Archive | October 2012

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Defending of the Value of Algebra

This post is a little old, but I find it so encouraging that even those who are self-professed Math-phobes are coming to the defense of algebra (and through it mathematical thinking and the value of working to learn). This post was so good I’m going to copy a sizable portion here. The topic is important, […]

Wolfram|Alpha Will Analyze Your Facebook Account

Ok, I’ll admit this is more than a little nerdy, but I finally got around to using Wolfram|Alpha’s “facebook report” option. That’s not especially nerdy, I suppose, but my fascination with the analysis tools provided certainly is! Here’s the basic method for exploring it for yourself from a post at lifehacker. (Note: I altered the […]

The Unity of the Body of Christ?

My friend Rob Martin posted this image at his blog (Abnormal Anabaptist). I think that there are reasons why we may disagree within the Body of Christ, but shouldn’t we be able to join together for the sake of advancing the Kingdom? I do think there is a discussion that could be had about whether […]

An Interesting TED Talk on Branding

How can companies better connect their brands? This talk gives some amazing ideas, including asking you not to buy their products. On the TED Blog today they point out 10 interesting stories that are highlighted in this talk. Check out the post for details and links to check out the story! Patagonia asks consumers not […]

TMQ Tidbits of the Week

Once again, here is the best of Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback column on ESPN.com. You can read the football bits here. Stats of the Week No. 10: On” Monday Night Football,” Tony Romo threw more touchdown passes to Chicago players than to Dallas players. (Honestly, this was included because I dislike the Cowboys.) ———————————— Disclaimer of the […]

The Power of Position

How we position our bodies says a lot to others about our confidence and our abilities, but it also says a lot to us. Thanks to Cody Wanner for pointing me toward this wonderful TED video. I would love to know more about her study techniques, and the graph with a non-zero baseline bugs me, […]

Messiah College Adds New Sports Option

  Messiah College has recently announced the opening this fall of a new Disc Golf course (think Frisbees). Here is a bit from the announcement: Messiah College, recognizing the diverse appeal of the sport, decided to build its own course on the college’s 471-acre campus. The course, free and open to the public, has a […]