The Brain Dump Blog

I was chatting with a friend recently and he said he could never blog the way I do. Which way is that? His take was I just dump my thoughts, and that doing so required some amount of courage to put unpolished thoughts out for reading by others. I haven’t ever thought of the way […]

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Expectations-The Big Disconnect

One of the things I’ve learned from running events is to set expectations. If you’re going to provide coffee don’t run out of coffee – they expect it to be there. If you’re not going to provide coffee, that’s ok, as long as you let your attendees know. The thing about expectations that is hard […]

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Build a Little Free Library

I saw this on the Boing Boing feed yesterday, Little Free Library is a project to try to build 2500 mini libraries (to give you an image, think book house rather than bird house). I’m taken with the simplicity of the project – just building something. Use their plan or use their own. Put one […]

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Go Look at NELL

NELL (Never Ending Language Learning) is a computer system that is trying to learn to read the web. Couple things about this that might you find interesting: NELL tweets each time it learns a new fact – follow @cmunell You can download the belief file (15 million total, 1 million that are ‘high confidence’) Of […]

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Varied and Interesting Links

Here are some things I’ve run across in the past few weeks you may find interesting: FailCon. Billed as a one-day conference for technology entrepreneurs, investors, developers and designers to study their own and others” failures and prepare for success. Talking about and sharing failure is powerful, I think worth the $79 entrance fee. Quickly […]

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