Honked my car at a mockingbird the other day in hopes he learns to mimic it. meltingdolls: I swear this mocking bird in my yard has been learning whistle sounds from a pervy construction crew or something.
The decline of creativity is what psychologists refer to as ‘inculturation.’...– Jonah Lehrer on aging and creativity. (via nprfreshair)
I to really need to pick up Susan Cain’s book Quiet. I watched her talk at Leading@Google a couple weeks ago because I could not find her TED. Now the TED is available. My family very much was the one where we would hang out together reading. I’ve always been the one to hang back and watch and observe until comfortable. Before I even understood systems, my mind was attempting to...
We are no guiltier in following the primative impulses that govern us than is...– feminaamphibios: Marquis de Sade (via dailystendhalnitesaudade) I’m never sure how I feel about this. I am reading the The Genius in All of Us whose point is the impact of genetics (often called Nature) on behavior exists, yes, but genetics does not completely define behavior. Achieving beyond...
Why I am leaving the Empire, by Darth Vader →
Parody of the Goldman Sachs resignation letter.
CNNMoney Tech Tumblr: 61% of Adobe Reader plug-ins... →
A good IT shop has mechanisms for pushing out software updates. This is a problem with solutions from 1998 that work perfectly well. (When people have the priorities allow for the time to implement them.) cnnmoneytech: IT departments are notoriously slow when it comes to updating their companies’ workstations. But this is just ridiculous. 61% of Adobe Reader plug-ins used by corporate...
All you have to do is add up the amount of money spent on courses. Just take an...– Could Many Universities Follow Borders Bookstores Into Oblivion? - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education (via infoneer-pulse)
Netflix, Please Don't Go Cable →
Given Netflix’s past year of trying to kill themselves off. This makes sense. theatlantic: A report from Reuters that Netflix is in talks with an unnamed cable company has us worried. The information comes from unnamed sources and only mentions a quiet discussion of adding the streaming service to cable, but if it all pans out, Netflix will become ”available as another on-demand option...