40 years ago tomorrow, on October 9, 1978, at 4:10 AM, Jacques Brel passed away. Wikipedia describes him thus
[Brel] was a Belgian singer, songwriter, poet, actor and director who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following—initially in Belgium and France, later throughout the world. He is considered a master of the modern chanson.
To give an example of the impact of this grand man, there are 1,400 different recorded versions in 52 different languages of his “Ne me quitte pas” song.
Here are just a few of the things that I admire about Brel:
Continue reading Homage to Jacques Brel on the 40-year Anniversary of His Death
A couple of weeks ago, I finally managed to update my second book, Cognitive Productivity with macOS®: 7 Principles for Getting Smarter with Knowledge, on the iBookstore. The delay was due to problems with iTunes Producer, the software one uses to upload books to iBookstore. Continue reading Updated on iBookstore: Cognitive Productivity with macOS
I thoroughly enjoyed Mac Power Users #442: Workflows with Joe Buhlig – Relay FM. Here are some of my responses to the episode. If you want others’ thoughts, check out the MPU Discourse forum, where I’ve also summarized the following.
Joe is a very productive person.
All quite relevant to CogZest and CogSci Apps themes.
Continue reading Whiteboard Etiquette, Paper, Pens and Productivity: Responses to MPU 442 with Joe Buhlig
Wishing you the best of what we hoped for during our irregular childhood “Cat Stevens Power Hours” together, Continue reading Birthday Wishes to a Dear Relative: May You Have Your Chocolate Box and (Secular) Buddha Too
Earlier today, I responded to Julia Galef’s post about cognitive laziness. My upcoming book, Discontinuities: Love, Art, Mind will explore other themes related this: sapiosexuality in general and sapiosexual intelligence in particular. Continue reading Sapiosexual Intelligence Requires a Theory of Cognitive Motivation
On her blog and Twitter, one of my favourite podcast hosts, Julia Galef, argued that we need a non-judgmental term for “lazy”. As this touches upon a key concept of my theory of meta-effectiveness, I thought I should write a quick[-1] response. Continue reading On the Need for New Cognitive Motivational Concepts: Response to Julia Galef’s Why We Need a New Word for “Lazy”
There are some features I have long wanted one of my favourite apps, TextExpander, to have. Some of them are motivated by the fact that, although I do have conventions for naming my abbreviations, I can’t always remember the abbreviation. Moreover, I sometimes repeat the same typing mistake. But more generally they are motivated by the idea that a modern text expansion should know my intentions.
To pick some of the items from the top of my TextExpander wish list, I’d like Continue reading TextExpander Wish List: (Learn) Multiple Abbreviations for the Same Snippet, Plurals, Contacts, Conventions
My Cognitive Productivity with macOS book does not yet have a section on Apple’s “smart board” because, well, Apple does not yet manufacture one (for sale, at least). And when Apple does, the device will (presumably) run iOS.
Continue reading Ingenuity Sans Apple SmartBoard: Sweet and Sour Grapes