Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A scout is...

Trustworthy
Loyal
Helpful
Friendly
Courteous
Kind
Obedient
Cheerful
Brave
Clean
Reverent

Being trustworthy is one of the best things I could give myself because it makes my relationships with others sing.  And by sing I mean move at the speed of light. By contrast, I've come to know that things move slowly and full of redundancy when you have to parse suspicion or mistrust toward your fellow workers.

Friday, December 26, 2014

The most powerful four word phrase

"I need your help"
Is one of the most healthy and progressive interchanges a person can give to another

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Learned: 3D modelling in Sketchup

Built my first 3d model in 'SketchUp Make" and printed the result successfully!
Not only this, but the experience was shared with friends. We worked through the beginner's troubles together, learned how to solve them and experienced the success together !

More modeling and printing to come.


Build for change

Process design proverb

Publish & Publication

Publish <verb>
Publication <noun>

  1. something you do, say, or write
  2. evidence of thought
Written work is compelling evidence & betrayal of thoughts thought. 

Here is my mission statement

Over the past couple months I've discovered & written the character goals that motivate me most. I'm calling it my mission statement. It's my mission statement because it is the declaration of my core values and because this is the most rewarding & unrelenting daily & hourly challenge to me.

These core values frame my approach to each of my endeavors everyday.

They are to work, learn, and be a friend.

Put these on a tombstone and they look like this:
  • Worker
  • Learner
  • Friend
If you meet me somewhere in time & space, you will find me actively improving one or more of these abilities. My abilities to work, learn, and be a friend are also the three capacities I am most grateful for and which are my highest aspirations to be excellent in.

Working, in any one of its many forms is the first solution to any circumstance.
Being engaged in energetic purposeful work is the most useful resource & medicine I have ever encountered. And as work is the prerequisite to learning and meaningful friendship, I'm in the business of continually improving my capacity to work. I work.

Learning is how I absorb knowledge. My most exciting experiences consistently involve achieving a usable understanding of a new concept. In this Information Age (a.k.a. Info Decade), opportunities to learn by study and by doing are unprecedented. I take opportunities to both learn and improve the way I learn. I continually find ways to educate myself in a given situation. I actively expand my understanding through both formal education and the informal habit of curiosity toward the people and cultures I find myself in. I learn.

Being a friend is the crowning value in my mind, because it makes sense out of everything. Being a friend is also the most enjoyable experience I've found.  I define a friend as a person who works to put himself in a sustainable position to voluntarily give his own time to empower you to live in a sustainably happy way. Being a friend is finding or creating a way to contribute to the wellbeing of the people in my life. What does working or learning amount to without friends to share the experience/results with? Friendship makes sense out of everything.

I look up to people who work,
who make an effort to learn,
and who are genuinely friendly
In everything they do.

These people are my heroes.

Who are yours?














Wednesday, December 10, 2014

How do you know what you know?

How do you know what you know?
And do you believe you can know that?

And if so, then would it be worthwhile to know?

And if so, then find out, and know, and use that knowledge to accelerate your learning capacity and opportunities today and forever into the future.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Vision before objectives -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 “If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Learn how much sleep you need, like Bill Gates

Even Bill Gates, an infamous night owl, has affirmed the benefits of figuring out how much sleep you really need: “I like to get 7 hours of sleep a night because that’s what I need to stay sharp and creative and upbeat.”

From the LinkedIn Blog post:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141201150910-50578967-skipping-sleep-is-career-suicide?trk=tod-home-art-list-large_0

'When we get enough sleep, everything is better' -Ariana Huffington

"I began getting 30 minutes more sleep a night, until gradually I got to 7 to 8 hours. The result has been transformational," Huffington says, adding that, "all the science now demonstrates unequivocally that when we get enough sleep, everything is better: our health; our mental capacity and clarity; our joy at life; and our ability to live life without reacting to every bad thing that happens."

From LinkedIn Blog Post:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141201150910-50578967-skipping-sleep-is-career-suicide?trk=tod-home-art-list-large_0

I work with a computer, but I think with pen & paper

Saturday, November 29, 2014

How to place tweets on a map?

I want to build and use a custom Social Map Feed..
I want to take tweets and place them on a map.
Clickable for more detail.

I'll start by trying Feedly to mix RSS with a Custom Twitter List.
Then I will try to find out how I can get these to show up by region - either through twitter location tags( if provided ), or by some other means.


What is the difference between a hack and a proverb?


The book of Hacks/Proverbs.
How would you describe the difference between a hack and a proverb, and the Japanese Urazawa?


