FOR YEARS I've watched snippets from Dave Winer scroll through my feed readers and learned from them. I think it's important to be able to share quickly (like many do on Twitter or Instagram) while also saving important snippets inside your own space like I try to do with a 23 year old blog I have. So I am going to try to scrape and share daily snippets from my Zettelkasten and from my Flickr photostream. I've started saving screenshots of life, such as the reference to a Ryanair advertisement I spotted on the way into my local Tesco supermarket.
- #byline Oisin Hurley
- Seek to destroy hope, the project-killer. When you hear yourself saying well, I hope we’ll be done by the end of the week, then you are officially on the way to that state known as doomed. If you are invoking hope, trouble is not far away. So, endeavour to destroy hope at every turn. You do this with data. Know where you are – use an agile style of process to collect data points. Iterate in fine swerves that give you early notice of rocks in the development stream.
- #byline Robin McKie
- A key factor in the spread of Covid-19 in schools is symptomless cases. Most scientists believe that between 30% and 40% of adults do not display any Covid symptoms on the day of testing, even if they have been infected. For children, however, this figure is higher.
- #byline Sonke Ahrens
- Write in your own words to extract maximum value from content, even if you’re only writing notes to yourself. As Sönke Ahrens (author of Zettelkasten bible How to Take Smart Notes) puts it, actually writing your own material then becomes simply a matter of assembling your notes together.
- #byline Vala Afshar
- One of the top trends shaping digital transformation in 2021 is automation. Organizations are using automation to drive operational efficiency and improve business processes. APIs are key to driving automation and scaling productivity.
- #byline Eli Dourado
- To reach a grid powered entirely by today’s renewables, we would need storage at a price of $20 per kWh (with caveats). Energy does not have to be stored in batteries.
- #byline Michael Laris
- Experts in psychology and decision-making say hostility toward wearing masks, even within the shared confines of a passenger jet, has been fueled by politicization — but also by skewed incentives and inconsistent messaging.
I simply copied and pasted the items I tagged as #snippets into this blog post. I need to inherit more hyperlinks attributed to the authors. This is a work in progress.
[Bernie Goldbach teaches content management systems on the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology.]