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Showing posts from July 16, 2006
"Coin-Operated Boy" by The Dresden Dolls Most people who know me have had to endure my fascination with the Dresden Dolls. They have been described as "Brechtian Punk Cabaret," and I think this video has a lot to do with that. Music videos have long been an unappreciated art form. The Dresden Dolls have really leveraged the visual aspect of their work to create some very entertaining material. I will post the more vitriolic "Girl Anachronism" next.

The Acton Experience

I haven't been posting my work in a while.   Not because I haven't been working, I assure you.   The load is really starting to ratchet up.   Each week's assignment is taking me about 10 - 15 hours to complete.   On top of a full work load.   Ouch.   Here's a sample from Week 4: The Goal   Here's a novel idea: take a cutting edge economic concept called The Theory of Constraints and write a novel about it.   It's just crazy enough that it works.   A manager turns his factory around, saves his marriage and home life and throws out a bunch of management dogma in the process.   It's a quick read and the fact that it's written as a novel makes it far more interesting than a typical b-school textbook.   Virtually any process that creates a product could benefit from Eliyahu Goldratt's ideas.     Processes 101: Introduction This is the first wave in introducing the ideas behind processes, essentially a discrete set of activities that can be both illustrate