I couldn’t help but laugh as I saw this cartoon online this morning. If you are reading this blog, chances are you have been in this guy’s shoes at some point or another.
Before I received a new computer, I used to joke around by claiming that there should be a support group or similar 12-step program for people who find themselves in a daily battle with their desktop, tablet, or similar device. A battle in which we, as humans, are destined to fall short to an inanimate device.
Before you resort to chucking your past-its-prime monitor out your office window, have a seat, drop the sledgehammer, and read on about some simple ways to improve the speed of your device. Of course, there comes a time throughout man’s inevitable plight with technology, in which he must learn to simply cut his losses and purchase a new unit. I call this rule #11, since it is not listed below. In most cases, your colleagues (and your blood pressure) will thank you. If all else fails, remember that it is a machine incapable of fathoming human emotion, and physical damage to the unit will not improve its efficiency in any way, shape, or form. 🙂
The below article from Foxnews.com is a great reference to keep handy for those unpredictable glitches that we are all accustomed to. If anything, search the funnies for a cartoon and remember that laughter is always the best medicine!
By: Suzanne Ostrander
For as long as I can remember, I have been captivated by the phenomenon of dreams. Some are good, some bad, some recurring with a possible meaning, and let’s face it, some are completely hilarious and random. Long ago, I read about scientific research that indicates a distinct pattern to all of our dreams. According to science, if we are diligent enough to record our dreams as soon as we wake up every morning, we will begin to see a distinct pattern over time! Maybe I am corny, but I find that fascinating!
The problem to this theory for me is obvious, though. Kudos to those of you who are natural “morning people”, but I never have been and probably never will be. The first thing on my mind once I hear the alarm is to reach for the snooze button. The next tangible thought probably involves a cup of coffee. According to the scientific theory of dream recollection, by the time I am semi-functional and ready to record the details of my dreams, too much conscious time has passed and I have already forgotten many of the pertinent details that should be recorded.
So, for those of you who are fascinated by this theory, but despise the notion of “the early bird getting the worm”, science has created a solution. With the new SHADOW technology, you can speak your details into an electronic device to be recorded and played back. It may be a bit humorous to hear how groggy we may sound when this is played back, but I say- if it works, why not?!
Click below to read the original article that gives details on this newest advancement in scientific technology. As always, remember to encourage excellence today and follow your “dreams”!