Friday Roundup – June 16, 2017
TGIF clients, fellow geeks, creatives & friends! Enjoy our combo of silly, intriguing, random, geeky, creative, and mostly beneficial learnings from June 16, 2017:
- In the 60’s a computer “mouse” was called a “X-Y position indicator for a display system.”
- Raspberry Pi experimentation for our Markey Digital Signage product means remote sign ins are possible as well as device/system updates without swapping the whole player. #neato
- Live Reload Gulp plugin is a MAJOR time saver.
- 7% of adults believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows. We can’t help but wonder where they think strawberry milk comes from?
- 35-50% of your personality is part of your nature – what you are born with. And there are 5 researched & recognized traits that make up our personalities – openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness & neuroticism. Understanding our own personality makeup, as well as those of our team members, can make for better communication & relationships!
- Frisbee golf founder – Richard Knerr requested to live on in the sport and upon his death, have his ashes mixed into a line of discs.
- What would happen if Pinocchio said, “my nose is about to grow.”
- Alexa might be getting more holistic – Amazon is buying Whole Foods.
- Wealth status symbols continue to evolve. Once symbolized by silver spoons in the 1800’s and other materialistic collections like fancy watches & cars over the years, wealth status is now recognized by education attainment and healthcare.
- Oscillating neutrinos are fascinating #TheMoreYouKnow
- It takes 570 gallons to paint the White House
- After attending a local Sophia leadership coffee & connection event, as individuals we are considering the analogy of being nesting dolls – or having layers, like onions, if you prefer Shrek references. By being aware of this and diving into a concept of “Compassionate Emptiness” we can level the field when making authentic connections with each other.
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Image originally appears on Stanford University MouseSite