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27 March 2013

Schimbător de vieți? Despre zahăr, video în engleză, 90 minute (cu alternative de non-vizionare)

Sugar dialog with Lustig, Brindis and SchmidtAm un articol care îmi place foarte mult – Unhappy Meals | Michael Pollan (pe care l-am tradus, cum m-am priceput, aici – Rezumat pentru articolul Mese nefericite (cel mai bun articol despre a trai sanatos pe care l-am citit)). E cel mai bun articol pe care îl știu pe tema sănătății.

Am văzut însă zilele acestea un video care îmi place la fel de mult ca articolul anterior. Una din temele articolului – care e diferența dintre o doză de bere și o doză de cola? Cât rău îți fac fiecare? Se pare că răul e foarte similar, deși, aparent, nu e deloc evident asta. Dacă spui cuiva să bea o sticlă de 2l de cola, pare OK. Dacă îi spui cuiva să bea 2l de bere, e mult prea mult. Ăsta ar fi, cumva, un rezumat al clipului.

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Tip for organizing conferences

A single tip:

  • Use Wi-Fi.

It’s not OK when people come from work to see a conference, only to discover there is no local Internet access.

Any conference nowadays should have a solution for mobile Internet.

Chocolate, money & sex – best predictors of human behavior

I have once been to a conference in which one guy said that you can best predict a person’s behavior, by analyzing its relationship with just three things:

  • Chocolate, money & sex.

E.g., if you like chocolate to much, or too little, or you put restrictions, this affects your whole life. Same for money & sex. They can predict a lot of things in your life.

How to get feed-back? How to become a better you via feed-back? How to get an opinion?

  • One way is to ask for feed-back – “Hey, could you tell me your impression on …”. Do this for a while, and you will get some feed-back from various people.
  • Another way is to start to listen. You, most likely, do get some feed-back in your day-to-day activities. People do tell you things. But most people tend to ignore this. Stop it.
  • Finally, in order to get feed-back you may wish to get into a relationship. You see, the feed-back you get from a total stranger is much different than the feed-back you receive from a person you spend months, years, decades with. The feed-back in a relationship will be much more profound than the feed-back you get from a stranger. Why?
    • Your partner knows you better.
    • In a relationship, things are a lot like in childhood. Much easier to say things out when you are a child. (a bit joking, it seems I am actually at that level) :)

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What foods should you take with you while travelling?

OK, so you travel. What foods should you take with you?

  • Drink: Plain water.
  • Food:
    • Citrus – from oranges to mandarin oranges, from grapefruit to pomelo, these tend to go OK with travelling.
    • Yogurt – it tends not to spoil easily.
    • Boiled eggs – again, rather easy to carry.
    • Seeds – sunflower may be great, but others are fine, also.

The reasons to buy an iPhone

I heard one person he doesn’t need an iPhone, since a 10-year old knows how to operate it better.

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Contează culorile unui logo în ceea ce privește SEO?

Din ce știu eu, nu. Google are niște principii de bază (nu le știm, însă) pentru asemenea lucruri, însă:
a. Influența lor, dacă există, este minoră.
b. Criteriul nu ar trebui să fie legat de SEO, ci de uzabilitate, branding, preferințe personale.

De logo depind însă și alte elemente, dacă ai un logo închis la culoare, probabil vei avea și un site pe măsură, atunci da, poate fi un criteriu. Însă, repet, e minor.

Mult mai important e factorul de readability – cât de ușor de citit e un anumit site?