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  1. Nov 2020
    1. The easy way to tell if you need who or whom is to substitute it for he or him and see which one makes sense.

      Yep, that's the trick that I use too :)

  2. Oct 2020
    1. But what should you write about? Simply ask yourself, What's bothering you most right now? Write a post where you work through that—and get to a conclusion. This is how I start every time. Writing is therapy that you publish for the world to learn from.
    2. Call a friend, tell them what's on your mind, and jot down the interesting remarks you both make. That'll generate talking points to write from.If you're passionate about an idea but you lack the interesting insights, you need to consume before you produce: Read blogs and books on your topic, highlight interesting parts, and bank good ideas to pull from when writing your first draft.
    3. Instead of worrying, strategize solutions to manage anxiety:Add a disclaimer to your posts: "I'm sharing my rough thoughts as I explore ideas that interest me. I encourage readers to leave comments sharing their own experiences."Instead of claiming ownership over the ideas in your posts, curate other people's ideas and attribute them. Many newsletters, blogs, and Twitter accounts exclusively curate third-party content. Over time, weave in your original thoughts alongside the curated ones. Continually increase the original proportion until you're comfortable being the dominant voice in every post.Write under a pseudonym. Widely-read blogs like Slate Star Codex and The Last Psychiatrist don't publicize their authors' names. It hasn't deterred millions of readers from loving their work. Later, as you become comfortable with readers' reactions, you can consider appending your real name.
    1. So they rewrite it in pursuit of four objectives:ClaritySuccinctnessIntrigueLogicThe enemy of those objectives is being precious about what you’ve said and how you've said it.
    1. The first draft processHere’s the process you'll explore:Choose an objective for your post.Write a messy braindump of your ideas.Transfer your best talking points to an outline.Write your first draft using that outline.
    2. Your voiceSomething wonderful happens when you focus on what interests and surprises you: your voice emerges. Readers begin to notice:What you care about.The perspectives you see the world through.Readers love this. It makes your writing feel personal.
    3. Generate surprising talking points using Paul Graham’s Method: First, learn all the basics on a topic. Then, if you can find new information that surprises even your knowledgeable self, it’ll surprise laypeople too. Again, you are your audience's proxy. There's no need to guess what will surprise them. Hunt for something that surprises you, and you'll surprises them too.
    4. Sustaining your momentumWhen ideas stop flowing, ask yourself:How can I make my point more convincing?What are the interesting implications of what I just said?Repeatedly ask these two questions and keep moving in whichever direction interests you most.
    5. It’s normal if not many ideas come to mind immediately. You’ll discover that the majority of your ideas arrive while writing — not before. You write in order to think.You'll discover even more ideas by resting and reflecting on what you’ve written. The act of writing compels your brain to draw connections between ideas.
    6. Step 1 — Write down your initial thoughtsStart by writing down half-formed thoughts. Brainstorm without structure. Uncork your mind to see what floods out. Your only goal at this stage is to get something slightly interesting onto the page.
    1. First, choose your topicThe best topic to write about is the one you can’t not write about. It’s the idea bouncing around your head that urges you to get to the bottom of it.You can trigger this state of mind with a two-part trick. First, choose an objective for your article:Open people’s eyes by proving the status quo wrong.Articulate something everyone’s thinking about but no one is saying. Cut through the noise.Identify key trends on a topic. Use them to predict the future.Contribute original insights through research and experimentation.Distill an overwhelming topic into something approachable. (This guide.)Share a solution to a tough problem.Tell a suspenseful and emotional story that imparts a lesson.Now pair that objective with a motivation:Does writing this article get something off your chest?Does it help reason through a nagging, unsolved problem you have?Does it persuade others to do something you believe is important?Do you obsess over the topic and want others to geek out over it too?That’s all that's needed: Pair an objective with a motivation. Now you have something to talk about.
    1. The crux being -

