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Submitted by John C on September 11, 2009 - 14:42
Two days, friends!
Firstly: September 12th approaches! What day is that, you ask? Why, it isâ€¦
Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day!!
Click the link above for more information. What be your time traveler of choice? Utopian? Dystopian? Victorian? The power is yours. Do not choose poorly.
Submitted by John C on September 11, 2009 - 01:00
Themestea: I think we may have something more compatible with your LIFESTYLE.
Jen: Whatâ€™s THAT supposed to mean? (To Roy) Does she think weâ€™re gay?
Roy: Well, in this age, homosexuality really wasnâ€™t considered to be much of aâ€”no, you know what? No. I donâ€™t think she thinks weâ€™re gay.
Submitted by John C on September 8, 2009 - 01:00
â€œMy name is Cronos, and I approve this message.â€
When shopping for divination services, mind this cardinal rule: the best oracles are the craziest oracles.
Submitted by John C on September 7, 2009 - 17:01
I hope everyone is having a bang-up Labor Day! (For our non-American readers, I hope you are having a bang-up Day!)
To celebrate, here is a video of monkeys:
Submitted by John C on September 1, 2009 - 01:00
â€œWell, can I be Zeus?â€
â€œDonâ€™t be ridiculous.â€
â€œWhy is that ridiculous?â€
â€œYouâ€™re a WOMAN.â€
â€œI mean, Zeus would transmute every now and again, but that was just so he could do the hunka chunka.â€
Submitted by John C on August 31, 2009 - 10:00
A thought: Reading blogs through RSS or Atom feeds is a great way to get chunks of information delivered on a daily basis. I think that this format is amenable to delivering something like a textbook: every day you could post a subchapter-sized chunk of information. Since I’m already setting aside time in my day to check Google Reader, the marginal cost of adding one new feed isn’t very much.
Compare this to the cost of getting a textbook and finding time in the day to read it regularly. Adding a new task to one’s routine is always a tricky proposition, and I doubt I’m the only person who has difficultly committing to these sorts of things. For example: how many people stick to their New Year’s resolutions after the first month? Or even the first week?
But let’s say you shimmy the new habit into an existing routine (e.g., delivering a textbook via a web feed). That is, trick yourself into doing something new by making it look like something old. Well then, my friend! You might just have a higher success rate.