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KitchenLab

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It has been busy, but I want to share another cool thing with you. We just shot a TV promo. Cooking and Science! Please help us promote it by liking the youtube video. Feel free to share the video …

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18 June, 2016 at 9:08 pm

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2016 TNMHW DAY 4: PANIC ATTACK

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2016 TNMHW DAY 4 EARLY SESSION: PANIC ATTACK

Source: 2016 TNMHW DAY 4: PANIC ATTACK

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8 April, 2016 at 9:11 am

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#TAG: The Neighborhood Anthology on Leadership & Authority ed. VI by Robert Webster

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The Neighborhood

Music and Food:
Planting the Seeds of Leadership, Authority and Respect for Both

from 1964, Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions with People Get Ready

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Edition VI by Robert Webster

Robert Webster

Early in life, as long as I can remember actually, it was drummed into me to respect my elders, policemen, firemen (yes, males; police officers and firefighters are now gender neutral terms that were not part of our collective lexicon). Thankfully that has changed. Somewhat. There’s still hazing going on in those two boys clubs. The elders also included anyone older than me. Anyone. Period. If I was acting a fool, I could/would get called out on it and my parents would side with the adult making the observation. Because children were to be seen and not heard then. And an adult was the Authority.

webstersacI grew up in South Sacramento in the very early 60’s and came of…

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8 September, 2015 at 7:25 am

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Collaboration

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This blog has sat here dead for a while. Reason is my lack of time regarding work with Mozilla. I have done it long (since Firefox 0.85) until 2006 I would say. Add-ons, openweb, new Mozilla projects and Mozillians. All this is still important. Even the FireOS is important.

Yet little time, so I invite writers who are interested in having a voice regarding these issues. To make this a collaboration, rather than a monologue.

Please fill the form if you are interested.

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29 July, 2015 at 8:59 am

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Small sticky ideas

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Large visions, big ideas. The next big thing, that what nobody thought of yet. More of these terms.

I do find it hard in our growing heap of collected things (things as in everything) to see a transparency that will frame a new big idea. I am not discussing the next ipad idea, but the wheel kind of idea. Our rate of innovation as a whole is slowing down, yet we put more effort. It is hard to cut first through the cobwebs of the old ideas to get ready to form a new one, based on the shoulders of others before you. Ideas. So are we hard at work as a species to push a plug through a narrow bend at this point of time, or are we using the wrong method(s)? I have no idea. Not even a small one. Big ideas will come, some brilliant mind will have some, and an apparent need will fuel its greatness. It will just happen less

often over time. The rate is slowing down.

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Enter: Self assembly in idea formation.

Background: in my field of protein engineering one can rationally design and tinker with the protein for a while to obtain desired results. If said desired results do not come, we move to more randomized approaches.  (Directed) evolution, letting the forces of physics find the lowest energy minimum. Also in the world of biomaterials and nanoparticles we see a trend toward self assembly of per-defined components that yield the desired product. Making small changes in the starting materials has sometimes no effect on the final product, sometimes a huge effect. Within this framework some other scientist like to observe, model and predict patterns and behaviors.

So what is it not? We learn quickly from Wikipedia, and I quote: “Self-organization is a nonequilibrium process where self-assembly is a spontaneous process that leads toward equilibrium.” So I do not want to discuss Self-organization of ideas, nor do I want to explore to predict idea patterns in a Seldonian kind of way (thanks Asimov!).

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would like to think, or lets say that better, explore the idea of developing a set of small sticky ideas (note: improve marketing term in a later stage), which are not dynamic. Such SSI’s must end in an equilibrium.

Changes in self assembly rates of adsorption (to interfaces f) and (re-)organization of the balanced Idea (bI) structure result in different Ideas.

It would be great to play with this here. To combine a few SSIs and let them form a bI. To think about what interfaces the SSIs encounter (is it us the thinkers for example?) and how do we know an an equilibrium is reached?

In the end this small idea of Small Sticky Ideas may prove to be a dead end, or formulate a bigger Idea, or big Ideas may be formed after a methodology is thought of .

 

(or already has been thought of, then lets play…)

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5 April, 2013 at 10:11 am

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You-centric

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Well its it a bit old, but so cool:

You-Centric: The Future of Browsing from Carsonified on Vimeo.

So please comment on these idea, and how can !mozillamagazine benefit from this. Should we educate (ask our users to add weave and Ubiquity to their browsers?) of have a hackable page from the inside (the old web developers way?)

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28 October, 2009 at 12:03 pm

What is drumbeat?

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A great slideshow from Mark Surman whom you can also find here: http://commonspace.wordpress.com/.
If you think a(n) (on-line) magazine can be used as one of the skins of this drum-kit, please let us know.
Well if you do not agree, leave a comment as well…
Mozilla Drumbeat – MozCamp Europe 2009
View more documents from Mark Surman.

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6 October, 2009 at 10:28 am

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