      1. Exercise, that's the best drug to get your brain running, and it is true. I have experienced the best ideas hit me when I am exercising or about to sleep, which brings me to the second point
      2. Get ample amount of sleep, it helps to build synapses, and literally updates your brain as per research.
      3. Form habits, 3 elements - cue > routine > reward
      4. There are lot many memorization techniques, like - Memory palace, graphic representation and spaced repetitions, try and see which fits best.
      5. Make chunks, or divide in modules whatever you learn, making it easier to access and use.
      6. And finally, if the task seems tough, it is because it is new. Just start, as and when the synapses are formed it becomes easier to do it again and again, and even more rewarding in the future. Kinda like building a habit.
    2. Explaining yourself to others helps you understand more.

      Very similar to the feynman technique, the only difference being he suggests to teach yourself as you are teaching a five year old kid. But yeah, teaching and getting feedback, and repeating the loop makes you learn better as well.

    3. Your errors are sometimes easier to be found by others.

      Since they don't have the same bias as you do. Meaning, they will take a more keen look at it, and hence increase the chance of finding something off. Often times when you are debugging, you do need the help of another coder, to try to explain the code to, to get a chance to catch the errors.

  3. Sep 2020
    1. In this article, I’ll be discussing a few important and effective mobile app marketing strategies that can make your launch successful.

      There are hundreds of mobile UX elements but to make it simple for you, in this article I have come up with the best tips to improve mobile UX.

    1. Inspectional Reading We’ve been taught that skimming and superficial reading are bad for understanding. That is not necessarily the case. Using these tools effectively can increase understanding. Inspectional reading allows us to look at the author’s blueprint and evaluate the merits of a deeper reading experience.

      I think this is where I've been able to use #ADHD to it's advantages at times is with [[inspectional reading]] - being able to skim a large amount of content and get a sense of what I want to dig into later on or not.

    2. Defining the Issues — If you’ve asked a clear question to which there are multiple answers then an issue has been defined. Opposing answers, now translated into your terms, must be ordered in relation to one another. Understanding multiple perspectives within an issue helps you form an intelligent opinion.

      [[Writing Tips for Software Engineers]] - helping them identify these issues, which ones are in scope or not. how to track the decision making process around this

    3. Getting the Questions Clear — Rather than focus on the problems the author is trying to solve, you need to focus on the questions that you want answered.

      Knowing what you are looking for is important, usually when I dig into reading something - I do have questions in mind.

      I've also been littering my notes recently with #question tags - how can I make better use of these?

      I think this can help avoid the 'reading just for the sake of keeping busy' - if I know what I am looking for, but also at the same time - know if a book is worth reading, or one I should quit reading.

  4. Aug 2020
    1. Simply chunking your text isn’t enough — you also need to support scanning by making it easy to quickly identify the main points of the chunks. You can do this by including: Headings and subheadings that clearly contrast with the rest of the text (bolder, larger, etc.) Highlighted keywords (bold, italic, etc.) Bulleted or numbered lists A short summary paragraph for longer sections of text, such as articles

