February 2014 archive

Feb 19 2014

Using Google Earth for Perspective

Central Park superimposed on Wichita, Kansas.

What if New York’s Central Park was actually in Wichita, Kansas? How big is New York’s Central Park, really? If you’ve ever been there, it’s quite impressive–you can spend hours walking trails only to see on a map later that you only covered a very small portion of the park. I wanted to put things …

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Feb 13 2014

My new favorite use for Evernote

I'm Not Being Rude I'm Taking Notes in Evernote

When I was a kid, my brother had a cassette tape recorder that was relatively portable (not too unlike this old Fisher-Price model). We made recordings of us watching television, casting baseball games, reading books, telling stories, and more. Today, those old tapes are worth about as much as gold to me now. Hearing my …

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Feb 03 2014

How I Achieve “Inbox Zero”

Inbox Zero Infographic

If you’re like me, you often get buried in your email inbox. While I’m still working on my personal email account, my work email is now fully under control, and I have been able to maintain “Inbox Zero” status. If you’re not familiar with “Inbox Zero,” it is a buzz word that’s been going around …

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