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Archive for July, 2011

Posted by sprague on July 26, 2011

CEOs say that creativity is the single most important quality for success today – and studies bear out the greater success of creative, innovative leaders – the study found that when it came to hiring and promoting practices businesses consistently marked down the creative managers and bypassed them, selecting less creative types!

http://blogs.forbes.com/adamhartung/2011/02/18/why-steve-jobs-couldnt-find-a-job/

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Posted by sprague on July 23, 2011

Doesn’t get much more American than this. (Taken with instagram)

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Posted by sprague on July 22, 2011

Enjoying a cup of Yirgachefe Kochere… pourover coffee, very smooth. (Taken with instagram)

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Posted by sprague on July 18, 2011

Despite massive investments of money, effort, and ingenuity, our ability to predict human affairs is impressive only in its mediocrity

lead essay (Respect Forecast Accuracy)

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Time for a new espresso machine

Posted by sprague on July 13, 2011

Thinking of getting the Gaggia Classic, on sale now for $399

I really would rather have the Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine – New 2009 Model V3
but 32 pounds is just too big for my Beijing apartment. The Gaggia Classic is only 18 pounds, and heats more quickly so it probably uses less electricity. I’ll get a really nice machine someday in the future, but for now I think the Classic is fine.

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Opt out

Posted by sprague on July 9, 2011

I said no to the naked body scanners at SEATAC so they gave me the full pat down. The TSA guy didn’t want to do it. If everyone opts out, maybe they’ll stop this ridiculous “security”

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Posted by sprague on July 6, 2011

I’m back in the US now and very thirsty. I forget: is it safe to drink the water? (Taken with instagram)

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Landline phones will disappear by 2018

Posted by sprague on July 6, 2011

Big implications for 911 and rural service.

Landline phones will disappear by 2018

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Posted by sprague on July 5, 2011

ご一緒にましたら、声をかけてください (Taken with Instagram at 東京ドームシティホール)

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Posted by sprague on July 4, 2011

Canon HQ from an iPhone (Taken with instagram)

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