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4.27.2011

Data behind the spark

A post on the topic of that "looking-more-hopeless attraction project" I keep pondering:

http://alvanista.wordpress.com/2009/10/14/attraction-from-0-0-to-1-0-also-the...

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I wish I could develop this discipline...

Four Reasons to Keep a Work Diary
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/04/four_reasons_to_keep_a_work_di.html

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More on the "sousveillance" topic...

I hadn't yet heard the term "privacy-progressive"...

Apple Filed a Patent Application in 2009 for What It's Now Calling a 'Bug'
http://blogs.forbes.com/kashmirhill/2011/04/27/apple-filed-a-patent-applicati...

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4.26.2011

This is my early, early childhood

Minneapolis St Paul in the Seventies: Stephen Cysewski

http://www.cysewski.com/minstpaul/

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4.19.2011

Artificial Intelligence improves

My gut reaction to this story was, "yeah, computers should be able to do that..."

Robot Journalist??? writes a better story than human sports reporter ?? TNW Media
http://thenextweb.com/media/2011/04/18/robot-journalist-writes-a-better-story...

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4.11.2011

Amen, Jakob Nielsen!

Life-Long Computer Skills (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

http://www.useit.com/alertbox/computer-skills.html

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4.09.2011

Fiber Cement Siding - GAF WeatherSide

http://www.gaf-weatherside.com/ is a great idea for people who want to maintain a "mid-century modern" house. Not me, at the moment...

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A model for motivation?

This looks really interesting, from the article "Self Motivation: Let It Flow?"

http://www.the-happy-manager.com/self-motivation.html
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Typed by fingertip and sent from my iPad

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4.08.2011

Speaking of 3D printing...

"The next Napster? Copyright questions as 3D printing comes of age":

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/04/the-next-napster-copyright-qu...

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4.07.2011

3 tricks for solving problems faster and better | Daniel Pink

http://www.danpink.com/archives/2011/04/3-tricks-for-solving-problems-faster-...

I wonder if this is true for me? Hmmm... Points to ponder...

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4.05.2011

letterly?

http://letterly.net/ seems like an interesting idea...

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4.04.2011

I've got to clean...

This past weekend I was working on some de-duping of old backup files... because I can't throw anything away "just in case" I need it later or in case I want to explore and ponder some part of my history... So the next-best-thing is to reduce the clutter and make sure I'm hoarding just one copy of things.

(As an aside, that can really mess things up if the copy you delete is out of a folder that was a set... but that's the risk you run...)

Anyway, I was thinking that I also need to declutter my office spaces. I'm not an inherently organized "I-love-to-maintain-structure" person, but at some point that turns from a non-strength into a weakness (as Buckingham would put it via Now Discover Your Strengths).

Next steps: continue the scanning project to get the paper notes into convenient digital form, and work on better bookcases in the den.

To consider: better book organization with the help of LibraryThing -- maybe getting as fancy as LC categories or such.

Check back in a year or two to see how it went. :)

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