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The moment between you and remarkable.

11/06/2007 @ 23:00 UTC

erikbenson : The moment between you and remarkable. - It's true that the fates of greats and averages are determined in a few simple moments when you look over the face of the cliff and the exciting unknown.

I should write an eBook

29/03/2007 @ 22:00 UTC

erikbenson : I should write an eBook - Why not?

James Hong: On Having Balls, Part II: Staying Hungry

15/02/2007 @ 05:00 UTC

erikbenson : James Hong: On Having Balls, Part II: Staying Hungry - Words out of my own brain.

Call for Art: McLeod Residence Light Box Installation

11/11/2006 @ 05:00 UTC

erikbenson : Call for Art: McLeod Residence Light Box Installation - If you're an artist, you can submit art for our first McLeod art show!

Alternate reality games

29/08/2006 @ 03:10 UTC

erikbenson : Alternate reality games - I'm really interested in these at the moment.

Werewolf!

27/08/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

erikbenson : Werewolf! - I loved playing this game at Foo Camp. We will be starting a group in Seattle.

The world's most unusual therapist

25/08/2006 @ 19:10 UTC

erikbenson : The world's most unusual therapist - Fixes problems in the world by fixing the part of himself that created them. Cuckoo!?

Roger Federer as Religious Experience

21/08/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

erikbenson : Roger Federer as Religious Experience - by David Foster Wallace.

Giant squid photographed in the wild for the first time

17/08/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

erikbenson : Giant squid photographed in the wild for the first time - There's an interesting video at the bottom of the right column...

Easy rfid and mac setup

20/07/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

erikbenson : Easy rfid and mac setup - I am playing around with magnetic cards, but this kit looks like it would be much easier to integrate. I need to save a few pennies and get this sometime soon.

An easy way to create interactive timelines

14/07/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

erikbenson : An easy way to create interactive timelines - Has a sort of Google Maps-esque interface for creating cool timelines. Must look into.

Growing collection of birthday photos

31/05/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

erikbenson : Growing collection of birthday photos - I asked people to tag pictures they took last night with erikbenson30... we'll see what shows up.

List of cognitive biases - Wikipedia

24/05/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

erikbenson : List of cognitive biases - Wikipedia - It would be fun to think about each of these cognitive biases one by one. Unless we have a cognitive bias to ignore cognitive biases...

Matthew M. Boedicker : list of cognitive biases - (via Hot Links) [via]

joshua : cognitive biases

Logical fallacies - Wikipedia

24/05/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

erikbenson : Logical fallacies - Wikipedia - Another interesting source of learning about the kinds of mistakes we commonly make.

Thom Yorke is going to release his own little album in July

15/05/2006 @ 07:08 UTC

erikbenson : Thom Yorke is going to release his own little album in July - Sounds interesting. He seems defensive in his announcement about it though.

GeoRuby, and ways to get it to work with Rails

15/05/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

erikbenson : GeoRuby, and ways to get it to work with Rails - Might be interesting to try some of this stuff on 43 Places.

Silly article about how the first things we laughed at (as monkeys) was falling down, and farting

1/05/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

erikbenson : Silly article about how the first things we laughed at (as monkeys) was falling down, and farting - Perhaps laughter pressured evolution into making monkeys walk upright in order to have more things to laugh about.

A negative review of Alain de Botton's new book, "The Architecture of Happiness"

1/05/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

erikbenson : A negative review of Alain de Botton's new book, "The Architecture of Happiness" - I loved Status Anxiety but this review makes me think this newest book isn't as good. I should work my way backwards.

What is the difference between madness and enlightenment?

26/04/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

erikbenson : What is the difference between madness and enlightenment? - Interesting point about how spiritual experiences that later get diagnosed as symptoms of epilepsy may discount the value of the experiences... however, artistic or literary pieces that are penned by personalities later diagnosed with mental illness are n

Benjamin Franklin's 13 personal goals

23/04/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

erikbenson : Benjamin Franklin's 13 personal goals - He kept a book with 13 virtues/goals and for each day would mark which virtues he had failed at. Not only that but he would focus especially on one virtue each week, and therefore cycle through all of the virtues every 13 weeks. I wonder what my 13 virt

A lot of people have been asking me about Toastmasters

22/04/2006 @ 23:09 UTC

erikbenson : A lot of people have been asking me about Toastmasters - Here's the wikipedia entry with the history of the organization and a description of the general progression that members go through.

More on intent manifesting yourself into a millionaire

22/04/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

erikbenson : More on intent manifesting yourself into a millionaire - Steve Pavlina interviews Marc Allen, author of The Millionaire Course.

Powazek: Just a Thought: The Wisdom of Browse

22/04/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

jimray : Powazek: Just a Thought: The Wisdom of Browse

erikbenson : Powazek: The Wisdom of Browse - Derek has some interesting thoughts on the benefits of obscuring the popularity game's algorithm.

Patricia Schultz's "1,000 Places To See Before You Die" on Lists of Bests

18/04/2006 @ 11:08 UTC

erikbenson : Patricia Schultz's "1,000 Places To See Before You Die" on Lists of Bests - This is a pretty amazing list that someone took a lot of time putting together. I've been to about 7% of the 1,000 places to see before I die. I wonder when I'll hit 10%, and if I'll ever get to 20%. A strange thing to think about indeed...

Part 1 of a 3-part interview with Steve Pavlina

10/04/2006 @ 09:09 UTC

erikbenson : Part 1 of a 3-part interview with Steve Pavlina - I definitely agree with his point about how we confuse perception with creation. "People who are consistently apathetic think they are passively perceiving reality when in fact they are actually creating it."

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