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Monday, March 26, 2012

The 5 Love Languages

That's the title of an interesting book by Gary Chapman on 5 different types of communication that people like to receive:

  • Words of Affirmation (praise, compliments, etc.)
  • Quality Time
  • Physical Touch (hugs, etc.)
  • Acts of Service (doing the dishes, taking out the trash, etc.)
  • Receiving Gifts
Above I have arranged them starting with the ones I like best. Feel free to praise and compliment me :-). Quality time is also good. And, what can I say, I like to give hugs to my family. On the other hand, acts of service and gifts are nice, but honestly they don't do a lot for me.

I want to know: what are your top 3?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Tech news recommendation: Hacker News

I gave up on RSS feeds (after many years of tracking dozens of them) because they consumed too much precious time each day. At work I asked for someone to recommend one good news source for tech news.

Golf recommended a great one: Hacker News. It's a great 1-page list of top tech news of the day. I find the items there relevant, to me anyway.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Jesus had a beard

If the Shroud of Turin actually shows the face of Jesus, then it is interesting to note that, yes, Jesus did have a beard, and quite a full one. His face is also stockier and more rectangular than the delicate face we are accustomed to seeing in paintings.

Mila (the woman I am courting) pointed out to me that it is notable that this image had to wait for modern technology (i.e., photographic negatives) before it could be clearly shown.

The face on the shroud (left) and its photographic negative (right) (source).

Saturday, March 03, 2012

GTD Overwhelm

I've been practicing GTD for, I don't know, 7 or 8 years now and I feel overwhelmed. I'm not doing the stuff on the lists, and I have too much stuff on my lists. I'm going to start fresh with a new system called AutoFocus.