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Irrigation, Instincts, and Feedback Loops

I had every intention of putting a drip irrigation system in our garden this year. I’ve done a ton of research. I reorganized our beds to prepare them for ideal drip emitter spacing and line configuration. 2,044 more words


The autist’s greatest strength–and weakness–is his deficiency in the neural mechanisms of mimicry. Without the necessary feedback loops, he fails to subconsciously adopt of his peers’ words, actions, and beliefs, leaving him is free to develop his own–caring little about how strange they seem to everyone else. 202 more words

Psychology And Evolution

Chronic Pain is not my Friend

As most of you know dear readers I live with a chronic condition – rheumatoid arthritis – I also have bursitis in my right hip. Neither of these conditions are visible so that makes them part of the invisible illnesses that many of us live with every day. 649 more words

Life Happenings

My Fascination with Feedback Loops

On Monday, February 20th, I will be giving a short 8 minute presentation on Feedback Loops for Boston Indies’s February Lightning Talks. The presentation will be titled  249 more words

Design Theory

Interview with an M&E-to-programming convert

After three years of managing the M&E system for an INGO’s interventions in Guatemala, Alice was both promoted and and transferred to the programming department at the INGO’s headquarters in New York City.   1,747 more words


Research Day 2017

Yesterday was the School’s third Research Day, a successful and enjoyable event involving contribution from all divisions. Hopefully the event is now self-sustaining.

Short summaries of a few of the talks follow. 622 more words


Feedback Loops in Predictive Models

Predictive models are full of perilous traps for the uninitiated. With the ease of use of some modeling tools like JMP or SAS, you can literally point and click your way into a predictive model. 622 more words