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It is not our feet that move us along. It is our minds.

ancient Chinese proverb

Heart Healthy

A log of differing opinions on what is heart healthy.

  • Low sugar
  • Low carb
    ... more ...

2015-10-01

Time Tracking

Toggl is a web based app that operates rather neatly in a browser window. My idea is to review work time over a week. Typically this takes place on a computer, so the app will be easy to use.

  • questions:
    • is there a schedule or timeline for a day to observe gaps?
    • how to append other time

Formatting USB Drives

The format window for a USB drive includes your choice of File System

  • FAT32 is the default
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • exFAT
    ... more ...

2015-10-06

Parked applications

In the cloud and out of mind, but comes back into my project management (tasks, GtD, etc.) thought process when feeling overwhelmed with too much to do!

Trello - kanban style boards for organizing and managing projects and details.

Asana - to manage tasks and projects. Team focus

Toggl - time capture and reporting

Sharing Lightroom expertise - Passport Photos

Time for new passport photos. Taking the photos is the easy part (relatively after getting the lighting setup). Cropping in Lightroom is also fairly painless.

  • A complete how-to walk-through by the Strobist on How to Take a Great Passport Photo, key details:
    • bounce flash
    • 2 white foam core boards
    • Rules: horizontally centered, facing camera, neutral expression, both eyes open, no reflections from the eyeglasses that obscure your eyes, no shadows, white background
    • Good ideas: look confident,
    • Sit up straight. Fix those chins. Smile with your eyes. Aim for a shot that makes you look and feel like the savvy world traveler you will one day be—but doesn't invite an interrogation at the border.
  • Photo composition template from the US State Department.
    • use a spreadsheet to convert the guidelines to mm so that you can measure on the screen for the requirements for eye placement line and the size of the head.
    • exactly 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm)

Printing is the last step. Thanks to sharing of Lightroom tips AND a Lightroom template it was easy.

Mirrorless Camera's -- reading list

This is a 2015-10-08 todo. Thinking about mirrorless camera's particularly the Olympus or Fuji (or maybe even Sony)

http://dedpxl.com/crop-or-crap-math-or-moment/

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/07/30/lets-cut-the-crop-zack-arias-on-the-full-frame-vs-aps-c-debate

http://www.four-thirds.org/en/index.html

http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/10/can-you-photograph-wildlife-with-micro-four-thirds.html

http://www.thenimblephotographer.com/fit-kits/

Hanging by a thread - Backyard leaf dance

Financial management note

  • From Merriman.com, a resource of talking points for talking with your family about financial matters. The Transparent Legacy by Cheryl Curran CFP.
  • Paul Merriman is retired but continues as a prolific author focused on helping others with financial fitness.

http://paulmerriman.com/

Kindle Highlights

can be accessed at https://kindle.amazon.com/your_highlights (need to be signed-in)

Tableau?


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The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

Dr. Seuss

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