The Sky

I like taking pictures of the sky, especially when it is getting dusk, it can get quite atmospheric. Here are just 3 of my recent favourites:

Prezi

Have you seen Prezi before? It’s been around for a while, it is an alternative to using PowerPoint or similar. I used it when it first came out and was OK, but today I went into it to change a presentation I was going to use and noticed it has a new interface.

It is actually very easy to use now, and you can do some nice things with it. I have made a mental not to use it more often, though I need to make the time to do so.

Here’s the presentation I made:

Fancy flying?

Have you ever fancied flying, it’s one of the super powers I’d love to have, that and being invisible (though judging by a lot of people’s reactions I may have already got that superpower!).

Anyway, back to flying, if I had the money and the guts, this looks amazing:

2 Galleries on 1 WP page

I was recently asked to rebuild the Caledonian Furniture website, and of course decided to use WordPress. All was fine until I got to a gallery page that needed 2 galleries for two different types of product.

After doing some searching, and not wanting to use any plugin that might affect the images and galleries on the rest of the site I came across a really simple solution.

Start a new post and put in your first gallery, but make the post Private.

Create your second post, add in your second gallery, and make this private also.

In admin, hover over the post title and look for the post ID, it will look something like “post=123″, and take a note of the 2 post ID’s or numbers. Let’s say they are 123 and 124.

Now create your Page or Post, and where you want your gallery in post 123 you simply put gallery id=”123″ and place the [ and ] either side

and then you can place whatever text you want after and where you want your gallery in post 124, put gallery id=”124” and place the [ and ] either side

Nice and simple isn’t it!

Wisdom

The American businessman was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them. The Mexican replied “Only a little while.”

The American then asked why didn’t he stay out longer and catch more fish? The Mexican said he had enough to support his family’s immediate needs. The American then asked, “but what do you do with the rest of your time?” The Mexican fisherman said, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full and busy life, senor.”

The American scoffed, “I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds buy a bigger boat, with the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats, eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually NYC where you will run your expanding enterprise.”

The Mexican fisherman asked, “But senor, how long will this all take?” To which the American replied, “15-20 years.” “But what then, senor?” The American laughed and said “That’s the best part. When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions.”

“Millions, senor? Then what?” The American said, “Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos.”