Alternative take on the world

Educational gaming

When I grew up as a child we had what was called computer knowledge on schedule. In fact it was not that much about computers though as it was creating a muscle memory for where each key is in a qwerty styled keyboard. We got a paragraph of text and we were to repeat it. This was computer class back then. Today the educational space of gaming has changed a lot.

The umbrella man

In times when things happen which we can’t always understand, times when we all try to explain – always remember The Umbrella Man.

The clip isn’t new but I had never seen it before and really enjoyed the story aspect of it. The lesson within can be applied to many situations around us.

February not like the others

The new year always start with the month of confusion, January. After the holidays people return to their work and find the list of items they should have done by the end of the year but did not. The list is long and for some reason, the items on it are often big and time consuming. To jump start the new year we plan the coming months and what need to be finished by what date and this is where the whole yearly planning get out of control at an early stage. Enter February – the great deceiver.

Email search is flawed

I use Outlook, Gmail and Mail on a daily basis on a wide range of devices as mail clients. Mail clients are used for three things in my life, to send mail, to read mail and to look up old mails to answer questions. The first two can be managed in all mail clients I have used but the problem often become visible when we look at the third. I have yet to find a single mail client that can provide me a search which gives me the answer I want in the first search. What would the perfect search look like you might ask?

SMS turned 20 today

A few things are taken as for granted today as the SMS. We all use it, most of us use it more then we would like to admit to. SMS stand for Short Messaging Service and the idea was from the beginning to do just that. Like Twitter the idea was to be able to send greetings and short notices to people in minimal time and ease. But just as Twitter, people evolved into writing entire essays using the service.

In my personal group of friends I see mostly two kind of persons when it comes to sending messages. The first group is the ones that always send messages containing one or a couple or words. The most common SMS from this group is ‘OK’. Then there is the other kind, the ones who answers the tiniest message with a full story, often with full bibliography and fact sheet attached. The messages often cross the line for fifty words or so and it always amaze me how some can write such as amount of text in so short time.

The question is of course which one of the two groups I belong to. For the answer you just have to go ask my friends, they’re the ones who know.