…you will never have success. I read this at Guy Kawasaki’s blog today: What do you think would have happened if founders listened to pre-release comments about selling used printers online (eBay), creating the tenth search engine (Google), building personal computers for hobbyists (Apple), enabling people to tell their friends that their cat rolled over [...]
A bit personal… Robert Scoble and Thomas Hawk already has linked to this. But I have to do it too. Thomas says: Cyndie is a single mother of five and the photographs tell the story of her loss of her 10 year old son Derek to cancer. It’s a troubling, moving and emotional series of [...]
Gus Mueller writes about programming on his site, about how some programmers wants everything to be perfect before they ship something. There’s a whole lot of wisdom in what he says, and not only for programmers: …I think sometimes developers can get caught in a trap of trying to make things too “perfect”. “Like Chinese [...]
I was looking through my contacts pictures of Flickr today, and saw this picture by Mary-Anne. The text under it reads… My sister is visiting from halfway across the country. I asked her how long she’s staying. She said “Till Sunday.” And I realized… that meant absolutely nothing to me. This is a good thing. [...]
This is the most creepy movie trailer I’ve seen for a long time. And it isn’t even in the horror section.
Scoble is doing his exit interview: A asks: “What would you say is the biggest flaw at Microsoft?” Its inability to see small things when those things are still small. Hello every boss out there. Copy. Open new text document. Paste. Select all. Font size: 300 pts. Print. Put on wall in front of desk. [...]
This is making me think too. As with Jason Kottke. Peter says: Not too long ago, I was very much engaged with many communities. I attended events on design and information architecture and web stuff. Now, I find myself on the periphery of a lot of groups, but none of them feel like a home [...]
There’s a new trend among people who suffer from info-glut (=too much info coming to you digitally). The trend is: Delete everything. One example: But I’m not waiting until then. As of now, my fancy-pants, community-generated, emergent-behavior data-sorting heuristic is: a calendar. If I haven’t gotten to something in a week, it dies. Stick that [...]
From the track “Cozy Prison” on a-ha‘s latest album “Analogue”: So if you’re careful You won’t get hurt But if your careful all the time Then what’s it worth? Replace “get hurt” with “lose the game” or “get tired” or “get a ‘no’” or “feel stupid”.
Expect to see quite a few of these on sites and blogs in the days to come: Take the test yourself here. Be honest! And put your result in the comments or make a trackback. According to the test, I’m a “Benevolent Experiencer”. The report said “Your inquisitive nature, imagination, and hands-on practicality make you [...]
Norwegian Oddbjørn By just set a new world record. He got these random numbers: 5, 0, 8, 1, 4, 3, 7, 3, 4, 2, 3, 1, 4, 7, 7, 5, 4, 1, 8, 5, 5, 2, 7, 8, 2, 9, 9, 9, 5, 1, 1, 2, 6, 3, 1, 5, 1, 6, 9, 6, 1, [...]
New Scientist reports: They found that meditating actually increases the thickness of the cortex in areas involved in attention and sensory processing, such as the prefrontal cortex and the right anterior insula. “You are exercising it while you meditate, and it gets bigger,” she says.
Nice overview on different techniques for notetaking. Categories: mind Technorati tags: learning
Marc Pincus thinks Bono is the the new pope: “what makes Bono stand out as a true leader is that he is helping us realize our own power”. Support the One campaign and watch the video.
Do you care about your personal freedom? And others? Bruce does: Individual-i stands for Freedom from surveillance Personal privacy Anonymity Equal protection Due process Freedom to read, write, think, speak, associate, and travel The right to make your own choices about sex, reproduction, marriage, and death The right to dissent (via Boingboing)