Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Like the friends of Godot, I am waiting, hopelessly, for the impossible. Problem is, by then the right-wingers will have bankrupted the government and given everything away to their rich friends, so there will be no money to implement it.

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Death is a friend of life

Jenny Connected

In a recent discussion that Iain had with Jordan Peterson, Peterson said that death is a friend of life (in Iain’s words, a friend of being) and a necessary stage in life. Neither did she die alone, but was surrounded by those who understood that ‘death is a friend of life’.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

I mean I don’t like it sort of you know in terms of again scratching explanatory itches. Meanwhile, my friend Khelsilem insists the project will not go ahead. Orcas On Howe Sound: My friend Bob Turner celebrates the return of killer whales to Howe Sound, right beside my island home.

2018 59

The Quantified, Qualified and Connected Self

Jenny Connected

I have observed people on social media who admit to measuring themselves by the number of followers / friends etc. So I am not a fan of the Quantified Self, for myself, although that’s not to deny its uses, in terms of health and well-being. This week the topic on the E-Learning 3.0

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Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

And if your friends are around you (the term voice waveform fingerprint seems to be voice mapping). yeah turn off location tracking, go to the pub with friends, and presto, your location is tracked. Asking for a friend.

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E-Learning 3.0 : Identity Graphs

Jenny Connected

“Six degrees of separation is the idea that all living things and everything else in the world are six or fewer steps away from each other so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps” (see Wikipedia ).

2018 148

Study Beyond Your Industry

Michael Sampson - Currents

Friends in a different industry. Colleagues of friends. Note that this is at the shock-and-awe end of the scale in terms of seeing a very different work reality.

2018 116

Changes Afoot for Microsoft OneNote

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the Silverside blog, I wrote about upcoming changes for Microsoft OneNote: One of my friends once covered himself in Post-It Notes and walked into his local Microsoft office. Perhaps Microsoft’s work with tuning it for the education market with OneNote for Classrooms will seed the market with a whole new love for the program in about a decade’s time, but that’s a long-term play we will need to watch.

2018 89

Risky Business

How to Save the World

They demonstrate that they are utterly short-term focused (their assessment of risks’ likelihood and impact varies enormously from year to year, largely based on the past year’s headlines). Apparently in Davos, technology is still our friend.

2018 69

The Agnostic Game

How to Save the World

In metaphorical terms, this appearing-as-everything could be thought of as ‘all there is’ playing a game with itself. This little guy, unlike ‘us’, is completely immersed in the game of life; while he thinks and feels and senses, he takes nothing personally.

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On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

And I enjoy the company of friends. It’s possible that their use might lead to a long-term or even permanent different way of thinking, feeling, “being”, or even the disappearance of the self ( I wish ). photo by geralt at pixabay CC0.

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Unschooling myself: traces through time


Some of this stuff is pretty personal and I write about it in friends-only LJ, but there are enough “tips of the iceberg” visible here as well. So sometimes I feel not fully satisfied because I’m not able to pinpoint in traditional terms what exactly I do. Dealing with resistance and difficulties , September 2018.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: At least one climate scientist says the jet stream, which moderates temperatures, may have been permanently disrupted, rendering the models used for long-term forecasting here on in more or less useless.

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