Summary: In this article I share an approach I used to make a condensed version of a PDF book by printing only the first two sentences of each paragraph in the book. In the long term I hope this will help me create a “CliffsNotes” version of the book.
At the 2014 Buddhist Geeks Conference, Mikey Siegel offered this “thought exercise” on the end game of the Meditation+Technology movement. That is, if everyone was incredibly successful with the all the new technology efforts, this is as simple as “enlightenment” can possibly be. (I don’t know if you can achieve enlightenment without effort, but I suppose this is an ideal.)
As a short note, I like the “add one event at a time” UI widget in the Mac OS X Calendar application. There are some other things I don’t like in the Add New Event UI, but I do like that concept, even though it is a little hidden.
Wow, from this story on Bloomberg, IBM is paying more than $1.5B to get out of the chip business. For me this hits home because I remember that IBM thought the PowerPC chip would be a competitor to Intel’s chips back in the day.
I’m sorry to read about the death of Elizabeth Pena this morning. I don’t know most of her work, but she played a leading role in a cute, quirky 2001 movie named Tortilla Soup, with Hector Elizondo and a few others. I thought that movie was intended to become a tv series, but that never happened.