Seen, Heard, Said Archives

Things I’ve seen, heard, or was told by someone. Item in this category usually originate from the Internet.

  1. What Is a Photocopier?

    How would you explain a photocopier, in lay terms? If someone asked you if your office had a photocopier, what would your answer be? Apparently, this was a challenge for a $64,000-a-year Cuyahoga County worker which the NYTimes has crafted into a rather gripping Op-Doc.

  2. Most Problems Never Have To Be Solved

    When a problem is presented to me, I typically make a quick determination if needs my personal attention or not. Despite what others may desire of me, I generally let a majority of problems sit for a bit. If the issue does not arise again then I have saved myself from wasting time. I like…

  3. You’ve Just Gotta Fight Your Way Through

    “Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential,…

  4. The Five Cognitive Distortions of People Who Get Stuff Done

    Michael Dearing is the former chief engineer for Sun Microsystems and has PhD in computer scientist. He gave a presentation on some “common patterns of automatic thought among those who get a lot of stuff done [and/or] create tons of value” in Silicon Valley. Here’s my distilled version: Definition: cognitive distortions are strong patterns of…