Sunday, September 30, 2007
Well now, this explains everything about why I am as I am. (h/t Glenn Reynelds)
From the article, "Scientists have wondered for a long time why madness and creativity seem linked. It appears likely that low levels of latent inhibition and exceptional flexibility in thought might predispose to mental illness under some conditions and to creative accomplishment under others."
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
From the The Positivity Blog, Henrik Edberg offers an interesting counterpoint to all those tips we have read about increasing personal efficiency titled, 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective People. [h/t Craig Newmark]
- Not showing up
- Procrastinating half the day
- When actually doing something, doing something that isn’t the most important thing right now
- Thinking too much
- Seeing the negative and downsides in just about anything
- Clinging to your own thoughts and being closed to outside influences
- Constantly on information overload
I’m guilty of four of these. How about you?
The entire post is brief. The site contains a number of other interesting lists.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Had the post-op check up today and the healing is progressing nicely.
But the day gets even brighter when I discovered that this humble blog has been added to a blogroll for the first time. Thanks Stacy!
Hope to have some fresh material here shortly.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
David Newmark links to an article of interest to MBA types regarding some alternatives to one's "must have" book collection. Click on the article, 10 Overrated Business Books (and What to Read Instead) by Geoffrey James for his reasoning. I have read (or at least skimmed) most of the books on both lists. I tend to side with James.
His Top Ten:
- The March of Folly: From
to Troy by Barbara Tuchman (Knopf, 1984) Vietnam
- The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams (Harper Business, 1996)
- The Art of War by Sun Tzu (various editions)
- Crazy Bosses by
Bing (Collins, 2007) Stanley
- The Book of Proverbs (in the Bible)
- The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli (various editions)
- The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White (various editions)
- How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff (W.W. Norton, 1954)
- The Complete ‘Yes Minister’ by Jonathan Lynn and
Jay (BBC Worldwide Americas, 1989) Antony A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing by G. Malkiel (W.W. Norton, 2007) Burton
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
One of my favorite podcasts is Grammer Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips.
Her posts are brief, entertaining, and informative.
Mignon Fogarty has released a video snippet explaining how she became Grammar Girl.
Monday, September 17, 2007
While many of the high def "purists" will wail that the main image is simply an upconverted version of the original CNBC, I think the plan to push that video to one side will make for a more useful dispenser of information.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
The readership of this blog is modest (one reader, I believe,) and so I can say with some confidence that the demand for a new post has been overwhelming! My apologies for the silence. :)
makes helps me think.
Now for my thoughts:
It is extremely disappointing that this battle for survival (and make no mistake, this is a kill or be killed war we are in) has devolved to bad political theater in
I am also disappointed in the mutual decision of the MSM to curtail repeated replays of video from the 9/11 attacks and the resultant carnage. They claimed it was out of “sensitivity” for the victims’ families. Such utter bullshit.
We must never forget 9/11; and we must win this war against those who seek nothing less than our annihilation.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
It's another one of those "why didn't I think of that?" moments.
From the web site Truemors comes word of an innovation in brownie baking so simple, yet so ingenious.
Check it out at Gizmag.
Unfortunately these days I have to forgo such treats (well, once in awhile I can snitch a snack) in order to lose a few (20ish) more pounds.