Last week I was with a brilliant acupuncturist and he asked me to smile while he was working with me. He explained me that the movement of the muscules in my face sent information to the brain and that smiling is interpreted as something nice by the brain… in consequence, if I smile during the sessions I could get better results.
I don’t know if the idea has a real scientific foundation, but I liked the idea just as an argument to face the next year with my best attitude, thus I’ve made a video that I wanted to share. Hope you like it and have a happy 2013!
I have been wondering some ideas around laptop backpacks and how should it be my favorite one and suddenly I was enjoying some “sketches thinking” moments.
Improve known-by-me laptop backpacks following four simple steps:
Requirements (missed features)
Prioritization of features (added value v/s effort required) in a discrete scale from 1 to 3
Sketching some ideas as partial solutions
Sketch a final proposal
Effort required to solve it
Velcro is not my best friend, particularly in winter. The Velcro that holds the laptop sometimes is hooked on other things while I take the computer from the backpack (i.e. knitted things like scarves).
I just don’t want to have one backpack for each laptop, a flexible pocket to have a couple of inches of difference covered would be nice.
The backpack should be loose in the floor without risk of damaging the computer that is inside.
A pocket or a specific area for the battery charger and the mouse is always welcome.
The bag should have just the right size, not too big neither too small and it should be fold, so it won’t occupy the entire closet space.
IDs 1 and 2 of the table are highlighted because they mean a relevant level of improvement with a low proportion of cost/effort (coefficient 2)
“Supongamos que cada mañana te encuentras 1.440 euros. Sin hacer nada para ganarlos. Puedes regalarlos, gastarlos, divertirte con ellos o quemarlos. Pero los que no uses, al final del día, desaparecerán. Así funciona la vida. La diferencia es que lo que te encuentras cada mañana no son 1.440 euros. Son 1.440 minutos. Piensa bien qué vas a hacer con ellos.”
Sin barba y con más pelo, Joan nos visita y le sorprendemos con revistas de fotografía por su pasado cumpleaños. A cambio nos regala su imagen y yo, medio de soslayo por no arriesgarme a su negativa, virtualizo su foto para no olvidar el sublime evento. Habéis visto Buffalo 66?
Life’s hard enough sometimes, for all of us. By these days, there’ve beeen moments when feelling tired about the absence of tolerance and the egoism, I’ve said: One of my main purposes for the new year will be to be more….more open-mind, more generous with my space. I’m strongly convinced that the “good mood” is contagious and that the butterfly effect exists…I won’t let myself forget this, so let’s be friendly for a happy new year.