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In the second episode of the “Educated Machine Show” Darragh and Micheál discuss the perfectionism, why its bad approach, loving the process, experiments with pottery, Vincent van Gogh, painting of hangings, 30 projects in 30 days and just doing 20 minutes a day, apple vs. google company organisation [embed]https://soundcloud.com/educatedmachine/perfectionism[/embed] Links https://blog.codinghorror.com/quantity-always-trumps-quality/ - Pottery Experiment - Quantity vs. Quality The perfectionists trap - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY6bGhcnDDs Psychology Today - https://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/perfectionism https://italki.com/ - One to One Language Lessons https://www.duolingo.com/ - Language learning tool https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/04/the-tragedy-of-google-books/523320/ - Example of “Perfect” being the enemy of “good” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_principle Perfectionism holds us back - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAgQkL7bIYQ The nirvana fallacy - https://thelogicofscience.com/2016/06/20/the-nirvana-fallacy-an-imperfect-solution-is-often-better-than-no-solution/ https://thelogicofscience.com/2016/06/20/the-nirvana-fallacy-an-imperfect-solution-is-often-better-than-no-solution/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPPdWfoeGbs Maximisers and Satisficers - https://gretchenrubin.com/happiness_project/2006/06/are_you_a_satis/ Goldmans Dilemma - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldman%27s_dilemma The Perfection Detox - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPL2FE7ZPTg https://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/how-to-call-bullshit-on-big-data-a-practical-guide - Calling Bullshit on Big Data https://www.lastwordonnothing.com/2014/04/29/the-pocket-guide-to-bullshit-prevention/ - Pocket Guide to Bullshit ...

App Development is one of the corner stones of Educated Machine, developing for the mobile platform is one of the most exciting and challenging things we get to take part in. With this blog I wanted to offer a personal perspective on the differences I've noticed apps have brought for the better. Tickets Anybody old enough to remember the 90s in detail can tell you what an ordeal it used to be to get tickets for shows you wanted to attend. Chances are if you were trying to get tickets for a festival you'd get a chance for a dry run at camping as you'd have to bring a sleeping bag and supplies to survive the night as you waited outside your local ticketmaster outlet so you could throw cash at the employees...

In the first weekly episode of the “Educated Machine Show” Darragh and Micheál discuss the education system, why most of college is nonsense, the importance of not going to college straight away, how to learn different things online, learning languages online, psychological tricks for getting over procrastination, why a college degree is losing its value, the lack of talent in Ireland, why we government support is not necessarily good for business and the future of education. Survey of Irish Student Participation https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/how-irish-college-students-differ-from-americans-1.2355672 One of the first University https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Al_Quaraouiyine Edx https://www.edx.org/ Edx - CS50 https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-computer-science-harvardx-cs50x Cousera https://www.coursera.org/ Udacity https://www.udacity.com/ Schools and Victorian Era https://www.theguardian.com/education/2009/sep/15/primary-schools-policy-history-victorian School Holidays are a relic of the past https://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/9057284/School-holidays-are-a-pointless-relic-of-the-past.html Summer Learning Loss https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_learning_loss Duolingo - Language Learning Tool https://duolingo.com/ Teamtreehouse https://teamtreehouse.com Commitment Device Tool https://www.beeminder.com/ 59 Seconds think little, change a lot https://www.amazon.co.uk/59-Seconds-Think-little-change/dp/0330511602 Closing of the Nohovation fund https://www.thejournal.ie/pat-phelan-angel-fund-closed-2-3434037-Jun2017/ Written by Micheal Reilly...

In the first weekly episode of the “Educated Machine Show” Darragh and Micheál discuss the education system, why most of college is nonsense, the importance of not going to college straight away, how to learn different things online, learning languages online, psychological tricks for getting over procrastination, why a college degree is losing its value, the lack of talent in Ireland, why we government support is not necessarily good for business and the future of education....

We'd like to send out a huge thank you to everyone who attended our seminar last Thursday in the SCCULL Enterprise Centre in Ballybane. The feedback has been incredible so far and it's lit a fire under us. If you signed up for our newsletter on the night, keep an eye on your inbox. We're going to be sending out tonnes more information over the next week. If you missed the seminar we're running it again in the GMIT Innovation Hub in Castlebar on Tuesday March 14th at 4pm. We'll be staying for a little longer afterwards to run the first ever Mayo WordPress Meetup in the same venue. Make sure to sign up to our email to hear about next seminar....

It was in the middle of June this year. I had attended a WWE NXT show in Dublin and caught the late night bus back to Galway. I was sweaty and tired, ready to collapse into bed. Just as I started up the stairs one of my house mates ran into the hall and announced “I've got the Vive! You have to try it!”. It was 2am. It was 5am before I got to sleep. I strapped the headset on, I plugged in the headphones and the controllers were placed in my hands, I was in. A lifetime of speculative fiction and technological false starts had promised me the moment that I'd be able to step into a computer generated environment. Tron supposed that a laser could somehow transfer your body...

We were moving through the countryside, following a road buried into the natural valleys of the area. On ground level the landscape is a mess of long grass and scattered stone. Allow your eyes to wander up and they'll get lost in the clouds just like the peaks of the region, on this day shrouded with low lying cover. The roads adhere to the landscape and not the other way round. Every few minutes you'll be turning around a new bend, finding a new sight. There are no trees and very little green the closer you get to the coast, all the trimmings of the earth are worn away and you're on pure stone for the rest of your stay. The Burren is a hard place, but a beautiful one...