quarta-feira, 21 de janeiro de 2015
sexta-feira, 12 de dezembro de 2014
"This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It's like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals--sounds that say listen to this, it is important."
- Gary Provost
domingo, 14 de setembro de 2014
quarta-feira, 2 de julho de 2014
When it comes to user experience, are there things that people love that you didn't expect them to love?
Some of it is about tactility. Think about the number of times you have stood in the lobby of a building and watched a little kid run up to an elevator button and then just push it a hundred times. (...) Or the traffic-light button. There's a tactile response that human beings obviously really like.
- Genevieve Bell, via The Atlantic
segunda-feira, 16 de junho de 2014
This one opens a big can of worms. “Who” is a subjective — or nominative — pronoun, along with "he," "she," "it," "we," and "they." It’s used when the pronoun acts as the subject of a clause. “Whom” is an objective pronoun, along with "him," "her," "it", "us," and "them." It’s used when the pronoun acts as the object of a clause. Using “who” or “whom” depends on whether you’re referring to the subject or object of a sentence. When in doubt, substitute “who” with the subjective pronouns “he” or “she,” e.g., Who loves you? cf., He loves me. Similarly, you can also substitute “whom” with the objective pronouns “him” or “her.” e.g., I consulted an attorney whom I met in New York. cf., I consulted him.
- Jon Gingerich via Litreactor
domingo, 15 de junho de 2014
A prominent habit changing therapist once told me this great technique for changing bad thought patterns. When you start to think negative thoughts, use the word “but” to interrupt it. “I’m no good at this, but, if I work at it I might get better later.”
- Scott Young via Lifehack
quarta-feira, 11 de junho de 2014
"Nenhum adolescente que se preze manda toques, acredita. Eles agora têm mensagens grátis e internet"
- T & F
sexta-feira, 14 de março de 2014
"1. Que tem órgãos".
É só porque nunca tinha pensado nisto.
quarta-feira, 5 de março de 2014
terça-feira, 4 de março de 2014
"In japanese industry, finger pointing and calling (FPC), have been traditionally practiced as a tool for preventing human error. FPC is an operational procedure to ensure accurate information acquisition and recognition and/or to perform motor responses accurately. In the typical FPC, an operator first makes visual contact with the target (e.g., meters, lamps, buttons, etc.) to be checked or to be controlled manually, stretches the arm out in the direction of the target, points at the target with the index finger, and calls the name and/or the status of the target aloud. Nowadays, FPC is accepted as an effective procedural tool for preventing human error and is widely used in many industries in Japan."
- by Shinohara, Naito, Matsui e Hikono (2013). The effects of "finger pointing and calling" on cognitive control processes in the task-switching paradigm. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 43, 129-136.
sábado, 1 de março de 2014
sexta-feira, 14 de fevereiro de 2014
3 ideias de sinónimos que o Word me deu quando eu precisei de outra forma para designar os "dados" que tinha recolhido:
E primeiro achei que o Word estava maluco, não me fez sentido nenhum.
E depois fez.
O nosso cérebro é tão infinitamente mais espertinho que os computadores, por muito que estes últimos se esforcem.
quarta-feira, 12 de fevereiro de 2014
1. Um pluviómetro;
2. Uma pulseira leitora de raios UV;
3. Um conjunto de picnic;
4. Um limpa ouvidos;
quarta-feira, 29 de janeiro de 2014
segunda-feira, 27 de janeiro de 2014
quarta-feira, 22 de janeiro de 2014
terça-feira, 14 de janeiro de 2014
Atribuem-na a Oscar Wilde, mas a verdade é que não a encontrei em livro nenhum.
segunda-feira, 25 de novembro de 2013
domingo, 24 de novembro de 2013
quinta-feira, 17 de outubro de 2013
"Xie et al found that metabolic waste products of neural activity were cleared out of the sleeping brain at a faster rate than during the awake state. This finding suggests a mechanistic explanation for how sleep serves a restorative function, in addition to its well-described effects on memory consolidation."
- Science's newsletter: This week in Science, 18-10-2013
quarta-feira, 2 de outubro de 2013
sábado, 27 de julho de 2013
sexta-feira, 26 de julho de 2013
1. "Your parents may want you to do things the way they did them or the way they think you should do them. Follow your own path even if they don't agree (and don't worry, they'll get over it)".
2. "Don't date someone's potential".
3. "The things that don't go according to plan are often the biggest blessings in your life -- sometimes, it just takes time to clearly understand what the blessing is".
(Outros que também são bons:
- Not risking is risky.
- Do things to stand out, but don't just do them to stand out.
- Chemistry is necessary, but not sufficient in romantic relationships. Make a list of your values and top five non-negotiables and DO NOT SETTLE.
- Ditch toxic friendships and put the effort into friends who inspire and support who you are and where you are headed.)
(Acedam ao artigo completo aqui)
quinta-feira, 25 de julho de 2013
3 Coisas que me foram ditas por utilizadores do Ebay (asiáticos), depois de eu lhes ter comprado coisas, que de acordo com a minha perspectiva ocidental não são nada adequadas:
1. "Best wishes to you and your family, have a nice day!";
2. "The Portugal is a sacred and beautiful place, I hope that our item as soon as possible to get there.";
3. "We sincerely hope that we’ll have more chances to serve you."