Wednesday, December 11, 2013


There is a man at work who, without fail, reminds us all of two very important days of the week. The first is timesheet day - the cutoff day for us to make sure our tinesheets are correct so we do not have payroll issues. The second is, of course, hump day. Thanks, Gus!


Sleep Well, My Angel by We Are the Fallen
Nemo by Nightwish
Ghost Riders in the Sky by Johnny Cash
Hump Day Bonus
Everybody Knows by Leonard Cohen



December 9-15 is Computer Science Awareness week
December 11 is International Mountain Day

Today in History


1475 – Birth of Leo X (Giovanni de' Medici), Italy, Pope (1513-21) 1844 – 1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford, CT 1911 – Thomas Ball, US sculptor/painter/singer, died at 92

Word of the Day


cusp – a point or pointed end.



“At the heart of any terror is the fear of losing what we find meaningful." ~Mark Z. Danielewski



Erikson's stages of psychosocial development

Erikson's stages of psychosocial development, as articulated by Erik Erikson, explain eight stages through which a healthily developing human should pass from infancy to late adulthood. In each stage, the person confronts, and hopefully masters, new challenges. Each stage builds upon the successful completion of earlier stages. The challenges of stages not successfully completed may be expected to reappear as problems in the future.

However, mastery of a stage is not required to advance to the next stage. Erikson's stage theory characterizes an individual advancing through the eight life stages as a function of negotiating his or her biological forces and sociocultural forces. Each stage is characterized by a psychosocial crisis of these two conflicting forces (as shown in the table below). If an individual does indeed successfully reconcile these forces (favoring the first mentioned attribute in the crisis), he or she emerges from the stage with the corresponding virtue. For example, if an infant enters into the toddler stage (autonomy vs. shame & doubt) with more trust than mistrust, he or she carries the virtue of hope into the remaining life stages.[1]

Bookworm Fix of the Day

For all you bookworms out there like me.


This website is just full of fun stuff, including news articles, gift guides, books to read before you die. You can get notified of recommendations, personalized for you, and check out new and notable releases. Truly a great website!

And there is this. Talk about a rant. I imagine every time someone misspells something, uses improper grammar, etc., this person is right there to correct them. Not that I have a problem with that, but this struck me as a little...too far. I imagine this person to be very serious, with fake laughs at proper times and a flaring anger problem. I might be wrong.