Monday, November 19, 2007

The Right Brain vs Left Brain test ... do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?

If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.

Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.

uses logic
detail oriented
facts rule
words and language
present and past
math and science
can comprehend
order/pattern perception
knows object name
reality based
forms strategies
uses feeling
"big picture" oriented
imagination rules
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can "get it" (i.e. meaning)
spatial perception
knows object function
fantasy based
presents possibilities
risk taking

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Halloween 07

My first pumpkin carving...

Friday, November 02, 2007

Vegoose 2007

Goal in life: See Daft Punk live (check)
Goal in life: See Rage Against the Machine live (check)

Monday, September 24, 2007

Tunes 9/23/07

the big things are coming.

~~~ Medeski Martin & Wood - Anonymous Skulls ~~~
~~~ Alpha - Monophonic ~~~
+++ Kanye West - Graduation +++
+++ James Blunt - All the lost souls +++
+++ Stars - In Our Bedroom After the War +++
+++ The Postal Service - Give Up +++
+++ Paramore - Riot! +++
+++ Explosions in the Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone +++

Monday, July 23, 2007

+++ Datarock - Datarock Datarock +++
+++ Blue Scholars - Bayani +++
+++ Rooney - Calling the World +++
+++ Kings of Convenience - Versus: The Remixes Collection +++
+++ Timbaland - Shock Value +++
+++ KOS - Atlantis: Hymns for Disco +++

It feels like I'm in the middle of a dip. I need to learn to lean forward.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sour - Sink Town

These guys are awesome. I have a copy of their album for anybody who wants to get a piece of it.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

AKG K701

Pricey but worth every bit of that investment.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Monday, June 04, 2007

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Lah lah lah.

~~~ the Killers - Andy, You're a Star ~~~
~~~ Grandadbob - Mmmnn ~~~
~~~ MF Doom - Doomsday ~~~
~~~ the Knife - Silent Shout ~~~
~~~ Kings of Leon - Knocked Up ~~~
~~~ Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby ~~~
~~~ Ne-yo - Because of You ~~~
~~~ Maroon 5 - Makes me Wonder ~~~
~~~ Ratatat - Wildcat ~~~
~~~ AIM - Flight 602 ~~~

If you were wondering why I don't update, its because I'm working.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Parable of the Black Belt

A martial artist is kneeling before his master sensei in a ceremony to receive a hard-earned black belt. After years of relentless training, the student has finally reached a pinnacle of achievement in the discipline.

“Before granting the belt, you must pass one more test,” says the sensei.

“I am ready,” responds the student, expecting perhaps one final round of questioning.

“You must answer the essential question: What is the true meaning of the black belt?”

“The end of my journey,” says the student. “A well-deserved reward for all my hard work.”

The sensei waits for more. Clearly, he is not satisfied. Finally, the sensei speaks. “You are not yet ready for the black belt. Return in one year.”

A year later, the student kneels again in front of the sensei.

“What is the true meaning of the black belt?” asks the sensei.

“A symbol of distinction and highest achievement in our art,” says the student.

The sensei says nothing for many minutes, waiting. Clearly, he is not satisfied. Finally, he speaks. “You are still not ready for the black belt. Return in one year.”

A year later, the student kneels once again in front of the sensei. Once again, the sensei asks: “What is the true meaning of the black belt?”

“The black belt represents the beginning – the start of a never ending journey of discipline, work, and the pursuit of an ever-higher standard,” says the student.

“Yes. You are now ready to receive the black belt and begin your work.”

Monday, February 12, 2007

Busy lately, a combination of work and work.

Currently reading 'Built to Last'. Another one of those books that has had immediate impact on how I think/work everyday.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

January 5th Playlist

~~~ Ataris - Summer win was always our song ~~~
~~~ The Brilliant Green - Goodbye and goodluck ~~~
~~~ Cake - Frank Sinatra ~~~
~~~ Damien Rice - Volcano ~~~
~~~ Kanye West - Addiction ~~~
~~~ Kings of convenience - Love is no big truth ~~~
~~~ Pinback - Seville ~~~
~~~ Rise Against - Swing life away ~~~
~~~ Rooney - Blueside ~~~
~~~ Scissor Sisters - Take your mama ~~~
~~~ Weezer - Island in the sun ~~~
~~~ Wilco - Jesus etc. ~~~
~~~ Watashi wa - How she sees ~~~
~~~ The Strokes - On the other side ~~~
~~~ the Pillows - Ride on a shooting star ~~~
~~~ Gorillaz - Last living souls ~~~
~~~ Elliott Smith - Independence Day ~~~