Monday, February 09, 2015
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
It’s easy to just hit the reply-all button. Perhaps a little more thought might make our email just a tad bit more manageable. Perhaps a flow chart would help? Big thanks to Val Head (@vlh) for helping me spiff up this flowchart that might help you decide if you really need to reply all?
When should you Big R or Little R? Reply All or not? Here's a flowchart you should reply with the next time you're stuck in a Reply-All pile of ... :/
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
George R.R. Martin, whose A Song of Ice and Fire novels are the basis for Game of Thrones, is currently writing a companion guide to the books, called A World of Ice and Fire. He’s recently published an extract of this guide on his blog, chronicling the history of the Targaryen invasion of Westeros, which took place several hundred years before the events of the books and the show.
It’s got some badass dragon art, too. You can see Aegon the Conqueror standing astride his dragon mount, Balerion, the “Black Dread.” Turns out these dragons get really freaking big.
But seeing this picture got us thinking. Just how big is this dragon, and how does this bode for Daenerys’s own dragons? And how does it measure up to other famous fictional fire-breathers?
Here’s how we figured it out.
Smaug isn't the biggest!... :(
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Obviously we all want to win the Iron Throne, but who wants to go through the trouble of actually winning it? All the subterfuge, murder, scheming, murder, manipulation, dragons, murder, and murder. Over on Mental Floss, they’ve taken steps to streamline the Throne acquisition process by publishing a handy guide to building the Throne. They turned to a real swordsmith, Jack Powning, who created a detailed inforgraphic on the process.
...take about 700,000 hours, so you’ll need to start soon. First, forge each of swords. Feel free to refere to Powning’s site for tips. ...
... Check out more of Powning’s swordsmithing here, for further info on forging blades for gun and profit!
700,000 hours... wow. But it's the Iron Throne! Who wouldn't want one of these (well, except my wife... son... daughter... just about everyone at work... whatever ;)
Thursday, February 13, 2014
"The Security Realm - A Microsoft Map of the Known World" (Here Be Dragons...and one really big jpg)
The Security Realm: A Microsoft Map of the Known World
Date Published: 2/12/2014
The-Security-Realm-A-Microsoft-Map-of-the-Known-World.jpg, 103.3 MB
This is a Microsoft map infographic released at Black Hat 2013, that illustrates the various Microsoft security programs working to protect customers and their computer systems.
Kind of cute but wow, that's a JPG...
Thursday, February 06, 2014
They're like peas in a pinche pod: Sriracha and Tapatío hot sauces. Vietnamese and Mexican. The Orange County future. But while the Sriracha story is well-known, the Tapatío tale is mostly a mystery, namely because the founding family likes it that way, preferring to stay away from the maddening crowds and concentrate on their product at their super-secret Vernon location.
Luckily, I was able to secure an interview with the Tapatío family for my Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, and found many fascinating facts about them that the general public doesn't know. And here we go...and, yes: the banner says 10 things, but we're throwing in an extra fact just for the hell of it!
Funny how this comes full circle, I see it on Daily Infographic and in the find out it's from a local'ish (okay, a couple county's over, but close enough, it's all SoCal! ;) newspaper. Also that I'm looking at our big bottle of Tapatio right now... :)
Monday, February 03, 2014
All stuff you've heard before, but with a tongue-in-cheek view. Comes to us from http://www.git-tower.com
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Silly me. I’ve been waiting all my life for a Jedi Master to show up and teach me how to build a lightsaber. Turns out all I needed was this infographic from electronics supplier Newark. Well, it will build you a lightsaber replica, not an actual lightsaber, but it is still awesome.
So maybe it's not a real real lightsaber, but close enough for me...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
My new roommate is an Austin-area firefighter. I feel really safe knowing that I’ll be living with someone who knows about fire safety, and basic EMT skills. One lazy evening I started asking him about what it took to become a firefighter and was very surprised with how long and competitive the process is! It takes an extraordinary person to become part of a fire academy. ...
