- [IT] Some much needed improvements (Watch Seth Godin’s video below to get a better idea of what I mean)
- [Eco] Should They be Generation E?
- [Nature] When under attack, plants can signal microbial friends for help (amazing stuff)
- [Man-made] 3D Virtual Heart So Real Doctors’ Own Hearts Go Pitter Patter
- [Man-made] Seth Godin’s Tribes (great presentation on video…I really can’t describe in words how much I feel exactly, EXACTLY(!!!!!!!!!!!!!) like Seth on this one:). Of all the futurists, he is easily the most pragmatic one!)
- [Sociology] [Psychology] Does the use of hand gestures slow language learning? (I drool over this type of empirical research data)
- Not Photoshopped: Li Wei’s Astounding Action Art
- Dolls and Toys that Creep us Out
- That’s Worlds Highest Bungee Jump @ Helicopter @ 500m/1640ft
- Tuttuki Bako (after seeing the video…spechless!)
- When Robot Programmers get bored
- Improv Everywhere Creates Epic Balloon Battles Using MP3 Players (IE still rocks)
A small tribute to PBwiki. I’ve tried a couple of online wiki‘s, and this one’s price-performance (for personal use, cost-zero!) is by far the best I’ve seen and used thus far. The interface is incredibly slick and easy to use and is a big time-saver. They also put strong emphasis on back-up (which you can also manually download onto your pc) and guarantee that loss of data will not occur on their watch (how much that can be trusted is of course up to you). What’s also pretty sweet is the ability to invite guests and have them look only at a particular page of your wiki and not the whole thing (so personal info and to-do lists of celebrity hotties are safe from prying eyes). Other cool features: RSS (comes in handy if/when many users update pages), downloading pages as .pdf’s, interface flexibility…
My personal thought is that every single company (even a one-man band) MUST have a personal wiki (or anything that allows fluid and user-friendly knowledge-transfer that will be put to good use) to handle the abundance of info they deal with.
One of those things that simply make my life so much easier and better! Simply a must:) For more on IT that I think is really practical and useful, click here.
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