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Latest Update: linking to a step by step guide on how to change the strings.
A collection of tips for those keen strummers out there.
- Guitar Noise think they have the Best Way to Learn Guitar. They mix in real music notation along with the tab, which I always find a little offputting, and there doesn’t seem to be much on scales, but there are some very good lessons in the form of learning actual songs. If you want to be able to play a song or two reasonably quickly, or you’re more interested in rhythm guitar than lead, there’s plenty here. (Via Lifehacker, and as usual, there’s more tips from their readers in the comments.)
Latest Update: A link to Merlin Mann’s various presentation tips.
Giving a presentation can be a great way to use a bit more creativity at work than you might usually be able to do – or it can be a chance to drone on at the front of a room full of people, reading from the slides on the screen, that they’ve just read slightly ahead of you.
It’s been another sod of a week, with most of it being spent wondering what the hell was really going on with my mum. As she told me more about her operation and what tests were being done, I just wanted to ditch everything, get up there and hug her for as long as I could as hard as I could. Under the circumstances, however, that would have been a very bad idea indeed.
So instead I stayed down here and fretted myself silly. The test results were due back on Thursday, but Mum didn’t manage to wrestle them out of the hospital until yesterday, and it was good news. Yes, there was cancer there, but they’ve got it all, and that should be the end of that pending a scan and another bloody big op to reverse what they did to her the other week.
It’s the kibble. It’s notoriously high in Syns you know.
I have been fascinated with the Paperblanks range of notebooks ever since Simon at Cult Pens sent me a copy of their catalogue a couple of years ago. Their notebooks are made to stand out in a crowd – with lush, colourful covers and bindings that set them apart from the usual spiral or case bound offerings.
Latest Update: Added the Metal Ruler Magnetic Board.
No money to buy furniture? Or just love the ‘dodgy student bedsit’ look? When I was a student, I had a sofa built from pallets, with sleeping bags and cheap cushions for padding – it worked surprisingly well, and could even double up as a spare bed when needed. There’s a bit more thought gone into some of these…
I think it’s pretty fair to say that Slimming World wasn’t a priority for me for the first half of the week. Spending good, long times fretting over my mum’s op took top priority certainly on Tuesday and Wednesday. By Thursday, when she was recovering nicely from her surgery and things had settled down a bit, I decided it was time to devote some thought to the plan. While I had no control over what Mum was going through, I could control the plan and I knew that she’d kill me if she thought that what she was going through had caused me to fall off the wagon.
It’s about time our Sweeney starred in her first lolcat pic: