News Vs. Reality

Today I’ve read some stories about making simple websites and making millions of dollars off them.  Many of these stories are truly inspiring.  For a moment, I think I can easily build a site, attract huge traffic, and become a millionaire.   For a moment, I believed success would be easy.      After sitting silently for a while, I figured out the flaw in my delusion.  I am falling for the survivorship bias I learned about in my Financial Investment […]

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Imagining The Tenth Dimension

You need to have flashplayer enabled to watch this Google video We usually get lost when listening to physicists talking about parallel universes, 10th dimensions, warmholes, etc. Because our brains are evolved to only perceive the three dimensional world, we have trouble understanding how space and time can be bent, let alone higher dimensions. This video and book shows us how to imaging higher dimensions in a way we can understand and make sense. Imagining the Tenth Dimension: A New […]

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Javascript Fun

Just came across a very neat Javascript trick. 1. Go to Google Images (http://images.google.com) 2. Search for “Apple” or anything that will give you results 3. Copy and Paste the following into the URL bar of your browser and hit Enter: javascript:R=0; x1=.1; y1=.05; x2=.25; y2=.24; x3=1.6; y3=.24; x4=300; y4=200; x5=300; y5=200; DI= document.images; DIL=DI.length; function A(){for(i=0; i<DIL; i++){DIS=DI[ i ].style; DIS.position='absolute'; DIS.left=Math.sin(R*x1+i*x2+x3)*x4+x5; DIS.top=Math.cos(R*y1+i*y2+y3)*y4+y5}R++}setInterval('A()',5 ); void(0)

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Left Brain or Right Brain

Today I came across a very interesting illusion: If you see the above person turning clockwise, that means you are left-brain oriented and good at analytical endeavors (math, science, logic, etc) If you see the above person turning counter-clockwise, that means you are right-brain oriented and good at artistical endeavors (arts, music, poetry, etc)   Thinking about being analytical and artistic, it suddenly becomes clear to me why good programmers are so rare.   I think everyone will agree that computer programming […]

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A Typical Business

Today I come across the following comic in the internet.  All I can say is “it is pure brilliance”.   The problems depicted are beyond mere miscommunication.  It shows the behavioral nature of each stakeholder, as well as the lack of cross-functional business units and talents.    If you see your business having the above symptons, it is time to review and integrate your departmental goals and create cross-functional teams.

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