Fake or real, I love this one.
Today’s web gems: play, pain, and books.
Pat Kane tells us,”Play is an essential component of human nature – and one of our better parts. The more we express it, the better we become.” He shares four more ways play can save the world.
Read about the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, a man’s adventure with stinging insects.
Reflection and advice from a book addict on building your personal library. It’s a long, enjoyable read.
“When he first got his software testing quality assurance job, he spent eight months automating all of the programming tasks. With all of his tasks fully automated by a computer, he was able to literally sit back and do whatever he wanted.” He lived that life for six years until he was fired. Is HR fair to this man?
A video shows how using smartphones change us.
“Zee.Aero, however, is just one part of Page’s plan to usher in an age of personalized air travel, free from gridlocked streets and the cramped indignities of modern flight.” Larry Page’s pet project outside running Alphabet, Google’s parent company.
Classic 1996 single from the Christian group Anointed.
Today’s web gems:
How about a superstore selling only soda (soft drinks), not a wholesaler, one set up like a supermart? I know of luggage-only shops. I wonder how one can port this idea to other types of businesses.
Tim Challies encourages Christian bloggers.
Tesla Motors, Hyperloop, SpaceX. Elon Musk is at it again. This time he partners Sam Altman of Y-Combinator to make artificial intelligence open to everyone so that no one gets to control the technology.
Searching for logo ideas? According to this report, cats are increasingly popular in this year’s logos. It’s a long read, but you can find inspiration or information for your logos even if you only scan through.
You will find this resource useful if you’re an entrepreneur or have begun to heed the first stirrings.
First, stay inspired with this marvellous resource called The Seeds 4 Life. The site serves inspirational articles grown from quotes. According to the editor, “this site was created around the idea that your mind functions like a garden, with your thoughts acting like the Seeds. The more inspirational or positive thoughts you Seed within your mind, the more flowers you’ll grow.”
There are these guys who say food is the new Internet. There are “[c]onversations dedicated to sharing the billion dollar opportunities in food as we move to a #realfood world.” I’m excited to discover this trove of new directions in food. How does plant-based meat even taste? Can small farm robots help rescue food production in Nigeria?
According to The New York Times, A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg is “The most welcomed, most enduring piece of daily mass e-mail in cyberspace.” I got today’s word ‘prowess’ in my mail. It takes its root from the Middle French prou (valiant), from Old English prud. Goodies like an anagram server show up on the site, too. Go, subscribe if you’re a word lover or even if you’re just curious.
The Etisalat Prize for Literature for new writers of African citizenship.
And finally, 25 of the most beautiful libraries in the world.
The New York Public Library
Today, I begin the Web Gems series where I highlight content I find interesting.
Nigeria’s military might: An interesting analysis based on other insightful indices such as available manpower, resources, finance, and geography. You can also read about other countries or even compare countries.
Encouragement for bloggers: Here are five reasons you should keep blogging even if the ‘likes’ or ‘follows’ don’t pile up. I am encouraged myself.
The new way to interrogate suspect: Caution: gory crime details ahead. This new method agrees to the ‘wholesale shift from a “confrontational” model of interrogation to an “investigative” one’. It appears more difficult but offers greater hope for establishing culpability and not conferring it. The days of violent or good cop-bad cop sessions may be done — in real life and movies.
An episode in the history of malaria control: Malaria was a major problem while constructing the Panama Canal between 1904-1914. “Malaria was so abundant that in Colon, it was estimated that one-sixth of the population was suffering from malarial attacks during each week.” These are lessons to mull over even if from primitive times. Do check out the entire content on malaria from the CDC.