I like to collect links to interesting articles and sites that introduce new concepts which may or may not be useful to understand or model other things in life. I figured I’d share some of them with you. Incidentally, this is ERE post number 301 for those of you who are keeping count.

  • Motivation at your finger tips. The length of your index finger determines how often you want to be physically active. Often it says nothing about how often you should exercise. Thanks to this I’ll sneak a peak at the index finger of the next person that carries too much weight.
  • Fifty ways to challenge over-commercialism. My journey towards financial independence started with a hefty dose of anti-consumerism. Later I joined the dark side and became a capitalist. Hey, when you’re wealthy, you too will suddenly find yourself with a negative opinion on the capital gains tax! πŸ˜›
  • Bill Gross on CQ or common sense quotient. If you ever hung around a Mensa chat room, you’ll see exactly what he means πŸ˜€ Incidentally, his uranium analogy is not very good.
  • As We May Think. An article from 1945 on the problems of distributing knowledge. Replace microfiche with the internet and you’ll realize that nothing has been fixed yet. This is a systemic side-effect from the ways we do research and collect information. Does this mean that my work so far has been mostly for nothing?

Originally posted 2008-11-06 06:24:11.