I’ve always loved the book, but I have to say, the movie didn’t do it for me. Perhaps the Sci-Fi (or SyFy now) mini-series was better, but this one was just a bit confusing, even for someone who’s read the book. Too much had to hit the chopping floor, and I never felt like any of the characters were developed enough to truly care about. But, I guess in 1984 after Star Wars and it’s sequels have done so well, you figure, “Why not?”
My Daughter singing along
Every night before bed, I read a few stories to my daughter, and then we sing and pray. Last night, my daughter sang along with us. Not that she doesn’t sing (and talk) a lot anyway, but this is the first time she’s sung with us, and it made us smile.
We had a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis at work this week. It’s always fun to tackle these, though the Weaknesses and Threats can get uncomfortable at times. It made think about doing this for myself. Often we analyze businesses to see how they’re doing and how they can grow. Why can’t the same thing work for a person?
Can you translate?
I had to look over some accounting numbers at a meeting the other night. It’s times like that where I’m thankful for people who know what they’re doing with numbers. If the budget was up to me, it wouldn’t’ be pretty. This is why we do the budget together for our house.
I’ve had an Evernote account for a while, but I’m not always the best at using it. It’s a great system for capture thoughts and ideas, and I’m hoping to put it to get use collecting ideas for blogging, work, and life in general. The trick to using a system for ubiquitous capture, though, is that you have to discipline yourself to using it. So that’s one of my current projects. I wonder if I should record that in Evernote. Which reminds me that I should also mention…
I just signed up for an account to Springpad yesterday and I’ve been toying around with it. It’s too bad it doesn’t have a desktop app yet, but the new HTML5 based web app is pretty nice. For now, I can see myself using Evernote and Springpad: Evernote to capture ideas, take notes, or draft items and Springpad to keep tabs on wishlists and just create lists of the items I already own, to help me keep them organized. If you prefer one over the other, let me know which, and why, in the comments.