Ben's Book of Hacks

Every day is masterpiece.
Morning is the best day to work.
Posture is the best thing you'll say to someone.
Observing the rests is as important as observing the notes.
"He who reads is never alone." Helder Simone 
Rule a kingdom as though you were cooking a small fish. Don't overdo it." Lao Tse
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet." Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh
"Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them." Winston Churchill
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” —Arnold Glasow
"Balance is a gift you can create for yourself; no one else can do it for you. You have to make it a priority. Some people take long runs or walks to relieve stress, while others find solace in prayer and in developing their relationship with God. " -Brigette Hyacinth

Thursday, November 27, 2014

SAP Korea: Opportunities for college students to compete

Cool example of merging students with industry.

SAP Korea To Host '2014 Run Better SAP HANA Hackathon'

SAP Korea has announced that it has started accepting applications for the "2014 Run Better: SAP HANA Hackathon," to be held on December 4 at the CMG Fashion Center Event Hall in Seoul. Sponsored by Korea Database Agency, HP and VMware, the Hackathon is divided into two parts: a competition for SAP HANA coding and another one on SAP HANA implementation success story presentations. SAP Korea has been holding "HANA d-code" monthly since last May, providing opportunities for college students and developers to experience coding for SAP HANA and to increase understanding of the platform. SAP will maintain HANA d-code while inaugurating the Hackathon to allow more opportunities for participants. The SAP HANA coding competition is open to the developers, who know the SAP HANA platform or existing databases, and will evaluate challengers based on their speed and accuracy. SAP partner and client-affiliated teams will present their success cases and value gained via SAP HANA. 

O Lieb So Lang Du Lieben Kannst

Liebestraum No. 3 in A-Flat Major, Op.62: "O Lieb So Lang" Du Lieben Kannst - Jerome Rose

One of my favourite musical expressions by piano.
These 4 minutes and 18 seconds are the kind of work the piano was made to bring to life.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

How to make mistakes

There is room for mistakes.
So make them.
Make them as quickly as possible.
Learn to learn from them quickly.

Mistakes will accelerate learning when embraced.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Do what hope does

Use what hope knows.
To see what hope sees.
And do what hope does

Become what hope hopes for.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Checkle

Checkle: checkpoint circle

1) A rotating circle of tasks per role I have. 
2) Drop. Glance. Cloud. Overview. Admin power.

3) A project of Ben's

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

What displays are assuming

"What would smart glasses look like without a display?"

A display assumes two things about me:

Assumption #1: User always wants to see visually what the designer thought I would want to see at this point.

Assumption #2: Assumption #1 is important enough to allocate energy exertion on the battery.

While these assumptions are not surprising, our outlining these two assumptions prepares us to inform a critical discussion on the role of displays in what I, the user, really want to accomplish with my computers in the fabric of my daily life.


I. Foreword:
My ocean of displays in which I live has prompted this perspective -- especially with the onset of google glass.

II. Introduction:
I have found myself persistently wanting to interact with my computing devices sans display:
From writing with a toothpick (invisibly, but digitally recorded) on the back of my phone, tapping morse code in my fingers on the go, to navigating familiar apps via the computer in google glass by only touch and sound feedback.

I wish I could turn off the google glass display while I use it -- though useful at times, is many times an annoyance and unwelcome distraction -- as I am not in need of what it displays.
Especially when I get amply audio cues from what I am doing. Voice input, multi-gesture touch-input  (the three-inch touch interface that comprises the right side of google glass), acceleratometer input, and eye-tracking input, coupled with audio feedback (which can also read out loud to me what is displayed) , gives me plenty interactivity with google glass apps sans the display.

The display can be understood in regard to many apps as a training wheel (with exceptions).
Essential at first, but then, often - superfluous.

If a device is truly wearable and can thread its way a larger productive pattern of human behavior, we might consider rolling back a few notches on the default assumption that the display should be always active while actively navigating app's functions.

I'd like to 'see' more capabilities be manipulated & navigated without the need for constant multi-sensory (audio + visual) attention.

III. Argument:

It appears that displays carry assumptions about me, the user. And by coming into conflict with those assumptions I have found them.
Now because displays are used to portray views that the designer designed, I will now refer to displays as views.

A view assumes two things about me:

Assumption #1: User always wants to see visually what the designer thought I would want to see at this point.

Assumption #2: Assumption #1 is important enough to allocate energy exertion on the battery.

