“ Noli timere ”
Seamus Heaney’s last words (via a text)
TIL emptying my inbox motivates me
Yesterday was Friday. Whilst everyone on the office were content that it was the end of the week (read: TGIF), I thought to myself “only two days left ‘til the end of the week”. I was behind on work. Being ill for two days didn’t help. So I went in today. Coffee on. Breakfast to go. Ready to work.
To my surprise I managed to get a good 14 hours in. During which I managed to complete all the outstanding tasks, get ahead of the game, and ultimately cleared my inbox. Over 1000 emails. So pleased.
Just a week ago I was tempted to declare “email bankruptcy” - deleting the lot on the assumption that if something was important, it would be sent again! In the end, not needed.
This was a bad week.
Today was a good day.
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“ Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ”
TIL that some people aren’t festive
I’ve always loved Christmas, though I suspect much of my fondness stems from being thoroughly spoiled each December as a child. Nevertheless I do love it. The music. The tree. The gifts. The atmosphere.
But… not everyone shares my penchant for all things festive! I met someone today who won’t even put a tree up, write a card or give a gift. Claiming “it’s all just an elaborate way of wasting your hard earned money!”
A real life Ebenezer Scrooge.
Ho ho no!
“ Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. ”
Is Ringo the best drummer in the world?
Ringo isn't even the best drummer in The Beatles!
TIL that you can’t iPad a magazine
I’ll blame it on the fact I’m (overly) tired today, but shamefully need to confess that whilst reading the January 2014 edition of Wired magazine (which arrived in the mail today), I double-tapped the page hoping to zoom in to the image and get a clearer view. The links didn’t work either.
“ Do or do not. There is no try. ”
TIL that postcards are (still) fun…
As a bit of a geek, I have the upmost appreciation for the developments in communication that have occurred in recent years. I email, text, IM and now blog (although I used to blog a long time back in the 90s, I’ve just returned to the blogosphere!)… but I admit that I miss the sending and receiving of real mail. 10 years ago I was so excited when I received an email… now I long for the days of a letter or postcard arriving on the door mat. Even bills are “going digital”. If it weren’t for eBay and Amazon, I fear the postie wouldn’t visit my house at all! So imagine my delight when I stumbled upon a website that allows you to send and receive postcards (albeit from randoms) anywhere in the world. Postcrossing is a project that aims to connect the world through postcards. I’ve signed up and sent my first 5 postcards across the globe. I await their recipients logging the arrivals on the site. Expect updates when they do! [PS]