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I’ve tried to do this on Wednesdays, but some weeks before I know it, Wednesday is long gone and Thursday is half over. So as a testament to slipping schedules everywhere, I give you, Thursday Linkfest: YouTube – How to Dial a Rotary Telephone – This is amusing, but it’s easy to forget in 20 […]

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Wednesday linkfest

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Here are this week’s good links: Ethos, Pathos, Logos: 3 Pillars of Public Speaking – I mention these core ideas in Confessions, but the six minutes blog does a nice job digging in deeper. This American Infographic – Do you like This American Life? And you love graphics? this is for you. And if you […]

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Wednesday linkfest

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Here are these week’s links: Designing for panic -  (hat tip d&i daily) The science of expectations – How to use an apostrophe – How to train the aging brain – Stat’s for fiction rejections -  An agent tallies up her reasons for rejecting manuscripts.

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Here are this week’s links: Terrorism on airlines is overstated – In a simple argument of reality vs. perception, terrorism on airplanes, even if there was an event every month, are so small in the spectrum of fatalities as not to warrant the dramatic attention and worry people seem to have.

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Wednesday linfest

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Here are this week’s links: Reverse ignite – In a variation of powerpoint karaoke, where people are forced to present with someone else’s slides, Reverse ignite does it with ignite format presentations. Bike friendlyiest city in the world – Copenhagen – Well done little video about how they redesigned Copenhagen with bikes taking priority. Amazing […]

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Here are this week’s links: College student brings typewriter to lecture hall – Seems legit and not staged – the professor eventually asks him to stop. A better rating system – 5 point scales are the standard on yelp, amazon and elsewhere. Interesting to think if there’s a better way to do this.

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Thursday linkfest

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Here are this week’s excellent links and the only stuff I managed to read this week while on the road: On press reporting: MSFT and black screen of death -  Anyone who has an article written about them, or their work, and discovers the gap between what they are and how they are portrayed, never […]

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Here’s a slightly late Wednesday linkfest, now extra fresh for Thursday: Youtube UI research – It’s always interesting to see how any major brand makes product decisions, or even how they do the research to help making them. 101 things I learned in Interaction design school – Love the style of this, and the book […]

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Wednesday linkfest

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Here are this week’s links: Behind the scenes at Pixar – it’s not all fun and games.  Intensity works both ways. What to do when they mix up your talk – Great story of things going wrong at a tech conference – they posted the wrong title and description, so to the audience, he was […]

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Here are this week’s links: The rise and fall of Rome, in numbers – Interesting to see a graph of the population of the roman empire over time. How to shoot an anvil – Pure stupid guy fun – what happens if you pack two anvils together with gunpowder? Answer – watch. Promise it will […]

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Here are this week’s links: Surround yourself with whiteboards – For years this has been my fantasy – to write things anywhere at any time. Is creativity worth $964 an hour? – Fast Company describes a recent survey of ad agencies where the high end creatives are billed at $964. The article says little, and […]

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Here are this week’s links: How the spaceship got its shape – All innovations someone fought for over years are taken for-granted when they succeed. If ever you’ve thought space travel was cool, you owe it to yourself to read this article.

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Here are this week’s links: The mathematics of movies – a nice, breezy essay on the various ways theories of math show up in pop action and horror films. I will not read your fucking script – I can’t decide if this guy is a jackass or not. I think he is, as anyone with […]

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Friday linkfest

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Was traveling all week so Wednesday linkfest is now Friday linkfest.  I’m sure you all could figure this out but I feel obligated to say something in the sentence that precedes the link: 100 years of special effects (youtube) – The thing I wonder about is if 100 years from now people with think of […]

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Here are this week’s links: Sentiment Analysis (Can computers interpret feelings?) – This is dumb. There, I said it. First it will never work for similiar reasons to why AI mostly doesn’t work, but more importantly, why not just let someone who’s not a moron interpret why consumers are outraged instead of inventing a technology […]

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Here are this week’s (health care free) links: The parts of news you don’t usually get – This is so unbelievably awesome. Explains my gripes with television news, and in some respects, twitter, digg and social media. The Inner workings of Antikythera – The first lecture i did at Google about the Myths of Innovation […]

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Here are this week’s links: The project management cartoon generator – you’ve seen this cartoon a zillion times. Now you can make your own version. Kill your darlings – Nice article by book cover designers on ideas they had that were rejected. Men meet more then women? – It’s sketchy data (can’t we have a […]

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Here are this week’s links: 50 great examples of infographics – Curiously enough, these excellent, cool, examples are surrounded by annoying animated internet ads. Secrets of Amazon.com sales ranking – Some details I hadn’t heard before about how the rankings are computed (weighted over time). How Twitter’s staff uses twitter – In the irony department, […]

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Thursday linkfest

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Here are this week’s links: The problems of Virtual teams – Some research showing how problems are more frequent on virtual teams than local. It’s a small sample size, but first research I’ve ever seen asking this question. Letterman top ten – Dear God this is funny. It’s silly and stupid, but perhaps so am […]

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Here are this week’s good links: 100 years of design manifestos -  I’ve always wanted to write a manifesto. How could it not be fun? And given how hamfisted many of these are, it seems there’s plenty of room for someone to write some good ones. How the average American spends their paycheck – Well […]

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