I was looking for an intellectual challenge I could feel passionate about. Some itch I just had to scratch. And keep on scratching. Something geeky. And as usual, it just pops out from nowhere. I ask, it comes. Can’t explain exactly how. This time it happened to be the creation of a file manager from scratch. I love the terminal as a workspace. I do most of my work - writing, e-mail, reading, editing, programming... Read more!
One of the most thoughtful and empathetic people I’ve ever met, Amani Sedoyeka is helping in any way he can. His family is highly respected because they are highly effective in helping others without thought of reward. Meet the amazing Amani and get inspired by his words, his actions. Amani was the gateway to an adventure that Brendan and I will never forget. Link to this post: https://isene.org/2020/11/AmaniSedoyeka.html Read more!
In this webinar, we have Marco Elsafadi as our guest. He has been working with some pretty tough teenagers and has managed to crack the code on how to get under their skin and truly help them. His tips are relevant for how to relate to any youth - whether you are a father, mother, teacher, coach, grandparent or in any position where you are helping young people. Link to this post: https://isene.org/2020/11/MarcoElsafadi.html Read more!
Two weeks ago, we had Olympics swimmer Chris Cook on our weekly webinar. His mental trainer back when he was at his peak was Simon Hartley. Simon has some great insight into what make people perform at a World Class level. And here you get it in the simplest of terms: Link to this post: https://isene.org/2020/10/SimonHartley.html Read more!
This is part 2 of the podcast where I talk about the weird of Scientology. The Norwegian organization “Hjelpekilden” (roughly translated to “Source for help”) is helping escapees from closed religious societies get a new foothold in life. They run a podcast where they interview apostates from various religious cults on how it was to leave and cope with a life on the outside. In this part we talk about crazy stuff regarding money, forbidden... Read more!
We had a special guest on our webinar this week - the Olympic swimmer Chris Cook. The webinar series originated from our Facebook Group, “Help without thought of reward”. Chris is a truly empathetic, nice guy with some unique stories and great wisdom. This is a must-see episode: Link to this post: https://isene.org/2020/10/ChrisCook.html Read more!
The Norwegian organization “Hjelpekilden” (roughly translated to “Source for help”) is helping escapees from closed religious societies get a new foothold in life. They run a podcast where they interview apostates from various religious cults on how it was to leave and cope with a life on the outside. I was interviewed about my involvement in Scientology. We cover some of the crazy stories in this first of two podcasts - like the time squeeze... Read more!
In this week’s webinar from our Facebook Group, “Help without thought of reward”, we covered the subject “Men and loneliness”. In many cultures this is topic is considered taboo. As usual, we cover lots of ground - this time with our special guest, Dexter Gelfand. Link to this post: https://isene.org/2020/10/LonelyMen.html Read more!
In search of Nerdvana, I turned another corner. I got around to tackle the full range of colors in my Linux setup. I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on my Dell XPS 15 laptop. No desktop manager, just the i3 Window Manager straight on X. Most of my work is done in the terminal (urxvt). I write 95% of all text in VIM, mutt is my email client, I use weechat for IRC, Twitter, Slack and... Read more!
Back on the brilliant podcast, “Henning’s Verden”. This time we talk about a wide range of subjects - centered around the pursuit of happiness. Topics ranges from what makes people happy, how to handle unhappiness, the problem with Heaven and Nirvana, what happens when you reach your goals, safety in life, pushing boundaries, giving without thought of reward, happiness in mathematics, the pursuit of a Theory of Everything in physics, alternative energy sources and more.... Read more!
I have done many talks on science - especially on physics, chemistry, quantum mechanics and astronomy. One particularly fun subject is on the sizes of things in our universe - from the smallest building blocks inside of particles all the way up to grand structures of galaxies. I did a couple of demonstrations for kids in a primary school. The kids learned about how tiny things are in a Hydrogen atom by having one electron... Read more!
Our weekly webinar from our Facebook Group, “Help without thought of reward.” This time the subject was “When to push and when to support” - another suggestion by Brian. Enjoy: Link to this post: https://isene.org/2020/09/PushOrSupport.html Read more!