Glass Whiteboard for My Office

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.

Glass WhiteboardGlass Whiteboard

 

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

Reference: NOT Expensive Glass Whiteboard

 

Circular Stories (A “Call Back” in trope language)

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.

Ambient Lighting for the TV Using a Raspberry PI

 

Ambilight Example

I saw this post and immediately thought how cool is that!  I want to do something like that for my big screen TV in the living room where I’m already running a Raspberry Pi and XBMC.

How to build your own Ambilight TV with Raspberry Pi and XBMC

This would work on the other flat screen TV in the bedroom too:

How to build an Ambilight for every HDMI input source

Ambient lighting would look incredible. This is a fantastic way to do it.

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