society. Being gifted is considered an absolute virtue. Even the name shows this, 'gifted'. As if we're supposed to consider it a gift. And then we're chastised for not conforming to absurdly high expectations.

Schools, particularly primary schools, do not know how to deal with people who are different. If you're behind, we might help you, every step of the way. But if you're ahead? Nope, good luck, enjoy the ride. Never mind all the challenges that gifted children face. Never mind the warped world view they end up with. You have a gift, now use it!

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