Posts Tagged ‘x57r’

Compelling argument against Slack

Monday, May 27th, 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

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

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

Interlaken – Wikipedia

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

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

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

Monday, April 22nd, 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

Monday, April 22nd, 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

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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

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

Sunday, April 14th, 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

Rembrandt in the Blood: An Obsessive Aristocrat, Rediscovered Paintings and an Art-World Feud

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

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“As he grew in his profession, Six came to feel he had a right to express himself on the family collection. A series of clashes with his father ensued, many of them about providing greater public access, which has always been a difficulty. Currently, tours of the
collection, which are by appointment only, are booked into next year. The picture that the younger Six sketched was of an inward-looking father who is trying to preserve a legacy by keeping the world at bay, who comes to realize over time that he also has to do battle with a gregarious and extroverted son who feels that the way to preserve that legacy is precisely by sharing it with the wider world. The battles left the younger Six progressively more exasperated: “I would cycle home after and think, Jesus, Dad, I’m trying to help you.””
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Rembrandt in the Blood: An Obsessive Aristocrat, Rediscovered Paintings and an Art-World Feud
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/27/magazine/rembrandt-jan-six.html

One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor | The Paul Simon Official Site

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

https://www.paulsimon.com/track/one-mans-ceiling-is-another-mans-floor-2/

7 year-old Youtube star

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Meet Ryan, the seven-year-old YouTuber who made £17.3m in a year
https://www.theGuardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2018/dec/04/meet-ryan-the-seven-year-old-youtuber-who-made-173m-in-a-year What will he make when he turns 20!

Meet Ryan, the seven-year-old YouTuber who made £17.3m in a year | Technology | The Guardian
www.theguardian.com
Name: Ryan. Age: Seven. Value: £17.3m. It’s wrong to hate a child, isn’t it? Yes! Of course it is. Especially if you hate them for having more money than you. Let’s end this line of inquiry …