Video – David Allen – Introduction to GTD

David Allen describes his GTD methodology. I think he is a funny guy!
Duration: 45 minutes approx

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Video – Blue’toothed’ conversation

A funny advertisement with a techno twist to the comedy of errors.

Video – Linemen vs Mouse Pointer

Quite a creative and funny video with some great Flash animation. 

Joshua Bell plays his $3.5mn violin to subway rush-hour

Joshua Bell is a gifted violinist, a recent recipient of $75,000 Avery Fisher prize. He performed incognito in a D.C. subway as an experiment. What do you think might have happenned?

I came across this story at the Freakonomics blog. The original article was published in The Washigton Post, an engrossing read about the 43 minutes of Joshua’s performance. It also has a video of the entire subway performance which, unfortunately, I could not view due to bandwidth constraints.

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Canon by some amazing guitarists (video)

Cannon in D is a composition for three violins with a bass accompaniment by Johann Pachelbel. I found some great renditions of this composition by some guitarists on YouTube.

Stefan Helander is a Canon fan and has put the following on his site.

What does Canon mean then? Well not Cannon as many misinterpret it. Canon (or Kanon) is when a piece of music is imitated and repeated. First one instrument or vocal starts with a piece of the melody. Then after a number of tones, a second instrument or vocal starts to repeat, or imitate, the first one, playing the exact same tones, but with a time delay. More instruments or vocals may fill in depending on the composers wishes.

Stefan has got some user submitted Canon renditions on his site’s files section, as has Ray Hutchings, another guy with a liking for the composition.

Coming back to YouTube, the first one is plyed (sic) by funtwo. This particular video triggered my interest in Canon and made me look for some more videos and information.

Although funtwo has great technique in the above video, the performance by JerryC below induces some soul in it. Also, JerryC is the one who composed the background track. The back track is available for download at JerryC’s unofficial website.

The last video is of Canon by Trace Bundy. I was fascinated by the way he handled his guitar for this piece.

If you want to know more about JerryC and funtwo then you might want to read this article. As I leave you to enjoy Canon, here is a CollegeHumor video link where Rob Paravonian explains why he hates this particular piece of classical music!

Web 2.0 explained (video)

Two wonderful videos about the Web 2.0 and how it is different from the Web as we know it.

The first video is already very popular at YouTube. The creator of this video is Michael Wesch (Phd), an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State Univerity. If you are wondering what is a Cultural Anthropology professor doing making technical videos then check out an interview with him here. For more videos from Michael, check his YouTube profile here.

Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us – by Michael Wesch

The second video is by Jeff Utecht, an elementary school teacher with a technical bent of mind. For more of his videos, go to his profile at YouTube here.

Web 2.0 – by Jeff Utecht

View this emotional and motivational video

The father and son duo of Dick Hoyt and Rick Hoyt participate in Triathlons as ‘Team Hoyt‘. What makes the team special is that Rick is physically challenged and his father Dick pushes him in a wheelchair as they run. See this wonderful video about the never-say-die attitude of Hoyt’s. The soundtrack is I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me.

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