Shonda Rhimes’ Ted Talk

I’m a huge Shonda Rhimes fan. Shonda Rhimes is the new Oprah. She’s a great writer, inspirational speaker and her story is one that will leave you in awe. Yes, she’s also super successful; but, she’s also a very real and down to earth person. I feel like if know her personally – can you tell? I’ve read her book, “Year of Yes” once and I’m planning to read it again, very soon! I follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. I try to read everything she writes. I ♥ Shonda.

Shonda recently released a Ted talk that I highly suggest you listen to – on your commute to work, while you brush your teeth, wash dishes or whatever mundane task you have next on your schedule.  Listen and enjoy.

Work doesn’t work without play. I said yes to less work and more play and somehow I still run my world. My brain is still global, my campfire still burns.


10 Time Saving Tech Tips

techtipsI’ve told you this story once before but before I share the contents of today’s post I want to tell it again (for fun). Early in my career while playing a game of Taboo on a work outing, one of my co-workers, also a software engineer, started his turn to have us all guess a word. He grabbed his card, looked at all of us and said the following, “Control V.” That’s it. That was his clue. Do you know the answer? We all immediately guessed the correct answer – Paste – as in the keyboard shortcut to insert text you previously copied (using Control C). After that we moved on to the next clue, without even giving what had just happened a moment’s thought!

Tech columnist David Pogue shared 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users in a TED talk. Yes, this is how computer / software / techies think – all the time! What’s the SIMPLEST EASIEST way to get something done without exerting any extra energy or motion. I’m laughing out load at this very moment (literally). While you’re at it, take a look at my own personal list, Tech 101, and enjoy the rest of your day!