Friday, December 24, 2010

Remembering Everything

I watched a show on 60 minutes last weekend on how some people (Very Few) could remember almost everything in their lives. That is ask them where they were and what they were doing on some random date 22 years ago and they could tell you down to the details. This was fascinating since I cannot remember exactly what I was doing at this time yesterday!

What a handy thing this would be for taking tests, remembering people and impressing everyone. However there may have been a few drawbacks. There were 6 people who had been identified that had this ability, 5 were single. Jenifer can remember enough, everything would be a problem.

However would it be nice to think back to every Christmas eve and recall the memories! Of course when they were speaking with this group, the compared dates to each other to determine which one was better. That would be tough.

Guess forgetting can make memories better.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

There was a Hurricane in KS?

At the Mall anyway! Here is the boys experiencing 80 MPH Winds. Really when you think about it, that isn't that much faster wind than the average tuesday in Hays!
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Otterbox?

I now have one for my cell phone and for my iPad.

(PS an Otterbox is a case company)

The case is extremely well built, the buttons line up perfectly and protects like nothing else I have seen. Sure, the cost is a bit higher but it comes with the fitted screen cover and more.

If you want a case and you want it right, just get an Otterbox

Monday, December 20, 2010

Lovin the S9's

Per Brian from Texas's recommendations, I finally got around to purchasing second hand some Motorola S9's. They are blue tooth stereo headphones that also work as a cell phone headset. You can even dual pair. That is music from the iPad and phone call from the cell phone.

They have a battery that lasts beyond 8 hours (That is how long they worked for me but the had battery left so not sure how long they will last beyond that) Buttons on them for volume, mic and track selection.

Best part is the sound quality. They are not my Bose units, however they are smaller, wireless and work as a headset for my cell phone for calls.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

7+1=7?

I have been doing some reading on teams (I forget the title of the book but will post later)

Anyway the study mentioned talks about pulling a rope. You know, like in tug of war. It states that one person pulling exerts 100 percent, then when there are 2 it is 95 each person and decreases from there. By the time you get to 7, adding the 8th person does nothing due to the decrease of effort by the other members of the team.

The key is that you have to believe that all other members of the team are giving 100 percent then each member of the team will give 100 percent!

That is very difficult, people (In my experience)tend to have periods that they perform extremely high and other times they have some "off" times. That is not to say that they are slacking, rather the perform when needed and take some breaks during down times.

Anyway, it is interesting to think about.

Another way I would like to use the analogy is on meetings. More than 7 people in the room and you might as well have 100. No focus, no direction and limited leadership.