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For the first time in a long time, the Educated Machine team went on an out of office adventure. One of the great things about living in the West of Ireland is that once you escape the, admittedly modest, cities like Limerick and Galway there are miles upon miles of countryside packed with interesting features to explore. They certainly make a nice break from working in a soul crushing environment every Monday to Friday. (At this point I’m legally obliged to state that my allusion to a soul crushing work environment is a humorous aside and is not in any way a slight at the working conditions of Educated Machine. I’m told by my superiors that Educated Machine is a wonderful place to work and if anything souls have been observed...

I have a confession to make; I used to be a perfectionist. Being a Perfectionist may seem like a positive trait to a casual observer but in my experience chasing perfection can act damage your mental health if you allow it to get out of control. Instead of feeling like you and your work are perfect it usually ends with you constantly questioning yourself in an attempt to be more perfect than you or any human is probably capable of being. No matter what you achieve it never feels like it was good enough. This can quickly cripple your confidence. Right after I finished college I was overcome with this feeling of not being ‘good enough’. I was so overcome with feelings of inadequacy due to my Perfectionist outlook I didn’t bother...

In this episode we did something little different, with our 10th episode birth specially we ask each other some oh so revealing questions. Learn why our logo is designed the way it is, why things can better, trying to learn on your own, some talk about the good things in Irish Culture and why the label entrepreneur and start-up make us feel icky. The wonders of tiny houses and space and whole lot more. ...

In this episode we did something little different, with our 10th episode birth specially we ask each other some oh so revealing questions. Learn why our logo is designed the way it is, why things can better, trying to learn on your own, some talk about the good things in Irish Culture and why the label entrepreneur and start-up make us feel icky. The wonders of tiny houses and space and whole lot more....

I’m frequently asked by clients and social media followers for my opinion on the best way to process payments on-line. Obviously there are multiple answers to this question no matter how its worded. In this blog I’m going to focus on payments and processes that are less than €10,000. There ways to handle amounts this size and larger that reduce transaction costs and provide the benefits of on-line automation but I’ll save those for another entry. Now, we’re going to focus on the smaller end of things and I’m hoping this blog will especially be of assistance to anybody looking for the right first steps to take when moving some of their financial processing on-line. Stripe, Paypal and SumUp are the three pieces of software I recommend starting with, each has their...

Your ideas are not original! In this weeks episode we talk about Led Zeppelin's reputation for copying ideas, Star Wars and the many influences of George Lucas, Apple being inspire by Xerox, Patent Trolls, Vimeo vs Youtube, how GPS came to be, The Guttenberg Press, Everything is a remix and how Thomas Edison's patent trolling might be the reason we have Hollywood!     Show Notes Everything is remix - (Video) Remixing Culture and the effect already existing ideas Covers different fields and how they tie together Copy - Transform - Combine Creativity is remix - (Video) Thomas Edison Drove the Film Industry to California Edisons strict enforcement of patents didn't help the movie industry grow it stagnated it, it was only when studios moved to California that they could grow and experiment...

Your ideas are not original! In this weeks episode we talk about Led Zeppelin's reputation for copying ideas, Star Wars and the many influences of George Lucas, Apple being inspire by Xerox, Patent Trolls, Vimeo vs Youtube, how GPS came to be, The Guttenberg Press, Everything is a remix and how Thomas Edison's patent trolling might be the reason we have Hollywood! Get Your show notes here https://educatedmachine.com/9-ideas-not-original/...

You are not special and you are not smart! In this episode we talk about why you shouldn't tell your kids that they're special, the growth mindset, systems vs goals, surrounding yourself with good people, the power of an early morning dip, how greed is actually a good thing and the end of history fallacy! [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/336088183" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Resources What is Confirmation Bias? (article) Confirmation bias occurs from the direct influence of desire on beliefs. You want something to be true so badly that you make yourself believe it instead of trying to prove that it is wrong. Should We tell our children they're special? (article) Common Logical Fallacies (article) Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams (video) The Secret to Raising Smart Kids (article) “...

You are not special and you are not smart! In this episode we talk about why you shouldn't tell your kids that they're special, the growth mindset, systems vs goals, surrounding yourself with good people, the power of an early morning dip, how greed is actually a good thing and the end of history fallacy!...

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/334805808" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] In this weeks show we talk about VR / AR. Why it's taking off. Why it's not just a toy. The difference between the use and capability. Thomas Edison and his sermons. The weird tricks your brain use to map your body. Simulation vs. reality. The ethical implications of VR / AR and who owns your avatar. How culture absorbs an idea. The future ideas for Engineering, Education, Medicine and Journalism and Micheál desire to have 32 screens in a virtual space. Show Notes Still Logged In: What AR and VR Can Learn from MMOs Ethic of VR/AR and industry that have experienced it already MMO → Massively Multiplayer Online (for Darragh) It's just a toy for VR/AR response There’s a story told of the...