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I've run across some quotes today that tie in with a recent thread of thinking on the idea of "being scientific" and using evidence as the basis of decisions and testing your hypotheses.
Craig Roth: "In the information age, navigating a virtual forest of information IS your job, not the thing that prevents you from doing your job." Good stuff. Information rage is silly.
In the middle of the behind the scenes video on how they built the Rube Goldberg machine for the OK Go video, Adam Sadowsky repeats the words in the title of this piece.
My friend, Shannon Clark has posted an article about the various media he consumes, which leads me to several new podcasts to explore. Here is my list of podcasts and some mention of other sources.
It's hard to be actively involved in the online world and thinking about how it affects your life and those around you and not know about Seth Godin. Here is an interview with him that makes some connection to how people should operate their lives in today's world.
Shocking news everyone: Multitasking doesn't work. Stanford research shows that it doesn't, at least when walking and chewing gum at the same time.
In case you don't realize it, I drink a lot of coffee. Several people on Twitter pointed to a LiveScience article on "10 Things You Need to Know About Coffee."
Are you subject to lots of clichés? Are you a frequent user of clichés? Be careful. Phillip G Armour writes about this.
In these days of budget cuts and layoffs, knowledge management must still live on. Marnix Catteeuw provides an excellent suggestion.
I attempt to play with Wolfram|Alpha a bit, but I think my interface isn't fully compatible with Wolfram|Alpha's.
A number of people on Twitter excitedly mentioned the Boston Globe summary article on coffee, Good to the Last Drop by Judy Foreman, their regular Health Sense columnist. It summarizes a boatload of recent studies that, taken together, suggest that coffee is good for you. Even decaffeinated, in some cases.
Entertaining, short video on work life in the "future."
Typealyzer says that this blog appears to be of the Myer-Briggs type INTJ.
Andrew Meyer has created the Project Management Excuse List. Very entertaining.
Oh, pretty. Marcel Salathé has created a java applet that builds a network of your blog (or any other website) based on the HTML.
An interesting experiment on the spread of a meme, displayed visually.
To prove that I haven't vanished into complete thin air, I provide two items of entertainment. I just finished Scott Adams' Dilbert and The Way of the Weasel. And the Bloodmobile video from They Might Be Giants is entertaining.
Usually, this isn't terribly interesting information, but I made connections around the globe with friends in KM and technology.
A totally random find from my friend Camille. Give this tool a list of interests (like in one of your millions of online profiles), and it generates a lovely collage.
Some good writing advice from Derek Lowe and some thoughts on LEAN-that-isn't from Mark Graban.
David Weinberger pointed out some "Cool visualizations" last week, and I just had the chance to take a look. Their visualization of del.icio.us links and tags is nice, but I can't see a way to get at my tags.
The AMA Moving Ahead newsletter for February 2008 includes the article "How to Disagree with Your Boss—and Win." But my brain is funny: I misread the first line.
Check out this humorous take on All I want for Christmas - Daddy Bone doing Zombies Eating My Brains.
Here is an entertaining paper on the social norm of leaving the toilet seat down in the situation of adults of opposite sex cohabitating. The result: inconclusive.
Apparently, I am a "purist, expert, socialite" blogger.
Happy 9th Birthday Google.
Here is a video that has gone viral about George's elaborate wedding proposal. Sentimentals might cry.
CIO Magazine generally gives you useful technology and management news. But sometimes, there are articles like this "20 USB Gizmos That Have No Place in the Enterprise (But You'll Love Just the Same)."
Here is something I've wanted to visualize with my social network service data, my network of mutually-connected friends. Thomas Fletcher has given it to us on Facebook.
Here's something that isn't going to happen: shut down the internet because it is keeping people from communicating. At least Elton John thinks so.
"Time out (please?)" from Brett Miller and some reflection on Facebook has me thinking that the best Facebook application is my bicycle. Or the back porch and a Moleskin.
23 Skidoo, I am Catch-22. At least this five-question survey suggests that I am.
Apparently KM has their latest information on corporate blogging in a video interview.
In a recent post Ken Nordan commented with an entertaining take on the silo mentality. We have stretched the analogy some more: vermin, explosions and hotels. Care to add yours?
Michael Hugos has an entertaining piece in CIO India, "Body Language of Knowledge Management."
Someone from my local cycling club forwarded a link to David Byrne's journal entry on "Bicycles in NYC." While I've never had the pleasure of cycling in NYC, I have biked in Philadelphia and Chicago.
I've been sealed! The official seal generator gives you a bunch of options to create your own seal. Have at it.
Okay, a bunch of technology bloggers have covered this, but flickrvision is the coolest thing I've seen for wasting time in quite a while.
The WiseCamel has an entertaining "5 Step Guide to Exacting Revenge" that might worry anyone who is trying to control their online reputation.
My friend Girl Detective is from the Midwest and her lack of accent gives her away. Me too. This quiz asks 19 questions about how you pronounce various words in relation to one another.
One of my KM2 students has pointed to FlickrBlockrs a great mechanism to "block" your images from appearing on Flickr.
I heard about the Map Your Name "game" from Ton Tijlstra. A group of Portugese students think they can find out the "exact number" of internet users within a month via a viral campaign.
Brandon Wirtz is the Greatest Living American. At least that's what he hopes to achieve.
A participant on the ACT-KM mailing list dug up a definition of "services" from The Economist: Products of economic activity that you can’t drop on your foot.
A random find for Friday, thanks to Dennis D. McDonald. Link to a video of "leaping shampoo" and some thoughts about why it happens.
In the fun category comes this card from Magic: the Gathering, The Orcish Librarian.
I've always been entertained by Ze Frank's video postcards, but I was never a regular.  For the March 13th show, he assembled a series of 15-seconds-or-less videos from his fans.  Most are "thanks for the show," and there are a number that are quite touching. Communities need a rallying point -...
Among other things, editing Wikipedia entries is apparently a soft addiction.
How to tell if Jack is really sick.
Two funny things came across the aggregator today. The first is Mukund Mohan's tongue-in-cheek interview from the future, and the second is Valdis Krebs' find of a web gizmo that brings that future closer than I thought.

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