Things to help with getting started with photography – understanding terminology like exposure, shutter speed, ISO.
Accelerating Wine Learning
A talk about how to accelerate the speed at which you learn about wine. Includes tips on how to buy wine, getting the right glass, and sipping the wine to get the most flavour out of it.
Khantemplations, a series of lessons learned from coworkers
A talk about life lessons learned from a bunch of people from Khan Academy. More information here: http://david-hu.com/2015/01/14/khantemplations.html
Introduction to Churning Credit Cards
A talk about credit cards, getting frequent flyer miles, your credit score, and how to combine all of these things to travel (mostly) for free.
How to Build a Brain
The world’s largest functional brain model, Spaun, recently came out of a laboratory in Waterloo. But how was it made and why is it important? This presentation describes the tools (the Neural Engineering Framework and Nengo) that allowed for the creation of Spaun and what lies in the future of brain modelling.
Urban exploration – what it is, why its cool, how you should prepare, and what to think about while you’re doing it.
What I Learned from 8 Years Worth of Journaling and Why You Should Journal Too
What I learned from 8 years worth of Journaling, and Why You should Journal too.
Mountaineering – what it is, why its hard, the “8000ers”, and some of the biggest badasses in history.
Deck available here.
An Introduction to Net Neutrality
Net neutrality – an introduction to the Four Freedoms, History, and recent proposals for changes.
Guide to Anki Flashcards
Why spaced repetition and active recall testing works, and how to use Anki to memorize things by employing these methods.