      Help users with skimming articles in a number of ways

  5. May 2020
    1. Contact Big and successful businesses are built on a talented workforce this is not just a saying but a solid fact. Hiring an employee is one of the most important tasks for a business and it becomes even more critical when it comes to hiring the right employee.  From Mark Zuckerberg to Richard Brandson every billionaire has similar thoughts when it comes to building the team and every one of them has one thing in common, they always seek quality, punctuality, and skills in an employee. Hiring an employee could be challenging also it may seem like a play of fate and this is a very common feeling but, having a guide or tips on how to hire the right employee could help you in tons. So, here is the list of 7 best tips on hiring the right employee. Make a Plan No matter what you do, planning is the very first step when it comes to achieving a goal. A written plan which contains essential components of the hiring like job descriptions, a skill required, Pay grade, timing, etc. is needed to hire a person. The plan that you make for hiring must contain various details regarding the requirement of the job. The details that would want to add in the plan is as follows-  Title  The post or title of the job that you’re looking for should also be given clearly. Someone who’s educated enough to be a CEO wouldn’t want to be a normal worker. Hence, the specifications of the position while looking for a new candidate should be clear.  Pay Grade  For hiring the new employees, you should first and foremost be true about the pay grade. Pay grades facilitate the employment process by providing a fixed framework of salary ranges, as opposed to a free negotiation. So, you should just align with the grading system to let your company work smoothly.  Reporting Person Reporting Person means the person who prepares reports on updates, progresses, accomplishments, etc. of the employees as well as the company in total. While hiring new employees, you should first submit their resumes to this person so that he can well-prepare a report and it gets easier for you to decide.  Timings You should also clearly mention the shift timings while looking out or hiring new employees. The working hours, the holidays, the relaxations should be clearly told to them and see if they can work with it or not.  Department Name You should also clearly defined the department for which you’re trying to hire the new employees. Human resource departments are often organized along with functions and may be hierarchical in nature. Common units in human resource departments include recruiting, training and development, compensation and benefits administration, health and safety, and employee and labor relations.  Job Summary, Purpose/Value A job summary is a brief, general statement regarding the important functions and responsibilities that comes with a job. Job summaries hold a huge role in enticing a qualified candidate to apply for the position and an employee’s performance of his or her responsibilities.  Challenges With a job, comes its challenges. So you should explain the kind of challenges that your newly appointed employee is going to face and mentally prepare. If your plan contains details like these then it becomes easy for you to post job requirements on job portals as well so, having a written plan on the hiring process is very important. Internal Job Rotation When we talk about hiring, we always think about finding a new person and use his services but, internal job rotation is something that no one thinks of and in certain conditions the best choice. If someone from your Department “A” has skills and talent to handle Department “B” then why not promote him/her to department “B”. There are many reasons why internal job rotation is better than hiring a new person, but to name a few- employee retention encourages development, eliminates boredom, and much more. Culture Fit If you want to hire the right employee, you need to make sure that they’ll fit in the company culture, your team, as well as the job. The best way to do that is by setting up a good interview panel. The interview panel is the one who asks questions and reviews the profile of the person to be hired. So asking a few cultural questions, liking, interest, hobbies, etc. helps the interview panel in deciding whether they’ll be a good match for our business or not. Go Beyond the Resumes Resumes are the best-foot-forward of a person. You need to go beyond that. A resume contains a person’s experiences, education, the last job is done, and much more but a person is much more than a piece of paper so, analyzing a person on the bases of personality, attitude, and style of speaking should also be analyzed thoroughly. Background reference Background reference is a very critical part of the hiring process. It is done to ensure that whoever you are hiring has a clean record. You can use the information provided by the employee like aadhaar card, social security number, etc. we can identify whether the person seeking a job is criminal or not. You can get police verification done along with enquiring with the previous employer. Competency Mapping Competency mapping is a process of identifying the competencies of an employee based on education and skills. When a person does a job basically he is using his skills and experiences in the job to get a favorable outcome. As a business manager or CEO, your job is to help your employee in bringing the best out of them and that can be easily done by working on their skills, education, and experience. Many business hire special corporate training specialists to train their employees and motivate them to achieve a better result in the job they do. When you are hiring a person it becomes hard for you to identify the competency of a person, at such situations you need to look at their previous work, question them on technical grounds, and watch their skill in action by conducting a test. Choose a Good Employment Agency Many small businesses often hire an employment agency to make their recruitment easy but they often miss out on key information on identifying a good employment agency. Basically, there are three types of recruitment agencies which are as follows- General Recruitment AgencyStaff Recruitment AgencyExecutive Recruitment AgencyAll in one agency Genera Recruiting Agency helps you find industry-based staff meaning this agency focuses on a niche industry like healthcare, engineering, etc. A staff recruitment agency is focused on temporary staffing solutions, this type of recruiting is done for seasonal businesses or project-based hiring. Executive Recruitment Agency is the agency that helps businesses in recruiting in executive positions like CEO, CFO, and Managers, etc. You can categorize the top-level position to C-level positions in this type of recruiting. As the name suggests, All in one recruitment agency is the agency that provides all these services like Yunic Solutions, We provide multiple recruitment services in every industry. After selecting the type of agency, you can decide your budget and go about researching the best recruitment agencies. Hiring the right employee in a nutshell Hiring the right employee is all about the experience. For some people, the first employee could be the right employee and for some people no employee is the right employee.But in general, Hiring is a core HR process that is essential for business and requires dedicated time and effort.

