Two Easy Ways to Kill a Paper Tiger

There are two easy ways to kill a paper tiger.

The quickest way is with fire. It destroys the tiger; nothing remains. Maybe the fire gets out of control and destroys the torch-bearer, too. You never know.

The slowest way is with water. Draw a warm bath where the tiger is safe and gets some rest along with the opportunity to finally heal its wounds. You might end up with a friend afterwards and you might not; and you will definitely end up with a kitten at the end.

Brené Brown on Joy: It’s Terrifying

  • YouTube
  • Joy requires gratitude
  • Joy is the most terrifying thing that humans experience
  • “When we lose our tolerance for vulnerability, joy becomes forboding”
    • “We try to beat vulnerability to the punch”
  • “I know because I’m fixing to meet Oprah, I’m going to die” lolol
  • “We’re trying to dress rehearse tragedy so we can beat vulnerability to the punch”
  • When happy people feel that, they practice gratitude to defeat that fear
  • “In a culture of scarcity, we are always searching for extraordinary when the truth is” (that we truly love the ordinary sweet things about our life)

You Will Love Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

You will love WOODSONGS OLD-TIME RADIO HOUR (sic)

[it] was created, is produced, and hosted by folksinger Michael Johnathon. The WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour is an all volunteer run, Non Profit Organization, and is a worldwide multimedia celebration of grassroots music filmed in front of a live audience. WoodSongs is not a concert, but a one-hour musical conversation focusing on the artists and their music.

It will remind you that we all want to express something creative, and sometimes it is with music.

Easily Move Comments to Another Post in WordPress

Sometimes you accidentally double-post the same article. It looks like an easy fix until you notice that people have commented on both articles! It turns out that the solution is pretty easy if you are comfortable with SQL. This post is a work of art concisely explaining what to do and making it simple.

Too Much Sugar Inhibits Cognitive Repair & Function

Via this study:

MetS as a result of fructose consumption exacerbates the deleterious effects of TBI on cognitive function. We propose a framework for a potential model in which fructose and TBI affect systems related to cell energy metabolism, which converge on intracellular pathways that regulate brain plasticity and cognitive function (Figure 7). Our results show the harmful impact of metabolic disease on the outcome of TBI with regards to mitochondrial biogenesis, synaptic plasticity, and cognitive function. These data suggest that fructose consumption reduces neural resilience and may predispose the brain toward cognitive dysfunction and lifelong susceptibility to neurological disorders.

When will this be on the 5am, 6am, 11am, 12am, 4pm, 5pm, 10pm news?

Choosing a WordPress Vagrant Box

I want a Vagrant box on which to configure and develop WordPress. Here are some of the options. I wanted to decide on one. Here is how.

  • Box: name
  • Stars: on GitHub, # stars
  • Ctrb: on GitHub, # contributors
  • Rel: on GitHub, # releases
  • Cmts: on GitHub, # commits
  • Brn: on GitHub, # branches
  • For: Purpose of box
  • Rct: Gut reaction 1
    • +: Like
    • *: Pros and Cons
    • -: Dislike
  • Rt2: Gut reaction 2

Strategy:

  • Identify options
  • Classify them by stars and contributors
  • Get a gut reaction whether to dig deeper or not
  • Review them again
Box Stars Ctrb Rel Cmts Brn For Rct Rt2
VVV 2323 72 13 1178 4 WP Dev +  
Vagrnt-Press 696 17 0 107 5 Gen dev + ++
vipquickstart 242 23 3 562 9 Gen dev +
Primary-Vgrnt 103 7 15 399 3 Gen dev + na
wp-nginx-hhvm 28 2 0 20 1 Gen dev + na
MonkeyRocket 13 1 0 5 2 Gen dev + na
Chassis 330 17 0 274 7 Gen dev * na
wp-vagrant 110 1 0 17 2 Reg sup * na
vccw 382 20 45 343 3 Gen dev * na
genesis 674 10 83 384 42 Gen dev * na
VVV-site-wizard 373 5 0 70 2 Cfg VVV na
vvv-reviewer 69 3 4 23 2 Rvw na
VAW 78 2 0 31 1 Gen dev na
WP Machine 14 1 0 17 1 LAMP na
wpkickstart 32 9 0 44 1 DigOcn na

VVV seems to be the best place to start.

A Book Produced Using Org

Via:

I am happy to share with fellow Orgers my recent book — Ending Malnutrition: from commitment to action — published by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Rome and Tulika Books, New Delhi (http://www.fao.org/3/a-i4921e.pdf), The book was written and produced entirely in Org.

This would not have been possible without the terrific support provided by this community. Over the last few months, I have come to this mailing list with several queries about how to do something or the other, and people have very patiently provided solutions and suggestions.

I would like to thank everyone for their patience and their support.

Vikas


From acknowledgements of the book:

In addition, for all the statistical work and writing, the authors relied on R (www.r-project.org), org (www.orgmode.org), and LaTeX. All three are open source projects, freely made available by very vibrant communities of developers. During the course of the work, we often drew on support from these communities.

ADDEUNDUM: <2015-09-21 Mon>

The author just released the source code for the book!