Notes from the Blue & Gold Army, a TV Pilot called “Flux” that I wrote/directed and a film-project that ended in a lawsuit.

In a few months, I think Streamplate will become sustainable and in doing so, become the first project that I initiated, to sustainably grow. When I say sustainable, I mean I think we’ll be able to secure a few million dollars in investment during 2021 which will finance what’s needed…

From filmmaking to programming to ???.

Author’s Note: This was originally published on Feb 12th 2019, updated in late 2020 and most recently updated on 6th July 2021.

2016

By June 2016, I was wrapping up a small film production called “Clutch”. While it would take a bit longer for the production to come to its conclusive…

Geographic determinism underwrote the rise of Ancient Greece but when did borders stop holding back nations?

Evidence for Aboriginal Australians timestamps their emergence around 60,000 years ago. Despite this head-start on many other societies, Aboriginals never domesticated animals or farmed.

Animals were the non-mechanised workers that extended the reach of a worker before societies began tuning metals for tools. …

Amongst the jurors, I was the youngest, but during 4 days of deliberations, I became a senior voice. After we delivered our verdict, what stuck with me — is how scared I’d be to face a jury.

Author’s note: My understanding is that it’s legal to recount my jury experience as there were no confidential materials shared during the proceedings. However, in the interest of protecting the parties and jurors involved, I have obfuscated some details.

Readers should also be aware the case involved a graphic description…

Building Streamplate for the finish line tomorrow.

Apparently 90% of startups fail and I think this is generally due to operational insensibility. “Co-founder infighting”, “running out of money”, “poor market penetrance” and “weak product market fit” are some of the commonly listed reasons but I think these describe symptoms and not causes.

The average age of a…

Why are most smaller tech companies most likely to use better technology than far larger, more financed competitors?

This is one of my favourite charts. Note — it’s quite long.

After speaking at a panel, I was asked by a lecturer at USYD to share my thoughts on how computer science could be better taught at the university.

Context

I’m studying electrical engineering with a major in computer engineering and neuroscience at the University of Sydney. I’m a subject away from completing my neuroscience degree and I’ve completed about 60% of my engineering degree, with the remaining subjects being electives in computer engineering. I’ve deferred the past 3 semesters…

After receiving feedback about Streamplate’s pitch, we’ve realised a change in sentence structure has unblocked a lot.

Last week we pitched Streamplate at Fishburners and learnt how unattractive the term “food-ordering” was to some people. They think it’s a crowded market, a space unable to change because of how well capitalised the incumbents are, and effectively a “dead” market.

So when a venture-capitalist (VC) heard the words…

The conscious mind adheres to a sense of understanding that’s designed by the subconscious and this has precipitated a magnetism in religions showing a universal demand for spirituality.

I’m not religious, but I do think there’s value in how religion is a vehicle for a lot of people to become spiritual. And the value of mindfulness that arises from spirituality seems to have been valued across most civilisations. …

The brain normalises itself over time, meaning as we age, the mind settles into a self-reinforcing cycle that can only be described as making us run in circles throughout our life.

This is an observation I keep noting and I’m going to briefly describe it here.

I’ve always believed that for the majority of the Western world, the two most life-defining events for anyone, excluding birth are;

  1. Getting married,
  2. Securing a mortgage.

This is because of how consequential both of these…

Bryan Jordan

Electrical engineering/Neuroscience at University of Sydney. Aspiring neuro-trauma surgeon with a few software/hardware goals. www.streamplate.com

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