Experience vs. Record

From the Harvard Business Review:

Recent research hammers this home, showing that our performance drops when we try to perform both encoding tasks (experiencing what’s around you) and response selection tasks (capturing stimuli) at the same time. So next time you have a big meeting, ask yourself whether you’re better off 1) as an active, fully engaged participant; or 2) frantically scribbling down comprehensive notes for later use, while ignoring critical room dynamics that can turn meetings on a dime — non-verbal cues, power postures, and nuanced changes in tones of voice.

Make sure your taking notes, or recording the event don’t prevent you from actually experiencing the world.

IPv6 no longer optional

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), which for all intents and purposes is the standards body of the Internet Protocol, has declared that “IPv6 is no longer considered optional.”

This has been coming for a long time, but because we have a generation of technologists that have been hearing IPv6 for ever, and it not materializing, people blow it off. No more.

As an interesting side bar, there was a great talk from Radio Free Asia last week at the OpenStack conference, and one of his challenges was not being able to get enough IP (IPv4) addresses in offices in Asia. Human rights software already needs to be IPv6 capable, otherwise you can’t install it in the locations you need it.