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Envisioning life

Envisioning life

Kiln Does Visualization Really Work? Here’s Evidence That It Does Do you remember a scene in The Matrix when Neo opens his eyes and says “I know Kung Fu”? I bet you wished you could learn that fast. I know I did. I have wonderful news for you. You can become an expert in a similar way, just not as fast, by using the power of your mind. What is Visualization? In laymen’s terms, it means recreating all the images, sounds and feelings in your mind surrounding an activity in order to practice in a perfect environment. It may sound hard, but let me prove to you that you can do it. Were you able to imagine the cup of coffee? Don’t worry if you didn’t catch all the details, just like any other skill, you need to practice. Some Proof That This Technique Works This example has been used to death because it proves visualization works time and time again. Australian Psychologist Alan Richardson made a little experiment. The results were astounding. Another great example comes from one of my favorite artists. How to Use Visualization On Route to Expert Status img

Backbone.js 活動網路平台經營模式比較 | Chirpy 六月 18, 2012 Posted by chirpy on 六月 18, 2012 in Chirpy與商業 | 3 comments 這是某Chirpy成員為了101學年度某課程期末報告在爆炸的比較了連鎖咖啡店、衣飾店、旅遊業、雜誌業、唱片業、信用卡與App付費工具後所選的自選題。 網路活動平台經營模式與提供價值比較: Meetup.com: 美國網站排名前150名社群網站,專門蒐集並協助推廣、提供以地點、興趣或主題不同類別的微型聚會訊息,並且擁有可令聚會團體自行經營的完整網路社群頁面,包含聚會各活動時程、活動討論區、相片影片紀錄以及贊助者廣告等,其體現團體特色同時亦可作為推廣邀請更多人參與之用,結合推廣與經營於一身使其在Facebook競爭下依然持續獲得使用者青睞,推出後在而其提供的團體募款與贊助服務,從此一服務中對社團發起及經營人收取固定的頁面與宣傳維護費,以及收取聚會團體和聚會贊助者媒合廣告費是其主要營利模式。最後該網站同時也針對網路社群商務,協助不同的品牌聚集各處品牌愛好者以進行聚會。 Citytalk: 台灣活動網站排名前150名,主要為一主題活動、商家促銷活動之訊息蒐集與散布平台,其資訊類型涵蓋藝文、促銷、展演、學習、影視、夜生活等無所不包,提供服務初期以提供發布者同步Facebook粉絲頁與活動訊息、流量查詢、客製化活動版面之功能,但其價值至後期最大項演變為活動訊息的蒐集,並以此大量內容帶來的閱覽流量。 活動通Accupass: 新興起的活動網站,其價值在於提供一工具型網站,其工具工用至少包含了下列元素:自定義的活動資訊展示頁,可管理報名人數、線上報名與問卷回饋系統、報名人管理及群發通知系統,驗票與線上報名費、票款代收服務。 Chirpy.tw: 由數位台大學生發起,以台大學生為服務客群,以最精簡之方式結合上述三項網站之共同價值項目,分別為社群經營、蒐集與推廣活動訊息以及活動舉辦者工具,同時輔以當前網路趨勢之簡潔介面,並結合資訊在地化、客製化之服務快速推出的網路平台。 Share this to your friend.

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UnitedVisualArtists Event visualization in a 3D environment Semantic event tracker (SET) is an interactive visualization tool for analyzing events (activities) in a three-dimensional environment. We model an event as an object that describes an action, its location, time, and relations to other objects. Real world event information is extracted from Internet sources, then stored and processed using Semantic Web technologies that enable us to discover semantic associations between events. We use RDF graphs to represent semantic metadata and ontologies. SET is capable of visualizing as well as navigating through the event data in all three aspects of space, time and theme. Temporal data is illustrated as a 3D multi-line in the 3D environment that connects consecutive events.

IAMAT Blog: How To Travel Comfortably With A Chronic Lung Condition Guest post by Faith Franz of The Mesothelioma Center. Making these arrangements can be time consuming, but with foresight, patience and diligence, patients with chronic lung conditions can ensure a smooth and easy travel experience. The following tips can help streamline the process. General Tips Get your doctor's approval. [AWS] Amazon AWS 實戰筆記與心得 - HINA::工程幼稚園 雲端正夯,所以說把工作上的事情丟到雲端上面去也是很合理的。至於為什麼不選種花電信的 HiCloud 呢?這種事情還是去擲筊會比較準。 別鬧了,沒有競爭力的台灣 IDC 們 電費是經營IDC的最大成本??? 搞錯了吧??? HiCloud 的頻寬計價現況與對比 Amazon AWS 的簡要分析 你看完再決定你要不要用 HiCloud… Why Amazon? 跟傳統的 Hosting 比起來,當然可以自己控管的虛擬主機是比較有彈性的。 好處是什麼, 五花八門的服務因為他是 Amazon 壞處是什麼, 什麼都要自己來新的東西太多學不完 其實優缺點應該不會這麼少,不過這種事情其實是見仁見智,我覺得好的地方可能大家不那麼認為。 使用的服務 最近因為要把工作上的東西全數轉移到 AWS 上面,雖然之前已經有摸過一陣子,但是對於沒碰過得服務還是苦手了好一段時間。 Amazon S3, Amazon EC2 這個應該不用特別說明吧? 所以,我們就可以從 EC2 上面,利用 Amazon 提供的 SDK 來將檔案放到 S3 去作儲存的動作。 另外附註一提的是,從 Flickr, Picasa, Facebook 爾等大型網站,利用 cURL 取得相片檔案(均取最大原始圖檔,透過 EC2 抓取,再轉存到 S3,大概一秒。 Dropbox 則例外,從 EC2 上傳到 Dropbox 並沒有想像中的快(笑 Amazon RDS 這是 Amazon 所提供的關聯式資料庫服務,說實在的,他的價格並沒有想像中的便宜。 雖然說 Amazon 也有提供 nosql 的資料表可用,不過目前實際工作需求,還是以關聯式資料表為主。 當然,所謂的連線就是 mysql -u <Your RDS root> -p -h <Your RDS EndPoint> 這種方式。 至於說 RDS 的效能,這裡有篇有趣的文章可以參考一下, MySQL on Amazon RDS part 1: insert performanceMySQL on Amazon RDS part 2: Determining Peak Throughput 或許你會想說,既然我已經有 EC2 了,那我架在 EC2 上面就好了嘛,關於這點,這裡也有一系列文章可以參考,我個人是覺得,這種事情沒有必要一定要用在哪裡,端看個人需求。 作者好像還有 Part 6, 7 還沒寫,可以持續關注一下! 不過!

Visualizing Politics - Hacks/Hackers New York September 7, 2012 · 6:30 PM Join Hacks/Hackers NYC on Sept. 7 as we examine recent projects from The Wall Street Journal, ProPublica and Vizzuality to get insight into the latest trends and technologies in data journalism and news apps development for analyzing, understanding and following the political campaign. We'll hear from: • Andrew Garcia Phillips (The Wall Street Journal), Political Moneyball mapping the interconnection between campaign donations, campaign organizations and individuals • Jeff Larson (ProPublica), Message Machine analysis of election campaign emails • Javier de la Torre (Vizzuality) - Mapping election data • Kevin Quealy (The New York Times) - Recent election coverage To join this in-depth look at visualizing politics, RSVP now ($5 for the general public, payable in advance) to Hacks/Hackers NYC. Note: Parsons the New School students can attend for free. Schedule: 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Doors & drinks 7:00 p.m.: Presentations and Q&A We hope to see you Sept. 7!

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