Open Thinkering


Things I Learned This Week – #17

On a personal note, I learned that people really don’t know that their hacked email account is repeatedly spamming others unless you tell them, that customer service is still a completely alien concept to some businesses, and that before placing it in the washing machine it’s best to check pockets of running gear for MP3 players, headphones and the like… ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


  • Google’s ‘satnav killer’, Google Maps Navigation, has been released in the UK. Shame you need to put on an American drawl to use it.
  • I’ve been playing around with NoteSync, a cross-platform, Adobe Air application that syncs with Google Docs. Genius. I give it until the end of the year before Google actually buys it.
  • The video below was the first ever video uploaded to YouTube (5 years ago this week). So now you know. :-p

Productivity & Inspiration

  • Please don’t annoy Seth Godin. Do these 8 things to be more efficient/less annoying to him (and everyone else) when it comes to email.
  • Scott Belsky’s got some grand plans about how to make meetings better. Here’s 7 of the best. ๐Ÿ˜€

Education & Academic

Data, Design & Infographics

  • A USB flash drive that can dynamically display what it contains? Now there’s a plan…

  • Revisit is a really nice-looking, flexible way to display tweets:



The wound that bleeds inwardly is the most dangerous. (Proverb)

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. (Buddha)

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. (Dalai Lama)

Oh yes, the past can hurt. But, you can either run from it or, learn from it. (The Lion King)

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. (Dale Carnegie)

Main image CC BY Prabhu_B

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