Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Anonymous asked: Tony, Lestrade has asked if you could please stop prank calling Anderson. Although, while he said that, I pick pocketed him, so.. -Jess
Tony is in agreement but the toilet-papering of Anderson’s house will resume promptly.
And good work.
Monday, September 2, 2013
This means: make sure that you are covering the space you need to cover in an efficient way: if you have a list of tasks to do in a confined space, say a few city blocks, plot out the tasks on a map and figure out the best route. You can waste loads of time either trying to figure out the most efficient route on the go or forgoing efficiency altogether.
Plus I’m pretty sure that your Oyster card will whine at you if you use it unnecessarily.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Anonymous asked: You know, AH, if you come by, I'll make you some tea and biscuits so you can relax for a bit. If anyone else wants to come, they're more than welcome.-Jess
Sorry, Jess, I don’t think she’ll be replying. As soon as she got the invitation she jumped out of her chair, grabbed her Oyster card, and ran out while screaming “BISCUITS!”. I think she’s on her way.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
"But guys, what does that have to do with information?"
Stress can undermine your ability to reason, which is why it’s important to minimize it. A little stress is good. It can keep you on your toes and ensure that you keep to your commitments and don’t underrate the importance of a task. A lot of stress is bad and not very helpful, and it will never help you in your endeavors, information collecting or otherwise.
((Sidenote: I’m going on a study abroad this year and my life has been incredibly hectic, which is why you haven’t seen very many posts. Sorry guys, I’ll try to be better! -AH))
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
It’s important not to allow yourself to start filling in information where you want there to be some. It is important to remain objective when you gather information and make deductions. If you did not have personal stake in this case, would you have read that detail, or are you extrapolating unfairly? It is a delicate balance, but an important one.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Anonymous asked: [SMS, 06:15] The package that you wanted came. I'll keep it in the back for you.-Jess
MY COPY OF SHERLOCK THE CASEBOOK!
AH, that’s not your copy of Sherlock: The Casebook. It’s, uh…something else.
It could be.
No, trust me, look, I’m going to show you the contents right now. I’m going to open it and…oh.
It was, wasn’t it?
JESS, THAT WASN’T WHAT I WANTED.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
This is just applicable to cold, hard factual things, not matters of opinion.
Needs verification: “Franz Ferdinand was shot in August of 1914 and his death precipitated World War I.” Either true or not true.
Rule does not apply: “If World War I had never happened, humanity would have inevitably reached a plateau of utopian progress.” It might not be true, but if someone can back it up with factual evidence and make a good argument for it, there’s no reason why you can’t take it as possibly true.
In a world of quotations, fake tweets, and hearsay, keep this in mind. Follow everything as far as it will go.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The iPhone is the most glaring example. If you have one, great. If not, a decent digital camera will do. What you’re looking for is something that can capture text on a page.
Real life example (because real life examples make me happy): When room assignments go up at debate tournaments, instead of standing around and making it impossible to see, everyone takes out a camera, snaps a photo, and leaves to inspect it somewhere less…tramply. Not only does this make everyone’s life substantially easier (and safer), it also provides you with a record, just in case you ever need to reconstruct the tournament for whatever purpose.
They may be stupid, but guess what? They work, and they work better than cold memorization because you will be able to recall them years later, especially if someone asks you, three years after your last biology class, about the classification system for species. You can tell them:
Not like this has ever happened to me.