Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

Month: July 2011

  • Better Circles and Lists

    Last week I blogged about Facebook Lists and Google Circles being similar concepts so nothing Earth shattering. The problem with is both reliability and validity. The imperfection of human recall and recognition means both Lists and Circles have glaring obvious holes in establishing the correct connections. As users increase the size of their social networks, the…

  • Halos and Circles

    Facebook and Google+ both have ways of categorizing people for targeted sharing. The first way I attempted to handle my Facebook lists was basic categories like Coworkers, Family, Friends, Internet, and Locals. Then I switched jobs. It became a little weird to gripe about the new job to both, so I went down the crazy…

  • Just Call Me the Anole Whisperer

    Got a couple of feet close to this anole. They seem to trust me enough to get close enough to grab them like I did as a kid. These days I just take a photo. (Not as traumatizing for both when grabbing results in getting bitten.) Also, this was about halfway the color change from…

  • Desoto Falls

    Desoto Falls, originally uploaded by Ezra S F.

  • TED Talk: Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself

    I read quite a bit. Not having a spouse, children, or real adult responsibilities, I have much free time to spend. Reading is a preferred way of spending that time. My goals probably are better described as self-challenges to stretch my reading in new ways. Perhaps it is more like a 5K race winner deciding to…

  • Goal Progress

    Yesterday was the 182nd day of the year, so at the halfway point, here is an update on my resolution progress. Complete unfinished novel series. I finished the Harry Potter series at the first update. The Sword of Truth series is now done. I have most of the Ender’s series books, so I am working on…

  • Quotes That Make You Think: Collected for First Half 2011

    More quotes for Quotes to Make You Think collected over the past year. Additional ones can be found under the Quotes tag. The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. — William Arthur Ward (1921-1994) Making the simple complicated is commonplace. Making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. — Charles Mingus The…