I got a great offer to buy some Kaplan books on the Kindle so I got to read Kaplan Technical Writing by Carrie Hannigan et. al.
I have been focusing on creating some documentation for the PI system so I thought that this book could help with some ideas.
The book was quite basic around something as creating a document or a mail. I think that most of the content is what you would gain from experiences.
It did provide some good comments. In each document use a statement of purpose. It will make it much easier for other users to know what they can gain from reading the document.
There is also a recommendation to use different fronts based on you expect people to read on the screen (Arial, Century Gothic, Comic Sans MS, Tahoma, or Verdana) and for print use (Times New Roman, Book Antigua, Century, and Georgia).
One thing that I have lacked is the use of active vs passive tone in the writing.
- Active: Theresa Lane prepared the document.
- Passive: The document was prepared by Theresa Lane
This week it has been going on with learning to do public presentations. The art of public speaking by Dale Carnegie. The book is about how to present in front of people.
The book is designed as a course book. The chapters’ covers are fairly short and all cover a principle that you have to master as a speaker. After each chapter there are some exercises that you must do to practice. It takes a lot of time to make all the different assignments at the end of the captors. The book is therefore suited to cover a course held over a period of lessons with homework. Or by a dedicated student.
The book covers topics like gestures, words, movement, research and speech creation. It is quite informative all the different lessons that are worth looking into when creating addresses.
There is cover of different ways to influence others and how it can be used to create a good presentation.
All the ideas is quite common knowledge but it is not anything that you would see normally and remember.
Vi fik Dong fibernet for nogle år siden og vi fik sat en enkel boks op inde i huset. Nu har TDC købt nettet og vil have standardiseret nettet så det matcher med deres ændre installationer. Før havde vi en intern boks der konvertere fra fibernet til ethernet nu har vi hvad i ser her.
Hele opsætningen bruger heldigvis kun 8 W. Men det ser ikke pænt ud.
This week I was reading Brendon Buchards Lifes golden ticket. I have heard a lot of this book from all Brendons marketing and cases in Experts Academy. So I found that I had to read it to learn more about what he is teaching. It is really worth reading a personal development fiction novel.
The story is about a man that is taken to an amusement park where he is taught different lessons about his life. It deals with what he is doing and how it affects other people’s life.
The book discovers a lot of nice habits that we need to embrace in our life. It is always something that we know but often forget.
A lot is about helping other people and give them love. We are often most focus on our own life.
This week I have been reading about technical analysis. Charting and Technical Analysis by Fred McAllen which covers gives a basis for the different indicators to use when doing daytrading on the stock exchange. Everything is pretty easy explained and what it means for the investment.
For all the different indicators that are described a description of what happens when the thing happen is described. It makes it quite easy to understand. It does though require that you only look from that indicator. When you start looking on multiply indicators like candlesticks and trendlines you may get different indicates on the future of the market.
An interesting perspective from the book is the use of candlestick diagrams and what they mean and how they work. It is defiantly a book that is worth opening again when I get my account set up, so I can start trading. Then for each diagram it is possible to find the different positions and what they mean.
Today is a great day (it was yesterday night, but I had to solve some problems first) that we published our first application in the Android market place. I have for a long time seen that it would be quite interesting to move into the android space and start creating apps. Now it was was able to make an application work and test if it is an area that I can work with.
The app is called Forbrugsforeningen and allows you as a user to search for stores in your current postal code that accepts the union’s membership discounts. For more info on the union see Forbrugsforeningen.dk. It is pretty easy to use (I hope).
The app is still in a really early stage, and it would be nice to have some more hours to spend on creating a better App. But it is a start and now we can test if there is a market for an Android app for this sort. The market is still young but with the number of android based phones exploding, there will be a lot of extra functionality to use this.
So now we have started on a new year, and one of the large things we do is create new year’s resolutions, to change our lives to the better. Or at least change the life.
I was reading Tim Ferris The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman. Tim also wrote The 4 Hour work week
The 4hour body contains a lot do descriptions to how you can improve your live in different ways. It really reminds me of body hacking or to find ways to cheat the body to achieve greater results.
One of the key things is the Slow-Carb. Eating less carbohydrate all week and then once a week go all in and then spike the intake of everything once a week. This should give the body a much higher rate of fat loss. It sounds like something worth trying. Tim selects a rather monotone menu, to make it really easy to follow and that you don’t have to be into all the time.
There are also chapters for gaining lots of extra muscles that is currently not something I’m that much into. But the sex part was quite interesting, as well as the running and sleeping. It is something to experiment with.
The book offers a lot of interesting insights to how you may change your life. It is not all parts of the book that is relevant for all persons, but it can be read in different ways depending on what you want to change or improve.
Happy new year.