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How do I write so much, you ask? Well, glad you asked -

A few of my friends - three friends, to be exact - mentioned to me that I write a heck of a lot on here and they're impressed. I have convinced the ultra-smart Sami Baqai to start blogging, and he just got the holy-shit-this-is-hard-I'm-overwhelmed feeling. Ah, yes, I have been there Sami. Perhaps I can share some thoughts.

First and foremost, I am a huge devotee of the Equal-Odds Rule. As far as I know, I'm the only person talking about it outside of academia. This Amazon review covers it pretty well:

The equal-odds rule says that the average publication of any particular scientist does not have any statistically different chance of having more of an impact than any other scientist's average publication. In other words, those scientists who create publications with the most impact, also create publications with the least impact, and when great publications that make a huge impact are created, it is just a result of "trying" enough times. This is an indication that chance plays a larger role in scientific creativity than previously theorized.

So I read that, and I'm like - whoa. You know Neo in the Matrix? Whoa.

If you want to make excellent stuff, you need to make a lot of stuff.

World War Robot by Ashley Wood

On Where Pianos Roam

A few weeks ago, I was in Atlanta, GA at a Barnes and Nobles in Little Five Points when I came across a book of paintings called World War Robot by Ashley Wood and TP Louise.

Mind you, I've never really been into war-themed art, but the inclusion of robots really grabbed my attention.  I love the robot designs in Transformers, but the work in World War Robot is stark, haunting, gritty, and to me, grippingly beautiful.

These paintings by Ashley Wood follow a narrative of a war in which opposing sides use robot warfare to their fullest advantage.  At the epicenter of this gargantuan battle is a company that is supplying all of the best robot technology to both sides.

These images are realism and surrealism blended together to create an imaginative and visionary body of work. 

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