The idea that you should step out of your confort zone was clearly created by someone who just likes to to jump from one thing to the next. I, for one, clearly do my best job in my confort zone, and the best way to expand my confort zone is by nudging its borders. Not […]
Ed Yong: Zombie roaches and other parasite tales
The luminescent bike path
In Poland, near Lidzbark Warminski, a new bike path was created that get bright at night after being charged by the sun during the day. The company who created the path tried to be as cost effective as possible, as the materials are more expensive than the materials used in tradicional bikelanes. The luminescente material […]
What makes a good read?
As a reader I approach each new book with a question: Will this book be a good read? Will I have fun reading it? Will this be another one of those amazing books I can’t put down until I’m through it, until I read it to the last chapter? Or will it, on the other extreme, […]
stuff multinational internet companies don’t get
There are a few things multinational internet companies don’t seem to understand: Location and language don’t always match – even when a users are proficient with the local official language, they may still prefer to use a different language – but there are a lot of users who may not be proficient enough to use the […]
Dividing issue nr. 354762
Today I would like to ask you about one of the big dividing issues in the western world… Cinnamon swirl, are you a hot or cold kind of person?
Great Wall of Logitech
Ted Talk: How to make stress your friend
Wintergatan – Marble Machine
Martin Molin of the Swedish band Wintergatan has debuted his musical marble machine. It took more than two years to plan, build and tweaking the machine, but it sound amazingly.
This is a math riddle often asked in Portugal to kids who are good at math. There are two versions of the same riddle, but if you can do one, you will most likely be able to do the other – I leave you both, just in case: A hawk flies by a flock of […]
the Problem with Jeggings
Increase the headcount
I hope you won’t mind the direct approach, the **Some company name** team is looking for Perl developers to increase its headcount, and I was wondering whether you would be interested. Your profile is a good match for our needs. I was looking into my recent contacts on Linked in and I had a message from […]
Our responsibility for those whose lives we touch
From the little prince to the intersessions of Mercy, by the sisters of Mercy, and not even spiking social responsibility statements from corporations, our society is impregnated with the idea that we are responsible for the lives of others. With the little prince, our responsibility end with those we tame, but to almost everyone else […]
The Zipf mystery
Vsauce published this video where he talks about the relationship between word usage ranking and the frequency they are used, as all as the relationship between Zipf’s Law and the Pareto Law and how the Zipf law works for so many things in the world and our live. An interesting video to see.
Tempo suficiente para amar
Time Enough for Love, (tempo suficiente para amar) é um clássico de ficção cientifica da autoria de Robert Heinlein, publicado pela primeira vez em 1973. Nele Lazarus Long conta a sua história de mais de dois milénios. Ambos ensinávamos escola, dentro e fora de casa. Talvez os nossos miúdos tenham tido uma educação estranha… mas uma rapariga […]
Time Enough for Love
Time Enough for Love is one of several books Robert Heinlein wrote for his character Lazarus Long. In it Lazarus counts his long history to a group of people who are at least as interesting in his recovery as they are in his history. Born in 1916 Lazarus Long just didn’t outlived time, but his story goes […]
Energy and sleep
Some days I have the feeling that sleeping is essential to keep productive. Other days the fun of keeping working on something takes all the need for sleep away. It’s not only how much we sleep that matters, it seems, but also what is keeping us from sleeping.
the Unsuspecting Mage
The Unsuspecting Mage is the first of seven volumes that constitute the Morcyth Sage written by Brian S. Pratt. The book follows the adventures of a guy who likes Role Playing games, just finished high school and on what he expects to be a job interview is sent to a different reality where he become a mage. […]
Robert Heinlein is one of the authors I had the fortune of getting to know since an early age. I grow up in a very small village – the first library I had access to was the shelf full of books from my primary school – maybe about an hundred books for an very young […]
Source: CommitStrip – [Best Of] Coder’s mood #1
Emma, Le Trèfle
When advertisement is properly done, it surprises us and sticks to our memory. Le Trèfle – paper have a great future.
Me and My Phones
A bit more than a week ago I got a new OnePlus One and last weekend I spent some time installing and configuring it. Changing phone is always a painful experience, even if Google make it easier with Nexus phones. Until now I was using a Nexus 5, and before that a Galaxy Nexus (yes I did skip […]
Talk with your kids about sex
This video can be seen in primetime in most TV channels in the Netherlands. The text in the black boxes in the end of the video says: Kids watch pen in the internet. Talk with them about sex Before they do it. It doesn’t say “watch out and forbid them from using the computer” or […]
Human nature vs Human culture
I was reading a post on startup mentoring and come across the expression “it’s not human nature”. The same idea is often expressed in slightly different term – unnatural, against nature, against human nature, etc – but this is more often a sign that human culture is so impregnated in us that we can’t tell […]
Dell starts to accept bitcoin
Dell announced that they are now accepting Bitcoins in their website, making them one of the biggest companies in the world to accept the digital currency. Their announcement is completed with a list of advices to all the bitcoin users about keeping their e-wallet secure, and a toturial on how to use the currency on […]
Men think less about sex than advertised…
According to a couple of studies, men don’t actually think about sex once every seven seconds. That was a relieve, I was starting to think that something was wrong with me, as I sometimes manage to go for sometime without thinking about it. But then the first study says that men think 19 times per day […]
But what does the fox say?
Today I bring you this sign from a farm in Pensacola, Florida, USA – according to the Passive Aggressive Notes blog. Go there, Passive Aggressive Notes is a fun blog to watch, and they even have the city version of the bad neighbor this farmer is afraid of.
If Super Mario World had been released on an App Store
Games used to be fun. At some point in time games even had an option to save the current progress so that you could later come back and restart the game where you left it. But today games do cater to our entertainment anymore. Games today are in the business of exploiting our frustration. We […]
Apple launched a new programming language called swift. After s quick look at the docs, the language seems to deserve a second deeper look. There are several things on it that look interesting. But for now, there is one example from the documentation I need to share with you: var occupations = [ “Malcolm”: “Captain”, […]
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