Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 08, 2010

Brain Rules: The #1 mistake parents make with praise (VIDEO)

Brain Rules: The #1 mistake parents make with praise (VIDEO): "Rather than praising him for being smart, they should have praised him for working hard. On the successful completion of a test, they should not have said, 'I'm so proud of you. You're so smart.' They should have said, 'I'm so proud of you. You must have really studied hard.' Big difference. This appeals to your child's controllable effort rather than to mysterious, unchangeable talent. It's called 'growth mindset' praise"

Daylight Saving Time - History and Cost from CBS

So what do you think of this?

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Learning, Doing, Being: A New Science of Education [On Being]

Broadcast 10/21
Learning, Doing, Being: A New Science of Education [On Being]: "What Adele Diamond is learning about the brain challenges basic assumptions in modern education. Her work is scientifically illustrating the educational power of things like play, sports, music, memorization and reflection. What nourishes the human spirit, the whole person, it turns out, also hones our minds."

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Joules CX a good time

My friend Michelle's team, Women's Free State Cycling Team put on a race today. The course was a long one, and bumpy, but fun all the same. Pinky and I won the women's 1/2/3 and Sheclismo chicas Kat Shiffler and Sara Nispel took 2nd and 5th in the women's cat 4.  There was a good field of women 4 and masters women.  The women 1/2/3 was small, only 6 or 7 of us. Probably should have toughened up and did a masters race, but even though the course was only, how did Michelle put it, mildly technical, there were a few spots where errors and fatigue could you get you pretty well, and I just wasn't up to it.  The days and months of disciplined training and racing are on the horizon and I'm going to just enjoy this CX thing through Jingle CX.   My son, Nick, says its a good start towards learning how to just relax.  :D

Friday, November 05, 2010

Solving the candle problem

This is worth 18 minutes and 37 seconds of your time and it explains to a large degree why I like my job.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Dr. Steel PSA, "The Singularity"

Ran across this while perusing "Accelerating Future"

In case you need some reading material, "The Singularity: A Philosophical Analysis"

Monday, November 01, 2010

I am not a mobile keyboard nerd, but...

...this is cool and I hope it comes out for my phone asap. See, a proper keyboard nerd would already have some type of test version and I don't.

BlindType looks ok, too, but SwiftKey, which I'm currently using is my favorite so far.

Android Central has a round-up of keyboard apps if you're not thrilled about what you're currently using: