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Fun with Facebook

February 9th, 2010 No comments

Ever think about where your friends are located?  Here‘s an interesting map by Pete Warden that shows large-scale trends of connections of Facebook friends.  Always interesting to see the big picture.

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Trying to settle an argument?

February 8th, 2010 1 comment

Instead, you could look for common ground.  Or you try to understand how your perspectives differ, and what is driving your opponent’s response.  Or you could use one of these: 38 Ways to Win an Argument

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Want to learn a difficult subject without working too hard?

February 6th, 2010 No comments

Check out these videos.  Science. Math. Finance. Banking. Economics. Probability.  Khan Academy. It’s all here.

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And, while we’re at it, a bit more fun with words.

February 5th, 2010 No comments

Yesterday’s post dealt with semicolons.  Today we’re going to cover spelling.  Any particular reason?  Nope, just pointing out a few fun pages at theoatmeal.com.

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When to use a semicolon?

February 4th, 2010 No comments

Ever use them?  If you’re like me, the explanation in elementary school punctuation class was insufficient for comfort, and college professors seemed to be indifferent.  Using a semicolon is actually straightforward; this site tells you how.

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