Robyn and I are on the second leg of our hockey weekend. Yesterday was Swift Current. This morning we headed southeast to Glentworth Sk to face the Wood River Whirling Dervishes (at least I thin that’s there name.)It was a great drive. We saw a coyote and several deer, including a large buck. The remoteness was fascinating and overwhelming. I’d have a lot of trouble adjusting to living 100km+ from the nearest grocery store. I stopped for some pics halfway along the 170km drive from Swift Current.
Vi Hart puts math in order by ignoring his teacher and doodling. From Cory Doctorow:
Vi Hart’s “Mathematical Doodling” is a series of hilarious and informative narrated videos explaining doodle-games that you can play to explain mathematical concepts in a way that’s much more intuitive than the traditional math-class methodologies. [Here] is binary trees, but be sure and click through to “Snakes + Graphs” — a wonderful, captivating potted graph theory explanation.
One of my favorite blogs is Rands in Repose (it’s a must read, people!) Michael just wrote a book called Being Geek: the Software Developer’s Career Handbook and the trailer is awesome.
The performance review scene is dedicated to my friend Melvis.
I read a good post from Dan Pink about the workplace is a desert when it comes to feedback. Well worth reading the full article (here: http://bit.ly/eaUVI7 ). Not dissing the level of feedback at SaskTel; we have several programs like he recommends, but it’s a good reminder.
Dan’s article reminds me of two cool TED videos on gaming culture and how feedback from games can be used for good. There’s a connection here, I can feel it!