Category Archives: Shared Items

Interesting items found in my daily reading

Why you should write in public  via @david_perell on Twitter [Shared]

I have been preaching the gospel about “Telling people what you do and how well you do it” for over 20 years and this Twitter thread explains some reasons why it is so important. – Douglas Photo by Dylan Gillis … Continue reading

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DIY Acoustic Panels Or Modern Artwork? Can’t Tell | Hackaday [Shared]

DIY Acoustic Panels Or Modern Artwork? Can’t Tell | Hackaday The acoustic properties of a room have a surprising impact when you want to use a microphone. [RayP24]’s son was trying to make his bedroom into a better recording studio, … Continue reading

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How a Swedish coffee break can boost your wellbeing and performance – BBC REEL via YouTube [Video] [Shared]

How a Swedish coffee break can boost your wellbeing and performance – BBC REEL via YouTube In Sweden, a coffee break is more than just a quick hit of caffeine – it’s a longstanding tradition, believed to boost staff wellbeing … Continue reading

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The Hidden Engineering Protecting Getty Art from Earthquakes [Shared]

The safety systems at the Getty have always fascinated me. I am constantly discovering mounting systems and such which are so subtle – as they should be – that they don’t impact the enjoyment of the artwork at all. – … Continue reading

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Browse “The Art of Luca” Book Online [Shared]

I love these books from Pixar and Disney. but they can be very expensive, so it is great to be able to leaf through them online. – Douglas This vibrant volume is an exclusive look behind the scenes of Disney … Continue reading

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The Agincourt Technology Rules via Three Star Leadership | Wally Bock [Shared]

History always has much to teach us, if only we think about its lessons and how to apply them. – Douglas Three Star Leadership | Wally Bock | The Agincourt Technology Rules In 1346, an English army of 16,000 defeated … Continue reading

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The Historic Concrete Bridge In Pasadena Is The Only One Of Its Kind In Southern California via Only In Your State [Shared]

I love looking at this bridge every time I drive through Pasadena and I have hiked beneath it a number of times. I even made artwork and products out of the photos I have taken over the years. It is … Continue reading

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Explain things simply by Andrew Yeung [Shared]

I must admit that when I was studying for my communications degree I often laughed at the seeming silliness of it all. Surely everyone knows how to communicate properly, right? Well, as we all find as we grow older, no, … Continue reading

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How to improve your handwriting via Austin Kleon [Shared]

My handwriting has never been the greatest – and I reverted to printing decades ago – but I have taken pains to improve my handwriting for special purposes and Austin provides a few more methods to finding your own way back … Continue reading

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How To Strategically Choose What Nonfiction Book To Read Next via Durmonski.com [Shared]

So many books and so little time. Here is one way of getting the most out of your non-fiction reading. – Douglas How To Strategically Choose What Nonfiction Book To Read Next – Durmonski.com Sorting your books alphabetically, assigning a … Continue reading

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On Writing: An Abecedarian via The Hudson Review [Shared]

a·be·ce·dar·i·an| ˌābēsēˈderēən | adjective 1 arranged alphabetically: in abecedarian sequence. 2 rudimentary; elementary: abecedarian technology. On Writing: An Abecedarian | The Hudson Review Alphabet. As notes score music, so the alphabet scores speech. Letters are notes for the music of language, and this explains two archaic practices that once mystified me. Until … Continue reading

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Miniature Calendar – Daily Calendar Pictures [Shared]

MINIATURE CALENDAR Everyone must have had thoughts like these before: Broccoli and parsley may sometimes look like a forest of trees, and tree leaves floating on the surface of water may sometimes look like little boats. Everyday occurrences seen from … Continue reading

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The customers who repeatedly buy doomed products via The Hustle [Shared]

Are there customers that nearly ALWAYS make the wrong decisions about new products? There might be. In this article, The Hustle dives into who they might be and what they might mean to companies. – Douglas The customers who repeatedly … Continue reading

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A Search Engine That Finds You Weird Old Books by Clive Thompson via Debugger [Shared]

There is a wealth of beauty and knowledge in old books and I am always turning up new things to share on my blogs and directly to friends with specific interests. Recently I started searching for historical crochet books to … Continue reading

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WALLSMASH: Breakout-style web game [Shared]

WALLSMASH | The best game you’ve ever seen. Play WALLSMASH | The best game you’ve ever seen. Related Posts: Easy potato gnocchi recipe via Los Angeles Times Product Highlight: 1888 Seed Catalog Shower Curtain and More by Douglas E. Welch … Continue reading

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