Career Counselling Findings
A career is work and it is life because it is a bit of a symbiotic relationship.
The closest analogy I can think of is the Farmer and their draft animals.
Imaging you are the farmer plowing a field in 1890. Your plow is tied to an Ox and a Bear and you have to understand and work with them if you are going to be happy with the job and have a prosperous season.
Let’s understand these two career animals so we can take full advantage of the field ahead of us.
The bear is your…
“We are looking for people who are T-Shaped — a broad, general knowledge across many disciplines, and [at least] one deep competency.”
Organizations are attracted to this model of a Contributor, and why not? T-Shaped People are the best of both worlds:
In a few moments, the whole night sky can unexpectedly fill with impossible light and motion — green, violet, magenta, and red. Adventurers take thousands of photos of the aurora every year, as do researchers trying to understand the connection between the aurora and space weather. Researchers collect their images using automated cameras, compiling archives of nightly time-lapse videos that can span years of aurora activity.
Homeschool resources to keep kids close to science and discovery
This document is all about keeping kids engaged and learning while school is out. It is for parents and caregivers who have to find a way to occupy everyone’s minds with good quality content.
A quick craft that I saw demonstrated at the Canadian Science and Technology Museum. Really neat to try:
Here is a video of how the real thing works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqgxfFlQ3D0
Chris Hadfield’s tour of the Canadarm on the International Space Station: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7NvsxcoDKo
Focused on climate and exploration, including your own physical and environmental health. Volcanos…
A quick note about brand during a time when brands should act, not brand
There is a long history of companies using a social cause as a branding element, but the speed at which branding has re-tooled for this particular Crisis demonstrates the very tight, very calculated connection between the two.
This is not the time to Brand Harder; it is not just another Brand-able Occasion.
Four examples made me believe that some companies haven’t been able to break the fourth wall of opportunism:
A car company voice-over of empty scenic winding roads, “Usually we are talking about our cars…
Aurora photographers can have a rude surprise in store if they use a protective lens filter
And you thought the most expensive part of photography was the camera.
Just wait till you start buying lenses that really perform well in low light for the aurora — wide viewing angles and fast apertures all mean more glass, and more money — in the same ballpark as your camera.
The conventional wisdom is to protect this investment — one scratch on the large exposed ‘eyeball’ of the lens and it will never be quite the same.
So you put a UV/Haze filter…
Yes — here’s how
So, you are going to Iceland! Or Norway, or Yellowknife, or Alaska, or the Yukon, and you are all packed, including your:
Canon Rebel, or
Sony A6*00, or
Fujifilm X-A, or
…and the 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 kit lens it came with.
You’ve also packed your compact tripod.
You hear that the Aurora will come out at some point and you want to know:
“Can I get good photos of the aurora without buying a bunch of specialized gear?”
Well, yes! Keep in mind that your ‘entry-level’ camera, if sent back in time 15 years, would…
Sometimes you wonder if the sky is staring back at you. Especially when you are under the seething aurora borealis in the ‘Auroral Zone’ which circles northern and southern latitudes.
This is just one moment in the fast-and-slow movement of the aurora. What if you were a researcher and needed to look at a whole night, or whole months and years of aurora activity to find patterns of activity?
Watching thousands of hours of time lapse video won’t do — the time-series data needs a representation that can show a whole night at once.
Enter “the keogram.”
A keogram is…
It is easy to be blind to the most blinding truths about ourselves
There is only one you…except that is not true. If you ask people you have interacted with, they will each describe and remember a different you. It will not be the same you that you believe you are. It’s strange to accept that no matter what, your idea of you is just one of many, and has no more truth than the others.
Filling a piggy bank with change. Exercising. Smoking. Abuse, praise, discipline, slacking off, stress. Everything adds up and not only that, it compounds —…
Bill Gates paid $500,000 per page for Da Vinci’s Leicester codex. Your ideas are worth just as much to you over your lifetime, because you never know what decision, sketch, or idea is the one that can change your future.
A notebook is just a bunch of paper with scattered crutches for short term memory, but a logbook is a story — your companion through thinking, planning, doing, and reflecting.