While these assumptions are not surprising, our outlining these two assumptions prepares us to inform a critical discussion on the role of displays in what I, the user, really want to accomplish with my computers in the fabric of my daily life.

This prompts the question:

What would google glass be like without the display?









Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"Keeping" takes on lofty ambition to simplify support.

Keeping.com aims to simplify support from your e-mail inbox. I'd like to see that.
 Do you think they can do it? http://www.keeping.com/  @keepingcom


Brusell Communications has built an alternative to hand/voice input to computers: Lipit

A step in the right direction. Props to Brusell Communications' Lipit for exploring an alternative to hand/voice input to interface with computers!

Who it matters to:
1) Dental Hygienists (and their patients)
2) People who experience loss of their motor capacities through Multiple Sclerosis, etc.
3) Life-long learners*

*I would like to associate Lipit with the world of online education opportunities (www.coursera.org) that can be enabled to people through alternative computing interfaces.  This speaks to me because the type of thinking that Lipit's team embodies is the kind of thinking that can empower people to improve their own circumstances.

See what they have come up with:
http://www.lipit.net






That's a Great Question: What does it matter?

What I learned from Erik Perjons, at Stockholm University of Computer & System Sciences.

It is a moot thing to explore an experiment. It matters if that experiment has a purposeful application which warrants its execution.

Consider Scenario:
Here is a great question: Great.
"Does it matter?"
Yes.
"To whom?"
Group A
"Why?"
X, Y, and Z
"Explain in detail?'
 R, S, T


Erik and I were discussing my proposed bachelor thesis question.
He impressed me that any question however fascinating or unexplored is useless to answer outside of a motivating context that makes it meaningful.


Erik Perjons taught my favorite course, "Knowledge Management"



Nudges for hacks I got while writing this blog.

GoogleShift - parse your text for images/links from web on command; a keyboard-button; a command; a plug-in; Purpose: workflow enhancement to add images for your proper noun (ex. University of Mannheim)

SocialShift - GoogleShift for social media profiles esp. Twitter. (ex. Professor Nicolo Venga)



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

What leaders say about "Winner's Dream"


  • PRAISE by business influencers 

  • http://books.simonandschuster.com/Winners-Dream/Bill-McDermott/9781476761084#sthash.AyMaNf3g.dpuf


  • "Bill McDermott has had a hugely successful career--from Xerox to SAP. In this very human book, he describes the secrets that led to this success."
    – Jack Welch

  • "Bill McDermott is my good friend because, like me, in spite of great success, he never forgot his humble beginnings. The hardships and challenges his family experienced when Bill was a young boy motivated and inspired him to become the man he is today. Read this book and you too will be motivated and inspired."

    – Tony Bennett

  • "Bill McDermott's story shows how to grow a business as well as a career with authenticity and respect. A heartfelt read, there is much to learn from Bill's journey."

    – Howard Schultz, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Starbucks Coffee Company

  • "Bill McDermott sees ambition and compassion as comrades in the workplace rather than competitors. That’s rare. He claims it's just common sense… but I claim it's the Irish in him."

    – Bono, lead singer of U2 and (RED) co-founder.

  • "Bill McDermott shares his blueprint for winning in business and in life with a level of authenticity that reflects the Zeitgeist of our times. The world opens its arms to gifted leaders who don't push change but who skillfully release the astonishing capacities of a team to transform their dreams into possibilities and possibilities into destiny. His insights into dealing with adversity and disappointment show his courage to embrace vulnerability and humility. His pearls of wisdom for business leaders follow the same arc of excellence as his grandfather's legendary ability of sinking consecutive shots from mid-court. A truly thoughtful, exceptional and meaningful read."

    – Gerhard Gschwandtner, CEO of Selling Power

  • "Bill McDermott understands that success is ultimately about the journey--and his has been extraordinary."

    – Tory Burch

  • "Bill McDermott is a rare breed of leader who has used challenges in business and life to galvanize teams and create often unprecedented results. After interviewing over 400 top CEOs, I strongly recommend Winners Dream as a must read for every CEO, their board, executives and sales teams. Filled with practical insights, Winners Dream presents tools, philosophies and inspiration to help any person, team or enterprise control their own destiny."

    – Robert Reiss, Host & CEO of The CEO Show

  • "Boston College’s Chief Executives’ Club of Boston has hosted hundreds of CEOs from around the globe including Bill McDermott of SAP, who stands out from the crowd as a visionary leader with a moral compass. Through poignant personal stories, Bill shares life lessons that will resonate for anyone reading his biography Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office, whether they are running a Fortune 500 company or starting a paper route. Easily accessible and filled with humor and insight, this book, and the stories Bill shares, illustrates that business success is possible without deviating from one’s core values."

