I just like this for a tidbit today https://neal.fun/progress/
I was reading this article from Neel Bhatt, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, UW Medicine, University of Washington and it covered the expected two ways we hear our voice and why we find it “cringeworthy”. I was familiar with this from previous work I have done with audio in both broadcasting, filmmaking, animation, and game design.
What I learned that was new was the impact of our self-perception vs. reality and how this important component of self-identity jars our sense of self. Something to think about. What pictures of ourselves do we have from our senses and how valid are they?
A trick appeared in the Recommendo weekly newsletter on using Google Search. I have read about this, and recognize the reminders when I used Google Search and I still don’t use it regularly if at all:
An under-appreciated Google search trick is to focus your search by excluding all unwanted alternative meanings — you append a minus sign in front of the term(s), as in < dolphins -miami > for non football dolphins or < orange -color -telecom > for the fruit.”Recommendo
I am going to go to Google search and search for Seahawks or Sounders and add “-football” and see what changes. The goal is to actually get my brain and fingers to be used to doing this.
This is from Rob Walker, TAoN. I think I will use this in class, especially with the 2nd big summer heat wave upon us.
The back story: Mallory says she was talking to friends about the recent record-breaking temperatures in Canada — presumably a record most of us would prefer not to be part of. But that led her to this question. “I think it would be a neat little insight into what someone thinks is cool, and into their interests and personality,” she explains. “Do they want to break a solo, risky record (e.g., highest dive), or a goofy one (e.g., most straws in the mouth), or a big group one (e.g., largest round of ‘Ring Around the Rosie’), or a serious one (e.g., most patents owned)?”
I have come back to this article, 10 Signs You Will Suck at Programming, a couple of times over the last few years and it reminds me of less measurable skills.