Sunday, 30 January 2011

It's all about

Managing expectations

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Recommended reading for life

What is the recommended reading for life? Are there some books that provide such an insight to the human condition that they are essential reading for all human beings?

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Class A cherries

Today's thought for the day is a brand/image for an alternative clothing line: Class A cherries. The clothing would feature images of rebellious anthropomorphic cherries in a variety of styles (e.g. cherries in leather jackets, cherries skateboarding, cherries bungee jumping, etc). For subtlety, the clothing line name would be restricted to the inner label.

Diet guidelines from shopping habits

Supermarkets must be awash with great data on peoples shopping habits from their store cards. I hypothesize that it would be possible to accurately determine someones diet from their supermarket shopping habits (although I realise that people still buy a lot of their snack food, takeaways, etc outside of supermarkets). If such a hypothesis proved to be true, the data would allow identification of the most dietary "at risk" people, who could be referred for medical help. Alternatively, the supermarket could take it upon themselves to make suggestions to help people, although I doubt this would go down well with customers.

My theory on my headaches

My theory on my observation of my headaches (without the aid of rigorous science) is that they relate to blood pressure, perhaps with the pain resulting from the pressure of blood on nerves. There is increased blood flow to areas that are working hard, e.g. the head muscles that tense when we concentrate or are stressed. This increased blood flow increases the pressure.