      Hiring the right employee is very important for any business. You can use these 7 tips on hiring the right employee to ensure you get the best quality team.

    1. This does not have to be an additional form. In practice, you can simply add several checkboxes informing the user of each additional purpose and allowing them to give consent specific to those cases.

      See the images above, which are a good example of how to do it and how not to do it.

  6. Apr 2020
    1. When you use multiple email addresses, less data is connected directly to you. When breaches happen, the damage is limited. One can be used when you are not sure of the security issues, one for casual profiles and one for serious business. It’s up to you how many you have and what you use them for.
    1. terms like "malicious security cracker" are sufficiently evocative and clear that their use actually helps make communication more effective than the common journalistic misuse of "hacker".
    1. We really only need to test that the button gets rendered at all (we don’t care about what the label says — it may say different things in different languages, depending on user locale settings). We do want to make sure that the correct number of clicks gets displayed

      An example of how to think about tests. Also asserting against text that's variable isn't very useful.

  7. Mar 2020
    1. Position your modem off and well above the floor.

      suggested actions

    2. Move your modem to a central point in your home.

      suggested actions

    3. Here are some tips to help improve your Wi-Fi set up:

      suggested tips

      create need for product

    4. You’ve already got your home internet from us, but with so many devices connected to your home Wi-Fi you just want it to work well. Here are some tips on how to make your experience even better.

      grab attention

      conditions of need for product

      suggested tips

    1. I wrote a plugin for Vim that lets you easily toggle a YML file between nested format: xx.yml1 2 3 4 en: baz: "baize" foo: bar: "baare" and a flat format: xx.yml1 2 en.baz: "baize" en.foo.bar: "baare" This is really useful, as the flat format is easier to search and edit.
    1. ActionController and ActionMailer default include AbstractController::Rendering directly or indirectly (ActionController::Metal::Rendering). AbstractController::Rendering uses ActionView as default library for its template rendering engine and includes AbstractController::ViewPaths and an instance of I18n proxy to find localized views. To learn more i'd like to refer to the ActionPack source code on github. To get to the point. ActionView allows you to use localisation in your templates: See Rails guide: Action View Overview , Chapter Localized views.

      Not a very detailed or good code dissection, but is kind of one.

  8. Jan 2020
    1. Top 9 Foolproof Designing Tips for iPhone X

      Tech giant Apple launches an iPhone every year but has never tried to influence its user experience with its design. But with the advent of the iPhone X, Apple has broken the mold of having a stereotypical screen.

