The Secret Powers of Time

Professor Philip Zimbardo conveys how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are as a person, how we view relationships and how we act in the world. Here is a beautiful presentation of Zimbardo’s ideas with some very interesting observations.


A while ago I posted on Creately, an online flowchart service. Now the Dutch LifeHacker blog (that is currently doing much better than the original, where quantity rules over quality – IMHO), published a mash-up about online flowchart services. For the review you should read the original article by Micha Coster, but here they are: […]

A Day in the Internet

Online Education – the stuff they don’t teach you in college – has a very impressive infograph on daily internet-traffic:

Creately – collaborative flowchart software

Creately is an online diagramming and design application. It’s easy, collaborative and smart. You can draw and design almost anything from flowcharts, sitemaps, wireframes, UML to business process diagrams and computer networks, using Creately on your web browser. Via LifeHacker, TechCrunch.Wikipedia article on Flowcharts.

Computer Repair Flowchart

Via Boing-boing It is nice to view the Flowchart, but there is more in it. Like the reference to the original website on computer repair diagnostics by Morris Rosenthal. And from there you’ll find the abridged version of his book, where Rosenthal explains about how to read flowcharts and elaborates on the art of diagnosis: […]

  • The Aesthetics and Beauty of Knowledge

    Shih was the opposite of facts and raw information; shih was the elegance of knowledge, the insight and skill to organize knowledge into meaningful patterns. As an artist chooses colours or light to make her pictures, a master of shih chooses textures of knowledge – various ideas, myths, abstractions, and theories – to create a way of seeing the world. The aesthetics and beauty of knowledge – this was shih.

    – David Zindell, The Broken God, 1993

  • Geek Attitude

    The attitude thing is about flexibility, portability, creativity, sociability and jamming (ran out of suitable “ity” words!). It’s about improvising – in the practical and musical senses of the word; not getting tangled in boundaries and the “right” way to do things.
    Definitely the only way to travel.
    Martin Delaney – “Laptop Music”.