Month: April 2007

Positive Psychology Exercises

Reading Time: 3 minutes I came across a great post this morning on Integral Options Cafe. This is a repost from the Personal Development Suite 101 blog. Positive Psychology Exercises Research studies point out personal development directions Maximize your personal development results and get the most benefit from your personal growth efforts by incorporating these findings from the latest…
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Getting Real? Why is Spec a Dirty Word?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over the last few months, I’ve spent a bit of time researching various development methodologies and have seen a lot of different approaches when it comes to the software development life cycle. After attending this year’s SDExpo, I can say that I had a lot of exposure to some agile approaches and am eager to…
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Mind Mapping on Theatre of the Mind

Reading Time: < 1 minute I recently came across a really fascinating Podcast on iTunes called Theatre of the Mind by Kelly Howell. The podcast I just finished listening to (originally produced last April) was on mind mapping and featured Michael Gelb, author of a number of books on creativity, accelerated learning, and mind mapping. Here’s an overview of the…
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Listening To Words: Free Lectures on the Web

Reading Time: < 1 minute I discovered a fairly new site called listeningtowords that provides a collection of links to free online lectures and courses. Here’s a sample of some of the more popular lectures: The Singularity: Your Future as a Black Hole Power & Responsibility: Science, Humanity and Religion in the 21st century Linked: Networks from Biology to the…
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Advanced Network Performance Visualization

Reading Time: < 1 minute Information Aesthetics (infostetics) recently posted an intriguing article on a new network monitoring product called Netcosm. “Netcosm is one of many technology projects underway in the NetQoS Performance Labs and is one example of research on advanced visualization techniques to make complex network performance data simple…. Using color, shape, speed, size, changes in sound tone…
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How to Fix a Corrupt IPod/ITunes music database

Reading Time: 2 minutes The other week I posted an article about my IPod music and videos suddenly disappearing. I had some time this evening to start digging into the problem and came up with some interesting results. The first thing I did was backup my entire iPod (originally formatted under Windows). I was planning on restoring, and then…
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Top 50 Productivity Blogs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Zen Habits just posted a great article: The Top 50 Productivity Blogs (most of which you haven’t heard about) “I love productivity blogs — they’re probably my greatest waste of time. But as they teach me to better use my time, I don’t consider it a waste. If you like reading about productivity, goals, habits,…
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Alanis Parody ;)

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is smart, funny, and a great track! Alanis Morissette does a parody of the song “My Humps” from the Black Eyed Peas. Parody Original

What, in your view, makes life meaningful?

Reading Time: < 1 minute What makes life meaningful?  The basic ability to even ask this question… an inquisitive mind, and the honesty to realize that with each question comes another question. Quality life = Quality questions (not answers)

The Dawning of the Age of the Structured Web

Reading Time: < 1 minute Mike at AI³ has posted a great in-depth article titled: Did You Blink? The Structured Web Just Arrived From the article: “DBpedia is the first and largest source of structured data on the Internet covering topics of general knowledge. You may have not yet heard of DBpedia, but you will. Its name derives from its…
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