How I use ToodleDo for capturing and doing tasks

ToodleDoToodleDo is a powerful task list management system. It can be used in a desktop web browser, smart phone web browser or using the  iOS or Android app.

I have been using ToodleDo on my iPhone, home computer and office computer for the last three years. ToodleDo is my trusted system for capturing tasks, planning my projects and getting things done.

In this article I will show how I capture an item to do,  review the action list for today (the Hot-list) and marking a task as completed.

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How I thought about photography nearly 20 years ago

Here is an essay I wrote in May 1996 about my interest in photography. Photographs back then were taken on film and developed and printed in photo laboratories or in my darkroom. 

I trace my interest in being creative to the time I started photography. At school when I was 16 years old, I borrowed some darkroom equipment (enlarger, developing tank and trays) so I could process my own black and white films. At school I was very much a Maths and Science person, and detested studying English.   However, Photography is an activity I have enjoyed since I was ten years old.

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Interstellar – the search for new worlds

InterstellarIn late December 2014 I saw the movie Interstellar on the big screen in the Event Cinema, George Street, Sydney.   I sat in the third row so I could get the maximum effect of the big picture and sound.

I enjoyed the film very much and there were so many aspects that gave me deep satisfaction –  sending my imagination into outer space, exploring the universe, thinking about  human survival and what it means to be human.

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Happy New Year!

sheepHappy New Year!    This is my first blog post for 2015. I am planning to write more frequently with a goal of one post each week.

The Japanese have a tradition of sending nengajo  – New Year cards (年賀状) to family and friends. These cards include a brief update of what has been happening in the previous 12 months and may include a family picture.

My wife and I spent New Year in Japan at the end of 1999 and I enjoyed the many traditions of that time of the year : the special meal on New Years Day and visiting a shrine at Dazaifu.

The Japanese used to follow the lunar year, similar to Chinese with the 12 year zodiac cycle.

2015 is the Year of the Sheep, sometimes known as the Year of the Ram or Year of the Goat.

Year of the Sheep

Skilled Learners do these 25 things

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Photo by Jiji Lee https://www.flickr.com/photos/67769573@N00/

Skilled learners do the following:

1. Think about their own learning
2. Ask more questions
3. Are process-oriented
4. Can often find their own way, without guidance
5. Always keep the big picture in mind
6. Frequently try new things
7. Make mistakes work for them, not against them
8. Are interested in improving their memory
9. Keep learning
10. Process the same concept in multiple ways
11. Teach others
12. Use previous learning to promote new learning
13. Can turn knowledge into competence
14. Look up answers rather than struggle to remember
15. Are good observers
16. Use testing to boost their own learning
17. Cultivate curiosity
18. Work to understand
19. Know how to live with uncertainty
20. Make knowledge their own
21. Appreciate different perspectives
22. Share what they’ve learned
23. Can explain what they know in ways that make sense to others
24. Have clear objectives
25. Gather information from a variety of sources

Summarised from this article on opencolleges.edu.au

My Life with Movies – a digital story

My life with MoviesThis is the video I submitted as my project for the Digital Storytelling online course from the University of Houston.

This story shows how technology has affected the way I have watched and enjoyed movies. This includes cinema, television, VCR, DVD, computers, internet and now iPad.   As technology develops how will the experience of watching movies change and affect the relationship with film?

Watch the video and see for yourself. The duration is 5’33” and you can read the transcript later i n the article.

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