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December 31, 2009

Ten for 10 12.31.9

Recycle the old:

1 Cook at home more.
2 Travel more.
3 Write more.
4 Get more on my "to do" list done.
5 Learn something new.
6 Volunteer more.
7 Spend more time with family.
8 Get in better shape.
9 Try new recipes or be a better cook/baker.
10 Read more books.

Happy New Year!

December 29, 2009

2009 Been there Done That

Las Vegas, NV
St. George, UT Day trips to Zion and Bryce National Parks.
Norwich, CT
Mashantucket, CT
Tabernacle, NJ
Summit, NJ
Orlando, FL
Cocoa, FL
Daytona Beach, FL
Somerville, MA

December 23, 2009

Essaouira 12.23.9

How the brain works.
Irritating management.
Lehrer's Rules.
Teaching.
Hacker.
Writing center.
Knowing what to look for.
Write101.
Caser shift.
Career advice.
Codes.
Bad ideas for drinks.

Wiki Links:
Brobdingnag.
Glossary of rhetorical terms.

Festivus airing of daily life 12.23.9

Some things in life come across as a WTF? Did that just happen? You aren't sure how to react. For example, a trip to the mens room where in order to flush the urinal, a co worker karate kicks the handle. Sure I'm all for the avoiding spreading flu, but this seems to take measures to the extreme. Other times you wish you had the ability to block calls on public transportation, to save the other passengers sanity. Like yesterday. What would normally be an uneventful train ride home turned into an hour plus ordeal due to a train derailment. Sitting next to a lady who can't stay off the phone. Yes her turn by turn directions in Spanish kept everyone on her contact updated. 15 nervous seconds later, placing another call. 30 seconds, another call. 10 seconds another call. 25 seconds another....well you get the idea. For a 15 minute trip down Mass Ave, she must have made over 100 calls. Keep it simple and hang up.

Not writing plans.
Syllabus.
BYO.
Interview.
Business advice.
Tips.
Drunken rants.
Innovators.
Microsoft learnings.
Finding Your Passion.
PreMortem.
Linux developments.
Latin Quotes and Phrases.
Schemes lecture.
Selling usability.
What makes them click.

Wiki Links:
Merge Sort.

December 18, 2009

Seychelles 12.18.9

Motivation.
Planning your perfect day.
Insults.
Puzzles.

Wiki Links:
Apophenia.
Enantiodromia.
Grognard.
L'esprit de l'escalier.
Nomothetic.
Physiognomy.
Agonist.
Hip Roof.
Yamaguchi-gumi.
John Logie Baird.
List of cakes.


December 16, 2009

Cathedral of the Annunciation 12.16.9

Living on half.
Life lessons.
Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics and at Home.
Ideation.
Funny holiday cartoons.
Cooking science.
Gaming the System.
Books For Inquiring Minds.
Writers list.
Harvard links.
How to recognise a good programmer.
National Geographic Photo contest winners.
Follow ups.
Making pretzels.
Shrinking novel.
Elevator pitch.
AWL.
Study guides.


Wiki Links:
Diffusion of innovations.
Krampus.
Tunguska event.
Subjunctive mood.


December 11, 2009

Discover what is wrong about other countries 12.11.9

Continuity game.
Unlikely words.
Excel spreadsheets.
NYT Books of 2009.
Six Steps to Living in the Moment.
Learning tools.
Las Vegas poker tournaments.
Mass property on EBAY.
Learning.
Risk management.
Stylecarrot.
Resolutions.
Skill instructions.
NASA connect.
Strategy.
Implementable Life Problem-Solving Strategies.
How to Get Your Ideas Across to Clients.
Life on an asteroid?
Chocolate recipe.
Oblivious investor.
Build your wild self.
Google living stories.
Stanford writing.
Improve Your Public Speaking Skills.
How to.
Ideas.

Wiki Links:
Gerald Edelman.
Claude Shannon.

December 03, 2009

Christmas list 2009 12.3.9

Gift Ideas

1. New luggage.

2. Marquette basketball tickets to games on the East Coast. Providence, UConn, Villanova, Seton Hall, Big East.

3. Golf balls.

4. CD's. Groo Grux, 11:11, new albums, Apple I tunes gift card.

4. Packers Sweatshirt.

5. Good wine.

6. Money.

7. Car.

8. Clothes.

9. Books.

TOD 12.3.9

Spring like conditions in December? Snow in Texas while record highs in the Northeast?

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.


The endless cycle of idea and action,
Endless invention, endless experiment,
Brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness;
Knowledge of speech, but not of silence;
Knowledge of words, and ignorance of the Word.
All our knowledge brings us nearer to our ignorance,
All our ignorance brings us nearer to death,
But nearness to death no nearer to GOD.
Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
The cycles of Heaven in twenty centuries
Bring us farther from GOD and nearer to the Dust.
-- T.S. Eliot, "The Rock"

On this Day 12.3.9

Jim Collins.
National writing month.
Online Stopwatch.
How to.
Ralph soundboard.
Larapinta Hiking trail.
Random facts.
Questions for Examining Goals.
Keys to Magnetic Likeability.
Teaching kids math.
Become a better writer.
Life tips.
Excel goal seek.
Mark Twain quotes.
Motivation Hacks.
Resolution.
Interview questions.

Wiki LInks:
January 0. It fell off my calendar.
Responsibility assignment matrix.
Unusual articles.
Kenneth Goldsmith.

December 01, 2009

Looking back 12.1.9

1. See more of the world. Las Vegas, Orlando, Bryce, Zion. A-
2. Use the senses more. No idea. Inc.
3. Cook at home more. Decent, not great. Need to get better. C
4. Have people over more often. None. D-
5. Travel more. See 1. A-
6. Be more awesome. Needs improvement. C-
7. Write more. Yeah right. D
8. Get more on my "to do" list done. Still some planning. C+
9. Learn something new, help others more, and spend more time with friends and family. No, Yes, Yes. B