Posts Tagged ‘x57r’

The Favourite – Wikipedia

June 20, 2019

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Favourite

Compelling argument against Slack

May 27, 2019

Stop Letting Modern Distractions Steal Your Attention

Making yourself inaccessible from time to time is essential to boosting your focus.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/smarter-living/stop-letting-modern-distractions-steal-your-attention.html

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This kind of task switching comes with a cost. It’s called attention residue, a term established by Sophie Leroy, a professor at the Bothell School of Business at the University of Washington. In a 2009 study, Dr. Leroy found that if people transition their attention away from an unfinished task, their subsequent task performance will suffer. For example, if you interrupt writing an email to reply to a text message, it will take time to refocus when you turn your attention back to finishing your email. That little bit of time of adjusting your focus — the residue — compounds throughout the day. As we fragment our attention, fatigue and stress increases, which negatively affects performance.

At the very least, she said, start leaving your phone behind during certain periods of the day, and perhaps establishing no-phone zones in your house or workplace. Treat it as an experiment: Try things and see what makes you feel good, she said.
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Import iTunes playlists to Spotify

May 25, 2019

Save itunes playlist as a .txt file & then upload it to sound https://soundiiz.com/tutorial/itunes-to-spotify

How it Works – Luggage Shipping With Luggage Free

May 12, 2019

https://www.luggagefree.com/how-it-works/
takes bikes in bike boxes

The Factory | The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop

May 4, 2019

https://www.eliwhitney.org/7/museum/about-eli-whitney/factory QT:{{”
The role that Whitney played in early American technology has been debated, however. Whitney’s work in making muskets from a number of interchangeable parts once identified him as the sole originator of the idea. But tests on a collection of Whitney muskets indicate that all their parts were not interchangeable.
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Museum at
915 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517

Interlaken – Wikipedia

May 1, 2019

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interlaken

Olympic Cyclist Kelly Catlin Seemed Destined for Glory. Then She Killed Herself. – The New York Times

April 21, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/08/sports/kelly-catlin-death.html

That Noise? The Rich Neighbors Digging a Basement Pool in Their $100 Million Brownstone – The New York Times

April 21, 2019

Good quote:

“Schopenhauer,” he says, “argued that the higher your tolerance for noise, the lower your intelligence.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/05/nyregion/gentrification-one-percent-manhattan.html

Aidoc, the AI solution for medical imaging analysis, raises $27M Series B | TechCrunch

April 21, 2019

https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/17/aidoc-b/

Here are cognitive scientist Steven Pinker’s 13 tips for better writing / Boing Boing

April 13, 2019

liked particularly:

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3. Don’t go meta. Minimize concepts about concepts, like “approach, assumption, concept, condition, context, framework, issue, level, model, perspective, process, range, role, strategy, tendency,” and “variable.”

8. Old information at the beginning of the sentence, new information at the end.

10. Prose must cohere: readers must know how each sentence is related to the preceding one. If it’s not obvious, use “that is, for example, in general, on the other hand, nevertheless, as a result, because, nonetheless,” or “despite.”

12. Read it aloud.
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https://boingboing.net/2019/03/27/here-are-cognitive-scientist-s.html