It’s your friend’s birthday and you want to give them something special. You are discussing options with your brother for suggestions. You reject many and accept some to think over. How are you doing this? Because you know your friend well. What contributed to this understanding? It’s a simple thing but the result of complex processes that your mind does in the background without making it obvious. Your understanding of your friend is a combination of multiple pieces.
Why do we draw up business or sales forecasts? Why do we restructure organizations? Why do we plan inventories? Why do we do weather forecasting? All these are a dossier to prepare us for what lies ahead and to plan accordingly. This came home to me revealingly when I joined the Grad Course in Astrology in 2009.
I have a 3 year old Macbook Pro that has been giving overheating problems for a few months now. I ignored it for a while and then tried doing some problem-solving myself. I downloaded utilities to increase the fan speed of the machine to increase the cooling and got a perforated table and a cooling pad as base for the laptop. Yet, the machine’s temperature graph continues to go north. I was becoming used to keeping an eye on the temperature at most times, worried it would harm my machine. With the North Indian summer setting in, it was now becoming difficult to use the machine for even half an hour, if it was a non-AC environment. Before I took it to the service center, […]