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can I put "</a" in a URL?
<a href="http://test.com/">test</a>, etc. ?
transclusion test --- why doesn't 2006-01-16 - Cabin John Trail (middle)
show up here when I have
<include "2006-01-16 - Cabin John Trail (middle)">
Mid-30's temperatures and light breezes greet us at 8am this morning as comrades Ken & Ruth & I converge on the Locust Grove Nature Center (Democracy & Seven Locks). Ruth shows us her massive medal from the Disneyworld half marathon last weekend, where she PR'd smartly. (She also describes the unusually cold Florida weather and the madness of a 4am race arrival time and a 6am start.) Ken sets a brisk pace downstream on the Cabin John Stream Valley Trail (see LateOctober2005JogLog and HalfBeast for notes on northern and southern segments of the CJT respectively), We climb ridges and circle warily around boggy areas, and tiptoe or leap across tributary creeks. Ken points out a large deer on the opposite bank of the stream. Small frigid birds flit away upon our approach, perhaps scared by my bright yellow-and-blue trail shoes. After ~3 miles we arrive at River Road, where I've pre-cached munchies and drinks behind a bush. We take a couple of minutes to nibble there, then cross River and do a mile down-and-back to Seven Locks Road. Another pause to eat and sip, and it's time to return to our starting point. I take the lead and inexplicably feel invigorated – or perhaps it's just the pressure from those behind me that keeps me moving along. Ruth keeps a GPS log of the journey; I carry a camera and snap a couple of photos. At the finish line Ken rewards us with his home-baked cranberry muffins.
test some HTML:
does <b>bold</b> work?
how about <html><b>bold</b></html>?!
test Local Anchor --- as per http://www.oddmuse.org/cgi-bin/oddmuse/Local_Anchor_Extension
here's a link to anchor "foo" down near the bottom of this page: foo (in the editor it looks like
here's a link to anchor "bar" but with text "baz": baz (in the editor it looks like
here's a link to another page's internal anchor: JFK 50 Miler 2009#Ken (looks like
[[JFK 50 Miler 2009#Ken]])
here's a link to another's page's internal anchor with different link text: 2008 Swab Report ((looks like
[[JFK 50 Miler 2008#Ken|2008 Swab Report]])
test of small Caps and
link with hyphen test: "use-mention distinction"
Tests of new link rendering:
It lowers my chess rating a few hundred points, based on a test game with [[RadRob|Robin]]. It also = It lowers my chess rating a few hundred points, based on a test game with Robin. It also
[[RadRob]] = RadRob
[[RadRob|Robin]] = Robin
WikiLinks turned off now? Colin McGinn ... AbCd ... etc.?
Power test: how does ^z50 look? how about ^z50 and ^z50 and ^z50 ?
Tilde problem: with the Creole extension and the "tilde escape" feature, it seems that a number prefixed by a tilde, like ~3.14159, doesn't show the tilde... hmmm! Putting a space after the tilde, as in ~ 2.718181828, makes it visible ... ^z
more tilde tests:
Here's a tilde at the end of a line ~
Here are two at the end of a line ~
Here's a tilde in front of a digit ~17
Here's a pair ~17
Here's a tilde before a ~WikiWord
Here's a pair ~WikiWord
~ tilde at beginning of line with space after it
~ pair of them
Three tildes ~ and four ~ and five ~~ ... enough!
Here's a table with tildes in front of the digits:
:small type in blockquote
is this a subscript or not???
is this a superscript or not???
[[Wiki_Word_Link_Test?|Wiki Word Link Test]]
[[1_2_3?|1 2 3]]
DougReingold ab initio
The pass. As leaders and manager we could learn a lot by structuring the workplace to please the people who work with us. Keith had us focus on our partners and their reactions to our requests and invitations. It is nice to score a goal but what a thrill to make a pass or offer something to someone else to make them look good. Can you focus on other and contribute to what Benjamin Zander calls shinning eyes?
Enjoy the process. Keith was always encouraging people to enjoy their improvisation. It is amazing how serious we can be about something that has the possibility for so much fun. How serious do we get about work and can you enjoy your work. I have always enjoyed teaching and presenting but after the course I make this much more evident to myself and my audiences.
Voice a positive no. This learning went against what I first heard about improvisation – we should build upon what the other improvisers offer. We should always say yes. Keith asked us why we would want to do that. You don’t always have to say yes. He had us practice giving cheery no’s. Of course when you say no it is beneficial if you have another alternative to offer. We are not looking for improvisers or employees who are a “bunch of yes-men.”
