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How to get kids off mobile screens - application of inventive methodology - 1

Murali Loganathan is a guest blogger on my website. Murali and I have been working on this project for a few weeks now with two objectives in mind-

  1. Learn ARIZ
  2. To solve the “kids spending too much time with the mobile” problem.

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How To Get Your Own Spanking New Cloud

Friday evening, end of the day. Chaos reigned my house. My seven year old waited for me to get off my computer for him to watch his favourite cartoons. He nudged my shoulder and indicated the time for me to get off my rear. After the nudge, I admit it, I did feel his jab in my rib cage a second or two later. But one tends to ignore these things with age and experience.

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How I Re-setup My Blog and Website using Hugo, Github and a Green Screen

My Website and Blog Wordpress.com and self-hosted wordpress.org are very nice and easy to setup. I helped my wife aladybird setup her travelog website - funderfulworld.com on a self-hosted wordpress.org installation. However, there is a big problem that I faced when it came to Wordpress installations. They are CPU hungry. If you are paying for the hosting then there sure is no problem, since you get unlimited CPU time. However, if you are a cheapy like me, then the free hosting sites scowl at you thrice and throw you out like an uninvited guest.

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Gazing into the Crystal Ball using TRIZ technology trends

3 innovation facilitators - Murali Loganathan, Prakasan Kappoth and Bala Ramadurai discuss about the laws of technology evolution. http://trizindia.org/profiles/blogs/8-triz-evolution-trends-applied-to-mobile This is the link to the original blog post of the podcast. Also check out this link to the Corning Gorilla Glass story - http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/09/ff-corning-gorilla-glass/3/ Listen to the podcast here _Image Courtesy: http://cdnimg.visualizeus.com/thumbs/40/6f/art,ball,black,and,white,crystal,light,planet-406f5e2182df35968727c56552e97dc6_h.jpg_

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Dropbox, Sugarsync, SkyDrive, Google Drive - Build a Cloud Nest!!

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I have been looking around for suggestions and tools on syncing google drive and dropbox. SkyDrive offers 25GB, so I thought, why the hassle of maintaining so many of these. The problem statement is that of - How can I have just one copy of my files, but have so many services backing up my files. Right now, all I have is about 5GB of stuff…

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Dropbox for Nokia - Simplify your Nokia Life!

After several weeks of search for a decent app for Dropbox (storage for the cloud) on my outdated, outclassed, neglected Symbian Nokia E52 smartphone (Yes, fellas, it is a smartphone, even though it doesn’t have Android or iOS on it), I hit upon the right solution. Ok, let me backtrack a bit and describe to you my system of storage and how I want to carry my world with me- Here it is. What I have now is my “smartphone” doubling up as my USB device, since I thought that if I had a reliable Nokia Dropbox app, that would make syncing a breeze.

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Ths r fw f my fvrt smthngs!

Smthngs r gd

I came across this wonderful personal productivity software called smthngs. What struck me as something very exotic is the minimalist design. Black and white and as promised, no manual needed to work with the software.

This software is based on getting things done (GTD) principles. Smthngs has most of the features that other websites like remember the milk (rmilk.com).

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