Unskilled & Unaware – the Kruger Dunning Model

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Just read an article by Justin Kruger and David Dunning (1999) from Cornell University about the way that people who know less about a particular area overestimate their own skills and knowldge. Interesting also that further training helped people to perceive their limitations. As Kruger and Dunning note in their abstract: “Across 4 studies, the … [Read more…]

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Reading – Vindication of the Rights of Women

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Needed a break from reading Dante’s Inferno (I can only take so much of hell in one go) so I decided to re-read Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. It is very easy for us women in the western world to forget that, not so long ago, our kind were mere chattels. … [Read more…]

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Speak LOLcat

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At last a way to speak LOLcat more easily – a most excellent LOLcat translator (or in LOLcat: OH HAI AT LAST I FINDZ IT. I CAN TALK FLUENT LOLCAT NAO.) http://speaklolcat.com/

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Reading – The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

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Currently reading Dante’s Inferno in the Everyman edition of the The Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso. It is one of those canonical classics that I’ve never bothered to read and is a fascinating journey through the circles of hell replete with rich language and classical allusions. As I work my way through some DWM* classic … [Read more…]

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LOLcats

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I am just obsessed with LOLcats at the moment – they make me laugh. The site is described as “the number one place to find all of your funny cat macros, memes and all round lolcats in one place on the web”. It really does have great lolcats (it’s weird as I’m usually a dog … [Read more…]

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grasshoppers – ning v. facebook?

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Chris Brogan has been experimenting with a new social network called ‘grasshoppers’ – people helping people. He has created it in two places: Ning and Facebook (although it did seem to migrate through Google groups quite quickly on the way to Ning). It will be interesting to see which one is preferred. I like Ning … [Read more…]

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5 Worst Websites – TIME

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the 5 top websites to avoid (according to Time) are: eHarmony.com eVite.com Meez.com MySpace.com SecondLife.com Agree with them regarding Myspace & SecondLife, but eVite just looks like it needs a refresh! Meez is still kind of fun though.

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Women in ICT – Setup for Success Workshops

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AIIA and ACS recently ran the SET Up for Success workshops in Australia. These are designed to help advance the careers of women in the ICT industry, with a one-day program covering topics such as the skills required to navigate a successful ICT career, succeed in a male-dominated working environment and maintain work/life balance. There … [Read more…]

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