    – Warren K. Zola, Executive Director of CEO Club of Boston

  • "Inspiring"

    – Kirkus


  • Monday, September 22, 2014

    Copaste

    Continuity features inspire me.
    My continuity feature hope/hack is copy-send.
    everytime I copy something to my clipboard, it populates a database or microblog for my perusal later (like buffer, or twitter).

    What if I could have one interface for all comms?

    What if all my communication with people came to me in the command line prompt.
    What a dream that would be.  All I would have to do is redirect or copy all traffic from my e-mail, SMS, twitter, Facebook, google+, LinkedIn, Viber, Moot, and Phone channels into and repeat the content and the sender in pure text.

    Then I would love to be able to write back in the same command line terminal, and my people would get the responses back in their respective sending channels.
    Then if there was media attached to a message, I could act on it, play the audio, see the photo, watch the video, digest the link -- IF I wanted to.

    I think this is the concept that IFTTT empowers people with.  I would take to this extreme simplicity if I knew how.

    Well, studying programming via Coursera is empowering me. One day soon.
    Ben


    Friday, September 19, 2014

    Morse invented the Uni-Keyboard

    Touch surfaces prompt me to ponder the keyboard and omni-present input interfaces.

    My mind thinks of Samuel Morse. His Morse Code was essentially beautifully, simple one key keyboar.d

    Morse Code. It had to be interpreted by humans, and therefore had to be sent slow enough for human processing.

    What if you could speed up morse code signals (the human listening space between dits and dahs), and receive them via a computer that could interpret them instantly.

    You would have nano morse code.
    Nano Morse Code.
    Norse Code.

    What would be the data size difference of this sentence in morse code (digitized) vs. current character data encoding/reading algorithms?

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Reflection on knowledge contained, ideas prompted by apple watch

    What knowledge is being contained in the apple watch? The question opens centuries of persistent human questions and answers, and new questions.  Society will answer them as it integrates with instances of this element.

    Expected effects designing human behavior & communicative capabilities- tap a person by tapping your wrist? wow. 
    Get nudged which direction you should go on your journey? wow.

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Searching for a medium that can be mastered

    Anna VallgÄrda has an answer for you Ingalls.

    Thank you Ingalls, thank you Rasmus who pointed out what Ingalls said:
    "[…] a vision that includes a creative individual and the best computing hardware available.
    "Ingalls builds further on this vision, writing:
    "If a system is to serve the creative spirit, it must be entirely comprehensible to a single individual.
    The point here is that the human potential manifests itself in individuals. To realize this potential, we must provide a medium that can be mastered by a single individual. Any barrier that exists between the user and some part of the system will eventually be a barrier to creative expression."

    See the full article 
    http://rsms.me/2013/01/01/1950s-called-wanted-toolbox-back.html

    Friday, September 5, 2014

    Glass has Gravity

    Many times I'm asked what is Google Glass useful for?

    At face value (hehe) Glass is useful for meeting people.
    I've found Glass has a lot of gravity.  Its presence effortlessly sucks the attention of people around you and funnels that attention into comments and questions and stares. 

     That's okay! Glass is a curiosity.

    And getting a sucked into Glass's orbit facilitates group ideation and inspiration, which I believe is Glass's key purpose. 

    I love the chance to get inspired, and benefit from ideas and experiences of other people as we envision with a Glass-induced trance what the future should, could, and shouldn't be.

    I also like the educational effortlessness of glass-- take the Star Search app. I learned more in 10 minutes of perusing stars and planets in my <augmented> field-of-view than I did in boy-hood outings to discover the constellations.



    Humor & Gravity

    I was milling around the kitchen at work and discovered the opposite force of gravity: Humor!

    Gravity pulls. Humor lifts.
    Brooding thoughts drag, a light-hearted attitude spring-loads your steps.

    Humor has different colors:
    quips
    attitudes
    receptiveness

    Serious tension can be sliced into cake when a contagious brand of humor walks in the room.

    Feeling grim? Something funny might catch you in the mirror.

    Where is the sun?

    It's daylight and you are standing outside: Where is the sun?
    -- How do you know?

    It's daylight and you are standing inside a four-walled room with no windows: Where is the sun?
    -- How do you know?

    It's the middle of the night, you are outside standing in the forest: Where is the sun?
    -- How do you know?

