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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Coffee competition in Seattle

This story appeared in Google News today. Apparently, the competition amongst coffee shops is heating up in Seattle, home of Starbucks. The winners appear to be those who serve wearing a minimal uniform, i.e. showing more skin.

Is it really better service?

On the Net:

Cowgirls espresso

Sweetspot cafe

Moka girls

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Don't be alarmed

if the page doesn't fill in immediately. The posting of all the pictures of the 2000 bloggers takes a little time to load. It does not display properly in Internet Explorer but does display very well in Firefox.

I'll keep this dated out a bit to keep the reminder handy.

Feel free to scroll on down and read the current items.


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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Handles


Handles
Originally uploaded by shersteve.
Kids can get an early start with these jungle gyms.

Do you have a good handle on what you want to do?

10,000 plus context plus care

From This is Your Brain on Music, The Science of Human Obsession by Daniel Levitin I find this quote worthy:
The ten thousand hours theory is consistent with what we know about how the brain learns. Learning requires assimilation and consolidation of information in neural tissue. The more experiences we have with something, the stronger the memory/learning trace for that experience becomes. Although people differ in how long it takes them to consolidate information neurally, it remains true that increased practice leads to a greater number of neural traces, which can contribute to create a stronger memory representation. This is true whether you subscribe to the multiple-trace theory or any number of variants of theories in the neuroanatomy of memory. The strength of a memory is related to how many times the original stimulus has been experienced.

Memory strength is also a function of how much we care about the experience. Neurochemical tags associated with memories mark them for importance, and we tend to code as important things that carry with them a lot of emotion, either positive or negative. I tell my students that if they want to do well on a test, they have to really care about the material as they study it. Caring may, in part, account for some of the differences we see in how quickly people acquire new skills.
So if you want to be an expert, you need to care about what you want to be an expert in!

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Broken or Lazy?


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Originally uploaded by shersteve.

Since we are in January, reading that it ended December 31st, one would immediately consider the just past date.

But then the next sentence reads "After December 31st...calls will be charged..." so do they mean this coming year? They did use the future tense or did they just get lazy and leave off 2006?

What do you think?

2000 Bloggers

What a collection! Thanks to Tino for putting this together.

Do you recognize anyone?

Plenty of links to go exploring.

What Is This???Tino BunticHeather ArmstrongKyle MacDonaldMichael PriceChris KnightAndrew WeeLarry HnetkaDanah BoydKloudiiaRoss MayfieldPhil PlaitPhil GerbyshakThingamyRoss RebagliatiSteven D. LevittBenjamin FittsThat Dude JeffAmber MacAlister CameronFrank GruberCharles SterlingAndy NulmanChristine KaneJanet MeinersJesse SkinnerBen YoskovitzJordanBen McConnellBrian GardnerLarry LyonsLefeverLee HopkinsVisconde Carlo VergaraZach KatkinChaseMarshmallowTom AsackerDustin StaigerRosie O'DonnellDonald TrumpHoward LindzonBrooke The Med StudentChris RichardsonBrad VanAukenKris JonesJim KukralLady AzurtTom EllisMike SansoneJonathan NailSandyAnthony BaggettStefanie SigurdsonRaphael GilmasKelly MonneySean HowardZoli ErdosSara NoelEmagisKristen KingIan SeffermanRonald LewisShane NickersonMichele CoreyAlex PapaKristal KraftMattKintan BrahmbhattBryan CovingtonAditya KothadiyaTony TeegardenSarah E EndlineJoshua DziabakGerard RasochaCurt RosengrenD-NiceHannahRajesh SettyLow Hang WeiJoyce WycoffAngie BrennanStephanie SmythJenniferLamillingerBlog BlokeChris CactusJanet TokerudKirsten HarrelH Webb JrGlen AllemanTanya LocaJim CahillTaniaJeff BarrDaria Radota RasmussenWillem KarssenbergJonathanSteve MillerRoger L. SimonJay BarnesR HaileyLoïc Le MeurVinnie MirchandaniDon ParkDan BricklinJay CrossGrigorRamana RaoWard CunninghamJeremy JacobsJoe DunbarHenri KaufmanBo GilbertJamie LouiseGordon ChoiAmitTishaThomas CliffordBenjamin GautheyDoc SearlsZach LynchElizabeth Lane LawleyPierre OmidyarDenham GreyThis ChickStewart ButterfieldTricia WangScott MaceAnil DashEdward VielmettiMark CubanNeville MedhoraRick SpenceTrishOliviaYaro StarakRobert ScobleDan MarquesDane CarlsonVirginia PostrelRon AmelnMargaret ChoSonia BlancoMatt CuttsJeremiah OwyangMike LopezChris PirilloDouglas KarrMikeLeaJennMaggie LienRobWilliam SlawskiCristian MezeiOmisscoJeremy ZawodnyPaul BruemmerDevil in disguiseTinaJake McKeeBarbara CorcoranKarl LongLucyJeff WissKaren SamsMichelle MalkinRyan ChuaMayor's MotherKarenDoggyS MullisEric AshfordDorothy WaltersHelen SmithNeo-NeoconCriminally VulgarJeff KogaElayne RiggsJay - The Real Estate GuyChris HouchensNatalie BennettChris SandbergKwangDarren RowseScott ClarkClaudia EcoganClaudia RosettClaudiaShawn WaiteAJHidden PersuaderDino RizzoMiss CellaniaPeterKen FergusonGazzaCC ChapmanAngeliskaToddTommy SpoonBilly CalderwoodVernon SingletonDavidLisa AlexanderRikki ArundelBen LynchJames RayKelvin ChoDan-DanAndrewAntonia AzerbicSimon PhippsJenny RyanAka MontyJaneneMary BrownEnrique DansWendy MaynardTom PalmerGreg MillerLizzaRen KatFilipBill NadraszkyNataliaJohn ChowFrank PatrickARDELL DellaLoggiaAlex StenbackJason UngosGuy KawasakiDave BriggsJenLoTeenaRandy ThomasRaymi LaurenSaskBoyDarren McEwanRose DesrochersGillian GunsonIrisBlaine KendallAlynnaChief Happiness OfficerNeuro PhilosopherStephanie ChandlerSeth GodinYvonne PerrySummer HoganShawn hoganDaxAlex KingMelvin RiveraJohn MaedaShin'ichi KonomiNeil KramerChristinaKaitZelmarqShane GibsonCourtney ElizabethBrian CarrollJackie Huba Stephanie WeaverDan McCombSteven NovakYolieEdgar HDanDavid MaisterJackie DanickiJackie KesslerCraig MurrayAlberto PrechtAbiFrank RumbauskasDavid FriedmanAndrea LearnedSchawoTara PakostaMs MartiDan RubinDavid BeachTammy Breigh CanavanEthan KaplanEthan PersoffTony MacdonellLaurent-GloaguenEva GregoryStephan SpencerColine NiessMelinda WennerSiapa KamiShel HoltzNate KartchnerChris GarrettDaniel Franklin GomezReviewerBergieSara CantorAndy PiperSunny DurbzFauziahGreg MearesLiz HenryGreg LindenMariannaBanzai BillChris RoseKatie FleckB. 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