Powerpoint Psychology

I’ve read, heard and seen many good presentation and article on methodologies in making excellent presentations using PowerPoint or Keynote. I just read this blog post which does a really good job summarizing most of what I’ve heard and adds some insight into common pitfalls and rational in the creation of a presentation.

There is one thing I should add that I heard in a presentation on creating good presentations. Create your presentation with everything you want in it and then replace as much text as possible with a picture, illustration or single words.

Anagrams

Here is another really cool item I received in the e-mail. I’d sure hate to play the author at Scrabble.

DORMITORY:
When you rearrange the letters:
DIRTY ROOM

PRESBYTERIAN:
When you rearrange the letters:
BEST IN PRAYER

ASTRONOMER:
When you rearrange the letters:
MOON STARER

DESPERATION:
When you rearrange the letters:
A ROPE ENDS IT

THE EYES:
When you rearrange the letters:
THEY SEE

GEORGE BUSH:
When you rearrange the letters:
HE BUGS GORE

THE MORSE CODE:
When you rearrange the letters:
HERE COME DOTS

SLOT MACHINES:
When you rearrange the letters:
CASH LOST IN ME

ANIMOSITY:
When you rearrange the letters:
IS NO AMITY

ELECTION RESULTS:
When you rearrange the letters:
LIES – LET’S RECOUNT

SNOOZE ALARMS:
When you rearrange the letters:
ALAS! NO MORE Z ‘S
A DECIMAL POINT:
When you rearrange the letters:
IM A DOT IN PLACE

THE EARTHQUAKES:
When you rearrange the letters:
THAT QUEER SHAKE

ELEVEN PLUS TWO:
When you rearrange the letters:
TWELVE PLUS ONE

MOTHER-IN-LAW:
When you rearrange the letters:
WOMAN HITLER

Yep! Someone with waaaaaaaaaaay too much time on their hands! (Probably a son-in-law)

I couldn’t help adding the following –
SON-IN-LAW:
A Slow Inn

To have some fun on your own, check-out this answer at google answers describing anagram generators on the web. No, I didn’t use one creating mine.

iCal Events

One thing I really like about OS X is iCal. However, it is one thing I also really dislike. It takes much to long to open, especially considering my new computer, when I just want to check one event. Well, now I like iCal much more since all I have to do is look at iCal Events — a nice Dashboard Widget I just discovered. Take a look at it, I’m sure you’ll like it as much as I do.