    It's 5:00 AM, just before dawn, your home is in a valley surrounded by mountains: Where is the sun?
    -- How do you know?

    It's midnight on the night of the new moon: Where is the sun?
    -- How do you know?

    What informs your knowledge about the sun?

    For me, it is the bath of golden light in the daytime, the moon's reflective surface, the lightbulbs that are recycled sunlight, the green trees which though darkened in the night air promise me there was a sun that passed by recently, and the pattern of the sun's 24 hour cycle (a.k.a earth's 24 hour cycle) which I've been conditioned to believe will continue tomorrow.

    Make sure you keep a friend like the moon around in your orbit so you can always be reminded that there's light on it's way to your place in the world, no matter how dark it may look now.

    All these things witness there is a sun that was here, and will soon come again.

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Seeing what you seek.

    You can see more or less only what you are searching for. And that sight comes because you search for it.

    The world becomes an expression of what you carry in your heart. - Goethe

    Remix Apps

    IFTTT (pronounced "gift" without the "g") is the remixer of internet services. Soon to be the remixer of connected hardware.
    One of my favorite concepts.

    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/28/with-30-million-more-in-hand-ifttt-looks-to-the-internet-of-things/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    It just dawned on me!

    Every move the earth makes in relation to the sun affects it's quality of life.
    The earth's daily relationship with the sun is what empowers it to survive and thrive.
     A) the commitment to a steady orbit
     B) the consistent way it rotates,
     C) the friends it keeps in it's orbit

    A) The earth has decided to stay in a steady orbit the sun. Good choice. It means it receives the benefit of the sun's continued radiation. It means things get green and grow.

    B) The earth rotates daily, making sure all aspects of it get their share of light. It's not always exact, but enough to maintain a steady yet diverse set of regions, seasons and living conditions where things can develop & die, freeze & melt, evaporate and condense, and have more than enough energy to interact with and keep things in motion. And that stuff makes it beautiful too.

    C) The earth has a friend. The moon.
    The moon has decided hang out in earth's orbit in a committed pattern. Because of this, the dark side of the earth's daily rhythm gets a reliable companion that reflects the sun's light. The moon can be trusted to shine that reflected light even when the sun is out of view. That's what good friends do.

    Good choice. That moon/earth relationship is also a sun relationship because of the sun light that gets passed around.

    No other relationship that the earth could have can offer so much in the long run. Orbiting jupiter might be a thrill for a moment, but that relationship would get cold pretty quick.

    Only a committed orbit to the sun makes life on earth possible & beautiful.


    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Why is gravity?

    Why is Gravity?

    Gravity is the essence/framework of opposition that gives you/things the ability to define themselves in contrast to or in adherence to any other thing.
    For those of us who are given the ability to instantly move matter/thoughts by the power of your own will/mind/body (however limited that capacity may be), this means we are agents to choose which 'things' we will move toward/attract, all the while experiencing the pull of other things' gravity. We choose whether we will move with or against the gravity of every thing or idea.
    What is your body? A carnal collection of elements in your circle of influence with a high speed connective framework to your mind & heart's desires. Your heart sublimates/resonates on levels beyond your body and mind. Perhaps your mind is like your on-premise CPU and memory cache, and your heart and it's connections are the undelete-able core entities in the cloud. You can search with your heart + mind + body to acquire knowledge. Your body is like your mobile device: it's the shape & form in which your CPU (mind) is housed w/ a set of sensors (your physical senses like accelerometer, heat sense, etc.)
    Your heart is the server which stores & keeps & holds (automatically & permanently) the insights aggregated from the daily front lines of data your mobile body goes through.
    Your heart knows things that your mere mind could not comprehend.
    Your heart is the home server. Your mind can be impaired by chemicals' or aging's consequences, but your heart's existence transcends dependency on those brain buttons.
    Your heart is the core you. It is your essential spirit, which was organized by a creative genius who loves you. That Heavenly Father is also your power source. Your Heavenly Father/Creator is immortal. So since your spirit's power source is Immortal, your spirit likewise cannot be deleted, so long as He lives.
    Your heart is the things you want to be part of, and it becomes part of what you choose to be moved by the gravity of. Your heart simultaneously attracts, and is attracted to things, knowledge, & people. It can grow. It can collect connections with things. It can power things & people in it's orbit. Just like your Heavenly Father can power you.
    So you are a heart(an intelligent autonomous decision maker) dressed with a CPU (mind: processing power) and a mobile(mortal: sensors) body
    And you have been released into a throbbing system of space & things & people (internet of things) that each exert some kind of mental/physical gravity on you.
    Gravity is a persuasive exertion on your heart. But you are the decision maker. And your decisions hold gravity.
    Your decisions become entities with their own gravity which exerts an invitational pull to other people. Example: Have you ever gotten the courage to give a standing ovation, only after other people decide to?
    OR when a large crowd of people you have built connections with decide to do something, and you find it easy to join their gravitational pull.
    Decisions made release energy.
    Decisions in the process of being made consume energy.
    I believe that post-decision energy release affects other people, like a ripple through a pond, a solar wind through planets, or a supernova through a galaxy.
    The energy could be understood as gravity
    Consider'the gravity of a situation'
    "The grave" (pun intended) is the symbol of the limits of this throbbing system of mortal stuff: death. It's a grave thought. And it's not just a pun-- A grave thought is also describing a thought that is heavy with gravity). It exerts a weight on your thoughts. Anything grave pulls. And the grave is continually exerting a pull against your mortal capacities-- like how gravity is pulling you, your arms, your legs, and your eyelids down.
    Your decision on whether you keep your eyelids open defines you. And your noble decisions inspire people around you (in your orbit, affected by your spirit's cool new gravitational pull.)
    Your decisions invite everyone in your orbit to move in that direction.
    That's how movements are born and grow.
    Everybody can still choose where they will move to, but they have to deal with the new gravity your decisions exert on them.
    They are subject to decide with or opposite to the direction that your inescapable gravity is exerting on them

