penguingirl's tumbling thoughts

Hi. I'm Penny. I love penguins, books, yarn, stationary, technology, and muddy trail running. Not necessarily in that order and not always every day.

On my main site I post weekly about one of my interests and Fridays feature photos of my cats Shadow (adopted 2009) and Buddy (adopted 2013) or of any kittens we're fostering.

Shorter and more varied postings occur here through the magic of scheduled posts.

Co-founder Harold Mann [of Mann Consulting] says his office can be like a hospital emergency room. “We have the same challenges where we have to counsel people and comfort them during stressful times while also practicing our craft, which is getting their machines to work,” he says.


A Good IT Person Needs To Be Half Technologist, Half Psychologist

Your doctor and lawyer may know a lot about you. But in a time when we are using computers to socialize, keep track of finances, do work and store family photos, your IT person probably knows more.

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"The reason typos get through isn’t because we’re stupid or careless, it’s because what we’re doing is actually very smart, explains psychologist Tom Stafford, who studies typos of the University of Sheffield in the UK. “When you’re writing, you’re trying to convey meaning. It’s a very high level task,” he said."


What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos | Science | WIRED

The reason typos get through isn’t because we’re stupid or careless, it’s because what we’re doing is actually very smart.

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Ernest Hemingway's Other Legacy: A Colony Of Adorable, Six-Toed Cats →
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#cats 
#polydactyl cats 
#hemingway 

Sheep vs cyclist.

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#sheep