Great article from RECODE This is Jeff Bezos’ Playbook The article reproduces Jeff Bezos’ (Amazon CEO) 2017 annual letter to shareholders. Interesting philosophy that completely dispenses with the careful, conservative, considered approach of most large corporations. Well worth the read.
Archive for the 'Coffe Break' Category
A charming use of drone technology. Kaz and Mariko Yamaguchi, from Kyoto, took a 400-day honeymoon to 48 countries and captured some beautiful video via drone. The BBC News bit on their experience is also worth the watch:
Epic. Short video. Very cool.
The 5th Element is one of my all-time favorite movies (right up there with “Princess Bride,” and yes, I know I have simple tastes). There is an opera number in the film performed by an alien. The actor who sang the number was digitally augmented, and popular theory was that the human voice could not […]
Aarrggghhh. PS – Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead an hour tonight.
Nice 10 minute interlude for a Friday. Hard to believe this is real. (Hint: The voiceover is very typically from the 50’s. If that grates on your nerves, it’s just as entertaining to watch without the sound.)
If you have a computer and an internet connection, you are more privileged than most. Cool video that gives you a good perspective.
Wow – the Internet has changed a little since 1984. Here’s how you get email in the ’80’s: Check out the password. And the “software transmission” at the end of the broadcast. Psychadelic.
This is a terrific Coffee Break – This is an overview video about the history and purpose of mathematics, and particularly about all the different kinds of math and what each is about. 10 minutes well-spent. My favorite observation: “Some infinities are bigger than others.”
Drone technology continues to evolve. ICYMI, here’s the Lady Gaga intro to halftime including the drone backdrop video from the Superbowl (due to NFL restrictions, you’ll need to click through to view the first video directly on YouTube): Here’s the “behind the scenes” (more promotional than informational, but still of interest): Fun facts: – These […]
Austin Granger, from Minnesota, USA, a 23-year-old University of Minnesota computer science undergraduate built this machine. What a resume’-builder. Learn more about the story, here: K’Nex Guinness World Record
A typical and unremarkable 80’s song by Cheap Trick – didn’t even break into the charts. Released in 1986, the most remarkable thing about this video is that it is the first commercial, main-stream video to incorporate ASL into the video and include an interpreter box in the bottom corner. It’s worth the coffee break […]
Chipotle is my favorite flavor. I now have an appreciation for the time and effort that goes into the production of Tabasco.
Who knew? Now that I know the formula, tune in next year for my #1 Christmas hit.