Month: May 2013

  • Collected Quotes Apr-May 2013

    My main page on quotes is Quotes to Make You Think. Additional ones can be found under the Quotes tag. Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are. — Niccolò Machiavelli Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best. — Bernard M. Baruch When I was young, I used […]

  • Where Are You From?

    I will have to try this the next time someone asks me, “Where are you from?”

  • Your Guesses On My Origin Story

    I have written before on this blog on people trying to figure out my skin color or my accent. These are details which make very little sense. My skin is not dark enough to be black and not pale enough to be white. The weird ways I pronounce words provides few clues to where I […]

  • Accounting Predictions

    In my Prediction Accountability, I ranted on how no one really knows whether predictions are accurate and ended with it really does not matter because no one is going to really stop using these services because they are usually wrong. Basically, I thought it futile to even try. In retrospect that is probably the perfect […]

  • Prediction Accountability

    The technology buzzword standard for prediction appears to be Netflix and Amazon. Everyone wants to get to where they make recommendations customers will buy. But are these predictions any good? Out of the slew of emails you get from Amazon, how percentage do you actually buy? How many do you sneer at it and hit […]

  • Frying the Brain

    Weird day yesterday. The security guard at work decided I have a girlfriend because I rushed to my car instead of hanging around to chat. Of course, he says not to have children because they ruin everything. Next, a woman I only really know from conversations on Tumblr suggested a couple Helen Fisher books. I […]

  • Movie Before Book? Or Book Before Movie?

    She asked what I was reading. So I told her Dust of Dreams and showed her the book. She said I am smart. This launches into a weird conversation culminating in the question. She asked, “Is it weird I watch the movie before reading the book?” A little over a year ago a friend asked me the […]

  • Unfriendly Connect For Feedly

    So Google announced Reader will shut down. So I migrated to Feedly. It is okay, but I will miss Reader just like I still miss Bloglines. (The current Bloglines is actually NetVibes which I hate.) A few weeks ago, I noticed one my categories displays in the left menu there are unread posts, but the […]

  • Alienating Friends Through Correcting Misinformation

    Snopes is your friend. Even if you cannot remember the site, searching for a sentence of a text probably will pull up a hoax clarification site. Facebook is the new chainletter forwarding medium. The share button allows people to very easily and simply pass along anything. Often this is before they do anything to verify […]

  • Dashboard vs Feed

    John Pavlus in Ghost’s Blogging Dashboard Doesn’t Need to Exist fell hook line and sinker for Anil Dash’s All Dashboards Should Be Feeds false dichotomy. The better argument is dashboards only tell the past with all the noise where the more useful information is an accurate future. People ultimately want to know what is going to happen. The […]