Monthly Archives November 2011

An Overview of the Euro Crisis – Interactive Graphic – NYTimes.com

The New York Times has created an interactive chart that lets you find out which nation’s banks owe what to other nations. You can see how all roads lead to France. Greece owes more to French banks that any other nation. So does Spain. So does Italy. This is why Sarkozy is desperate to get […]



Prepare for riots in euro collapse, Foreign Office warns – Telegraph

Mouse-tip to EX-SKF for the link: As the Italian government struggled to borrow and Spain considered seeking an international bail-out, British ministers privately warned that the break-up of the euro, once almost unthinkable, is now increasingly plausible.Diplomats are preparing to help Britons abroad through a banking collapse and even riots arising from the debt crisis.The […]



Autumn Glory in Japan – photo roundup

I have the honour of knowing personally some great Japanese amateur photographers and bloggers. These ladies blog in English which is not their native language (I blush to think of the results if I tried blogging in Japanese), and they do a great job, don’t you think? Let me introduce some of them to you […]



Great marketing video: how to sell a “grandmother white” Corolla Toyota

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALKTM7OzdMQ’] (Mouse-tip to Gary North for the link.) I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly’s “Evernote Essentials”, Dan Gold’s $5 guides to Getting Everything Done with Evernote and Springpad, and DocumentSnap Solutions’ Paperless Document Organization Guides. Be sure to try DocumentSnap’s free email course on going paperless first before buying his products. Sign up […]



Great video: chills, spills … suspense … violence …

Not an instructional video, but it’s so cool, and I thought I’d lost the link (but delicious had it). Came across this video almost exactly a year ago. Can’t embed it, but click the image and it should take you to the website. Or click here to go to the original LiveLeak site. The soundtrack […]



Instructional video: Doceri on the iPad

This sounded good: how to use an iPad as an interactive whiteboard, using some software called Doceri. I thought, if I watched this, I’d learn what Doceri is and how to use it. Well, I watched 4 minutes of this 7-minute video, and after that time, I was really no wiser as to what Doceri […]



Back to lo-tech for GTD

I use a paper-based GTD filing system, as per David Allen’s suggestions. I also use various digital tools for collecting, storing, filing/archiving and setting up tasks or alarms:; mainly Evernote but recently also OneNote and Outlook. What the heck is this envelope doing on my shoes? Oh yeah! I need to take this to work… […]



OneNote vs Evernote, part deux

OneNote works quite well as a substitute for Evernote (for earlier posts in this series, see Onenote vs Evernote and Problems with OneNote): it’s easy to turn OneNotes into Outlook tasks, that then show up when you open Outlook it’s easy to clip stuff from other applications including the one I use almost exclusively to […]



Japanese economic future guaranteed by the government! Oh, wait…

Here’s more good news on the Japanese economic future (mouse-tip to Saving Japan for the link). I have some comments about the content, as perhaps you do, too. Watch the video first. [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFtSSCrWjGA’] @48 secs, the commentator says, “This (annual worldwide consumption of 900 tons of seafood) is an addiction repeated all around the […]



How (not) to make a video

A video I won’t be imitating any time soon, unless I ever want to put people off. [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIUroPjgupA’] Altho the speaker is facing the camera, he has his eyes closed or looking off-screen much of the time. I don’t get the feeling he is really interested in talking to me. It looks like a […]