Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Raphael JS "Flower"

My experiment with Raphael.JS vector graphics library

An Introduction to the Raphael JS Library | Nettuts+

Raphaƫl Reference

book: "Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing"

Interesting idea, book and a good review and podcast/interview with authors Gaetan Lion's review of Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing

"Forget about the power of positive thinking. When it comes to competing you need focus, intensity, and readiness to face expected obstacles and adversity. A bit of insecurity and self-doubt motivates you to try harder. Instead, positive thinking makes you mellow and take success for granted without being aware of the needed effort to actually succeed. Many studies have confirmed that positive thinking is not associated with superior performance. "What matters is not Positive vs Negative Thinking, it's Additive vs Subtractive Thinking" states Bronson on pg. 163. Additive thinking is reviewing your performance and uncovering opportunities for improvement. Subtractive thinking is regretting you did not do this or that without thinking of the necessary skill improvement needed to move forward.
The top 6% of physicists produce over 50% of all published papers. At TopCoder, the top 5% of prize earners received 80% of the total prize pool.
Warriors vs Worriers

The Warriors have sub-optimal dopamine levels under normal conditions (bored easily), but optimal ones during stress (perform well under stress).

The Worriers are just the opposite. They have optimal dopamine levels under normal conditions (focused in daily life). But, they have too much dopamine when under stress (freak out).

podcast: @ OnPoint radio

America's Byways (nice views from roads)

Learn About Byways

"America's Byways® is the umbrella term we use for marketing the collection of 150 distinct and diverse roads designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. America's Byways include the National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads."

SpaceX 'Grasshopper' hover rocket

Elon Musk's 'Grasshopper' hover rocket scores another test success • The Register