  9. Dec 2019
    1. How to Make Money Online as a Graphic DesignerNEW!2019-12-10 13:24:44テーマ:ブログMaking money online is the best thing that can happen to you. We can do our daily chores in our home and at the same time do our work. Making money online is also an exciting opportunity for housewives and students. In this digital age, everything is turning online so, why not the work we do at our offices? There are many online opportunities that can help you earn money. The only requirement that is needed is skills. You have to be skilled in something to earn money anywhere. There are a lot of methods to learn new skills online using YouTube videos, Udemy, Unacademy etc. Learning a skill is no problem! But, using the skill could be. So, to ease you out we’ve curate the list of 5 ways you can make money online. Logo Design and Brand Identity If you are a designer then you can provide people with services. There are lot of sub categories that you can cover like T-shirt, business card, Logo design services by professional designers and much more. You can find customers by purchasing data from the data providing services. You can contact them via phone or email them, provide them with the best price and you have a new client. They also refer to other people and market your name and get more business. Start an Online Business You can start an online business as a graphic design agency. Every freelancer has a dream to start a business so, why not now? You can operate this business from your home. Yes, eventually you have to get an office but, you have to get an office anyway to earn big. Freelance Designer You can be a freelance designer providing services to websites like EveryDesigns, Freelencer, or Upwork. There are a lot of freelance websites that provide work in return for a small commission. You can participate in a graphic design contest where many designers participate from around the world. In this type of money earning method there is lot of competition so you have to be best at your skills. YouTube You can start a YouTube channel providing tutorials and create content related to your niche. Teaching is a very good field, if you watch YouTube videos then around 70-75% of the YouTube content is “How to” tutorials. These types of videos do best on YouTube and rank higher in the search results. Online Classes You can teach at many online platforms specifically designers to teach skills to other people. Websites like Udemy, Unacademy pay you for teaching online. It is free to register on these websites. You just have to create content and provide after sale services to the clients by updating the content and solving any issue they are having. Conclusion Using the above options to earn money is easy but no one will give you job unless you prove them with your previous work. You have to create a portfolio that contains your previous work and client testimonials to make your clients believe that you are a trustworthy source to get the designs. #Logo#Professionallogodesign#Graphicdesigncontest#graphicdesignservices

      Find out how you can make money as a professional graphic designer online using these amazing tips that will guide you.

    1. Merch by Amazon :: Know How It’s Works, Tips, Tools

      Are you a designer? If yes. This article helps you to earn straightforward money.

      You just need to upload design and listing, materiel, print, and ship will be handle by Amazon.

      For 2020 these ideas best to earn money.

      Here is a guide for "How Does Merch by Amazon Works"

  10. Nov 2019
    1. If you’re dedicated to reducing flakiness, you can take this a step further and reduce flake in your tests even more by killing timers that are set in your tests:
  11. Oct 2019
    1. Right-click (or Control+Click, or a Two-Finger click on trackpads) on the file or folder in the Mac Finder

      This worked great MacOS 10.15.1 Beta 10/18/2019

  12. Jul 2019
    1. It is not really a trifling effort, as those will discover who have yet to essay it. To “clear” even seven hours and a half from the jungle is passably difficult. For some sacrifice has to be made. One may have spent one’s time badly, but one did spend it; one did do something with it, however ill-advised that something may have been. To do something else means a change of habits. And habits are the very dickens to change! Further, any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. If you imagine that you will be able to devote seven hours and a half a week to serious, continuous effort, and still live your old life, you are mistaken. I repeat that some sacrifice, and an immense deal of volition, will be necessary. And it is because I know the difficulty, it is because I know the almost disastrous effect of failure in such an enterprise, that I earnestly advise a very humble beginning. You must safeguard your self-respect. Self-respect is at the root of all purposefulness, and a failure in an enterprise deliberately planned deals a desperate wound at one’s self-respect. Hence I iterate and reiterate: Start quietly, unostentatiously.
    2. What I suggest is that at six o’clock you look facts in the face and admit that you are not tired (because you are not, you know), and that you arrange your evening so that it is not cut in the middle by a meal. By so doing you will have a clear expanse of at least three hours. I do not suggest that you should employ three hours every night of your life in using up your mental energy. But I do suggest that you might, for a commencement, employ an hour and a half every other evening in some important and consecutive cultivation of the mind. You will still be left with three evenings for friends, bridge, tennis, domestic scenes, odd reading, pipes, gardening, pottering, and prize competitions. You will still have the terrific wealth of forty-five hours between 2 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Monday. If you persevere you will soon want to pass four evenings, and perhaps five, in some sustained endeavour to be genuinely alive. And you will fall out of that habit of muttering to yourself at 11.15 p.m., “Time to be thinking about going to bed.” The man who begins to go to bed forty minutes before he opens his bedroom door is bored; that is to say, he is not living.

