Tag: Design (page 2 of 8)

Things I Learned This Week – #48

taste of winter

Offline this week I learned to buy more bags of winter grit than I think I need, to do exercise even when it’s too slippery to go running outside, and that a bad seated posture can give you headaches. 😮

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Things I Learned This Week – #47

Red trees, LWPF, & a path

Offline this week I learned that large beanbags offer the most comfortable typing position ever, not to drink cheap red wine, and that the seats by the Chinese books in Newcastle City Library are almost always vacant… 😉

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Things I Learned This Week – #46

Leaf

Offline this week I learned that Twitter is often a quicker and easier place to sell things than eBay, that eagerly pulling decals off a car will can also remove the paintwork, and more than I could ever summarize in one blog post (or indeed the introduction to one) at Interesting North… 🙂

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Things I Learned This Week – #45

Offline this week I learned that fireworks displays involve a lot of standing around for brief moments of semi-pleasure, that iPads really are ‘magical’, and not to jinx yourself by stating that you’re “the only one in the family who hasn’t been ill” 😮

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The best blog posts I’ve ever written, by category.

OMG MACRO! [p52 w1]

Sometimes the little times you don’t think are anything while they’re happening turn out to be what marks a whole period of your life. — Andy Warhol

The process of redesigning the look of this blog enabled, indeed forced, me to go through old posts and reflect on what I’m doing here. I stumbled across a post I wrote back in 2008 entitled The very best of teaching.mrbelshaw.co.uk referring, of course, to a blog I wrote between 2005-2007 whilst teaching History.

I realised that, whilst there’s ways of finding the most popular posts on this blog, I haven’t reflected on what I would consider my best posts. So here goes (the 10 in bold are important to me for various reasons):

Education

Technology

Productivity

Ed.D. Thesis

Design

Leadership

Everything Else

In compiling the above I also came across My (finely crafted) information environment from 2007 and an attempt by Scott McLeod to collate ‘seminal’ blog posts. It’s amazing how going through things you’ve written not only reminds you of stuff but also prompts further thinking…

Image CC BY-NC-SA Don Solo

http://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2010/10/31/why-we-dont-celebrate-halloween-in-our-house/

Things I Learned This Week – #44

SFW this week. Promise.

Offline this week I learned that exercise is a good preventer of illness, that charity workers and trick-or-treaters are glorified beggars, and that toddlers don’t get clocks going back to GMT. At all. :p

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Things I Learned This Week – #43

Slightly NSFW in a not-really-but-grannies-might-not-like-it kind of way.

Offline this week I learned that Malta is lovely, that according to Easyjet I’m just a bit of meat, and that, on the other hand, 5-star hotels do respond well to a bit of whinging… :-p

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Things I Learned This Week – #42

I’m just going to place a slightly NSFW warning at the top of these posts every week now. Makes life easier.

Offline this week I learned that it pays to have (certain aspects of) your mid-life crisis early, the power of actually writing rather than typing, and how to ‘take afternoon tea’ like a gentleman. Kind of. :-p

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Things I Learned This Week – #41

Warning for Americans/Puritans: Some NSFW language/links in this week’s post! :-p

Stormy Days

Offline this week I learned not to travel on CrossCountry trains if I want to be productive (no wifi and 3G blocked), that this gapingvoid cartoon is 99% true, and that my SAD begins in October. Gah.

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Things I Learned This Week – #40

Offline this week I learned to check I’m on the correct train before insisting someone’s in my seat, not to eat jam doughnuts when I’m in a rush, and that it’s still OK to buy paper books even though I’ve got a Kindle… 😉
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