I’ve wanted a whiteboard for my office since I moved into this house. I saw this and immediately thought it was a simple perfect answer to getting a glass whiteboard (even better than I had wanted) Now I just wish it was magnetic, maybe I can do something better.
1 x TORSBY 53″x33″ White Glass Top for $79
1 x RIBBA Picture Ledge for $10
1/2″ mirror hardware for $5
Laser Level, ruler, stud finder, and drill
1 hour later
The instructions are pretty straight forward and will be worth trying out. This would fit as a piece with another project I have in mind so that when I am in a particular room it would then tell me things and not display them.
I keep noticing that many of the best stories are somewhat circular. These stories begin with some fact or event and then go through often tremendous amounts of changes, information and events and then they circle back to that original fact or event to finish with an emotional or humorous touch that evokes a “Wow” moment. It doesn’t matter if I am hearing it or reading it always seems to hits one of my emotional response buttons.
There are some great examples of storytellers that use this method well. One of the best is Eddie Izzard his comedy routines often circle back. Almost all of them “Call Back” on some point or another for various reasons.
This poignant and often funny example from Ted.com of Rives Discussing “The Museum of Four in the Morning”.
There are many other examples that I can’t think of at the moment but I reserve the right to come back and update this post to contain other examples as I find or remember them.
I want to add a section for Movies & TV you would think that with the plethora of Plugins for that sort of thing it would be easy.
I’ve now installed and tested several just for adding some movies and they were all at the kindest very difficult and being honest some were absolute crap. Do I have to take someone else’s Plugin and hack it into something that will work for me just to do this, Really!?
I just picked this up the other day and looking forward to reading it.
The Burning Dark
March 25, 2014
Adam Christopher’s dazzling first novel, Empire State, was named the Best Book of 2012 by SciFi Now magazine. Now he explores new dimensions of time and space in The Burning Dark.
Back in the day, Captain Abraham Idaho Cleveland had led the Fleet into battle against an implacable machine intelligence capable of devouring entire worlds. But after saving a planet, and getting a bum robot knee in the process, he finds himself relegated to one of the most remote backwaters in Fleetspace to oversee the decommissioning of a semi-deserted space station well past its use-by date.
But all is not well aboard the U-Star Coast City. The station’s reclusive Commandant is nowhere to be seen, leaving Cleveland to deal with a hostile crew on his own. Persistent malfunctions plague the station’s systems while interference from a toxic purple star makes even ordinary communications problematic. Alien shadows and whispers seem to haunt the lonely corridors and airlocks, fraying the nerves of everyone aboard.
Isolated and friendless, Cleveland reaches out to the universe via an old-fashioned space radio, only to tune in to a strange, enigmatic signal: a woman’s voice that seems to echo across a thousand light-years of space. But is the transmission just a random bit of static from the past—or a warning of an undying menace beyond mortal comprehension?
"Builds tension expertly. Claustrophobic in mood but with the scope of great space opera, this is SF you will want to read with the light on."—Library Journal, starred review, on The Burning Dark