"If you are not into envelope and letter folding you may wonder why one should go to the trouble of folding up an envelope when you could just buy one from a stationery store. Well, first off, it is the very nature of hobbies that they tend not to be entirely practical. In spite of that, hand folding letters and envelopes is one of those rare intersections of decoration and practicality, where paper folding produces the satisfaction of making something useful and novel."
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Michael Leddy shares twenty uses for a Post-it Note, especially for students:
1. Mark your place in a book. It seems so obvious, yet relatively few students seem to do it. When your professor picks up with the poem or short story or chapter of the day, you’ll be on the same page.
2. Mark the beginning and ending points for a reading assignment: immediate feedback on your progress.
3. Mark selected readings in an anthology.
18. Keep a Post-it on the refrigerator and jot down what you need from the supermarket.
19. When you go to the supermarket, remove the Post-it from the fridge and stick it on your wallet. At the store, stick the note to the handle of your cart and have both hands free for shopping. Toss the note when you leave the store.
My son clued me in to this video promotion of the Firefox web browser. I think he hates Internet Explorer as much as I do…
Do you feel the need to create the next computer game sensation? Check out this lengthy list of game creation resources.
Need to waste some time? Wikipedia has a list of online puzzles.
Find out who links to your website with Who Links To Me.
I have a good friend who keeps fish, and does a good job of it. But every fish owner may some day need to know How to Humanly (sic) Euthanize Your Fish.
A classic Canadian animation…
Over at Cool Tools, Ron Fuller and Kevin Kelly both recommend The Aviation Instructor's Handbook [PDF] as a model of how to teach: "It's really pretty good. Covers all kinds of pedagogical approaches, and is especially good for teaching material where both head and body skills are needed. Think of it as a general "Instructor's Handbook." Short of signing up for a teacher's degree, I haven't seen anything else as thorough, explicit, and succinct in how to teach teaching."
Are you just too, too happy? Help is at hand! Learn How to Sabotage Yourself: "This tutorial is designed specifically for self-loathers. Follow these instructions carefully to become extremely unhappy, poor, disrespected, lonely, and better yet, to hate yourself even more."
Incredible. On September 8, 1966, NBC-TV debuted a little show called Star Trek. No one, least of all its cast and crew, believed that it would have the longevity and impact it has had. Here's a sampling of what's happening in the world of Star Trek today:
- Wired has an interview with William Shatner, and Slice of Scifi has an interview with both William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.
- PlanetXpo features an essay by renowned science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke on his view of Star Trek and his friendship with series creator Gene Roddenberry.
- Memory Alpha is an online encyclopedia of all things Trek.
- Game publisher Bethesda Softworks is preparing to release Star Trek: Legacy, the first game to feature the voice talents of all five actors to have played the captains in the five Star Trek series.
- The universe of Star Trek finds new life (and new civilizations!) in fan-produced series such as Star Trek: New Voyages and Star Trek: Hidden Frontier.
- Wired has posted a photo gallery of Star Trek-related images.
My sons took karate classes for many years… but those classes were never like this…