Apr 06

“Jeff, one day you’ll understand that it’s harder to be kind than clever” — http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S27/52/51O99/index.xml

Mar 31

“working hard and not taking yourself too seriously can get you a long way” — Pieter Omvlee at BubbleConf 2013 on Vimeo

Mar 23

“More often than not, two people arguing passionately about something are actually arguing about two different things. Sometimes they even agree with one another, but are so caught up in their squabble they don’t realize it.” — http://www.paulgraham.com/disagree.html

Mar 11

“Dostoevski needed a doorstop of a book to grapple with the question: “Is it ever acceptable for innocents to suffer for the greater good?” And the Americans, a more practical people, have answered that in two words: “Of course!”” — https://static.pinboard.in/webstock_2014.htm

Feb 24

Robots & Kids, a link dump

Some links about robots for kids, from desk research we did for a project, some time ago:

Feb 09

Reading Tip #1

It’s tempting to judge what you read:

I agree with these statements, and I disagree with those.

However, a great thinker who has spent decades on an unusual line of thought cannot induce their context into your head in a few pages. It’s almost certainly the case that you don’t fully understand their statements.

Instead, you can say:

I have now learned that there exists a worldview in which all of these statements are consistent.

And if it feels worthwhile, you can make a genuine effort to understand that entire worldview. You don’t have to adopt it. Just make it available to yourself, so you can make connections to it when it’s needed.

” — Bret Victor, Links 2013

If there’s one thing design has taught me: if I think someone is making a stupid decision, it’s because I failed to understand their context

— Josh Wayne (@joshwayne) February 9, 2014

Jan 11

This is amazing in so many ways…

(via ETAM CRU)

This is amazing in so many ways…

(via ETAM CRU)

Jan 01

“A great process isn’t designed; it is evolved. So, the important thing isn’t your process; the important thing is your process for improving your process.” — Highlighted by Ale Muñoz in Lean from the Trenches

Dec 19

Papercraft Tools link dump

Standalone Tools

Sketchup Plugins

Maya Plugins