Auckland Boys Grammar School is bad. Actually.

I’m getting pretty sick of seeing my alma mater constantly in the news. Pretty much my entire experience at Auckland Boys Grammar School (AGS) was awful. Starting before I even went there. Some of this is not entirely the schools fault – I was undiagnosed for ADHD and Autism and I also had vision impairmentContinue reading “Auckland Boys Grammar School is bad. Actually.”

Immigration is not the issue.

It’s been a rough week for migrant issues. Rounding out an exceptionally bad year and election season for migrants in Aotearoa. If you’ve been in Aotearoa for any length of time I first want to show you a chart that will help you identify this key difference in the way we talk about immigration inContinue reading “Immigration is not the issue.”

The World I Want To Live In

I often complain about a lot of things, I am a fairly pessimistic realist in regards to politics. I haven’t seen a lot of good change in my lifetime since becoming aware of politics. So what does my ideal world look like. 1 Capitalism is no longer the economic praxis. Capitalism is a completely amoralContinue reading “The World I Want To Live In”

The Games Industry is fundamentally broken

Gaming is a significant part of my life, and being honest my identity. This has been my life since we first got an Amiga500 when I was in my first decade of life. I have lived, breathed and thought about gaming in near every waking moment at times. The rush and thrill of gaming isContinue reading “The Games Industry is fundamentally broken”

The inequality driver in our society barely mentioned. The birth lottery.

How’d you guys do? We all played this lottery even if we didn’t want to. It’s the single biggest determinant of how well you do in our capitalist society. Hard work? Bootstraps? The birth lottery laughs in the face of these absurd concepts. Wealth needs to be taxed. It cannot be that the main driverContinue reading “The inequality driver in our society barely mentioned. The birth lottery.”

Celebrities and Role Models

I’d like to talk a little bit about modern celebrity culture, social media and it’s role in our lives, and some real positive role models. Firstly, I’d like to completely admonish our current obsession with celebrities, and what constitutes a “celebrity” in modern media. It’s no big secret that with the rise of reality television,Continue reading “Celebrities and Role Models”

Wild conjecture and discovery thread

If I have medication off days, I tend to binge eat to generate dopamine. Seems counter productive. I’m not actually hungry, I just need the dopamine. Someone mentioned exercise, it seems like if you have an excess of serotonin compared to dopamine (and Autistic people tend to have hyperserotonemia – a natural excess level ofContinue reading “Wild conjecture and discovery thread”

Pieces of advice to myself/others after diagnosis of ADHD (in retrospect)

You are going to doubt yourself massively before, during, and after getting diagnosed. You most certainly are an ADHD person – this is part of the process. Learn to accept what is there, rather than fighting against it. Get ready to cut toxic people from your life. I spent six years working against my diagnosisContinue reading “Pieces of advice to myself/others after diagnosis of ADHD (in retrospect)”

The effects of parenting and compliance

Of course the concept of fixed personality wont make sense to highly masked people of any type. When you are changing your social appearance to match who they expect, it's hard to identify who you are – also it does change due to plasticity. Very few traits are fixed (if any). People can only changeContinue reading “The effects of parenting and compliance”