Monthly Archives: May 2015

An ordinary day

What’s going on in Cortex City on a day like this?

The answer is – it depends.

Being a virtual city, or at least non-geographic, it’s our citizens’ lives that define what happen on these streets on any given day. Most of the time, we have no idea what the other citizens are up to.

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The Big Picture

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When put under pressure, we tend to lose the ability to see the big picture. Stress moves blood away from the brain and into the muscles, getting us ready for fight or flight. This was great functionality a few hundred years ago.

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Garden Leave Chronicles – Roar of the Mighty Bobcat

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As the series continues and the plot deepens, we get to watch the Mayor expertly maneuver manure (how’s that for a tongue twister?), rhubarbs, and more. There seems to be hidden messages throughout these seemingly innocent episodes. But what does it all mean?

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Featured Citizen – Jon Jarnsäter

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It is with great pleasure that we welcome Jon Jarnsäter to Cortex City!

This one is a rare combination of solid engineer and creative artist. He looks younger than he is, works harder than you think, and is a great example of a jack of all trades,

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Garden Leave Chronicles – Episode 3 (I’m mowing on)

In this brand new episode of the Garden Leave Chronicles you get even more action than you bargained for!

  • Lawn-mowing in normal speed
  • Lawn-mowing in super-fast speed
  • Rabbits on the lawn
  • Chickens on the lawn
  • A dog on the lawn
  • A Husqvarna Rider doing what it does best (yup,

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So you got a lead…

Leads generated, especially those generated online, have a short life.  Here is an extract from a Harvard Business Review article regarding the short shelf life of sales leads generated online2:

Time to respond to leads

The research also indicates that many firms are too slow to follow up on these leads.  

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Understanding Drive

This is a citizen contribution by Benny Pettersson. 

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So, why does Cortex City work?

A bunch of volunteers, doing a lot of stuff on their free time … for nothing?

Daniel Pink has revealed the secret facts behind drive,

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Geek World Episode 1: Solder on (pun intended)

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Anyway, to make a long story short I actually created a video to give you a couple of minutes of pure joy. Let me know what you think.

Thank you for reading,
Bjorn “The Mayor

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More fun with the Raspberry

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Today I spent some time with my great toy tool Raspberry Pi. As you’ll recall, I got the Raspberry in order to learn more about the hardware world, finding ways to combine it with my software experience. And in another article for aspiring Cortex City developers,

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Garden Leave Chronicles – Episode 1 (The Long Walk)

Today is a great day. In fact, I would go as far as calling it fantastic. You, my faithful readers, are hereby invited to follow The Mayor’s summer adventures in the brand new series “Garden Leave Chronicles.” Sometimes a video, sometimes pictures, sometimes a few words to describe what’s going on.

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