Weekly Review – 06.19.2016

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Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there. A special greeting and thank-you to my dad, who taught me much and instilled an engineering mindset in me and a curiosity about how things work.

This week I learned – a new way to think about entropy and chaos. This week I read  Spooky Action at a Distance (See note below) by George Musser, a book about quantum physics, and specifically quantum entanglement. In it, the author says that entropy means an increase in variety. This thinking is interesting to me because it brings a new way to look at chaos. The book is a good read, if you have any interest in physics.

Interesting quote – “Most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a week, and underestimate what they can accomplish in a year” – Tim Ferriss

Protect your hearing – I grow wine grapes as a hobby. This fact means that I have a good deal of “yard work” to do. I spend 6-10 hours a week doing work that usually involves some type of power equipment. I am also a musician, and want to protect my hearing. I recently invested in noise-canceling headphones, and found a terrific product – 3M WorkTunes Wireless Hearing Protector with Bluetooth Technology and AM/FM Digital Radio (90542-3DC) (See note below). These headphones are amazing. They block noise, like the drone of my mower or the very loud sound of my string trimmer, to the point that I can listen to books and podcasts while I work. And, I listen at normal volumes. They have bluetooth, AM/FM, and an auxiliary input. Check them out.


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