In the beginning there was nothing. God said “Let there be light.” Now there was nothing, but you could see it better.
Seen on Twitter – thanks to @weirdralph
Now, here’s an interesting challenge: can you re-learn one of your earliest-developed skills in a different way? When you get to my age, those neural pathways are pretty fossilised… but if you want the challenge, to keep your brain supple, why not try a new way of tying your shoelaces?
The Ian Knot gives you the same results as the conventional shoelace-tying method, but faster and more evenly. Something to practise in front of the hearth on those long winter’s nights? Here’s how to do it, and here’s an alternative set of diagrams which may be easier.
Thanks to David Shores for the link.
Today I made my first call with Skype To Go. I’ve no idea how long this has been around, but I was impressed: I made a long call to the States from my mobile, and it was flawless, and free.
Here’s how it works:
The call quality was very good and there was no noticeable latency.
Now, since I have an iPhone, I could have used Skype directly on the phone. But that would have depended on a good data connection: much harder to find than a reliable voice channel.
Recommended if you call abroad regularly.
Leo Laporte is the host of the TWIT.TV network. He’s an excellent host and his range of podcasts on a variety of topics have been the background for most of my shaving for some time!
The nature of the group discussions on the shows mean, however, that you never get to hear Leo for more than a couple of minutes at a stretch, and he’s a very smart guy with a lot of interesting experience. So it’s great to be able to hear the whole talk he gave at the Online News Association conference.
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