December 31, 2009
“Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.”
Tolerance for failure is a very specific part of the excellent company culture.
December 30, 2009
Today is the birthday of Rudyard Kipling, the English writer and poet.
On Answers.com, they say:
Rudyard Kipling is the author of The Jungle Book and other British-flavored tales of the Indian subcontinent. Kipling was born in India to British parents, but spent much of his childhood at school in England before returning to India in his teens. His collection Barrack-Room Ballads (1892) was full of colorful, dusty, sing-song poems told from the point of view of the common British soldier, including the popular poem “Gunga Din.” The Jungle Book (1894) was a collection of fictional stories about the wilds of India, many of them about Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves. It was followed by The Second Jungle Book in 1895 and was the basis for the popular 1967 Disney animated film. … Among his most popular poems are If (“IF you can keep your head when all about you / Are losing theirs and blaming it on you…”), Mandalay (“… An’ the dawn comes up like thunder outer China ‘crost the Bay!”). His 1897 book Captains Courageous [made into a film featuring Spencer Tracy] was set among the fishing fleets of New England, and Kim (1901) in the Himalayas. Just So Stories (1902) was a collection of whimsical African tales, including “How the Leopard Got His Spots” and “The Elephant’s Child.”
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December 25, 2009
Today, besides being Christmas, is Isaac Newton‘s birthday. Give thanks to him for starting the scientific revolution which has led to cell phones, movies, DVDs, radio, television, microwave ovens, cars, firetrucks, ambulances, modern technological hospitals, computers, Internet, and more.
Isaac Newton’s discoveries were so numerous and varied that many consider him to be the father of modern science. A graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, Newton developed an intense interest in mathematics and the laws of nature which ultimately led to his two most famous works: Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687) and Opticks (1704). Newton helped define the laws of gravity and planetary motion, co-founded the field of calculus, and explained laws of light and color, among many other discoveries.
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December 24, 2009
“Shimmy Down the Chimney (Fill Up My Stocking)” by the gorgeous voice of the beautiful Alison Krauss. Merry Christmas and Happy Winter Solstice!!
December 23, 2009
Student: “Gotten most of the rules [of calculus derivatives] memorized.”
Me: “Sweet! That’s good to hear! Thanks for sharing!”
Student: ”You rock sir! A true role model indeed! ”
December 22, 2009
HT: Andy C.