Probably the best time travel movie I’ve ever seen. Well worth a watch.
I don’t really understand all this but I love that this guy is blogging via Github.
Only one of 479 DHS employees surveyed by the inspector general’s office was actually able to use the common channel, according to the report. Most of those surveyed—72 percent—didn’t even know the common channel existed. Another 25 percent knew the channel existed but weren’t able to find it; 3 percent were able to find an older common channel, but not the current one.
Trying to get a group of five people working remotely on a conference to communicate effectively is hard. So getting an entry national network of government officials in different departments has to be order of magnitude harder.
So, +1 for attempting to solve a difficult problem. And -5 for spending $430mm on a solution with 1/479 adoption ratio.
To mimic nature, Sorenson layered a surface with hydrophilic and hydrophobic coatings, used a fan to pass air over the surface, and eventually managed to get water to condense. This eventually led to the design of a self-filling water bottle.
Yes, a self-filling water bottle.
Video games are fantastic training not just for specific situational knowledge (like military training), but at general cognitive and hand eye coordination as well.
The nickel price had lasted over 70 years. And in retrospect, Andrew Young says, it wasn’t a bad thing for the company. It’s one reason Coke is everywhere today. The company couldn’t raise the price. So it did the only thing it could: It sold as many Cokes as possible.
This has to stop. There has to be a setting to turn this shit off. Took a bunch of clicks to find it, but I finally found something that says “Social ads show an advertiser’s message alongside actions you have taken, such as liking a Page”. Sounds about right.
If you like pages on Facebook and you don’t specifically tell them that advertisers can’t use your face to push their product… advertisers can use your face to push their product.
A friend pointed out that this animated couple looks, well, exactly like me and Monica. I think he might be right.
A little while back I wrote about my “email management” habits, where I pointed out that the first thing I read in the morning is my email.
Conventional stress and time management wisdom teaches that you should not look at your email first thing in the morning. You should, in fact, confine your email to small periods of the day where you deal with email in “batch.”
Just for fun, I spent time this morning looking at OmniFocus and our Google Docs task dashboard instead of my email. After that, I had meetings, and driving time, so now I’m starting in on email for the first time in the day.
I have to say emphatically that this is far more stressful for me, and not something I’m going to make a habit of.