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Quote of the Day: Sharing and Teaching

This quote struck a nerve with me as this ultra competitive world is wrought full of knowledge and information hoarders. This behavior is especially prevalent in the business world, inside … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

App of the Week: The Great Suspender

      If you’re like me, someone afflicted with what could be construed as ADD/ADHD of opening and never closing browsing tabs then this little baby could save your … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Another pundit (me), spouting off needlessly

At the time of writing this article I’m sitting in the sports book at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino (with no wifi thank you very much). Manny Pacquiao happens to … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Warning: Emotional Content – Samsung teaches an entire community sign language to surprise a hearing impaired man

  The man’s name is Muharrem and he’s deaf. Muharrem’s normal day is spent in relative isolation due to the difficulty communicating with others. That all changed one day.   … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Quote of the day: Hard Work

  “The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.”   – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882); Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

June 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the day: Happiness

Someone once asked Dr. Sigmund Freud about the secret to happiness. Below is his reply   Love and work… work and love, that’s all there is.   – Sigmund Freud

May 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the day: Dedication

  “I work (write) only when inspiration strikes, fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.”   – Somerset Maugham

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the day: Hard Work

  Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.   – Gordon B. Hinckley

May 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the day: Change

  Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.   – Leo Tolstoy

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the day: Wednesday Motivation

  “The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They’re full of eagerness, zest, and … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Gap by Ira Glass

I’ve heard variations of this idea from a number of sources and I think that it’s absolutely true. An additional comment that I have is that even as your work … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Please stop hashtag abuse!!! #funny

Along with the growth of social media the use of hashtags or better yet the abuse of hashtags is at an all time high. Here are some of the best … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Netflix losing it’s luster? Here’s some reported titles expiring soon.

If you’re like me and the thought of Netflix actually losing movies sends you into a bit of a tizzy. Even if you haven’t seen or don’t like the particular … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chess like life is a game of second chances.

Getting good at chess or anything else, comes down to several things most of them fairly concrete and practical ie tactics, analysis, practice, openings and end game. The subject that … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

3 Little Tricks to Deal With People Who Offend You by Leo Babauta

    Something that we struggle with daily, that eats us up and causes stress and anger: annoying people.   You know those people: they cut in line, are rude … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Marina Shifrin | I quit dance video

I love this video as well as the guts it took to make it. The one thing that concerned me was that there was no twerking. WTF!!! Just kidding, but … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · 4 Comments

Chipotle and Moonbot Studios make sustainable farming look cool.

Chipotle Grill has teamed up with Academy award winning Moonbot studios to create what my be the best ad campaign of 2013. It appears that Chipotle has the “big food” … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

100 Photography Tips

Thanks to our friends over at Expert Photography for this list chock-full of useful tips. The one that really resonates with me personally was under the heading: 10 Reasons why … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Do the right thing, Wait to get fired

Originally posted on Brendan Sterne:
I stumbled upon this bit of wisdom in Team Geek: A Software Developers Guide to Working Well with Others, and it resonated.  It comes from…

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

This is Water

Originally posted on BeingLeon.com | Random thoughts, Musings and Ideas:
In my opinion this video relays an unfortunate truth. We’ve all had these kinds of notions, and for some of…

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Justleon.net Site of the Week: www.wunderlist.com

These days we are busier than ever and trying to keep all of these tasks in order in our head is just too much for most of us. Would having … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

Justleon.net Site of the Week: Udacity.com

This week we look at online learning sites. Whilst the competition is quite fierce and it’s fairly hard to compare apples to apples we’ll definitely give it the ole’ college … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Adobe’s new pricing model: Love it or hate it, it’s coming…..

If you haven’t yet heard Adobe has done away with the hard copy software model starting with whatever they call the version after CS6. In order to use the newest … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Will Microsoft’s latest iteration of the Xbox finally bury the competition stateside and possibly even the odds internationally?

article courtesy of Microsoft Microsoft unveils Xbox One: the ultimate all-in-one home entertainment system May 21, 2013 Blockbuster titles, Steven Spielberg-produced Halo TV series, and exclusive agreements with the NFL … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · Leave a comment