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December 26, 2012 at 5:42pm

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Amazon package day….yaaayyyy!

Amazon package day….yaaayyyy!

November 29, 2012 at 8:48pm

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iDoneThis blog: Jeff Bezos’s Peculiar Management Tool for Self-Discipline →


The modern workplace’s vogue is informal information exchange. We sit in open floor plan offices so that we can spontaneously collide, chat, and collaborate. The office setup for a meet-cute of ideas can be fizzy and energizing, though when sparks aren’t flying, the colliding can be noisy…

August 26, 2012 at 12:07pm

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Studies have shown that highlighting and rereading text is among the least effective ways for students to remember the content of what they have read. A far better technique is for students to quiz themselves. In one study, students who read a text once and then tried to recall it on three occasions scored 50 percent higher on exams than students who read the text and then reread it three times. And yet many teachers persist in encouraging—or at least not discouraging—the techniques that science has proved to fall short.

— http://anniemurphypaul.com/2012/08/put-down-that-highlighter/ (via searchforknowledge)

August 7, 2012 at 6:38pm

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The tragedy of reading history is that we are reminded how brief life really is. It’s like leaving an engrossing movie midway

August 2, 2012 at 10:21am

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The past, present and future of the universe are just different regions of a single vast spacetime. Time is part of space-time, but space-time is a higher reality existing outside of time.

— Memories of Kurt Godel:  http://www.rudyrucker.com/blog/2012/08/01/memories-of-kurt-godel/

May 28, 2012 at 9:22am

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Spent some time this weekend polishing up an old google app engine project that was in hibernation. Given that my knowledge of web applications is fairly limited, I ended up learning quite a few things: 

  1. That data can be separated from the structure/design via XML/JSON. The fact that the data, structure & design can all be separated by XML, HTML & CSS is fairly elegant.
  2. That jquery can be used as a high-level abstraction layer to avoid dealing with browser nitty-gritties.
  3. How AJAX/Javascript work.

Most happily, I have a simple note-sharing application that does what I want it to do, and something that I can use today & everyday.

May 13, 2012 at 11:52pm

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Isomorphismes: I feel vindicated in several ways by the Netflix Engineering team’s... →


I feel vindicated in several ways by the Netflix Engineering team’s recent blog post explaining what they did with the results of the Netflix Prize. What they wrote confirms what I’ve been saying about recommendations as well as my experience designing recommendation engines for clients, in…

April 10, 2012 at 9:26pm

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But our success actually hinges on the opposite: on our willingness to risk missing some information. Because trying to focus on it all is a risk in itself.

— http://blogs.hbr.org/bregman/2009/05/two-lists-you-should-look-at-e.html

April 4, 2012 at 2:45pm

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"no thing, no person, no event,no situation has the power to make you suffer or even should be seen as negative"

March 27, 2012 at 5:25pm

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Hacking and investing are similar in that both involve making sense of complex systems. 

March 24, 2012 at 2:51pm

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Fascinating that Subash Chandra has found the time to do 17 meditation retreats: http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2012/0326/billionaires-12-asia-pacific-subhash-chandra-zee-tv-vipassana-transcendental.html . Having done just one, I can say that it takes a serious amount of discipline. But more than doing retreats, it’s imperative to find the time to meditate everyday. I’ve been doing so on most days since January 2009 (clocked in close to 1500 hours so far), and I must say it’s really one of the most rewarding things that you can do. Still need to find the time to do more retreats though. 

March 18, 2012 at 8:38pm

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Everything’s amazing and nobody’s happy.

March 15, 2012 at 1:07pm

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The two hemispheres do complementary processing… The right hemisphere of the brain provides the ‘big picture,’ and the left controls sequential processing. Both of those are important for creativity… Creativity is a more whole-brained activity than we’d like to imagine… Reason relies on emotion… Logical decisions such as buying a car are actually influenced by highly emotional impulses [from the right brain] that we then rationalize.

— Researchers probe the neuroscience of creativity, seeing fMRI evidence that our notion of the “divided brain” is indeed mistaken. (via explore-blog)

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March 14, 2012 at 4:38pm

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