Another of those ‘Infographics’.. This one is great and easy to digest.

Courtesy of Pierre

Brain Management

May 16th, 2010

It’s easy to do two things at the same time, as long as one of those actions is a practiced skill that you can do almost automatically. For example, walking and talking is easy.  And some people can play the guitar and sing, as long as they have practiced both of those skills until one requires virtually no conscious thought. But you can’t do two things at the same time that both require original thinking.

Interesting article about the brain.

Socialism explained

November 14th, 2009

From an article on

A sociology teacher once failed a whole class because they insisted that socialism worked. He averaged out  their exam grades over a year which resulted in the whole class wroking less and less each time they took an exam.

Read the fulll article here.

Here’s a quote from the same article:

You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for,that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

~ Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931

The Curse of QWERTY

August 29th, 2008

This article on how we came to comit to the QWERTY keyboard layout was written back in 1997. It’s a good read if you’re interested in that sort of thing. Here’s an excerpt captures the mood:

Commitment to our spouses, our children, and our careers is held to be virtuous; lack of commitment is a common criticism. Yet commitment should be seen as morally neutral. After all, what one is committed to might be either good or bad; commitment to a destructive relationship, an unsatisfying job, or alcoholism deserves no praise. Often, commitment can mean nothing more than an involvement that has outlived its original justification. All of us have at one time or another felt trapped by such a commitment, longing for a happier, though uncertain, state of existence but fearing the short-term pain required to reach it.

Read the full article here.

I was trying to find information about a book called The Age of Conversation when I came across the main site promoting the book and read a post on how thet intended to promote the book on a particular day and wanted to get their readers to help this happen.

This is the gist of what they planned to do:

  1. Buy the book – pretty obvious as to why!
  2. Blog about it – yes!
  3. Twitter Commentary – if a certain keyword is used when twittering, the site will pick it up and you cab track its popularity
  4. Trackback or Comment on a particular post written by them – “everyone can follow the conversation and help promote exposure on social sites (Digg, StumbleUpon,, etc).”
  5. Stumble, Digg and Reddit the posts & tell/email all your on-line friends to do the same
  6. Post to the main other social networking sites like (bookmarking), Facebook, Technorati and Ma.gnolia (search engine for searching blogs), Furl, BlinkList, Newsvine, etc.
  7. And finally keep talking: “Get on ooVoo, iChat, Aim, or where ever you like to talk, and start talking”

Crazy Iranian bike stunts

January 25th, 2008