February 2007

APOD: 2007 February 5 – Comet Between Fireworks and Lightning – now THAT’s a picture!

Creativity and the thoughts of others

This year I’m experimenting with creativity. It’s a broad field, but my goal is to personally create more and better products and ideas. One thing I realized last year was how easy it was in this world of information to sit back and just take it all in. I could spend all day reading blogs,…more

I, Pencil – “If you can become aware of the miraculousness which I symbolize, you can help save the freedom mankind is so unhappily losing…one will possess an absolutely essential ingredient for freedom: a faith in free people. Freedom is impossible without this faith. ”

I, Pencil – “I am a lead pencil–the ordinary wooden pencil familiar to all boys and girls and adults who can read and write…Simple? Yet, not a single person on the face of this earth knows how to make me.”

“Think in the morning, act in the noon, read in the evening, and sleep at night.” – William Blake

YottaMusic – better web UI for Rhapsody’s awesome music service. Better recommendations, too, it seems…though that may be just because I had to start my library fresh. Cool social aspect too.

CEO morning rituals – interesting that email is such a prominent thing even in the morning; I would have expected it to be less embraced by strategic people (more on this topic soon).

miswanting (mis.WAWN.ting) pp. Desiring something that one erroneously believes will make one happy.

What to do with food – “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

“No material thing can ever achieve full and utter acceptability. People are too ductile to have their problems solved. People are time bound entities transiting from cradle to grave. Any ‘solved problem’ that involves human beings solves a problem whose parameters must change through time. A ‘thing’ is no more stable than the humans who…more