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… Continue reading Better Circles and Lists
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… Continue reading Halos and Circles
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… Continue reading Just Call Me the Anole Whisperer
Desoto Falls, originally uploaded by Ezra S F.
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… Continue reading TED Talk: Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself
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… Continue reading Goal Progress
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… Continue reading Quotes That Make You Think: Collected for First Half 2011