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motion and rest · Nick Sweeney
"The mobile internet is the internet of motion, defined by mapping and directions, activity tracking, travel schedules, GoPro, Passbook and Uber. We have been given GPS receivers and three-axis accelerometers and proximity sensors for our pockets and purses, and the things we build for them urge us to keep moving. They are optimised to tell us that we’re not where we want to be: miles from our destination, steps from our daily goal, seconds from our personal best, an immeasurable distance from our rose-gold aspirations.

What, then, does the internet of rest look like?" Double thumbs-up for Nick Sweeney
nicksweeney  writing  iot  mobile  computing  quietcomputing  calm  holgate 
march 2015 by infovore
Rands In Repose: Up to Nothing
"The moment I walk into a bookstore I remember what I love about them. They are an oasis of intellectual calm. Perhaps it’s the potential of all the ideas hidden behind those delicious covers. Or perhaps it’s the social reverence for the library-like quiet — you don’t yell in a bookstore, you’ll piss off the books." I never tire of linking to Michael Lopp.
rands  books  bookshops  calm  order  pace 
december 2009 by infovore
Anger: Managing the amygdala hijack « Life at the Bar
"The amygdala is the “fight or flight” and emotional memory part of the brain. Its job is to protect by comparing incoming data with emotional memories. An amygdala hijack occurs when we respond out of measure with the actual threat because it has triggered a much more significant emotional threat." Wow, there's actually science behind that feeling. Useful to give it a name, too.
amygdala  psychology  brain  happiness  anger  calm 
june 2009 by infovore
scraplab : sometimes
"Sometimes, when the wind is warm and low, when the gear ratio is perfect and the tyres pumped, and when the road is soft and quiet, I feel weightless."
writing  tomtaylor  cycling  calm 
february 2009 by infovore
lixo.org :: Go for a walk
"When faced with a roblem you want to solve, or even to find out where the real problems are in the first place, try what the native americans called the Medicine Walk." I've been doing this a lot recently, and the pairing tip is spot-on.
process  practice  productivity  walk  walking  meditiation  calm 
april 2008 by infovore

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