Happy Easter 2009


Posted on April 12th, 2009 by Merlin.
Categories: Anything Else, Art, DIY, Travel.

Just wanted to wish Everyone A Happy Easter and Share this Great Easter Rendering of Jesus Done completely in Donated Legos – Made of 30,000 Legos – It took 40 volunteers 18 months to complete – It is a replica of Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen’s “Christus” statue. I just find this amazing. Having visited one of the Lego Stores and seeing some of their work which was amazing this done by volunteers working with the donated legos of Jesus looks stunning. This replica stands about 6 Foot Tall and can be found at the Onsta Gryta church in Vasteras Sweden.

Full Article can be found at: AP News on Google.

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Using Cornell Note System in Business


Posted on April 11th, 2009 by Merlin.
Categories: Communication, DIY, Freeware, GTD, Hack, HPDA, Human, Indexcards, Life, Notetaking, Office, Pen.

Yes, I use the Cornell Note System in my daily life. I find it a great way to organize my notes and ideas from Meetings, Conference Calls, and What I did or need to do each day. I also use it when reading a new book that I want to take some notes on. I even draw the dividing lines in my notebooks now to help me organize my thoughts there as well. 

I made a modified version of Note Paper from Cornell-Notes.com to include a time clock to help me track my time and what I need to do and what I have completed and what I have coming up. 

I posted it on Scribd.com for all to use.

To use the clock in the upper left  to shade in the time (Begining to end) and mark a Letter or symbol near it and Use the Letter / symbol to Highlite the notes from that time slice.  I also use this with the Cue Column to track my upcoming meetings and schedule for the day.

How many times have you wondered what you did and have not clue where your day went – Keeping this with me allows me to make notes and annotate what I complete and see why I had to push other things off of my plate for the day. In the notes area I am able to write the tips and note things that I didn’t know and this allows me to update documentation and let others know the little fixes I used. I keeps these daily and use the summaries to help me find info I need from past notes / days.

And I have scheduled time weekly  later in the day Friday (while the week is still fresh in my mind) and look over the past week and see what info was good – I sometimes will highlight portions or copy off data and store it in other notebooks for future reference material. But I also scan the more important pages and put it into my evernote  system as well as that come with me on my iphone and it is easily accessable via their web page.

I also want to note every day I  look over the previous day and get my new notepage prepared for the day. Writing down what I need to do – checking my online calendar and seeing what I have scheduled for myself.  This way I have that info at hand even if I am not at my desk. This is also when I summarize my previous days notes making the weekly summary on Friday’s even easier. This only take me about 10 to 20 mins each morning but it saves alot more time through out the day then what I put into it.

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Just what is a blog?


Posted on January 19th, 2008 by Merlin.
Categories: Announcement, Communication, DIY, Journaling, Video, Wordpress, YouTube.

Today – I wanted to share a video I saw on You-Tube – This is from Common Craft – This is What is a blog in Plain English? – I have to say it really is a good overview of what is a blog and why are they important to the 21st Century? So, Readers do you have a blog? Leave a comment letting me know what your blog is and we can learn from each other. Don’t have a blog? Why not start one today. A good place I would recommend is WordPress.Com – -Well onto today’s video….

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Video: Even More Christmas Lights Set to Music


Posted on December 24th, 2007 by Merlin.
Categories: DIY, Gadgets, Video, YouTube.

As if the previous post was not enought (7 Video) – Tony Hansen of Kissimmee Fl or Orlando Area as some told me (Yup Next Door Neighbor to Disney World) is using $10,000 Dollars worth of technology to light and provide sound for the neighborhood. Playing 5 Songs. You Know I love watching them but I would hate to be his neighbors. :-)

These Christmas Lights displays are getting better and better each year. All Started a few years back with that one Christmas Video I saw and received in several emails that I believe is being used in a beer commercial this year.

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The Mad Russian – Trans Siberian Orch

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Carol of the Bells

 

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A Fifth of Beethoven

 

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Boughs of Holly

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