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    A moment of glee for a Glass wearer at SUP46 (Startup People Stockholm)

     These guys understand new technology! I felt welcome by seamless Glass accessible wifi at the reception at the office of 'Startup People Stockholm' #SUP46!

     This is one of those rare moments where social sensibilities meets glass wearers to make an awesome experience. Hope to see more of this.

    Great work @sebastianjfuchs & @MickeWeinstock   #throughglass.

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

    Moot charms your mind the way it works.

    Moot, an answer to Knowledge Management puzzle on the millennial frontier:
    "Keep me in the moment while letting me capture, create, and share simply"

    Just as Frederick Taylor observed the wrong tool for the job was being used to move sand in a factory - a shovel, so have Alex and I found that the wrong tools for the job was being used. Evernote and other tools are clunky, the shovel doesn't hold or move sand the best just because it has traditionally been used the most.

    3 key processes are essential to my operating efficiency:

    1) Storing Knowledge
    2) Acquiring/Creating Knowledge
    3) Sharing Knowledge

    We echo the sentiment that Kirk McElhearn gave regarding the lack of a dream writing app for OS X that actually behaves according to a real writer's needs. (See his closing paragraph:
    http://www.macworld.com/article/2147000/the-best-focused-writing-apps-for-os-x.html)

    We hold our focus on the mobile moments which dominate our lives.

    We are answering the question for the new micro-messaging paradigm, "Can't my smart devices keep me in the moment while letting me capture, create, and share info simply and smartly?'

    We have smart devices in our hands and on our faces --- in order to capture the highest value from these (and avoid being crushed by their complexity), we need to re-align their capacities to match our needs.

    That's what moot is doing.

    1) While I'm always poised at the helm to capture new data, I'm simultaneously presented with my most recent thoughts. By gesture I command alternate visualizations of my thoughts.
    2) One touch displays my mind's public, shared, or private realms.
    3) All notes are visually, colorfully categorized in the way that makes sense to me.

    To the third point - Shapes & color carry lightspeed meaning to the human mind. That's how the concept of moot charms a graceful compliment to support your precious mental powers.

    Ben

    Saturday, May 3, 2014

    Society and its Technology and its Society

    Society shapes Technology shapes Society. Holding a hammer shapes the way I think. The way I think shapes how I use the hammer. #googleglass

    Friday, May 2, 2014

    Glass Day 5

    Places I'm interested in taking my exploration

    Custom Blog Reader
    Gospel Library
    IFTTT
    WorldView
    Field Trip
    StackOverflow
    moot

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Identity

    Question collector.
    Story hearer.
    Story teller.

    Show me a thing, event, or person and I will show you the question they are raising.

    People are defined by the questions they carry in their heart.
    The best stories can be heard

    inspiring vision

    Close the gap between educational opportunities and those who desire them.
    As embodied by the work of Foundation Escalera.

    Education

    Society Shapes Technology Shapes Society.

    Upon this understanding, I explore meaningful relationships between people & technology (things).

    Claimer

    If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things. -Joseph Smith