Find a Presentation on Any Topic

This is a cool presentation sharing website and potentially a valuable source of information.

Kind of like YouTube, this shares presentation slides.

You can type in keywords for just about any topic you can think of and it will return a list of presentations on that topic.

Find presentations on anything from Writing for the Web to Twitter and Facebook to Corvettes.

You only get the presentation with the guest access, but if you sign up for a free account you can download the actual file, which could include speaker's notes as well if they were uploaded with it.

Of course the usual disclaimer for all web content is that any information has to be taken with a grain of salt and should be validated. Also, attribution should be given if any information or images are taken.

Crap In; Crap Out

Again Gerry McGovern points out that content management should be about professionally managing web content, not about the content management software:
What do you get when you personalize crap content? Personalized
crap content. What do you get when you distribute publishing
rights to people who can't write, don't care about what they
write, think metadata is a country bordering Outer Mongolia, and
will never, ever review or remove what they publish? You get the
website you deserve.
"I don't want to waste 30 minutes observing someone," Gerry quotes one engineer who participated in a workshop explaining the essential need to understand your customers by observing their behavior.

If this engineer were to waste 30 minutes observing his audience he would save 10 to 100 times that by not having to go back and fix what he should have done the first time.


Snakes on a Plane

For real this time.

Four baby pythons escaped from a container aboard a passenger plane in Australia. And when the snakes, which can grow to one metre long, weren't found the plane was fumigated and went right on flying the friendly skys - with passengers.

Have you seen the movie? Who knows how long it would take for those four snakes to multiply and overrun the plane.

You could end up like this guy.

Gives me the willys.

WILB Makes Me More Productive

WILB (or workplace Internet leisure browsing, for those acronym adverse) allows your mind to rest and makes you a more productive employee. Browsing in moderation, of course.

This is the finding from a study in Australia. Good news, eh?

"Firms spend millions on software to block their employees from watching videos, using social networking sites or shopping online under the pretence that it costs millions in lost productivity. That's not always the case."

More Than Meets The Eye

Here's an advance intro to the Autobots and Decepticons to appear in the upcoming Transformers movie: Revenge of The Fallen.

A couple of the bad guys...

"The spy"

"The Doc"

Check out the story to read more about some of the new 'bots.