Month: October 2012

  • Collected Quotes September/October 2012

    My main page on quotes is Quotes to Make You Think. Additional ones can be found under the Quotes tag. I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited. — Jorge Luis […]

  • Sneaky Search Engine

    I use Google search from my Chrome omnibox quite a bit. One of my favorite searches is “define <term>”. Somehow my “define” got hijacked so that when I typed it, Chrome switched to a search of word.sc. Fortunately, I knew this probably would be Chrome’s settings for Search Engines (top right wrench or three horizontal […]

  • Why you will fail to have a great career

    I think when he says “Steven J’s commencement address” he means Steve Jobs. If the below does not work, then try this link: Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career

  • Foundation and Earth and Alpha

    Wired Science has a post about a newly found Earth-sized planet around our closest star system neighbor: The Alpha Centauri system — composed of three stars orbiting one another — is only 4.4 light-years away, a cosmic stone’s throw from us. Though the newly discovered planet has about the same mass as our own, its […]

  • Global Higher Education Trends

    According to Trends in Global Higher Education (PDF), we should pay attention to globalization, massification, Globalization is an interesting trend. As a college student, I enjoyed hanging out with international students and as an employer of student workers, half were international students. Exposure to different cultures, meaning values and perspectives and rituals and (the best) food was […]

  • Impressive Information Load

    Last week I finished the Power Searching With Google MOOC. A month ago a coworker pointed out Google now offers the software used by this MOOC. As a Desire2Learn database and application administrator, I was curious. So I signed up. And actually finished! On my emotional high, I signed up for Current/Future State of Education shortly before […]

  • TED Talk: 3 ways to (usefully) lose control of your brand

    This talk reminds me of The Cluetrain Manifesto. Attempting to control the message, aka the brand, backfires. Employees doing good things builds the brand. It is especially the small things that count. Therefore, empowering employees to do good, altruistic things is really good for the brand. And those things may not even have to be […]

  • Who You Do It With

    Study broadly and without fear. Learn a language if you can, because that will make your life more interesting. Read a little bit each day. But most importantly, try to surround yourself with people you like and make cool stuff with them. In the end, what you do isn’t going to be nearly as interesting […]

  • Undercounting Stats

    Michael Feldstein posted on Twitter: Seeing signs that Google Analytics significantly undercounts. Any recommendation for easy, reliable db-based WordPress analytics? I knew Google Analytics relies on JavaScript to measure what users are doing. Bots typically do not execute JS, so go undercounted. That is OK, probably even great depending on how much they annoy me. […]

  • TED Talk: The currency of the new economy is trust

    How would you describe my reputation in three words? My judgment, knowledge, and behaviors in various situations? Back in the 1990s, the beauty of the Internet was we could disappear and be whomever we wanted. Wherever we went, almost no one knew who we were. Then web sites started providing accounts to sites and tracking […]