trilogy of large novels by Neal Stephenson: Quick Silver, The Confusion, The System Of The World Basically takes place over the lifetime of Isaac Newton (1642-1727), and he is sometimes a major character in the books. (Though large sections go without a mention of him.) (more)

Interval training is a type of discontinuous physical training that involves a series of low- to high-intensity Exercise workouts interspersed with rest or relief periods.[1] The High Intensity (HIIT) periods are typically at or close to Anaerobic Exercise, while the recovery periods involve activity of lower intensity... Interval training can refer to the organization of any Cardiovascular workout (e.g., cycling, running, rowing). It is prominent in training routines for many sports, but is particularly employed by runners. aka WindSprints, WalkBackSprinting (more)

Steve Yegge's Blog Rants: Done, and Gets Things Smart. Everyone knows and quotes Joel Spolsky's old chestnut, "Smart, and Gets Things Done." It was a blog, then a book, and now it's an aphorism. (more)

Pondering what Twitter's long-form efforts should look like (more)

Warren Ellis: The Manfred Macx Media Diet. I re-read Charlie StrossACCELERANDO at least once a year. More often, I’ll return to just the first three chapters once every few months. (more)

"Change Your Organization or Change Your Organization" - Martin Fowler (according to WikiWikiWeb:ChangeYourOrganization) (more)

Can You Know Too Much About Your Organization? How much do you know about the end-to-end operations of your organization? A study I conducted of six project teams tasked with redesigning their organization’s operations. Some team members returned, as intended by senior management, to their prior roles and careers in the organization. Some, however, chose to leave these careers entirely. (more)

There's been a resurgence of the Software Craftsmanship (Craftsmanship) meme (Peter McBreen's book was from 10 years ago). Martin Fowler follows the debate, as it relates to the Agile Software Development meme.

What CollaborationWare have I used? (more)

Enjoyed playing it a lot in High School, except in marching band (which I was drafted into), and also carrying the bloody thing home for over a mile. (more)

great Baritone Sax album of Gerry Mulligan tunes: Ronnie Cuber, Nick Brignola, and Gary Smulyan, with bassist Andy McKee and drummer Joe Farnsworth

While smartphones have been heralded as the coming of the next generation of communication and collaboration, they are a step backwards when it comes to personal security, Anonymity and Privacy. The Guardian Project aims to create easy to use apps, open-source software libraries and operating system modifications, and customized mobile devices that can be used and deployed around the world, by any person looking to protect their communications and personal data from unjust intrusion and monitoring (WireTap). (more)

multi-column twitter client webapp

W. Ross Ashby (6 September 1903 in London – 15 November 1972) was an English psychiatrist and a pioneer in cybernetics, the study of the science of communications and automatic control systems in both machines and living things. His first name was not used: he was known as Ross Ashby. His two books, Design for a Brain and An Introduction to Cybernetics, were landmark works. They introduced exact and logical thinking into the brand new discipline of cybernetics and were highly influential. (more)

Apps that make it easy to save an article for later Reading (more)


This is the publicly-readable WikiLog Digital Garden (17k pages, starting from 2002) of Bill Seitz (a Product Manager and CTO) (also a Wiki-Junkie).

My Calling: Reality Hacking to accelerate Evolution by increasing Freedom, Agency, and Leverage of Free Agents and smaller groups (SmallWorld) via D And D of Thinking Tools (software and Games To Play).

See Intro Page for space-related goals, status, etc.; or Wiki Node for more terse summary info.

Beware the War On The Net!


Seeking: CTO/Chief Product Officer-type position in funded organization with entrepreneurial culture, in Chicago area. My value: accelerating business-changing product development.


Coming soon: FluxGarden

My Coding for fun.