For some reason companies like Facebook, Apple, Google, think that our entire lives revolve around birthdays.
Facebook is obsessively pushing birthdays to the top of every day’s priorities. Skype has special notifications to inform us about our contacts’ birthdays. Google computes dynamically a calendar of our contacts’ birthdays and merges it with our calendars. Every time I set up a new mac, it takes me weeks to get rid of all the birthday notifications and calendars automatically retrieved here and there.
All of this is annoying.
My new Mac Book Pro has just arrived and I wonder how I had lived without a touch bar before.
Some people would call it cheating, I call it pure engineering awesomeness.
I’m a big fan of the rule of three: if you list things in groups of three, they are easier to remember, they are more powerful, and they engage more with your audience.
However, there are good reasons to break the rule of three from times to times.
According to Miyamoto Musashi, the author of “Go Rin No Sho”, the book of the five rings:
It is bad to repeat the same thing several times when fighting the enemy. There may be no help but to do something twice, but do not try it a third time.
Here the very example of that principle, in a recent UFC fight.
I really enjoy the new album “Spirit” by the Depeche Mode. Highly recommended.
It is possible to sharpen a pencil without a sharpener, but it’s impossible to sharpen a pencil without a pencil
Sharpening pencils is a tough job for sure!