Simple Risk Measurement

“Simple Risk Measurement is written to help you measure complicated risks using a process that’s simple enough to work out on the back of a napkin and powerful enough to organize a rocket launch.

If you are an engineer motivated by the reduction of risk and are frustrated by how to measure your progress, you may find this documentation useful. Simple Risk Measurement can get you started towards a comprehensive and scientific approach to risk. It is designed to enhance subject matter experts who work with risk, especially those who mitigate complex risks on an ongoing basis…

…This approach is very simple to trivialize into a few steps.

  1. Define a risk scenario: A well defined, undesirable future event that we want to measure.
  2. Gather the evidence: We gather facts, reference classes, models, experiences, and opinions.
  3. Estimate the outcomes: We estimate of the probabilities / impacts the scenario may have.
  4. Make a decision: We make decisions with this information, and measure again if needed.
  5. Keep Score: As outcomes occur, we check our work, improve our methods and reduce our uncertainty.”

Simple Risk Management

Arbitrary Image Stylization in the Browser

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Arbitrary Image Stylization in the Browser is an algorithm that will take any two pictures and apply the style of both of them to a third picture.

For an example, I took two posters from the Spanish Civil War that are out of copyright, i.e., Victoria and Izquierda, and I applied those styles to the official picture of President Trump on Wikipedia. The following was the result:

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I did something similar with my avatar.

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It took a couple of minutes to run on my computer. It helps to close a few tabs. The results were consistently interesting. Recommended.

A Theory of Documentation

“Documentation needs to include and be structured around its four different functions: tutorials, how-to guides, explanation and technical reference. Each of them requires a distinct mode of writing. People working with software need these four different kinds of documentation at different times, in different circumstances – so software usually needs them all.

And documentation needs to be explicitly structured around them, and they all must be kept separate and distinct from each other.”

—Daniele Procida, “What nobody tells you about documentation.” Divio. Accessed: November 12, 2018.

Probably applicable to any kind of documentation process you need to replicate, not just for software.

Instant Archetypes: A New Tarot For The New Normal by Superflux

“If you are familiar with the tarot you will recognise Instant Archetypes cards as direct (post) modernised substitutes of the classic Major Arcana. It is a condensed symbolic mythology of the present moment, in the way that the classic cards condensed a symbolic mythology of the past. The old archetypes have not disappeared, they just got new names and new manifestations.”

Instant Archetypes: A New Tarot For The New Normal on Kickstarter until November 29, 2018.

Empathy Quotient

“The Empathy Quotient (EQ) is a 60-item questionnaire [snip] designed to measure empathy in adults…Clinically, the empathy measurements provided by the EQ are used by mental health professionals in assessing the level of social impairment in certain disorders like Autism. However, since levels of empathy vary significantly between individuals, even between those without any mental health disorders, it is also suitable for use as a casual measure of temperamental empathy by and for the general population.

[The link b]elow is a list of statements. Please read each statement carefully and rate how strongly you agree or disagree with it by selecting the circle under your answer. There are no right or wrong answers, or trick questions.

https://psychology-tools.com/empathy-quotient/