      How to handle post work day

  13. Jun 2019
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  16. Mar 2019
    1. Teaching Adults:What Every Trainer Needs to Know About Adult Learning Styles

      This paper, a project o the PACER Center, discusses learning styles specifically as they pertain to adult learners. From the nitty-gritty podagogy vs. andragogy to the best ways to train for adults, this is a good tool for those who don't know much or need a refresher on adult learning theory and training adults. I love that it is set up in a textbook style, so it's friendly but has a considerable amount of information in a variety of formats. The section, "Tips for Teaching Adults" is helpful to me as it's a series of quick reminders about how to present my information best. 8/10

    1. We performed some manipulation checks to examine the internal validity of the perceptual-cognitive skill tests and any learning effects as a result of watching the same video clips multiple times
  17. Nov 2018
    1. Thinking in Multimedia: Research-Based Tips on Designing and Using Interactive Multimedia Curricula.

      This article examines various methods of delivery: multimedia integration, possibly including audio, video, slides, and animation. The recommendation is to carefully consider which online delivery mode matches with the learner, and to be cognizant that not everyone learns in the same manner. Certain topics may be best presented in live videos and not in power-point slides show as meaning may be lost or not delivered correctly. It’s important to follow-up with immediate assessment and feedback to continue to develop effective training.

      RATING: 5/5 (rating based upon a score system 1 to 5, 1= lowest 5=highest in terms of content, veracity, easiness of use etc.)

    1. The website, EdSurge.com, is where this article was found. This article talks about Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The three principles behind UDL are engagement, representation, and action and expression. This website has an entire section on technology in school.

      9/10

  18. Sep 2018
    1. 简单记忆训练 DNN 的技巧:

      对于坏习惯, 早弃则自活

      前三个针对训练误差小测试误差大的情况;

      后两个针对训练误差就很大的情况;

      tips for good training but bad testing

      1. (早)Early Stopping
      2. (弃)Dropout
      3. (则)Regularization

      tips for bad training

      1. (自)Adaptive learning rate(optimizer)
      2. (活)New activation function

      dropout

      • 训练的时候

      每一次更新参数之前(我们一般一个 mini-batch 更新一次参数,也就是每个 mini-batch 都对神经元做一次随机丢弃),对每一个神经元(包括input layer,这点要注意)做丢弃

      1 mini-batch -> 1 dorpout -> 1 thin-network

      每一个神经元都有 p% 几率被丢弃,所有与被丢弃的神经元相连的权重 w 也都会被丢弃,这样整个网络的结构就变了,深度不变宽度变窄。

      dropout 毫无疑问会让训练结果变差,因为整体模型复杂度降低了。

      • 测试的时候

      需要注意两点:

      1. 测试的时候不对神经元做丢弃
      2. 测试的时候每个权重都乘以 (1-p%): w * (1-p%)

      为什么 dropout 测试机权重需要乘以 (1-p%)

      假设 dropout rate 设为 50%, 在训练的时候我们得到的某个神经元的输出 \(z\) ,是丢弃了输入层一半的神经元及权重得到的:

      \(z=f([x1,x2,x3,x4])\) --> \(z=f([x1,x4])\)

      在测试的时候这个由于不做任何丢弃:

      \(z=f([x1,x2,x3,x4])\))

      该神经元的输出大约会是原来的两倍:

      \(f(\vec{x}) = w * x + b\)

      \(f([x1,x2,x3,x4]) \approx 2 * f([x1,x4])\)

      \(w_{new} = 0.5 * w_{old}\) ,这样:

      \(f([x1,x2,x3,x4]) \approx f([x1,x4])\)

  19. Aug 2018
    1. In all these cases, the notion of temporal structuring through ongoing practices helps us understand and bridge the temporal oppositions underlying the research litera­ture. We tum now to an empirical example to demonstrate how this perspective can offer a new understanding of the temporal conditions and consequences of organizational life.

      Succint summation of previous section and transition.

