SimCity Societies actually looks pretty cool. The video below is a great over view and this video has a bit more in depth look at it.
I’ve been listening to tons of the Long Now presentations. They really great and dense presentations about thinking about things in terms of a long view over hundreds or millions of years.
One thing I really love is how they let the audience ask questions. The audience writes their questions down and hands them to the moderator to read. This seems to create a better conversation with the speaker and makes for more intelligent questions.
Too often in other talks, Google’s talks are a good example, people ask their questions aloud. Most people are not well spoken though and a great question in their head does not always come out as a great question.
Making people write the question down makes the think out their question and really seems to bring some great question to the surface.
NaNoWriMo starts today. 1667 words a day to a 50,000 word novel. I've always read that writing needs to be daily habit. So far all I've accomplished is a yearly habit of joining NaNoWriMo. Lets see if I can beat my record of 10,000 words.
Google stock just crossed the $700 mark. I can’t wait for their stock to drop like a rock. Maybe I’ll buy some then.