Your muscles do not know what kind of equipment you use to build them up. The...
Google doodle logos →
Ben Franklin's 12 rules of management
1. Finish better than your beginnings. 2. All education is self-education. 3. Seek first to manage yourself, then to manage others. 4. Influence is more important than victory. 5. Work hard and watch your costs. 6. Everybody wants to appear reasonable. 7. Create your own set of values to guide your actions. 8. Incentive is everything. 9. Create solutions for seemingly impossible...
There will be no one else like MJ. →
One thing I noticed after watching the highlights is how Michael Jordan got himself open. You know how some people can do a really good popping in dancing? MJ has the “pop” to get himself open and once he got the ball in his hands, the game is all but over.
Ikea changes its font →
Wow, I totally agree that they shouldn’t have changed their font. Futura/Arial, ftw.
Wiggling Their Toes at the Shoe Giants -... →
“In 95 percent of the population or higher, running barefoot will land you in my office,” said Dr. Lewis G. Maharam, medical director for the New York Road Runners, the group that organizes the New York City Marathon. “A very small number of people are biomechanically perfect,” he said, so most need some sort of supportive or corrective footwear.
The Advantages of Being Deaf « Anonymous Deaf Law... →
This might be an unique observation of mine, but I find the Deaf community to be an argumentative lot. I do not mean to insult anyone but, I must admit, I do think Deaf people tend to argue things to death. Look at the CI/oral/ASL debate. The argumentative quality actually helped me because I learned how to defend any position that I want to defend. As a lawyer, you are paid for your...
The Future Deaf Lawyers « Anonymous Deaf Law... →
The correlation between implant success and affluence shouldn’t be surprising. Affluent families are more likely to have insurance coverage that will provide funds for CI surgery and processors. Also, affluent families tend to have more time and resources to devote to their children, ensuring that they master the AVT approach. Of course, one can say, “same old, same old.” Perhaps that person is...
Money and Happiness →
A few researchers are looking again at whether happiness can be bought, and they are discovering that quite possibly it can - it’s just that some strategies are a lot better than others. Taking a friend to lunch, it turns out, makes us happier than buying a new outfit. Splurging on a vacation makes us happy in a way that splurging on a car may not. “Just because money doesn’t...
Highway 101 reopened after South San Francisco... →
Santa Clara woman, 60, killed in San Tomas... →
Report: San Jose to grow by 400,000 residents →
Herhold: A new Safeway opens in downtown San Jose →
Californians face another tax hike — thanks to... →
San Jose shorts: Planners float strategy for... →
Toyota closing Fremont Nummi plant →
Google achieves 99.991% uptime, internationally or... →
Risky Thinking: 100% Uptime Anybody? →
Been thinking about businesses lately and their middlemen models. And this is an excellent analysis on Google and Yahoo. The companies with the highest requirements are the search engines and directories such as Google and Yahoo. What happens if a potential user types their address in a browser and gets no response? Do they wait for the service to come back? Unlikely. They just go to another...
The Japanese/Korean connection →
Japanese and Korean languages are both classified by linguists as Altaic languages, along with Mongolic, Tungusic and Turkic, among others. Nevertheless, Japanese is so distant from Mongolic and Turkic than the common points are hardly more evident than those with Indonesian or even Tamil. Korean language, however, is much closer to Japanese. The grammar is very similar, and both have imported...
Why aren’t there any journalistic startups? -... →
I think it’s time that we can all agree that the news industry is failing. Hundreds of newspapers have declared bankruptcy and gone under in the past couple years — and thousands of Journalists are out of work. But I’m curious: what are all these journalists doing? Laying down and giving up? I’m wondering why I don’t see a flurry of journalistic startups.
We are by nature—by deep, biological nature—visual, tactile...
[whatwg] Captions, Subtitles and the Video... →
from Greg Millam who is a deaf engineer at Google Hi guys - I’m one of the main engineers responsible for captioning support on YouTube, and I’ve joined the Chrome team at Google to attempt to help drive video captions and subtitling forward: Both to implement support in Chrome for it, and to push for HTML5 support for captions.
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” -Paul Valery
Jaime Diaz: Why pro golfers refuse to quit: →
It’s what players do. It’s not just a desirable quality, it’s a necessity. In the words of sport psychologist Gio Valiante, who works with several touring pros, “When failure is the norm, resilience becomes second nature.”
Why I Blog - The Atlantic (November 2008) →
No columnist or reporter or novelist will have his minute shifts or constant small contradictions exposed as mercilessly as a blogger’s are. A columnist can ignore or duck a subject less noticeably than a blogger committing thoughts to pixels several times a day. A reporter can wait—must wait—until every source has confirmed. A novelist can spend months or years before committing words to the...
Think Small - Craigslist vs. eBay →
Your Skin: The Largest Organ of the Human Body →
SpiderBot Walks on the Ceiling. →
Us as readers
As a reader, man is unique among living things. The ability to read—-and, more broadly, the ability to express complete ideas through language——distinguishes human beings from all other life forms. Without language, complex thought is inconceivable and the mind remains undeveloped. The inability to speak and write imprisons thought. In the same vein, sloppy imprecise thinking...
Japanese, Koreans gain most from cash for clunkers →
Have you met Bill Gates? →
“Economics starts with one very important assumption: Individuals act to make themselves as well as possible. To use the jargon of the profession, individuals seek to maximize their own utility, which is a similar conception to happiness, only broader. Neither of these things makes me particularly happy, but they do keep me from dying of typhoid or going to jail. That, in the long run,...
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