Can you thank our firefighters enough? Not, sure, but we can try... :)
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
While English is my first language–and only fluent language–I sometimes have a hard time with its grammar, and I know I’m not the only one. I was an English major, and have only been out of school a few months now, but at times I can feel my basic grammar skills slipping away from me. Adjectives and tenses of words I have down pat, but some of the other English concepts mentioned in today’s graphic have become almost forgotten. (Spelling has started to get away from me too…thank goodness for spell check!)
I can hear you all already, "Oh yeah Greg, you SO need this..." I say this with all due respect, um shut? (Or was it, "byte me"... hummmm... yeah... LOL ;)
Anyway, I thought this a great 1,000 words kind of thing (and yeah, some I need... again, um... shut up?)
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
Zoom into details, download and print them in order to teach, share and explain Windows Azure to your peers.
Most of these posters and all future posters will link to deeper technical content through the mobile tags for a more complete set of information.
These technical posters and infographics are excellent for learning and training. Zoom into details, download, or print (26X30"/66.04X99.06cm). Most of these posters and all future posters will link to deeper technical content through the mobile tags for a more complete set of information.
An overview of Windows Azure features, services, and common uses.
Scaling an application using Cloud Services, including designing, deploying, and tuning.
The workflow for Media Services, from media creation through consumption.
Common scenarios for Infrastructure Services.
The MS integration platform, including enterprise integration with the cloud.
The features for gaming, including data, computing, authentication, and media.
Features and capabilities, including storage, authentication, push notifications, and custom server-side code.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Are you a dev pro who dabbles in IT? If so and you’re not building up your virtualization skills, what’s holding you back? It’s possible you’re not sure where to begin your training, and if that’s the case, we’re here to help.
If you haven’t heard, we recently acquired TrainSignal, the leading provider of IT training online. Over the next few months, we’re working to get TrainSignal’s entire library in our platform, so you’ll have access to more training at the same low price, including the virtualization courses below.
Save this infographic for when you’re ready to start training!
The best part, IMHO, is the roadmap at the bottom...
Monday, September 24, 2012
This is the infographic you're looking for... A Star Wars Infographic/Flowchart for every episode and more
If you can’t get enough of Star Wars lore, this minimalist set of infographics details major characters, conflicts, and alliances in the Star Wars universe.
Courtesy of designer Marc Morera, the series of Star Wars infographics give a quick summary, presents all the major players in the movies, and connects all the players and events via flowchart. Hit up the link below to see all of them in their high-resolution glory.
How is that not awesome?
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
What I thought neat, besides that coming from a disaster preparedness store, were the little notes jotted on it, like;
Thursday, June 28, 2012
If you’re unsure of how to read the Duffel Blog (many of our recent commenters are), we’ve made this handy infographic to help you with the reading workflow of the site. Enjoy, and hope you’ll share this with friends.
My son turned me onto The Duffel Blog a few months ago and it doesn't disappoint. Now if you've not military or prior military this blog will probably not make much sense to you, nor will you likely find the humor/satire funny, but if you are military/prior you get its humor right away... And this infographic is a case-in-point.
That said, bloggers might also get a kick out of this infographic too...
"Much of the time infographics just “dumb down” a topic but infographics that combine visual clarity with interactivity can put meat on a subject. That’s the case with an infographic on personal email management created by Simply Business, an insurance website in the United Kingdom.
The infographic is designed to help people tackle the biggest problems they have with email. Although simply designed compared to many infographics—it looks like a “bubble” chart—the offering contains links to a intriguing array of information on email management.
At the center of the chart is the nut of its substance: “What’s your biggest problem with email?”
From there, the chart branches out to five key problem areas..."
Click image to open interactive version (via Simply Business).
While sponsored/drive clicks to our site/not related to our core business infographics like this are starting to bug me a little, I liked the content on this one and knowing people who have problems managing their email...
One thing to know is that the referenced tools//utilities are GMail focused, but the information bubbles are generic enough to provide some time tips.