The BBC had a news item the other day about use of self-storage units being at an all-time high, with an obligatory decluttering expert giving advice on (surprisingly enough) decluttering. I’m not too bad in real life, the odd box of serial and parallel cables to fit ports that no PC has had in the last seven years here, a small collection of power adapters that connect to nobody-knows-what there, but digital storage is another matter. Course there are e-mails, photographs and what-not; according to that “the term digital hoarding was first used in 2015” but one of my earliest posts here was about being a pack rat in games and it was hardly a new concept then. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. Destiny 2 continues to tick along as game of choice at the moment, and some of the trickiest battles in there are deciding what to keep and what to break down into materials. They expanded the capacity of the Vault to 500 items, but needless to say I … [Read more...] about The accumulated clutter of day-to-day existence
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Those of you who’ve known me a while probably know that my husband is an astrophysicist, which means that astronomy is a passion in my house, and I’m thrilled when his field overlaps with mine as it does today: CCP Games has announced a new “citizen science” project, whereby it will work with multiple universities and the Massively Multiplayer Online Science group to put players to “work” hunting for exoplanets — not in New Eden, but in our real universe. “Within EVE’s virtual universe, players will interact with real-world astronomical data provided by the University of Geneva through a fully integrated part of the EVE Online game experience called Project Discovery. Once enough players reach comparative consensus on classification of the data, it will be sent back to the University of Geneva for use in refining the search for exoplanets.” “In searching for the next dataset for our massive player community to … [Read more...] about EVE Online’s new ‘citizen science’ project will ‘refine the search for exoplanets’
This post looks at what bloggers can learn from forward thinking modern project management techniques. Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the number of things you need to do on your blog? There are always links to update, designs to be improved, posts to write, links to build, affiliates to partner – you probably have a whole list of things to do and, if you are like me, you are always jumping between different projects, registering new domains that you hope will become the next big thing yet you never seem to get anything finished! Agile management practises have rapidly gained popularity over recent years and are now employed by companies operating all over the world. I am a professional developer who works for a large UK consumer website that strives for continuous improvement in management processes. So not only has this helped me to learn the insider knowledge of how the “big boys” run their websites but it has also taught me how to manage my ownpersonal blogging … [Read more...] about What Can You Learn from Agile Management Techniques?
I have earlier talked about Swift WordPress theme over here, and I’m using it on few of my projects like Cydiaguide.com. Swift is indeed one of the simplest and powerful WordPress theme that you buy without thinking twice. Swift WordPress theme is available in two versions (Free and Premium). Premium one gives you advanced features and support access. If you have not read the review of Swift theme, you can read it here. Today, an update from Swift WordPress theme caught me eye, and that is; giving away Premium WordPress theme at no cost for 45 days. First of all kudos to Satish for being so confident about his product, that he offered to try and buy, which is we rarely see in WordPress theme marketplace. Satish is offering Latest version of Swift (V7) for 45 days, and if you want to try it (You should) you can grab it from here or read below to know more about Swift WordPress theme. Swift V7 is here for free Download: Swift premium WordPress theme comes at the cost of $57 for … [Read more...] about Download Swift Premium WordPress Theme For Free
Art wouldn’t succeed without business, and business wouldn’t succeed without art. The people who succeed in both endeavors all share some very similar traits: Creativity. Courage to try new things. Understanding of humanity. Understanding of cultural relevance. Enough humility to receive and implement feedback. Feedback is crucial for any artistic and/or business endeavor. Without feedback, we are simply projecting our self-identified genius onto the world. But the goal of any business or artistic endeavor is ultimately to serve the people. But if we don’t receive feedback from the people we’re supposed to be serving, we remain ignorant to the pathway that will lead to our success. After understanding the necessary role of feedback, we also need to adjust our attitude to allow feedback to adequately influence our decisions. If we don’t do this, we will think that everything we do is right and that our own personal feedback is all that matters. But … [Read more...] about How To Master The Art Of Receiving Feedback To Advance Your Career