I Learnt

Things I have learnt over time ...

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

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2 min, 201 words

I was really looking forward to this book as I had listened to a podcast where they explained the ideas behind it. The two authors run a design course in Stanford that gets massively oversubscribed and has a huge impact on those who take it by looking at life as a design problem. The aim is to come up with lots of possible routes for your life that could be awesome and then design a path to achieve one of them. If that doesn't work you can use the same approach to look for new opportunities. I have not yet made the time to do the exercises and these are absolutely key to getting the most out of it.

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Dancing without sound

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1 min, 45 words

My daughter loves dancing - always has done - whether it is street, contemporary or ballet. However she faces none of the challenges the dancers (and musicians) in this video face. I won't spoil it here ... just watch.

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Smart glasses you might actually wear

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1 min, 127 words

Intel have just announced a new set of smart glasses that don't look stupid. Admittedly the functionality is a lot more limited that other offerings however these look a lot more normal than them. It provides very limited functionality to display a small red image in the lower part of the wearers vision. Cleverly it also disappears when the user is not looking down.

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Extending a wifi network with a TP-Link RE650

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2 min, 248 words

I had a very unusual setup for the network for my office. The office is situated a floor above and at the opposite end of the house to where the main router is located. A fully wired connection is not an option at the moment due to concrete floors and limited access to roof voids.

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