Bits & Pieces 2012-12-27

Links and things that I’ve run across recently.

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The Most Important Lesson I Learned This Christmas

Give the gift you would most like to have for the Yankee Swap. That way, when you get stuck with it at the end, you won’t be so disappointed.

If You Forgot to Get Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Authors…

… check out this free, short ebook by Glenda Watson Hyatt: Become a Raving, Cheering Book Lover: A Guide to Sharing Your Favourite Amazon Books

The Customer Is Not Always Right…

… but a real person nonetheless. What happens when a falling-down drunk idiot tries to hold up a gas station with a cap gun, in front of four cops?

A Sci-Fi Conundrum

As computers do more and more, they’ll have to start making ethical choices for us, too. Think not? Well, in case of an impending accident, which ethical standards will govern your driverless car?

The Envy Cure

John Carlton’s classic. Keep in mind that which you cannot see.

Today’s Quote

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. We do not fail overnight. Failure is the inevitable result of an accumulation of poor thinking and poor choices. To put it more simply, failure is nothing more than a few errors in judgment repeated every day.

(Jim Rohn. “The Formula for Success (and Failure).”)

Success is not a single, cataclysmic event. No one’s going to discover you… You don’t win overnight. Instead, success is a few correct choices repeated every day.

(Dave Ramsey. The Dave Ramsey Show, October 25, 2012.)