Before you go all GTD on us

February 2, 2007

This is from the mind of Merlin Mann (of 43 Folders fame), one of GTD’s most articulate spokespersons:

Five Potentially novel New Year’s resolutions:

1) authentically behave as though you’re living in an unending Ronnie James Dio song
2) renounce thermodynamics as prideful conceit borne of modern secular culture
3) eat only animals that have appeared in Richard Scarry illustrations
4) lick unused cutlery whenever people aren’t looking
5) finally finish building backyard shrine to Karen Black

I’m just sayin’.


Creativity 101: place something in a different context

February 2, 2007

Sure, the editing is inspired, but its the music that seals the deal.

h/t to that cultural arbiter of the internet, Boing Boing.

5 reasons why you should pick up a pencil and draw

February 2, 2007

Yellow Warbler by Debby Cotter Kaspari
Zeladoniac of Drawing the Motmot has a nicely illustrated post (natch) on a topic of some interest to anybody who studies the natural world for a living. Her “5 steps to better bird drawing”, might just comprise a new entry point in learning about your favorite organism.

I summarize (and annotate) her 5 steps below. Read the rest of this entry »

Contract work available, conscience not required

February 2, 2007

From today’s Guardian

Scientists and economists have been offered $10,000 each by a lobby group funded by one of the world’s largest oil companies to undermine a major climate change report due to be published today.
Letters sent by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), an ExxonMobil-funded thinktank with close links to the Bush administration, offered the payments for articles that emphasise the shortcomings of a report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Just to be on the safe side

February 2, 2007

I suggest slapping this sign on all field equipment and lab assistants.

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