Modeling engaged teaching. I learned this not so much from Keith’s method’s but from who he was. Keith was a very engaged teacher even when he wasn’t certain what he was going to do or how things would unfold. I plan to work until I am at least 75 and he offered not just inspiration but a vibrant and engaged model of doing just that. He might work with us up to 9 hours a day. Our course was being videotaped by 3 cameras and Keith was so engaged and engaged us so well that the cameras would disappear from consciousness.
Improvise all the time. I think there is so much potential transfer of learning from an improvisers mind set that goes well beyond the stage. Many of us will benefit by learning to move into what is, by paying very close attention to the people we work with, by letting go of some control, etc.
Get altered. Keith encouraged us to be altered. He wanted others to have an impact on us and for us to have an impact on others. I left the course noticing how few of us want to be altered by other people and how reluctant I am to be altered. Keith helped us experience and learn about being in a trance, how often we are in a trance without even knowing it, and how work can be trance-formative.
Do the easy and the simple. Often improvisers are looking for crazy ideas or bizarre performances. Keith encouraged us to do the obvious and to be simple. Some of the best performance, on the stage or at work, are both easy and simple. Many times we just need to get out of our own way. Can we be simple or do we strive for complexity to look clever or smart? Believe it or not, one of the best improvisers was a small plush Ernie doll Keith brought to class one day. The small Ernie doll, from Sesame Street, had big eyes and just let things be!
Enjoy failure, it isn’t final. Often improvisers fail to achieve a masterful performance. Failure is not final and we should enjoy the mess and move on. We should strive for an open versus a fixed mindset. See this wonderful diagram based on Carol Dweck’s work: Open Versus Fixed Mindset Diagram. Strive to experience and live an open mindset.
What comes next? This was the key phrase I took away and our answer to this question should please us or the person we are working with. I love asking people what comes next when they talk about their career or a possible change in direction. If you want to see where a change may take you try answering the question what comes next 20 times in a row and keep being pleased by the answer. See where a relationship or project is headed by asking your partner or team to keep answering the question.
"But I'm not good at anything!" Well, I have good news -- throw enough hours of repetition at it and you can get sort of good at anything. I was the world's *&^%$#@ writer when I was an infant. I was only slightly better at 25. But while I was failing miserably at my career, I wrote in my spare time for eight straight years, an article a week, before I ever made real money off it. It took 13 years for me to get good enough to make the New York Times best-seller list. It took me probably 20,000 hours of practice to sand the edges off my sucking.
Don't like the prospect of pouring all of that time into a skill? Well, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the sheer act of practicing will help you come out of your shell -- I got through years of tedious office work because I knew that I was learning a unique skill on the side. People quit because it takes too long to see results, because they can't figure out that the process is the result.
The bad news is that you have no other choice. If you want to work here, close.
Because in my non-expert opinion, you don't hate yourself because you have low self-esteem, or because other people were mean to you. You hate yourself because you don't do anything. Not even you can just "love you for you" -- that's why you're miserable and sending me private messages asking me what I think you should do with your life.
Hypotheses non fingo (Latin for "I feign no hypotheses," "I frame no hypotheses," or "I contrive no hypotheses") is a famous phrase used by Isaac Newton in an essay, General Scholium, which was appended to the second (1713) edition of the Principia.
Here is a modern translation (published 1999) of the passage containing this famous remark:
I have not as yet been able to discover the reason for these properties of gravity from phenomena, and I do not feign hypotheses. For whatever is not deduced from the phenomena must be called a hypothesis; and hypotheses, whether metaphysical or physical, or based on occult qualities, or mechanical, have no place in experimental philosophy. In this philosophy particular propositions are inferred from the phenomena, and afterwards rendered general by induction.
In philosophy, supervenience is an ontological relation that is used to describe cases where (roughly speaking) the lower-level properties of a system determine its higher level properties. Many people believe that the world is structured in to a kind of hierarchy of properties, where the higher level properties supervene on the lower level properties. According to this type of view, social properties supervene on psychological properties, psychological properties supervene on biological properties, biological properties supervene on chemical properties, etc. That is, the chemical properties of the world determine a distribution of biological properties, those biological properties determine a distribution of psychological properties, and so forth. So, for example, mind-body supervenience holds that "every mental phenomenon must be grounded in, or anchored to, some underlying physical base (presumably a neural state). This means that mental states can occur only in systems that can have physical properties; namely physical systems."