Sunday, January 25, 2009

Teaching can be addictive

I am jealous of people who can create stuff like this (below). I need to find a way to include creating presentations like this as part of my job :-) Maybe that would be a good goal for 2009.

Below is a short video introduction to twiiter by the talented folks at commoncraft.


Twitter in Plain English from leelefever on Vimeo.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cost of being extraordinary

"The reason normal people got wives and kids and hobbies, whatever. That's because they don't got that one thing that hits them that hard and that true. I got music, you got this. The thing you think about all the time, the thing that keeps you south of normal. Yeah, makes us great, makes us the best. All we miss out on is everything else. No woman waiting at home after work with the drink and the kiss, that ain't gonna happen for us."

Transcript collected from House MD - 1.09 DNR

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Monday, January 05, 2009

Making "stuff" better

  • Why isn’t there an ice cream scoop with built in coil powered by AA batteries so it is easy to scoop out rock hard ice cream from the freezer?
  • Why isn’t there a coffee maker with back lighting that turns on when you pop open the water lid, so you can see clearly when you have reached 5 cups of water?
  • Why isn’t there a roof gutter with a latch based lid and removable units so all you have to do to clean your gutter is pop open the latch, remove the unit and rinse it?

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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Point and click away

I am not a budding photographer and have no illusions about my skills :-) But I do like to keep working on my presentation skills (ala pz and duarte designs) so I went looking for a p&s camera that helps me see the world and record it for future use. I just placed my order for a Canon A590IS. It is perfect for the price(109$) I am paying for it. Plus I got a 4GB SDHC card  for 7$ (man, the prices are dropping).  It came down to choosing between the Canon A590 and the Fuji Finepix J10. The Canon was my choice due to 3 reasons
  1. Runs on AA's, I am notorious for losing my charger.
  2. Has image stabilization built in.
  3. Has rudimentary face recognition built in.
The biggest con for the Canon is its form factor but not a biggie for me.

Here are the links that were helpful to me in my selection process. Hope it helps you.
Happy 2009!

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