Month: June 2007

Do not go gentle into the good night

For no particular reason, Dylan Thomas’ Do not go gentle into the good night: Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Guerrilla biking

This Toronto activist’s idea of painting your own bike lanes makes wonder about the legality and feasibility of such an activity here in Winston-Salem. Unlike other cities, which are full of cyclists and pedestrians, like Greensboro or SFO, this little

World Refugee Day

Today is World Refugee Day, a day instituted to bring awareness to the plight of the millions of people displaced by racism, intolerance, war and persecution. Go and check MDW, that has a poem by a 14 year old Sudanese

Buffalo

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. or, in other words, Bison from upstate New York who are intimidated by other bison in their community also happen to intimidate other bison in their community. Users not always get the

We don’t need no stinkin’ doctors

Physicians are soo web 1.0. As web 2.0 people, we go to Medgle. You might be careful, though: I was trying the symptoms for inebriation, and the results included “head injury” and “myocardial infarction.” But it also suggested “Drugs and

Intelligent plants

Seen on slashdot: Why should anyone believe your statement that they lack cognition and memory? Well they asked the plants if they had cognition and memory, and the plants said “no”. Then they asked if they meant they didn’t have

Hire the best people

This howto by Marc Andreessen, about hiring the best people, is interesting, to say the least. Most other articles about hiring people center on the specifics of the interview and the hiring process, whereas Marc focus on the why and

Capability Maturity Model

For whatever reason, I have been thinking about CMM these days. From the wikipedia definition: The Capability Maturity Model can be used to assess an organization against a scale of five process maturity levels. Each level ranks the organization according

Pain is just an oil away

From wired, it now happens that nerves may transmit information using a mechanism akin to sound waves, not electric signals! Since olive oil is similar to the lipid molecules that make up nerve cells, Jackson and Heimburg started questioning the

You are wrong, and here’s why

You have a cognitive bias. Yes, dude, you are wrong all this time, and you don’t even know it! Specially, now that I live in a test environment, these words become alive: So we have gobs of busy people that

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