As it turns out, playing the bagpipes can be very dangerous: If your neighbors don’t kill you, the fungi inside the pipes will.
From sticks of graphite wrapped in string to mechanical pencils made of gold, centuries of innovation went into crafting the perfect writing utensil.
What would you say if I told you that reading one book can be more valuable than reading fifty? That re-reading something familiar is more valuable than reading something new? What would you say if I told you that you could learn more by reading less?
Earth is so much nicer when seen from afar. No earthquakes, no hunger, no war. Just beautiful pictures. It’s a shame we can’t make it be as nice up close.
Remy Porter makes an excellent case of how the Lord of the Rings is in fact a crappy enterprise IT project:
Meet Gandalf, a legacy systems developer. Gandalf pushes off important work onto Bilbo, an accountant, who having created some complex spreadsheet macros is being assigned as a developer to this project…
While looking for something completely unrelated, I came across an interesting conversation: New to linux, I need a project. It was about a Windows admin asking for advice on taking up some test projects in order to expand his linux skills. Funny how, I’ve been thinking for exactly the same thing: I want to become a better linux admin and I prefer learning by example!
So, here are a few of the suggestions given in this conversation. I plan on looking into them in detail and trying some of them out, starting today!
Since I first tried it 2 years ago, “December Magic” has become a family tradition! A couple of weeks ago, our daughter asked me if her Playmobil toys would come to life again this Christmas. Well, of course they did!
So, for the third consecutive year, for the whole of December, our kids’ Playmobil toys come to life every night and do various mischief throughout the house. The look in our kids’ faces in the morning is priceless!
I’ll update the post with photos, as soon as I get around to offload the SD Card of the DSLR camera. 🙂
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer.
So, that’s what I’ll be watching on auto-repeat until December 🙂