Cornfield Meet

Things collide here.

To the mailbox — and beyond!

At any given moment, most of the stuff in my email account is actually from me.

I’ll send myself blogging notes from work to home with two-word subject headers like "share this" or "email this guy" or "whoa."  They tend to pile up quickly and sadly, it seems like once a month I wind up deleting half of them.

But no more. No. Mas.

Having been roundly inspired by the final two episodes of "Everest: Beyond the Limit," I’m going for the gusto and will try to start some neater inbox housekeeping. In the words of Yukon Cornelius, "Waahoooooo!"

For your consideration, then, the latest stuff I’ve found neat-o:

10 Habits of Highly Effective Brains. I particularly like No. 5, which reads in part: Once new neurons appear in your brain, where they stay in your brain
and how long they survive depends on how you use them. "Use It or Lose
It" does not mean "do crossword puzzle number 1,234,567". It means,
"challenge your brain often with fundamentally new activities."
(Bingo – we’ve justified our "Portal" obsession.)

Last dispatch from Moscow. The Baltimore Sun has closed its Moscow bureau, which is a sad enough statement alone. That they couldn’t see fit to run Erika Niedowski’s great look back at the lives of American reporters behind the Iron Curtain is worse.

Nerdy Things to do Before You Die.  Lots of fun ones, but I think a visit to Skywalker Ranch is a glaring omission. And minus 1,138 geek points for The Park Benchers because No. 12 should actually read "the 501st Legion."


December 19, 2007 - Posted by | Current Affairs, geek, Ohio, Science, Weblogs

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