    2. While adopting one side or the other of this dichotomy may offer re­searchers analytic advantages in their temporal studies of organizations, difficulties arise when these positions are treated-not as conceptual tools-but as inherent prop­erties of time. Focusing on one side or the other misses seeing how temporal structures emerge from and are em­bedded in the varied and ongoing social practices of peo­ple in different communities and historical periods, and at the same time how such temporal structures powerfully shape those practices in turn. By focusing on what or­ganizational members actually do, our practice-based per­spective on temporal structuring may offer new insights into how people construct and reconstruct the temporal conditions that shape their lives.

      Nice summation of how practice-based experiences of time are not well-served by treating the objective-subjective dichotomy as properties of time.

      Need for a different perspective to explore other emergent ways people engage with or experience time.

    3. Our purpose in this paper is to develop the basic out­lines of an alternative perspective on time in organiza­tions that is centered on people's recurrent practices that shape (and are shaped by) a set of temporal structures. We see this emphasis on human practices (as distinct from external force or subjective construction) as bridg­ing the current opposition between objective and subjec­tive conceptualizations of time, and thus as making pos­sible a new understanding of the temporal conditions and consequences of organizational life. By grounding our perspective in the dynamic capacities of human agency we believe we gain unique insights into the creation, use, and influence of time in organizations.

      Strong why does this matter section -- 3 sentences.

    4. In this paper we explicitly integrate the notion of social practices from this literature with that of enacted struc­tures drawn from the theory of structuration (Giddens 1984 ), arguing that the combination can be valuable for the study of organizations in general and of time in or­ganizations in particular. With respect to the latter, we have obtained important insights into how temporality is both produced in situated practices and reproduced through the influence of institutionalized norms.

      Turns of phrase:

      "We explicitly integrate the notion of social practices from this literature ..."

      "We have obtained important insights ..."

    5. We contribute to this discussion within organizational re­search by offering an alternative third view-that time is experienced in organizational life through a process of temporal structuring that characterizes people's everyday engagement in the world. As part of this engagement, people produce and reproduce what can be seen to be temporal structures to guide, orient, and coordinate their ongoing activities.

      How the concept of temporal structures fits in the literature.

    6. researchers explore the embodied. embedded. and mate­rial aspects of human agency in constituting particular social orders (Hutchins 1995, Lave 1988, Suchman 1987).

      Nice succinct high-level summary of DCog, LPP, and situated learning.

  20. May 2018
  21. Dec 2017
    1. Irwin Consulting Services Review - Keep your home and family safe against wildfires with these tips

      The wildfires reported this year conclude some of the biggest wildfires happened in different areas such as in Los Angeles, British Columbia, and Montana. Wildfires can leave a lot of destroyed homes and properties and even fatalities fast. Its furious flames can spread out on a large scale, making it difficult for firefighters and local authorities to get rid of it. It is often terrifying to witness a huge natural calamity taking place within your area and its results were indeed distressing to see. A wildfire and the path that it is going to take can’t be accurately predicted, which calls for utmost preparation to every household to avoid such grave danger.

      But despite this, local authorities and various organizations from many places around the globe are committed to keeping the public safe from the threats of natural calamities. Irwin Consulting Services also belong to those who work hard for the public safety. This post was specifically prepared by them to help every household in keeping their home safe from wildfires.

      Make adjustments to your roofs

      Think about having rated “A” fire-resistant roofs to further protect your home. Roofs are undeniably the weak-spot of a house when it comes to fires so you must begin making better adjustments on it first. You must also clean the roof on a regular basis to avoid a lot of dead leaves piling up the place and being a fuel to fires.

      Create changes to your windows

      To better protect your home, your windows should be upgraded to become stronger against fires as well. Choose heat-resistant materials in doing upgrades to your windows. A wildfire that is not yet reaching your home can already show its effects through its extreme heat. That heat can enter the windows and create a fire on drapes and nearby furniture already. Irwin Consulting Services would like you to have fire-rated glasses on your windows and non-combustible shutters too.

      Settle on a good location

      Choose a convenient location to spend the rest of your lives with your family. Make sure that it is a safe neighborhood and is not prone to frequent fires. You are advised to conduct a thorough research to determine the best location for your family.

