Read any good books recently?

I was recently reminded about a useful web site called Goodreads.com. I like it because it helps me keep track of the books I have read, am reading, and want to read. It also allows me to see what my friends are reading. So, if you like reading and want to keep track of what you read, check out Goodreads.com.

From their web site:

Have you ever wanted a better way to:

  • see what your friends are reading?
  • keep track of what you’ve read and what you’d like to read?
  • get great book recommendations from people you know?

If you would like to see what I am reading, ask me for an invite.

Nokia Imagination Goes Wild

I have always enjoyed Nokia phones. They are high quality. Even though I now enjoy the Apple iPhone, Nokia seems to be making a future bid for my return to using their products. I love technology and the kind of imagination that went into the Nokia Morph design is absolutely brilliant. Check out this amazing concept device on Engadget and make sure to watch the video:

Nokia Morph

Facebook

I gave in to peer pressure and joined Facebook. I was skeptical about joining at first because I was afraid it would turn out to be something like MySpace. However, Facebook seems to be much cleaner and also much more private. I think it could be a fun way to keep in touch with people. Ask me for an invite.

Love in the eyes of a child

Love is a pretty abstract concept. I did not verify if any of these thoughts were actually said by children. Whether they were or not, they are still true and quite touching. Enjoy.

“A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, ‘What does love mean?'”

Rebecca – age 8

“When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.”

Billy – age 4

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.”

Karl – age 5

“Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.”

Continue reading Love in the eyes of a child

Do you read multiple blogs?

If you are like me, you have a long list of personal blogs, work related blogs, news blogs, etc. in your list of daily reading. How do you deal with all of that information quickly and efficiently?

Here is how I deal with it all. I use Google Reader. It allows me to see and read all my blogs in one place. It shows me if there are new posts on any of the blogs I read and how many new posts there are. It just makes it so much easier to read all my blogs.

Check out the Google Reader for yourself. If you like it, add my blog to it by clicking on the following button:

Add to Google

Paper Sizes: A4 vs Letter

I just read this really interesting article called, “A4 vs US Letter” by Brian Forte, which explains exactly why we have the two different sizes. I am personally a fan of the Metric system and reading this article has shown me just one more reason that I love it. The A4 paper size was mathematically derived, while the US Letter size was a bit more arbitrary. However, as you can see they are very similar in their size and shape.

A4 and US Letter sizes side by side

For those interested, here is an excerpt from the article:

A ratio of 1:?2 is more than a mathematical oddity. It doesn’t have a nifty name, like the famous Golden Ratio or Golden Mean. It does, however, have a nifty property. Divide a rectangle with sides 1:?2 along the longest side and the smaller rectangle you create has the same aspect ratio. (Markus Kuhn suggested in correspondence we call the ratio the Lichtenberg Ratio, after Professor Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, the German enlightenment figure who first proposed the ratio as a basis for paper formats in 1786.)

Find the full article here. It was quite fascinating to me.