When walking down hill, my natural response is to lean backwards, to brace myself from falling. Often it is better to lean forward. Leaning forward places your body weight on your entire foot and the pressure on your foot causes it to make better contact with the ground. This means that you are less likely […]
Archive for 2009
Edward Hall died a few weeks ago. His obituary was in the Times today. I first learned of his work with non-verbal communication in the early seventies, but returned to it in a visceral way in the early nineties. I read The Dance of Life: The Other Dimension of Time and it worked its way […]
One of James Fallows’ readers comments on teaching to students in China and their obsession with the standardized test (gaokao) that will determine their future. The only thing that matters is the test, and doing well on the test is a matter of memorizing a number of decontextualized facts. The worst affect by far of […]
Knowing is half the battle. Hypercritical – Ars Technica. So I’m halfway there!
Evan was named a fashion groundbreaker at Hatch Asheville. Here’s is the site. HATCHfest.
Here’s my girl wearing her latest creation. Thanks to Fashioni.st for the picture.Fashionist: Amy – Dolores Park, SF.
I agree with Dick Cheney! Asked for his reaction to Bush’s decision [not to pardon Scooter Libby] Cheney said: “Scooter Libby is one of the most capable and honorable men I’ve ever known. He’s been an outstanding public servant throughout his career. He was the victim of a serious miscarriage of justice, and I strongly […]
Synchronization and cloud services rear the heads once again as Ars has it, “Google closes down lesser-known services, lays off staff.” I don’t use Jaiku or Dodgeball, although there is sure to be a wailing and gnashing of teeth over the closing of Dodgeball. I had been using Google Noteboook, semi-extensively and although it is […]
See this article: The real cause of the financial crisis, notable for the explanation of the Martingale system. via Giles.
Apparently 1 out of 53K or so. I’m not quite one of a kind, but getting there. I took the 43 Things Personality Quiz and found out I’m a Lifelong Learning Self-Knowing Health Nut