This has nothing to to do with SWTOR but is simply the best ad I’ve ever seen. It’s absolutely awesome.
I like this SWTOR database site as an alternative to those owned by zam and curse, who really are massive corporations in their own rights now, whereas KnoTOR is independently developed. Apparently he’s a redditor. Stands for “Know TOR”.
Plus it has great content. Give them a shot!
This is a great article on the benefits of solitude you geeks should read, from HBR.
Here are a few snippets:
The protection of the screen mitigates many problems of group work. This is why the Internet has yielded such wondrous collective creations. Marcel Proust called reading a “miracle of communication in the midst of solitude,” and that’s what the Internet is, too. It’s a place where we can be alone together — and this is precisely what gives it power.
Decades of research show that individuals almost always perform better than groups in both quality and quantity, and group performance gets worse as group size increases. The “evidence from science suggests that business people must be insane to use brainstorming groups,” wrote the organizational psychologist Adrian Furnham.
The reasons brainstorming fails are instructive for other forms of group work, too. People in groups tend to sit back and let others do the work; they instinctively mimic others’ opinions and lose sight of their own; and, often succumb to peer pressure.
My boy has loved Star Wars for a few years. He’s watched all of the Clone Wars cartoons, and all the movies except #3 – he’s only six, I don’t let him watch a hero of his become evil, kill children jedis, attack his wife and have his legs chopped off. Now he’s particularly keen on SWTOR.
Instead of keeping it a private hobby, I talk to him about it, and try to use it for education purposes wherever possible. Today we used Lego so I could show him a triad, which we’ve talked about before as he knows I’m a healer, and he wanted to put it on his website. I wanted him to learn about diagrams and using models to show an idea.
Check it out. He’d be delighted to read a comment or two.
This is the coolest way to inspire charitable giving, ever. Jacob French, now a number of months into his trek, is walking from the West of Australia to its Eastern seaboard. That’s a bloody long way, around 5000Km.
And he’s wearing storm trooper costume the whole way.
Here’s an interview with the hero. Over here is his Facebook page, where he says he’s taking a short break for Christmas with family before continuing on his walk. Lots of photos with the people he’s met too.
So far he’s raised $43K for charity, and you can donate on his everyday hero page.
Such a legend. I’ve donated. I bet he’s going to play SWTOR when he gets off his feet.