Archive for October, 2009

October 31, 2009 0

Quote of the day

By in Opinion, Quote, Writing

Tweet Peter Drucker: "There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all."

October 29, 2009 4


By in Time management

Tweet Procrastination, the mother of all productivity sins (or virtues), is the theme of this infographic video by John Kelly. (via Information Aesthetics and Cool Infographics).

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October 27, 2009 5

AutoVer (windows) gives you easy versioning

By in Reading, Software, Versioning, Writing

Tweet About two years ago we talked about filehamster. It was  free, unobtrusive, and simpler than doing version control ‘by hand’ (adding numbers to filenames) or ‘by machine’ (using a proper versioning tool such as subversion or mercurial). Well, since then filehamster has moved on to be a pain in the ass. Now the free [...]

October 22, 2009 3

What’s Wrong with Probability Notation?

By in Opinion, Reading, Writing

Tweet Sometimes I wonder why many humans (me included) have trouble understanding probability. In cognitive science, probabilistic models are taking over most areas. Still, most people struggle with them. Could it be that the notation is just hard to swallow? What’s Wrong with Probability Notation? is a magnificent post that gives some basic reasons: The [...]

October 16, 2009 3

Google Scholar API

By in Hacks, Social Media, Software

Tweet Google Scholar is probably the most useful tool on the web today for academics. However, there’s no API for it, and seems to add little to no features with time. I don’t think Google is going to give it the Axe any time soon, but … I can’t imagine ads getting clicked on scholar [...]