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Why You're Resistant to Being Productive
A friend was telling me yesterday that he’s been struggling to get daily tasks done. He’d rather just put them off. But this friend might as well be me, or probably you. Sometimes we go through period...
productivity  procrastination  IFTTT  interesting  Pocket  psychology  tips 
november 2017 by otlib
Wikipedia: The Text Adventure
A playable text adventure version of Wikipedia. Start anywhere that has a Wikipedia article, and explore the world a step at a time.
adventure  text  wikipedia  games  game  IFTTT  fun  if  interactivefiction  interesting 
july 2017 by otlib
Python For Finance: Algorithmic Trading – Karlijn Willems – Medium
Technology has become an asset in finance: financial institutions are now evolving to technology companies rather than just staying occupied with just the financial aspect: besides the fact that…
finance  trading  economics  python  fintech  code  datascience  Gmail  IFTTT  interesting 
june 2017 by otlib
If you don’t finish then you’re just busy, not productive | Jack Simpson
One of the biggest realisations I've come to as part of my PhD, is how little people care about how I spend my time, they only care about what I am able to deliver. Yet in order to deliver, you need to finish. I was recently reading an article on this topic, and I think the advice can…
productivity  career  gtd  IFTTT  interesting  management  philosophy  prod  read  self-management 
january 2017 by otlib
Hacker News Books
Top books based on links found in user comments on Hacker News last week
books  hn  development  book  hacker_news  hacker_news_books  interesting  Learning_Resources  recommendations 
august 2016 by otlib
Mosaic is dedicated to exploring the science of life. We publish stories on aspects of biology or medicine that affects our lives, our health or our society.
science  biology  technology  longform  interesting  article  betterment  biomedical  content  health 
november 2015 by otlib
The Great Statistical Schism | Quillette
What is probability? This sounds like a discussion question for a philosophy class, one of those questions that’s fun to think about but that doesn’t have many
statistics  probability  pvalue  math  frequentism  bayes  interesting  p  philosophy  p-value 
november 2015 by otlib
Effective Learning Strategies for Programmers - Allison Kaptur
In early September I gave a keynote at Kiwi PyCon in New Zealand on effective learning for programmers. There were two pieces to the talk: one about …
python  learning  programming  education  psychology  intelligence  bestpractices  coding  effort  geekfeminism  interesting 
october 2015 by otlib
Mercury Spill
On July 1st I discovered a puddle of liquid mercury in our house. It was the evening before the holiday weekend and I was preparing to do some more demolition for the bathroom I've been working on. I was putting down plastic to make cleanup easier, and when I got to the corner there was a dusy little puddle. That seemed peculiar, so I poked it. It wiggled. I knew exactly what liquid moves like tha...
mercury  realestate  personal  interesting  inspection  living  spill  story  toxic 
october 2015 by otlib
BBC - Future - The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar
Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful, says David Robson.
article  interesting  bbc  psychology 
september 2015 by otlib
This is what happens after you die | Ars Technica
Most would rather not think about it, but that breakdown gives birth to new life.
death  arstechnica  mortician  life  medicine  forensics  interesting 
may 2015 by otlib
Make Money Online: Documenting 10 Years of Failure
My history of attempting to make money online. Here's what worked and what didn't over the last ten years.
toread  advice  business  interesting  seo  spam  affiliate  marketing  mobile  advertising  ibm  google 
march 2015 by otlib
SVG Path Strings - Road to Larissa
SVG comes with several shape elements – rect, ellipse, line, polygon – that can create basic forms. To create a map, steamgraph or other …
svg  d3  javascript  tutorial  @svg  @tips  blog  cool  cs  interesting 
february 2015 by otlib
SearchOnMath: A powerful search engine for math formulas.
math  search  research  tools  interesting  Math-Team  searchonmath 
february 2015 by otlib
Quantum Physics and the Abuse of Reason
Quantum physics has become the last refuge of a scoundrel, used to justify contradictions, fuzzy logic, and a disregard for basic critical thinking.
science  physics  quantum  interesting  philosophy  worldview 
february 2015 by otlib
Why Explore Space? A 1970 Letter to a Nun in Africa | Roger Launius's Blog
Ernst Stuhlinger wrote this letter on May 6, 1970, to Sister Mary Jucunda, a nun who worked among the starving children of Kabwe, Zambia, in Africa, who questioned the value of space exploration. At the time Dr. Stuhlinger was Associate Director for Science at the Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, Alabama. Touched by Sister…
science  essay  environment  good_article  interesting  space  research  letter  nasa 
january 2015 by otlib
Where Did Time Come From, and Why Does It Seem to Flow? - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus
ASU Paul Davies has a lot on his mind—or perhaps more accurate to say in his mind. A physicist at Arizona State University, he does…
science  physics  philosophy  article  time  math  Unread  interesting 
october 2014 by otlib
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