Category Archives: Hilarity

Boisterous merriment or laughter.

Schools kill creativity?

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Why not teach kids to dance!?

Ted talk by Sir Ken Robinson. It is a seven year old talk which if anything is even more relevant today! Had to post this one.. He has several wonderful talks posted at TED.

Two quotes:
“…all kids have tremendous talents — and we squander them pretty ruthlessly.” – Sir Ken Robinson
“My contention is that creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status.” – Sir Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson gives an insightful explanation regarding the origin of our educational system. A system that was created to serve the needs of the industrial revolution. That seems a key perspective to keep in mind when we examine the systems that are currently being created. It was appropriate at the turn of the century, but now it is time to grow beyond educating people for “jobs” in a hierarchical society. We will be allowing more of humanity to show our wings.

I laughed so hard when he was talking about thinking of Shakespeare being a seven year old boy in school. I had never thought of him as a child either. “he was in somebody’s English class wasn’t he?! How annoying would that be?”

Why not dance too!? We are in a wonderful cultural revolution that is just beginning.

Happy 4th of July weekend!

Another xkcd comic: Flow Charts

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A flowchart about flowcharts

Brilliant! When I saw this I immediately thought of Change Management class. Perfect perhaps for a note of humor for part of the presentations which two classmates and myself will be doing on June 15th.

xkcd: Flow Charts

We do have other more subdued examples for the class, and also another one with humor embedded.

Maligned by some the flowchart a truly useful and adaptable visual tool. It is hard to really work out the flow and change of structures and processes without the benefit of a good chart.

Flowchart Software?

Have you ever tried FreeMind? I was introduced to it on the job some time ago. I have been thinking it might be a good idea to give it a go again. It is free and quite liquid once you get the hang of it. It’s also open source and free.

Anyone out there have any strong flow charting software recommendations?

Link to this comic
Good times!

BTW FreeBSD is superior. ..shhhh

Steve Wilhite says it’s pronounced Jif!

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Like the peanut butter!

Ok this is sooo old, (3 weeks ago) but I just saw it.

“Tumblr founder David Karp presents Steve Wilhite with the 17th Annual Webby Lifetime Achievement Award for inventing the GIF file format.”

This man knows what funny is. 😉 Listen to the music too… Sure maybe it got a bit of polish from staff..still… Yes!

Congratulations Steve Wilhite!

Good day!

text picture of the message "it's pronounced jif not gif"