Blogs:Sigal:Sky:Errata

Self-Esteem is a crock

“Be that as it may, one fairly solid result to emerge from Storr’s research is that the self-esteem boom was ignited by what amounts to a fraud. His account of its rise is a reminder of how easy it can be to mislead a willing public about scientific studies.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/books/review/selfie-will-storr.html

2018/06/24 09:23 · skysigal

Thank you, John Shea.

Your solution saved my hearing. Thank you.

John Shea

2018/06/06 19:50 · skysigal

We're living it up

The future is…there is no future

2018/04/30 22:51 · skysigal

Cheap Kiwis

Yup.

2018/04/30 21:05 · skysigal

Tomorrow

Tomorrow never comes until it is too late.

2018/04/30 10:32 · skysigal

Gartner

Overheard: “CIO porn.”

2018/04/30 08:06 · skysigal

Smartphone

Definition: “Portable targeted always-on advertising display, interspersed with public unsubstantiated gossip, acquaintance porn, music and mostly ignored self-improvement tools.”

2018/04/25 10:19 · skysigal

Immortality sucks

“We’ve filled our fiction with vampires, elves, fountains of youth, horcruxes, and the Singularity. Well, in the real world, this is what immortality looks like. Each of these eight contagious cancers represents a single animal—a dog, two Tasmanian devils, and a handful shellfish—whose original body is long dead, but that lives on as dynasties of cells that propagate in new hosts.”

Src: The Atlantic

2018/04/20 08:56 · skysigal

F***OracleScript

“I propose 'FuckOracleScript'.”

Src: Reddit

2018/04/19 08:21 · skysigal

CEO'ed to death

“HP is such a sad husk. Once a powerhouse of engineering and innovation, it got CEO'ed to death until its chief metric of productivity was maximizing cost of ink per printed page.”

“I'm stealing that idiom”

Src: Reddit

2018/04/18 22:47 · skysigal

Sell

Every day, with each action, one can either consume or create.

As for the create side of things, one can produce the following to sell:

  • products
  • skills (to produce products)
  • knowledge (to value product choices)
  • hope (that one day that with a significant change of effort on their part they can obtain one of the above)
  • false hope (that with little change of effort on their part they can have better results)

…in more or less that order of diminishing ethical value.

2018/04/18 08:38 · skysigal

Kakistrocacy

Interesting word…

“government by the worst persons; a form of government in which the worst persons are in power. Origin of kakistocracy. Greek. 1820-1830. 1820-30; < Greek kákisto(s), superlative of kakós bad + -cracy.”

Variants…

kakósypourgeío

2018/04/16 10:47 · skysigal

Lemons versus cherries

. The most provocative conclusion in the paper is that asymmetric information about ability leads existing companies to employ only “lemons,” relatively unproductive workers.

https://steveblank.com/2018/04/11/why-entrepreneurs-start-companies-rather-than-join-them/

2018/04/14 16:28 · skysigal

Processes and Pillocks

“What we have here is attempted governance by the completely clueless, in a place they've never been, using tools that they don't possess. When I go to Washington I feel like Tom Paine must have felt when he visited the court of King George in about 1770. The audacity of these people to claim moral right to govern an area where they've never even been is stupefying.”

https://www.edge.org/conversation/george_dyson-john-perry-barlow-1947-2018

2018/04/09 09:45 · skysigal

2.7x

“. It is a cliche in our business that the first 90 percent of the work is easy, the second 90 percent wears you down, and the last 90 percent - the attention to detail - makes a good product. “

Src: http://www.nucalc.com/Story/

2018/04/08 20:13 · skysigal

Americans are winners.

“In the US, he who argues loudest and longest reigns victorious, regardless of the collateral damage.”

Src: https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/08/danger-white-american-liberal-170817080000726.html

2018/04/04 17:16 · skysigal

It's ok to procrastinate

It's OK to procrastinate against resisting action.

2018/04/04 11:28 · skysigal

Natural Foods

Eat naturally processed grains and roughage.

Eat beef.

2018/03/29 14:06 · skysigal