One Breath Before Responding = Better Listening

"Before you respond in a conversation, take a breath. Not an enormous, loud, obvious breath that screams out 'I am trying a new technique for better listening!' No, just a normal, simple, ordinary breath. That’s it. The whole technique, right there." —Kenneth E. Miller, "A Simple and Powerful Technique for Better Listening." Psychology Today. September … Continue reading One Breath Before Responding = Better Listening

Steven Pinker’s Rules For Writing

Reverse-engineer what you read. If it feels like good writing, what makes it good? If it’s awful, why?Prose is a window onto the world. Let your readers see what you are seeing by using visual, concrete language.Don’t go meta. Minimize concepts about concepts, like “approach, assumption, concept, condition, context, framework, issue, level, model, perspective, process, … Continue reading Steven Pinker’s Rules For Writing

Hinadan, a Mobile Game App For Apple by 82-Year-Old Developer Who Bought Her First Computer at 60

"It was easy because I have no one to care for me, whether it's good or bad," 83-year-old Masako Wakamiya said of building her first mobile app. In 2017, she launched Hinadan, a game aimed at elderly users...Wakamiya bought her first computer when she was approaching 60 -- mostly to keep up with friends while … Continue reading Hinadan, a Mobile Game App For Apple by 82-Year-Old Developer Who Bought Her First Computer at 60

OpenBSD’s Guide to Netiquette

The OpenBSD's mailing list page netiquette section is excellent. It is a distillation of how to communicate online, i.e.: Plain text, 72 characters per line [or simplest formatting available]Do your homework before writingInclude a useful subject line [or headline]Trim your signatureStay on topicInclude important informationRespect differences in opinion and philosophy Using only plain text is … Continue reading OpenBSD’s Guide to Netiquette

AI For Everyone

"AI is not only for engineers. If you want your organization to become better at using AI, this is the course to tell everyone--especially your non-technical colleagues--to take. In this course, you will learn: - The meaning behind common AI terminology, including neural networks, machine learning, deep learning, and data science - What AI realistically … Continue reading AI For Everyone