Category Archives: Thinking

Two more tips for vacation slideshows

Divide and conquer For multi-day, and especially multi-destination trips, making multiple small shows works well. Even if it’s just family, it’s hard for people to stay interested in a slide show of more than 10 minutes, maybe 20 at most. … Continue reading

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Plan for success!

In my current “day job” I’m a systems engineer helping my customers get stuff done.  Before that, I led and managed software projects.  In both these roles I was, and still am, amazed at the number of times people fail … Continue reading

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Is perception reality? …really?

I mentioned in the prior post how John Medina’s Brain Rules helped me get my brain in the right frame of mind to connect with It’s all invented in the Zanders’ book. It’s not exactly the point that the Zanders’ … Continue reading

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Book review: The Art of Possibility

The Art of Possibility by Roz and Ben Zander, Harvard Press (c) 2000. In my life there have been a handful of books that made a major, lasting impact on me.  A couple of them truly changed my life-they altered … Continue reading

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Happy New Year & Welcome to 2012 !

Happy new year to one and all. Hope you and yours have a happy and healthy one.

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A Douglas Adams perspective

Ran across this quote from Douglas Adams, the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series of radio plays and books which I highly recommend. From the book The Salmon of Doubt: Anything that is in the world when … Continue reading

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The most exciting words in science

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’, but ‘That’s funny…’ –Isaac Asimov Seems true for science and all my life. So many of the most interesting and best things … Continue reading

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The blessings of science

Ran across a link to this TED Tokyo talk on Garr Reynold’s presentation site and really found it interesting both for content and as a good presentation. The talk is by Kenichiro Mogi a Japanese scientist. His visuals are good … Continue reading

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A thought experiment

Here’s an experiment that we can’t actually do and might well never have the technology for. Fortunately, that’s not important for the thought experiment, though. The experiment is closely related to the immediately prior post. In there I wrote “…assemble … Continue reading

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Thinking about life

Life on other planets may, or may not, exist. Yet an even greater mystery is why there is life at all and just what is what we call “life” anyway? And, yes, I know there’s a definition in every biology … Continue reading

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