Patching your own Brain

Posted by Arjen Lentz on November 24th, 2011

This video is from the Open Source Developers’ Conference in Canberra, November 2011. The term patching is used in the hacker/programmer sense: you find a bug, figure out what’s going on, and fix (aka patch) it.

Apart from my lightning talks over the last three years, this is probably the first specific “bluehackers related talk”. For this reason I was actually a bit nervous beforehand, but it worked out very well. Those present found it fun and educational, with plenty of questions and chats triggered later – which is excellent. Feel free to talk more here in the comment thread!


Note: Yes, the video does show a prototype game board at the end. It was an unexpected spin-off during the talk preparation months ago, and I’ll post on that separately!

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4 Responses to “Patching your own Brain”

  1. robindebates Says:

    Hey Arjen, what does it mean if my G-B = -2???

  2. arjen Says:

    You should get Seligman’s “Learned Optimism” book, it’s good reading. From memory, G-B < 0 means that in that segment there’s a higher “bad” score, indicating some form of trouble in your current explanatory style.

  3. rick Says:

    Any chance that you could post the slides and/or a list of questions? Thanks!

  4. arjen Says:

    Get Martin Seligman’s “Learned Optimism” book.

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