For whatever reason, I wrote this huge post and Blogger wouldn’t publish it. I’m not sure what the glitch was. Whatever. I posted it on an alternate blog.
It’s basically a huge “what the hell should I do with my life” post, and it’s *really* just a bunch of personal ramblings. If, for whatever reason, a career-musing post is of interest to you, click here to check it out.
So yesterday I posted about the use of podcasts and audio content to help grow your capabilities. Today, Adam Pash over at Lifehacker has a great post about how to hack your iPod such that you don’t need iTunes to sustain it. Some folks get annoyed with using the iTunes interface, and feel that it limits their ability to control their media. Adam’s got a great article about the workaround hack. It’s insanely clever, and very useful to me (as I’m currently a little cranky about iTunes as an app.
I’m still smirking. The gang at Presentation Zen have a great post on comparing the presentation styles of Darth Vader versus Yoda. Darth uses Powerpoint, and he uses it like a blunt instrument. Yoda’s a little more nuanced. See for yourself .
I’ve gone and joined another web 2.0 project. Grou.ps is some kind of collaborative community. I threw my 2 cents into the ring and created Share: A Way to Share What You Know. It’s the kind of thing you can join and add content, if you’re so inclined. I haven’t done much with it yet, but might.
Check it out here.
Open Source Ideas are ideas I come up with that I think would be really useful, but that I don’t know what I’d do with it. I’m throwing this out to folks like Michael Whitney and Larry and Serge and Bezos.
Two-Way Search: I ask Google. Google tells you I’m asking about you.
One great reason to work remotely is commuting. Do you really like commuting? Imagine how much more time you save NOT going in to the office and spending that same time actually DOING something.
Another reason to work remotely is that it’s technically POSSIBLE to do it these days. In fact, businesses are at a unique crossroads where it’s actually more cost effective to have a portion of the workforce doing their thing from home.
Kathy Sierra from Creating Passionate Users has an amazing article entitled Death by Risk Aversion. It speaks to the breakdown between when someone at a company comes up with a POW! idea and what finally gets released to the world.
Of note in the article is all the incredible use of visual thinking. It really does a fine job of tying everything together. Check it out for yourself.
1.) It’s a really great reminder that sometimes the best way to really get to the end of a task or a project is to prepare yourself so that you can actually execute it at one go.