Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Reminded of just-in-time learning vs. just-in-case learning.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal..."

Longfellow

Monday, June 22, 2009

"... if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties." Francis Bacon

Saturday, June 20, 2009

God is not an accountant....
Conflict and confrontation as stimuli to reflection - another argument in favour of an unjust world

Friday, June 19, 2009

"Indifference is isolation.
In difference is texture and wonder."

-- Edwin Schlossberg

Saturday, June 06, 2009

The average trumps the extraordinary - move the mean.
The ideal life has unlimited bandwidth across wetware and network
If an observed frequency does not define a probability, how are probabilities to be determined?
"May you live as long as Moses"

Thursday, June 04, 2009

One Bin, One Queue

Classic scheduling theory: it is most efficient having a single queue for all outstanding items: think bank queues, airline queues as opposed to supermarket queues where people have to choose between multiple queues and switching has high costs.

 

Single bin means that most things need be handled only twice: classic GTD: once to decide what to do about it and once to do it. The decision is a queue decision: now/soon/sometime/never and a quadrant decision: urgency vs. importance.

 

With everything in one bin there are no places for things to get lost and nothing else to keep in mind. A single queue means you must always be thinking about how important things are in terms of your ends.


Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Do you collect artifacts? (http://ping.fm/yyYLv)
Given sufficient acuity everyone is an open book. Privacy as opposed to permission is anachronistic.

Monday, June 01, 2009