Tag: xkcd

TED Talk: Randall Munroe
I have followed XKCD for years. His What If? blog (and book) is really good as well. He walks stepby step through the inputs and effects of the questions. The What If for the video below is Relativistic Baseball. If the video does not load, then tryÂ RandallÂ Munroe: ComicsÂ ThatÂ AskÂ WhatÂ If?

Conditional Thinking
My mind made a leap past something blocking it for a while now. This post, If This, Then That (ifttt): Teaching Conditional Thinking laid the groundwork I needed. The post describes a new simpler version of Yahoo Pipes calledÂ ifttt. The idea of both is to take data generated at one or many places and output […]

Teeshirt Roundup
Recently, Patrick asked how many geeky teeshirts do I have? I have 17 unique shirts. (Bought multiples of a few.) Bruce asked how many have a picture on Facebook? He had posted many of the pictures of me and most of those involve a geeky teeshirt. Thinkgeek Shirts got root? /Everyone stand back/ I know […]

TED Talk: Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation
I was attracted to this video because a while ago I read Daniel’s book:Â A Whole New Mind.Â Take the concept that simple, clearly defined jobs will move to overseas. So to succeed in the United States, children need to be learning conceptual skills and become the people inventing the work doled out to overseas workers. Let’s […]

I’m blogging this.
For about eight months I have participated in a group called the Brunch Bunch here in Athens. We get together to eat and talk. Many conversations drift into the nerdy (my fortÃ©?). The locations vary so I have gotten to try new (to me) restaurants. Elizabeth (pictured right) vouched that I am a great guy. […]

Dammit, Feynman!
LOL Does this mean women are like particles? The forces of attraction and repulsion are the Strong and Weak Nuclear Forces.