Wednesday linkfest (+ Confessions)

Here’s this week’s roundup of good stuff.

First some new stuff up on

And the regular web round-up:

  • In defense of eye candy. Some great examples of why making things ‘pretty’ isn’t of trivial importance, and does effect people’s behavior.
  • 13 things that do not make sense. It’s a great mystery to me why, given how little we know, how little time we spend talking about all the stuff we have not figured out yet. I love these lists.
  • Empowerment, whether you like it or not. This hits at one of the roots of micromanagement – often the boss has less information than their report on something and needs to force them to make the call. Good stuff.