      Put some modifications on the site layout

      Ensure at least 30 meters of distance and incombustible material between the green lands and your home by having wider driveways, patios and low-growing fire-retardant plants. This way, you’re also helping firefighters in bringing their heavy and big equipment near your house in case of fire emergencies.

      Maintain a clean surrounding around the green areas

      Gather dead and decaying wood and put them away because such can fuel a fire. Get rid of fallen and dead branches too. Think about cutting the branches that were too close to your roof or overhangs it. Make cleaning around the green areas around your home a habit.

      Be wary of embers

      Eaves and vents openings were the most susceptible parts to flying embers. Once the embers entered through those parts, it could start a fire inside your home. In order to better protect your house, screen those openings and make sure they were properly maintained. Do not forget about cleaning the gutters as well.

      Protect your home and your family to the best of your ability and always be prepared for immediate dangers of natural calamities. Trust organizations such as Irwin Consulting Group in helping local authorities in making sure of a safe neighborhood. But aside from their expertise, self-preparation and readiness could save and protect your entire family as well.

    1. Irwin Consulting Services Review - Tips to protect your home from a wildfire

      This year, cases of huge wildfires occurred on multiple continents have made the whole world worried and sad because of such devastating calamity that result in a lot of damaged properties and homes, and even lost lives. Wildfires can cause a tragedy fast and this chaotic phenomenon often gives firefighters and local authorities a hard time extinguishing its raging fires. Natural calamities are frightening and their effects on lands and human lives can be heartbreaking. Wildfires can start any time without any warnings and the path that it is going to take is usually hard to predict.

      Different companies and organizations around the world have been working hard to protect the public from immediate dangers of natural calamities, and one of them is Irwin Consulting Services. And one of their objectives is to protect households from wildfires and this post aims to help you in keeping your home safe against such a natural threat.

      Tip #1: Upgrade your roofs

      Consider about installing ignition resistant roofs since roofs were often the most vulnerable part of the house to fires. Protect your home and your family from the quick fires by having fire-resistant roofs. The most effective and resistant roofs were given the rate of “A” so choose roofs with such label. Maintain a clean roof as well to prevent having piled up dead leaves and become fuel to fires.

      Tip #2: Put double protection on windows

      In order to provide more protection to your house, upgrade your windows and drapes too. Use heat-resistant materials in improving your windows to become fire-resistant. The drastic heat coming from a distant wildfire can already affect your house by going right through the windows and put drapes and furniture on fire. Further protection to your house can begin with installing fire-rated glasses on your windows and investing on non-combustible shutters.

      Tip #3: Choose the most convenient location

      Learn about the location of where you are going to buy or build a house. Determine if the neighborhood had a lot of incident of fires in the recent years. Make sure of a place that will not threaten the safety of your home and your family. Irwin Consulting Services encourages you to do a careful research regarding this subject.

      Tip #4: Put adjustments on the site layout

      Make wider driveways, patios and even put low-growing fire-retardant plants to have at least 30 meters of distance and incombustible material between the wild lands and your home. Wider driveways and turn-around is also for the convenience of firefighters in bringing their huge and heavy equipment close to your home in the event of emergencies.

      Tip #5: Keep your green surroundings clean

      Clean the dead and decaying wood around your home because such can also be the reason to start a fire in your area. Do not forget about fallen and dead branches as well. Branches close to your roof or overhangs it should be cut. Maintain a clean setting around your house especially in spots that have a lot of trees.

      Tip #6: Watch out for embers

      Never ignore the danger that flying embers could bring to your house. The openings of eaves and vents are the most vulnerable parts of the house to embers because it can fly into them and can begin a fire inside. Keep those openings screened and properly maintained to avoid tragedies inside your shelter. Gutters should also be cleaned for added protection.

      Irwin Consulting Services would like each household to aim for a better protection at their homes and be prepared for any natural calamities to avoid regrets. Be safe always.

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