Saturday, September 15, 2012

Everyone is trying to accomplish something big...

Angelo's BBQ in Fort Worth was named the 11th best BBQ restaurant in the country by HuffPo. (Personally, I prefer Cousin's BBQ.)

Why experts often suck at public speaking. (Note that they all involve the speaker's relationship to the audience.)
  1. The curse of knowledge - they don't remember what it's like to not know what they know and therefore talk over their audience.
  2. They don't connect with their audience and remain aloof.
  3. Related to #1, they don't respect the audience because of their lack of knowledge.
  4. They offer no call to action, no food for thought.
  5. They fail to provide a single scintilla of significance.
PowerPoint doesn't bore people - people bore people. The main idea from these tips for improving your PowerPoint is replace bullet text with pictures.

Galaxify your text with photos of real galaxies.
Calculating pi on a Raspberry Pi using MPI - building a 64-core, 1 TB memory supercomputer out of Raspberry Pi and LEGO for only £2,500.

Instead of a supercomputer, you could just customize a LEGO minifigure with your own head.

The banana hanger is one the greatest kitchen inventions. But you can take things too far. They say this is what happens after 3 months. source
Who says the Chinese don't have a sense of humor? Read this sarcastic account of why the U.S. is foolish.

...not realizing that life is made up of little things. ~Frank A. Clark.

[If you are thinking this post sucks more than usual, it's because of an unfortunate and unexplained accident that deleted a week's worth of bookmarks.]

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