My course was four weeks long with three classes a week. At the end of each class, I recorded a brain dump of everything I learned. Here’s what I focused on and how I progressed over my first month of rowing.
Completing a triathlon takes mental and physical preparation, but with a little determination you can do it without deviating too much from your normal routine.
Would it be easier if we carried around devices devoted solely to one function instead of our multifaceted gadgets? There’s no reason we couldn’t go back to pocket calendars, contact lists, photos, wallets, and pens, other than that it wouldn’t be quite as convenient. Video game consoles are great at just playing video games, and we […]
Readings Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Thich Nhat Hanh via Lion’s Roar Teach tech with cartoons by Julia Evans Why We Contradict Ourselves and Confound Each Other with Daniel Kahneman via On Being (listen) On Overuse of Technology Follow Cal Newport. He lead me to Jony Ive’s talk at the New Yorker Tech fest. Here’s the […]
A couple readings and listenings this week Anil Dash’s Reflections of 9/11 John Gruber’s Daring Fireball Stratechery & Exponent on the iPhone TED Radio Hour The Power of Design And a new video Gothic Basin by Air
A Culture of Think (via Smithsonian and Wikipedia) And two songs for the week Week in Review will continue next Sunday.
Some of the articles and podcasts that came through my feeds recently had similar themes. It got me thinking about a few things. The idea of using misinformation as a way to hack one’s mind and shape one’s view of reality. How we carry out our lives differently. We surround ourselves with people we like […]
Hackathon Bot framework, bot services, LUIS, and text sentiment You can make a conversational chat bot in less than a week. It may not understand everything you say, but with some added intelligence, the bot can be very chappy! Books Some progress on Sapiens, and my reading list expanded The Speed of Sound by Thomas […]
Relax. Be mindful of my breathing and body positioning. Rest my muscles and let all tension melt away. Start at the top of my head and slowly scan down how I am holding each part of my body. Relax the mind and loosen the neck and shoulders, slow my heart rate, expand my stomach, stretch […]
Over the next few days put your learning to the test. Along with over coming the fear of exposing yourself as an imposter, you will also attempt to keep you ego in check and build relationships with others. That sinking feeling you get when encountering a difficult social situation will be redirected to external action […]
Passionate players will give it their all while winning, but play discouraged when losing big. Purposeful players will see the challenge as an opportunity to show determination, resolve, and sportsmanship. Displaying their grit to continue playing, even when all hope seems lost. Passion inflates you. Purpose defines you.