Friday, 16 December 2011
Reflection of What I Gained From the Training the Trainer Course
Thursday, 15 December 2011
Tweaking my blog and websites
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Review: Samsung Galaxy Note (ICT)
My major gripe with the Dell Streak was the camera shutter speed. It was way to slow. I tried finding a software fix, but no joy. The pictures where poor, and the video quality poor also.
The Galaxy Note is great for blogging on the go, take a picture, write my blog entry and upload.
Same for youtube videos. Just need to play with the on board video editing software some more, then I'll be able to do the lot on the Galaxy Note.
Here's one of the first videos I took on a very cold Dec 2011 morning
Here are some pictures taken on the same day- (ones dated 2011.12.03)
As for the pen usage, I think I'll watch a few youtube videos on how people are using their Galaxy Notes for some inspiration.
To conclude I love it, and it's outdone the Dell Streak by a country mile.
Hopefully I'll update at a later date on how it gets on with what I throw at it.
Monday, 5 December 2011
Review: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey (book)
This is a great book to start your self development journey. I say this as it sets a very clear structure on deciding what it is you need to work on, and then the techniques.
The first 3 habits are to make you independent. The next 3 make you work effectively as a team player, and the 7th is to keep you growing.
The reason I prefer this as a starting place, and also as a annual / bi-annual redesign is that fact that while allot of books/ media in the self development world just attempt to hype you with motivating stories etc. This is a very logical and systematic way of designing a productive/ effective life.
Note: I said life, not just business or profession. As getting ones life in order and having a fulfilling balanced life is very important, something this book also covers.
I have brought this book as a gift for my brother, sister, wife and anyone I mentor.
Badshah Rating: 5/5
Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey in Amazon.co.uk
My Review of 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey in Amazon.co.uk
Connecting with Others in Regards to Personal Development
From what I could feel from the conversation Tony A has been bitten by the personal development bug. So I recommended to him a great book - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Discovering the inner 'why' and then articulating to others from this 'why'
After out discussion on discovering the inner 'why' and then articulating to others from this 'why' when we talk to encourage people of smiler motivations to co work with. I thought you'd find the following videos of some use.
Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do, and how we can do it better
Next one is not really on the why, but on motivating people via rewarding them with autonomy.
Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation
Friday, 30 September 2011
Using Technology to facilitate learning
His website is here - http://www.khanacademy.org/ awesome stuff. Is that Bill Gates interviewing Salman in the end???
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Taking a proper lunch break
I love getting away from my desk at work, heating up my packed lunch (lovingly packed by Mrs Bad) getting a coffe and sitting anywhere away from my office. Today I was based in Startford Town Hall. As my lasangnia was heating up I looked out of the and noticed the courtyard bathed in midday sun. I grabbed my food and a cup of coffe and sat out. Mobile phone switched off, just enjoying a real break.
Just as I finish eating a biker is standing over me (Shoei helmet in hand). It happens to be a senior manager from the main building. We sit, chat and enjoy the sun, and the court yard.
Two discoveries. Fist, the court yard itself. It traps the suns heat really well and a great place away from the hustle and bustle of central startford. It's open to the public and they have a cafe their if you'd want a cuppa, quick bite, hot food. I've yet to try their food so can't comment on how the food is.
Secound, the senior manager is a real hands on foody. He's raised and slaughtered his own chickens. We covered topics from automatic irrigation systems to breads of chickens.
Conclusion, try new things and places. You never know it may bring you new friends and new favourite places. To actively push our edges is an excellent way grow , learn and connect.
Note to self: Book next chat and meal with the senior manager in the Malaysian restruant in Westfield Stratford.
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Fire Warden Training
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Application & Interview training (1 day)
1. A one page C.V. Time is money, and recruiters don't have the patients for 6 pagers
2. When answering a question use the STAR method. State the Situation, Task, Actions and Results. Most time on the last bit.
3. Be confident, if you can't be, then act confident by sitting upright and speaking SLOWER
|One of the slides from the training session|
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Android Applications I like to use
Alarm Clock Plus - Set the alarm, and when it goes off you have to correctly answer a maths question to snooze or switch off. You can set the difficulty to the required level.
ASTRO File Manager - Think windows explorer for your phone
Blogger-droid - for mobile blogging
Compass - Does what it says on the tin
DCSwitch - lets you switch off the data connection, saving your battery life
Tiny Flashlight + LED - Lets you control the LED to you as a torch
Handcent SMS - improves the txting experience
JuiceDefender - battery saver - tweeks settings to save battery life
InkPad Notepad - (for notes) - simple app to take notes
Lookout Mobile Security - Antvirus for your phone
MyPhoneMyRules - turns phone silent and switchs off vibrate by placing phone face down, along with selecting individual contacts to keep on silent.
RockPlayer Lite - for playing video
Tango Voice & Video Calls - think facetime (apple). It works over mobile data connection also.
Unified Remote - lets you control you PC. Mouse and keyboard functions present.
WhatsApp Messenger - free SMS via wifi/data
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Book Review by badshah.net: Islam in Victorian Britain: The Life and Times of Abdullah Quilliam by Ron Geaves PART 2
Quilliam was a true ambassador for Islam, actively lecturing on comparative religion and implementing within the laws of Britain an Islamic community, masjid, school, orphanage, even a portion in the grave yard for those who died with the 'truth'. Along with the equivalent of open days. The local community (regardless of religion) where invited to celebrate and eat at the Eid festivities with the Muslims. Providing breakfast for the poor Christian children on Christmas day is another act of charity and community building Quilliam not only orchestrated but in the majority of theses works heavily funded from his own pocket. He was the first point of contact from dock workers right up to the mayor on all matters concerning the Muslims in and around Liverpool.
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Book Review by badshah.net: Islam in Victorian Britain: The Life and Times of Abdullah Quilliam by Ron Geaves
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Easy Life of Hamza the Cat
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Google Reader Saves Time When Reading Blogs
You'll need a Google/ Gmail login, add away and manage your subscriptions via the option in the bottom left corner of the reader.
Some blog addresses to get you started on your subscriptions.
Google Reader can also be used to subscribe to news feeds & RSS feeds here's what Wiki states about Google Reader