After having a coaster (drink) malfunction two weeks ago which led to an even bigger computer malfunction (my first ever water issue with a computer), I almost had another issue with the same coaster/glass combo today. Thankfully my office LEGOs came in good use and the elevated computer did not sustain any water damage. I highly recommend using LEGOs for multiple office needs:
- Pilings. Works well against flooding of all kinds (to help with today’s potential disaster)
- Reminder. I keep some Legos around to remind myself to keep it simple and keep it interesting.
- Platform. Cooling platform (Lego walls with spacing for air flow for my external drive that ran so hot it took the finish off my desk)
- Creativity. When I get overwhelmed, being able to have something fun to work/play with is always a nice way to take a break and get re-focused.
Here are some interesting links I have found in the last week or so.
- Hulu Most of you have heard of it, but if you have not checked it out yet – take a look. You will be impressed. No more excuses – just take a few minutes and check it out.
- Watchismo – I never realized how much I liked watches until I looked at their inventory. Check out their clocks too. Super cool!
- MapMyWalk Colby and I walk around 2 miles every day. This tool makes it easy to map out a new trek.
- Glassy Eyes Tired of paying an arm and a leg for glasses? Check out the online deals here.
- LEGO Club Magazine I love LEGOs – and yet never realized there was a magazine devoted to them (I should have known better).
OK – I seem to be on a LEGO kick so as soon as I saw this – I had to share. Check out the official LEGO business cards! I have been trying to come up with something cool for my own business cards. Not like I will ever come up with something as cool as that LEGO business card, but at least this has me thinking…
Thanks to a fellow Zelazny who commented on my recent LEGO post – I am going to spend my weekend creating my own LEGO set and you can too: ldd.lego.com. Within moments, I created a LEGO man with an oxygen tank, and placed some bricks to get the feel for it. How cool is this? *If you are wondering what is right in front of my LEGO guy – it is a metal arm. I thought I would reconstruct one of the final T2 scenes.
While looking through a pile of links this morning – I came across something really cool for LEGO lovers: I LEGO N.Y.
Personally I recently nailed up a LEGO board on my office wall so I could start adding pieces to make something fun and creative when I was either stressed out or stuck on something.
So far – I only have six pieces in place – but who knows – perhaps one day it will be something really cool. I have a huge mason jar on the shelf above my desk just waiting to be placed, a LEGO cooling system that I built that is between my Mac Mini and my 500 gig external drive (the LEGO cooling system promotes air flow), and a little LEGO man that stands on my Mac Mini to remind me not to take myself so seriously all the time.
Regardless – I absolutely love LEGOs and the I LEGO N.Y. post brought a huge smile to my face – and I bet it will yours too once you see it!