Via Twitter: @BruceVH: Here’s the best infographic I’ve found that explains the differences between FB, Twitter, Pinterest etc. http://buff.ly/19idoob
With thanks to Ben Corbridge for the retweet.
It’s a common enough task, trying to convert multiple jpg files into one pdf, particularly when I don’t need these to be converted with such high quality, I just want the black and white text readable.
I can scan, crop, and monochrome in a graphics program but compiling them into a single PDF booklet was always tricky. Which is how I started using ImageMagick.
ImageMagick is a command line conversion program that is capable of so many more batch operations than this – resizing, compression, format conversion – and it’s available on all platforms – Linux, Windows and Mac.
Q&A, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, My Story, and so much more! Continue reading
Speaking well in public isn’t just about what you say.
What you put on line will affect your personal and professional image. Be careful – everything you put out there is visible, so make sure grammar, spelling and punctuation are checked, your facts are correct and your opinions [and photographs] reflect well on you.
If you’re representing your organisation at a meeting, conference or other event, whether with colleagues new to you, other companies, the public or the press, be sure that today people will Google you to find out about you and will expect you to have a presence. Is your internet presence – or lack of – sending out the right message?
After a fortnight of saturation coverage on every BBC channel, the plot made no sense and despite show-runner and writer Steven Moffat’s oft-quoted dislike of plots that are too ‘timey-wimey’, the 50th Anniversary secial was a bit… ‘timey-wimey.’
With Tennant and Smith sliding into self-parody, gravelly John Hurt, as the ‘missing’ Doctor (more like the Old Man of the Sea), acted everyone else off the screen, while Billy Piper popped up as the embodiment of sentient Ultimate Weapon (a true blonde bomshell?) to save the day.
After nine years of hints at the Fall of Arcadia and the end of the Time War, a dizzying construction of time-rifts, wormholes, time-locks and downright whatever-cheats-Moffat-needs-to-get-to-the-end made Day of the Doctor pretty well unintelligible to even the die-hard fans. Continue reading
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Speaking well in public is a vital business and personal skill that can enhance your professional and social standing – and yet people can be more nervous of public speaking than of spiders and death
The ancient Greeks, of course, had a word for the fear of public speaking – glossophobia, or ‘tongue terror’. Continue reading
Veteran director Clint Eastwood’s earnest biopic of FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover chooses to gloss over the corruption, illegality and blackmail in favour of a pitiful and unfulfilled gay love story, underpinned by a romantic score.
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Aviator, Body of Lies) produces yet another remarkable performance, both as the driven young Hoover and the prosthetics-laden bitter old man. The trouble is, neither he nor Eastwood can help themselves but make one of the twentieth century’s most vilified men into a hopeless romantic lead. Tip-toeing around Hoover’s homosexuality, cross-dressing and ego-mania, we’re asked to excuse his paranoia and lies as merely brilliant Walter Mitty delusions all in the name of patriotism.
How they think they can white-wash Hoover’s illegal detentions, deportations and wire-taps in the current debate over constitutional rights with that delicate piano love theme is beyond me. Sorry gentlemen, it won’t wash. Continue reading
Smith-Family Robinson meets Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island, all done with M. Knight Shame-About-the-Last-One’s heavy handed symbolism; a sci-fi fable that has divided opinion.
Polluted Earth. Exodus. Space colony. Alien Invasion. Blind aliens, but they can smell fear!
Tough space ranger. Headstrong teenage son. Broken relationship. Spaceship crash! Earth. Alien on the loose!
With this little subtlety, you know something’s wrong when Smith Snr. is a character called Cypher Raige and Smith Jnr. sees dead people… Continue reading
The pocket dynamo with the big voice is back – with a traditional Christmas album that is firmly middle-of-the-road commercial and utterly disposable come Boxing Day-eve. With each wall of sound intro with big drums and sleigh bells, you just think “wrapped in Phil Spector,” with no cliché left unturned. Bah, humbug.
For example, on opening track Wrapped in Red, the intro is lifted straight from Frosty the Snowman. It’s a big mid-tempo ballad of Clarkson’s usual recipe of loneliness and despair. Just what you want for the festive season. Continue reading