Saturday, March 29, 2008


Personally, I've never understood the fascination some people have for playing computer games. I would rather open a vein with a rusty nail I think!

This looks a little different though, so maybe there is some merit to it. Reduce stress? I don't know. The object of the exercise is to click on the smiley faces.

"What are you smirking at...?" hehe I wonder!

MindHabits: "Stress Reduction and Confidence Boost

MindHabits is based on new scientifically tested tools published in a journal of the American Psychological Association that help players reduce stress and boost self confidence and esteem using principles from social intelligence research."

Friday, March 28, 2008

Brain Stuff - What It Feels Like To Have A Stroke

From theTED conference. Remarkable inside view of a stroke, by a brain scientist who experienced one first hand.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Social Networking - What It Is

Here's a great short video on social networking. If you've ever wondered what it is...or how to explain it to friends, send them over for a look at this.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

21 Accents

I think it interesting to consider the different cultural
cues that we become accustomed to, and seeing the same phrase rendered
in different accents clearly shows just how
different an approach the cultural context gives.

It isn't just the sound, it seems. There is a whole background of
sub-context surrounding it. I've often thought it was very easy to
imagine that because Brits and Australians, etc, speak English, as do
Americans (in their fashion) that it makes us 'close'in a cultural
sense. I think this is not the case, and that similarity of language,
can lead us to at first (at second too, in some cases), overlook the
quite large differences that we have culturally.

Amy Walker. 21 Accents.

Monday, March 03, 2008

The Age Blogs: Renovation Nation

The Age Blogs: Renovation Nation: "'People love the idea of solar panels on the roof because everyone can see you have got your good eco brownie badge and your greenhouse credentials are in order,' says Neco's renewable energy guru Jaga Park-Ross. 'The sad thing is that saving electricity instead of trying to generate your own is a much better idea -- it's just not as sexy as installing PV.'"