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You can’t buy time

You can’t buy time

Top tips to improve your time management skills Despite what people say, time is not a commodity. It cannot be traded, expanded or reduced. It is fixed. Our perception of time, however, is another concept. How often do you think at 4pm “Where has the day gone?” and go into panic mode to try to […]

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Patent Madness

By on August 7, 2012 in Fun, Presentation Equipment with 0 Comments
Patent Madness

A recent post on Boing Boing highlights the silliness of some patents. Did you know, for example, that when you tease your cat with a laser pointer, you are using a patented The exercise method is described by them thus: “A method for inducing cats to exercise consists of directing a beam of invisible light […]

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Business Cards for Gang Members

Business Cards for Gang Members

We Are Supervision has shown off a lesser known snippet of Chicago’s history: Gang cards. Apparently it was common practice ca. 1980 for Chicago gangs to put together their own business cards to impress, intimidate, whatever. It’s a bit of outsider history with a homespun aethetic. The names of the members are often included. We […]

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PowerPointlessness

By on July 20, 2011 in Presentation Equipment with 0 Comments
PowerPointlessness

PowerPoint is very much part of the white-collar workplace vernacular. Yet by overuse it has become a less-than-compelling medium, apt to strike stupefaction in the brains of delegates. Most of us probably don’t see any point in the presentations we are subjected to. It’s even been suggested that PowerPoint harms our ability to think. Step […]

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Clear As Mud

By on June 10, 2011 in Fun, Presentation Equipment with 0 Comments
Clear As Mud

Projector manufacturers InFocus recently held a competition, “What Not to Present”, to uncover the worst in presentation skills via the medium of PowerPoint. Have a look at the whole panoply of obfuscation. Dim the lights, speak in tongues, sow the sweet seed of confusion.   Via Boing Boing

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Space Junk Solution: Lasers

By on March 24, 2011 in Janitorial, Presentation Equipment with 0 Comments
Space Junk Solution: Lasers

In addition to artificial satellites and the Moon, the Earth is orbited by man-made space debris, a collection of objects including anything from spent rocket stages and defunct satellites to collision fragments and astronaut pee. Some 3,000 still useful communications satellites orbit the Earth while the US military tracks about 20,000 pieces of space junk. […]

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Laser Pen Misuse

By on January 31, 2011 in Presentation Equipment with 0 Comments
Laser Pen Misuse

A man who dazzled a police helicopter pilot with a laser pen walked away from court with a £250 fine. Insurance salesman Mobisir Ali, 23, fired a green laser from an Oldham hotel room as a Greater Manchester Police chopper was flying overhead. The helicopter’s pilot lost his night vision for several seconds and couldn’t […]

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