Triangles, Books and the 2001 Aliens that almost were

“The Sierpinski Triangle page to end most Sierpinski Triangle pages ™”

Wow. Just wow. If only most webpages were more like this one.

Two books recommended by Jack Dorsey recently:

  1. “The Score Takes Care of Itself” by Bill Walsh.
  2. “The Art Spirit” by Robert Henri.

Bonus: “Dorsey’s Daily List”

Do Don’t
Stay present Drink hard liquor or beer (on weekdays)
Drink only lemon water and red wine Avoid eye contact
Stand up straight Be late
Say hello to everyone Set expectations for someone and not able to meet it
Stand up straight
Meditate on this list
Video journal every single day
7 hours of sleep
6 sets pushups/squats/planks. Run 3 miles

I’m trying to be better at these things. Set expectations for someone and not able to meet it is the one that I struggle with most. Not sure about video journal or meditating on this list.

Designs for Aliens in 2001 that didn’t quite make the grade.

Meta Business Logic, Attention Blindness, Elinor Ostrom and the Commons

Shouldn’t it be possible to make a completely online activity that generate content of some kind or other – then embed the business logic of the activity into the pricing system? You could make activities that live in the cloud, that only generate profit and always cover their costs.

Of course, The Activity is something completely different.

I love ELI5.

What is happening to your eyes (& brain) when you are thinking about something & you stare into the distance, seemingly oblivious to what is happening in front of your eyes?

Was the one that got me into it. Attention blindness was something that I did that used to drive my brother and sister crazy – they could be shouting into my ear, but I would be lost in thought.

Elinor Ostrom was an economist who was particularly interested in the Commons. Near where I grew up in Wales there was a common where my brother and I would punt a rugby ball back and forth as the sun went down – we also shared the field with some rare orchids and several horses. I only realise now how lucky I was to have direct experience of common land.

The FNF are trying to bring an electronic commons to life in North America. Alter Mundi are trying to do the same in South America.