Thursday, 15 August 2013

Summer Spam Harvest (from my bookmark folders)



While still working on the posts that would feature my current setting and adventures, I found my bookmark folders flooded with bits and pieces saved with the earnest intention to add a witty (of course!) comment or two on my part, linking them into some proverbial bigger picture I'm presumably piling together around a bunch of  Weirdo Attractors. Oh well, at least I managed to line them up into somewhat neat-looking stacks.



On information processing and figuring shit out 


mindhacks.com/2013/01/24/a-retrospective-editing-of-consciousness/
io9.com/5961737/no-children-are-not-natural-born-scientists
www.cracked.com/blog/5-ways-you-dont-realize-movies-are-controlling-your-brain/
io9.com/5883554/metaphors-actually-trigger-the-sensory-parts-of-our-brains
www.cracked.com/blog/5-easy-ways-to-spot-b.s.-news-story-internet/
www.cracked.com/blog/5-ways-to-spot-b.s.-political-story-in-under-10-seconds/
io9.com/why-we-study-duck-penises-458735174
io9.com/how-bayes-rule-can-make-you-a-better-thinker-471233405
io9.com/design-a-terrible-study-this-weekend-472608054
io9.com/the-centipedes-dilemma-why-you-forget-how-to-do-the-m-475673410
io9.com/the-glass-is-a-liquid-myth-has-finally-been-destroyed-496190894
martinrue.com/posts/12/understand-how-it-works
io9.com/why-randomness-may-not-mean-what-you-think-it-means-658318167
io9.com/a-test-to-measure-how-rational-you-really-are-609412488
io9.com/the-cow-that-proves-you-cant-be-right-accidentally-817993766





On information presenting, patterns and storytelling


io9.com/5980476/the-years-best-visualizations-of-scientific-concepts
scienceblogs.com/sciencepunk/2010/08/07/skeptical-about-skeptics/
io9.com/5982964/what-would-the-chemical-elements-look-like-as-cartoon-characters


On game design, instructional design and other gamesy-learnsy stuff


penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/balancing-for-skill
penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/intrinsic-or-extrinsic
www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/experienced-points/10192-Whats-in-a-Game
www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/issues/issue_203/6089-Ivory-Tower-Defense
kotaku.com/a-love-of-learning-is-the-guide-to-life-and-video-games-501855002
www.cracked.com/blog/5-things-video-games-do-better-than-any-other-forms-art/
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/7710-Fun-Priorities
http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/when-difficult-is-fun


zenpencils.com/comic/123-erica-goldson-graduation-speech/





All else that I want to keep spamming and don't know how to categorize


io9.com/5987567/brain+to+brain-interfaces-have-arrived-and-they-are-absolutely-mindblowing
www.buzzfeed.com/copyranter/this-month-in-whore
www.cracked.com/blog/4-difficult-ways-to-simplify-your-life-that-are-worth-it/
io9.com/how-to-recognize-the-plastics-that-are-hazardous-to-you-461587850
positivesharing.com/2006/08/top-5-business-maxims-that-need-to-go/
positivesharing.com/2006/08/more-bad-business-advice-that-needs-to-go/
mannafesto.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-seven-stages-of-waking-up.html
www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/pseudo/fibonacc.htm



And finally, an old favourite for punctuation.





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