Convert just about anything to anything else Put a QR code on your Business Cards QR codes are taking over. They are on streets signs, in magazines, posted on walls. It’s like a UPC on steroids. You can easily make your own. Check out the new business cards: How can you make yours?? visit QRStuff enter your url. It’s that easy and FREE. I made one for the shop, blog, FB and Twitter. The codes in my business cards measure .75” x .75”. So, what are you waiting for?? # kristanlynn xoxo Major thanks to Linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous for introducing me to QR codes!
10 Laws of Productivity You might think that creatives as diverse as Internet entrepreneur Jack Dorsey, industrial design firm Studio 7.5, and bestselling Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami would have little in common. In fact, the tenets that guide how they – and exceptionally productive creatives across the board – make ideas happen are incredibly similar. Here are 10 laws of productivity we’ve consistently observed among serial idea executors: 1. Break the seal of hesitation. A bias toward action is the most common trait we’ve found across the hundreds of creative professionals and entrepreneurs we’ve interviewed. 2. When our ideas are still in our head, we tend to think big, blue sky concepts. 3. Trial and error is an essential part of any creative’s life. To avoid ‘blue sky paralysis,’ pare your idea down to a small, immediately executable concept. 4. When working on in-depth projects, we generate lots of new ideas along the way. 5. 6. 7. 8. Few activities are more of a productivity drain than meetings. 9.
Brain Pickings Idea Mapping Success Blog I am honored to be feature in the April 2014 edition of the Using Mind Maps Magazine. This magazine’s first edition debuted May of 2013. You can view this magazine on the iPad or iPhone along with the back issues. Bookmark us! If you like this then please subscribe to the RSS Feed. March 20, 2014 was the first Biggerplate Unplugged event held in the USA in San Francisco. Here is a brief description of these photos from top-down. There were over 80 people in attendance at the Biggerplate event. The next Biggerplate event will be a 3-hour training session in Paris on May 5, 2014. March 20, 2014 was the first Biggerplate Unplugged event held in the USA in San Francisco. This day was a great opportunity to meet new friends and re-acquaint with old. In the next post I’ll share photos from the actual event! Meet Lindsey Cranfield. I was introduced to Lindsey after teaching a 1-day Idea Mapping Workshop for PRA International’s Annual Leadership Retreat in Orlando, FL in May 2013. LOOK OUT!
Time Zones My Collection of Funny Emails. Send funny emails to your friends! Why didnâ€™t I think of that? Youâ€™ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems... some you never knew you had! Hull strawberries easily using a straw. Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40. Stop cut apples browning in your childâ€™s lunch box by securing with a rubber band.. Overhaul your linen cupboard â€“ store bed linen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match.. Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl â€“ the concave shape amplifies the music.. Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.. Add this item to your beach bag. Attach a Velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys.. Look up! Gotcha! Make an instant cupcake carrier by cutting crosses into a box lid.. Forever losing your bathroom essentials?
11 cheap gifts guaranteed to impress science geeks Science comes up with a lot of awesome stuff, and you don't need a Ph.D, a secret lab, or government funding to get your hands on some of the coolest discoveries. We've got a list of 11 mostly affordable gifts that are guaranteed to blow your mind, whether or not you're a science geek. Click on any image to see it enlarged. 1. Aerogel Also known as frozen smoke, Aerogel is the world's lowest density solid, clocking in at 96% air. Aerogel isn't just neat, it's useful. Price: $35 2. Inside these sealed glass balls live shrimp, algae, and bacteria, all swimming around in filtered seawater. EcoSpheres came out of research looking at ways to develop self-contained ecosystems for long duration space travel. Price: $80 3. NASA has been trying to figure out how to get a sample of rock back from Mars for a while now. Every once in a while, a meteorite smashes into Mars hard enough to eject some rocks out into orbit around the sun. Price: $70+ 4. Price: $150 5. Price: $110 6. Price: $80 7. Price: $15 8.
PSFK (new ideas and inspiration) Digitalhead Daily » [TIPS] RunAsDate lets you indefinitely extend software trial periods If you get a trial version of a program, it will generally give to a certain amount of time to try the software and evaluate it before buying. What if the software’s 3-day trial period just isn’t enough for you to be satisfied? There are a few programs out there that will let you run programs as a set date to get more out of a trial period, but RunAsDate from NirSoft seems to be the most simple out of the bunch. This utility is simple to use. To simplify the process later on, tell it to create a desktop shortcut. This could be a downside if the program actually uses the date and time for whatever purpose, but if you want everything to work properly, you might want to consider either buying the software or looking for an open source alternative. Now for the caveats. You may want to remove all other shortcuts to the program from your desktop and start menu after making sure this tool works with the program you are using it with. What do you think?