Archive for March, 2008

I love optical illusions. First of all, they are cool, secondly the good ones teach us something about the way our eyes and brains work. One of the neat things about the internet is that it makes it really easy to share animated optical illusions. Check this one out: If you follow the pink dos […]

Naturalist or Bodily-Kinesthetic

My dad just sent me this video of Lorenzo : the Flying FrenchMan. . . It is really cool to watch, but it got me wondering, is this an example of Naturalist Intelligence, or Bodily-Kinesthetic. My guess it is a strong combination of both. Naturalist allows him to communicate with the animals so well, while […]

Gift Giving

I’ve never been much for gifts on occasion, I much prefer just giving people gifts, cards, etc. when I think about it or see something I think they will like. Unfortunately I usually try to save it for the next appropriate occasion, and then just forget, or am unable to get it then. So if […]

Using Magic

When I was just out of high school I worked through a temp agency doing light industrial and clerical work. I think that is a great first job since you get to do a lot of different types of work with a lot of different kinds of people. Some of the assignments were short, some […]

Surviving a Laptop Search

Think having your underwear rifled through is pretty rough when you are traveling? Well, try crossing an international boarder with a laptop. Boarder patrol claims they can boot up your laptop and search it. Even if you comply and they don’t find anything, they can still detain your laptop for further searching. What are you […]

Who’s John Galt?

Wait, wait, don’t tell me, I am in the middle of Atlas Shrugged. At 645,000 words and 1168 pages it is the 15th longest novel of all time, just longer then War and Peace. So it is taking me a little while to get through it. It has been enjoyable so far. I don’t agree […]

Advice for Girl Scouts

So I was leaving the grocery store last night when a Girl Scout asked me “Would you like to buy some Girl Scout Cookies?”  I bought a box, but I also offered her some advice on selling.  While, I have not used these techniques to sell cookies directly, I suspect they might would.  I thought […]