Chiang Mai Weather Forecast (Hint: It's Hot…)

Weather Forecast (Hint: It's Hot...), originally uploaded by jeffmcneill. Chiang Mai Weather on the Web Here are the magic Chiang Mai, Thailand weather links * With a Google Map and weather locations * The 5-day Forecast (not very accurate) Temperature Averages Rainfall Averages

The Six Mistakes of Man – Cicero

The delusion that personal gain is made by crushing others. The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or corrected. Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it. Refusing to set aside trivial preferences. Neglecting development and refinement of the mind, and not acquiring the habit of reading and studying. ... Read more

Habitum Alteram Naturam – Part 3

Simplicity and Complexity Habits are simple, nature complex. This formulation is meant to help understand how to talk about and act regarding the future. Change is necessary, and it is even possible. How do we conceive of this possibility? How do we talk about it? The real question regarding talk, is to what degree is ... Read more

Habitum Alteram Naturam – Part 2

Talkin' 'bout the future Talking about the future has two senses, the first is along the lines of "just talk" as opposed to action. The second sense has talking as a part of bringing the future into being. The best way to predict the future is to create it. --Peter Drucker The Monk There is ... Read more

Futurology and Development

Any future must and will actually come from places like Manila and Bangkok. At the very least it will find a home there. The present discourse around futurology is predominantly driven and reflected of the developed world. The future is a developed future along the trajectory of current developed nations. And thereby leaves the most ... Read more

Habitum Alteram Naturam – Part 1

Habit changes nature Habit and Nature Some might suggest we are human doing, rather than human being. I believe it was Aristotle who suggested it is what we do that makes us what we are. There is no essential being underneath our actions, per se, but the actions and the beings are concomitant. If so, ... Read more

Enchanted Objects

There is a mesh of interesting things going on here. The idea is we will interact with objects and in places in new ways to produce new experiences. - Microsoft Surface - Natural Interaction - Human Joysticks - Valli (2007) Natural Interaction Whitepaper - The Coming Age of Magic Kuniavsky (2007) Update: Of course now ... Read more