The one hour workday

I want to share this text, The 1-hour workday, which a friend posted on Facebook recently (see, it can be good for something!). In the text an academic discuss his trick to keep productive (in the sense of writing papers) in the middle of all other university tasks, such as classes, meetings, reviews, activities. His […]

Zen Pencils

I got linked the other day to Zen Pencils, a page where the artist creates short comics to illustrate motivational quotes from famous people, such as Feynman, Picasso, Muhammad Ali and Carl Sagan. The hit/miss ratio is very high, and definitely worth a read. Not only the art is good, the quote selection is interesting, […]

Cute kittens

I’ve recently finished The Martian in record time. It was a very fine book. A large part of the book is narrated in “Blog” format from the protagonist, which made me think of my own semi-abandoned blog. How many of my passing thoughts have been lost to the void? Maybe it is better this way […]

Rainwave

Some of you might have heard that GrooveShark was killed. It seems that grooveshark lost a dispute with the infamous RIAA, and as a result had to hand them over all their assets. That sucks. But I think I have already found a good replacement. Enter Rainwave. I used grooveshark mostly for browsing playlists of […]

The Singularity is passing by me

This past week I have been doing a lot of introspecting about my self-dissatisfaction. Sometimes I evaluated what I have been doing with my life, sometimes I just wallow in self pity, sometimes I even delete games from my computer and draw strategies to turn everything right starting this very moment. It has been a […]

Game of Life on Google

So I spent almost all of my weekend preparing my intensive lecture for tomorrow (and playing some minecraft >_>). The lecture is about artificial life and artificial intelligence, and I decided to find a link for an online version of Conway’s Game of Life. So, I go to Google’s homepage, write “Conway’s Game of Life”, […]

Some cool links!

Found some very cool stuff on the internet recently: “If the Moon were Only one Pixel”. This is a map of the solar system – to scale! To paraphrase the website itself: “the problem with a scale map of the solar system, is that there is a lot of empty space. To fill the void, […]

Dark Gaming

Today I was catching up on the “Extra Credits” video series, and I saw two things that really made me go “WTF!” about gaming. Extra Credits is a really neat show about game design. Sometimes they go way off the mark (do yourself a favor and skip their episodes on religion), but in general it […]