Sunday, July 31, 2011

Links, Week 6: Struggling to maintain focus

Dammit. Not acceptable.

Writing: 7 hours, 40 minutes
Guitar: 2 hours, 19 minutes
Email: 1 hour, 2 minutes
Surfing: 8 hours, 29 minutes.

The problem with last week was trying to learn 10-ish new songs on the guitar. I procrastinated learning them, instead visiting Quora and associated sites. Now I'll never get 8 hours of my life back. Throw my computer into the ocean, someone!

A bundle of links:


How to have a picnic in Central Park. The boy paradox, assholes to gay guys. Why professors have it so hard when trying to catch cheaters, or do they?


Tech billionaires: who are they? While America is looking for jobs, their phones won't stop ringing. I'm not sure what this path is. Why Paul Adams (creator of Circles) left Google. Reddit rises; digg dies. Why Quora's design sucks. I can't get into Stack Exchange. Or Vark. And Stack Overflow? Forget it. The NYTimes on why people like me don't answer email. Sync Google+ with all your other social networks. But Google Circles will never really work. If I really want to waste time, I'll go HN random. The most expensive Google Adwords. Facebook secretly hiding posts.


Best sports books ever. Need to read them. Baseball's 10 best players in terms of trade value.

General Knowledge:

How much will Obama's budget proposal cost you? One click to find out. History's greatest baddassHabitable planets outside of Earth. Let's all try to be more curious. Test how big your vocabulary is. The best creative bar codes. Having a bad day? Make everything OK. Why I need to start watching Breaking Bad. I hope I never sell out and create a pick-up website. I don't know if I've linked to this, but it's too good not to, again: Dilbert on life lessonsRay Dalio, hedge fund superstar, has some off-the-beaten-path ideas.

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