rePost::Seth’s Blog: Who controls your media?

If your Facebook circle is draining your energy and not pushing you forward, why, precisely, is it there? If you are spending more than a few minutes a day on Twitter, is it because you can't stop or because stopping will cost you your goals? Which is more important: a ringing telephone or an unfinished new concept on your screen, waiting for you to type out the rest of it?

via Seth’s Blog: Who controls your media?.

Is it just me , but why is it that I find reading feeds in google reader  energizing whilst reading stuff off facebook drains me? Its the same between twitter and blogging. I feel energized when I blog but twitter tires me. What is this, old man of the web syndrome??? yikes.

Convention of those wounded in love « Paulo Coelho’s Blog

Article 2 – Once struck by a stray arrow fired from Cupid’s bow, they should immediately ask the archer to shoot the same arrow in the opposite direction, so as not to be afflicted by the wound known as “unrequited love”. Should Cupid refuse to perform such a gesture, the Convention now being promulgated demands that the wounded partner remove the arrow from his/her heart and throw it in the garbage. In order to guarantee this, those concerned should avoid telephone calls, messages over the Internet, sending flowers that are always returned, or each and every means of seduction, since these may yield results in the short run but always end up wrong after a while. The Convention decrees that the wounded person should immediately seek the company of other people and try to control the obsessive thought: “this person is worth fighting for”.

via Convention of those wounded in love « Paulo Coelho’s Blog.

I wish. Read the whole thing!

ROTD::Mathematics of slicing pizza Boing Boing

uppose the harried waiter cuts the pizza off-centre, but with all the edge-to-edge cuts crossing at a single point, and with the same angle between adjacent cuts. The off-centre cuts mean the slices will not all be the same size, so if two people take turns to take neighbouring slices, will they get equal shares by the time they have gone right round the pizza – and if not, who will get more? Of course you could estimate the area of each slice, tot them all up and work out each person's total from that. But these guys are mathematicians, and so that wouldn't quite do. They wanted to be able to distil the problem down to a few general, provable rules that avoid exact calculations, and that work every time for any circular pizza. “The perfect way to slice a pizza”

via Mathematics of slicing pizza Boing Boing.

I’m going to try this the next time I go out for pizza hehehe!