"The most important strategy for coping with information overload is to simply relax and not worry about missing the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity lurking somewhere in one of your inboxes – it’ll be around again shortly."
Simple Countdown Timer for Windows
I just discovered the Simple Countdown Timer for Windows at the Orzeszek blog. Simple and beautiful, it allows me to easily track the time I spend on tasks. Highly recommended.
"The great thing about science is it is true whether you believe it or not."
Vanishing Act - Lapham’s Quarterly
Reagan’s real legacy was not reducing the size of government or lowering taxes — both of which Robert Samuelson argues didn’t happen — but it was defeating inflation that was sapping the country of strength and caused Jimmy Carter to lose reelection. Today’s battles over Reagan’s legacy, however, rarely mention his defeat of inflation, instead focusing on his personality or other policies:
Liberals want to appropriate Reagan’s present popularity, even though they ridiculed him while he was president as a dangerous moron who was cruelly shredding the social safety net. Conservatives have made Reagan into a quasi-religious figure who must be uncritically worshipped.
(Source: Washington Post)
Minorities are majority population in Montgomery County
The extraordinary, and sad, story of Barbara Newhall Follett, the child writing genius who published her first novel at 13 years old. It was about a girl who vanishes into the woods. When Barbara was 26, she vanished herself.
The Hidden Side of Trash in Taipei - NYTimes.com
New Census figures released. Huge population boom among minorities in Maryland. Baltimore lost 5% of its population last decade; it was the only jurisdiction in Maryland to lose population.
The economics of trash collection in Taipei.
"Facebook will not always be as hugely popular as it is today. And despite its huge popularity, don’t forget that there are tons of businesses that still block Facebook and tons of people who would sooner cut off their hands then sign up for an account on Facebook. Is that really where you want your business to live?"