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Your Daily Dose of Inspiration

Here’s a simple little activity that can have a large effect on your ability to come up with ideas and be creative.

You probably have a routine for starting your day.  Add the webpage below and a few minutes to that routine and notice the difference it makes. Continue reading ‘Your Daily Dose of Inspiration’

Half a Month without Slashdot or Engadget

I posed a challenge at the end of last month on my other website (CreativityGames.net) that you give up your regular news sites for a month and use the time saved to ponder things and increase your creative potential. Of course,  if I was going to pose the challenge,  then I was bound to take it up myself.  I am now half way through the month and here are my observations,  revelations and wanderings.

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10 Funky Things to do with a Random Word Generator

A random word generator is a very funky and versatile tool.  Here are a sample of 10 things you could do with one.   No doubt you can think of many more. Continue reading ’10 Funky Things to do with a Random Word Generator’

5 Simple Games to Develop Creativity and Problem Solving Ability

The following word games are a fun and simple way to develop creativity and problem solving ability.

Strong problem solving ability is important for many professions.  It is a skill however that is somewhat lacking in today’s education systems.  It is easy to incorporate into your classes and the plan below is an effective way to do just that.

Plan of Attack

A solid foundation in problem solving is created through a set of strategies that should become second nature to students.  We can develop this through simple games to promote creativity.  Begin each of your classes with a simple word game and use it to illustrate an important strategy.
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Creating tools that people will use

A new tool or gizmo is purchased.  You are eagerly anticipating what it will do for you and how it will make your life better.  After a few weeks though the magic wears off and you find yourself using it less and less.  This is a common scenario.  While there is no silver bullet that can alleviate this we can understand it which will lead to better decisions.

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Bug in WordPress Search

I was intrigued as to how the WordPress Search feature worked and thought I would do some investigating.  In doing so I’ve stumbled across this interesting quirk.  It’s very easy to replicate.

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100 Steps to Greatness – Build a Sand Sculpture

Second week of the meahq.com 100 Steps to Greatness challenge and this week we’re going to craft a sand sculpture.  Highlights of the day included becoming part of the sculpture myself and seeing a bunch of kids destroy it later.

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100 Steps to Greatness – The first week

Well this has been the first week of my challenge and I thought I’d dive in the deep end.  One of the challenges is to start a group or club and this is something that is going to take more than a single week to do.  But I have started and last week involved some research,  some organising and some promoting.

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100 Steps to Greatness – The Challenge begins

Join me in my quest to tick off all of the 100 Steps to Greatness,  1 week at a time.  The gauntlet has been laid down,  I have accepted the challenge,  do you have the unstoppable drive,  the stubborn motivation and the insurmountable greatness to do similar?

(Or you can just be lazy and read here about my epic adventure)

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My kinda uninformed stab at predicting Browser Trends

I’ve been developing some stuff for the web lately and right now I feel a bit like this (ok,  it wasn’t really that bad).  Anyways,  it got me thinking about browsers and their trends.  Firefox seems to be picking up.  Apple is putting a lot of effort into Safari.  Google is doing great things with Chrome.  MS has released IE8 which I suppose is kinda in the same league but from what I’ve heard is still losing ground to the others.  So I thought I would check out some of the stats over at Net Applications.  I found it quite intruiging.  So I thought I would go and make some wild predictions. Continue reading ‘My kinda uninformed stab at predicting Browser Trends’