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Glenn Kauffman
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Wil knocks it out of the park again with another great set of guests.
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Linked from Boing Boing, this is a beautiful piece of DJing. The mellowness of the song belies the nature of the mix, there is a lot going on there. On side note, he's dressed that way because at the time he had lost a bet to his manager, forcing him to wear a bear suit during 100 shows.
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This is a painfully relevant video that is worth everyone's time. Watch it. The true-isms that he speaks about touch on the core of what is needed to be creative. While you can't force creativity, you can nurture it and give it space. Unfortunately, he also points out that our adversaries can, and will, actively work against us, quashing our creativity and making us look weak or inferior for taking the time to be our best.

Additionally, I've found that in the increasing competitiveness within the business of professional creativity, where time equals money, we're pressured to be more creative with less time. This, as Cleese points out, makes us take the easy solution instead of the best solution. For me, this is more draining because I know I could have done better had I been given the time.

via Cory Doctorow @ Boing Boing: http://boingboing.net/2012/04/13/john-cleese-on-how-to-be-creat.html
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and can anyone explain why feedburner, google reader and g+ don't play nicer together?
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I wouldn't say that I haven't learned anything in school, but my self directed learning has shaped me more than my college degree. The Internet is such a huge learning tool for me that those few times I don't have ready access to it make me feel like I've left part of my brain behind.

Then again, I think there is a huge mistake in over-relying on the Internet. Critical thinking is the foundation on which I leverage the Internet as a resource, not as a replacement for the ability to think through a problem. If it went away tomorrow, I'd still learn by doing and given a problem I'll still attack it with the same curiosity.

I've considered returning to school many times, but finding a Masters program that fits my interests and learning style has been difficult. Justifying spending the time and money on that piece of paper when I've learned much of my practical skills through self directed learning is also an issue.
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Mr. Rogers was right then and he continues to be right now. If only for the children's programming, PBS is a national treasure that should not be squandered. As a Pittsburgh boy, with an intelligent mother, I always had the excellent WQED and took it for granted that everyone had one like it. As I grew up, I kept learning from PBS and still do. Nova, Charlie Rose, Nature and others like it make me smarter. We desperately need programming like this to fight against the tide of meaningless slop that many other broadcasters continue to produce.

via +Rob Beschizza (a 'burgher) @ Boing Boing http://boingboing.net/2012/04/11/mr-rogers-defends-pbs-in-cong.html
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