Mapping what makes me happy (April 23, 2009, 2) - Thinking about what makes you happy is a good way to tweak your life so that you do more of the things that make you happier.
Here’s an incomplete, not-to-scale map of things that make me happy. I started by brainstorming lots of things, then moving them around in the Inkscape drawing program (it’s like
Bruce Schneier facts (September 8, 2006, 0) - Bruce Schneir facts – is this not the geekiest thing ever? Thanks to Leigh and Seth for telling me about this. Marcelle – this totally beats the Chuck Norris stuff.
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Visual book review: Blue Ocean Strategy–W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne (January 2, 2013, 3) - Most business books focus on beating the competition. Blue Ocean Strategy (Harvard Business School Press, 2005) focuses on breaking out of red oceans of competition, creating new markets instead. Here are some ways to find alternative markets: alternative industries, strategic groups, buyers, complementary product and service offerings, functional/emotional appeal, time.
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Drupal shell: quickly evaluating PHP statements in a Drupal context (August 5, 2008, 4) - I often find myself needing to variable_set something temporarily, just to try things out. The drush module provides a command-line interface that solves this problem with a little more hacking. To minimize the effect on my source tree, I’ve unpacked it into the sites directory for my local installation and enabled it in my test