Tribute to Randy Pausch

I’d been meaning to buy Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture book, just ordered from Amazon today, he was very much on my mind. I wondered how he was doing, visited his website, sad to see note posted yesterday that he was doing poorly, in hospice. Then the twitter notices came in. Randy Pausch died today.

Paying tribute to Randy Pausch!

August 2007 he was told he had 3-6 months to live, he made it to end of July 2008.

“We don’t beat the reaper by living longer. We beat the reaper by living well, and living fully, for the reaper will come for all of us. The question is what do we do between the time we are born and the time he shows up. Cause when he shows up it’s too late to do all the things that you’re always were kinda going to get around to.” Randy Pausch

Randy Pausch was very passionate about life, living his dreams, his relationships with others, his love for his family.

In honor of Randy Pausch I challenge each of you to live life to the fullest, not the leave the important stuff undone, to follow his example.

If you haven’t already seen these videos of Randy’s Last Lecture or his lecture on Time Management, they are well worth your time.

Last Lecture

Time Management

Updating Blog

You will see a few strange things going on over here, sidebar not quite as pretty as I like while working on a new theme for my site.

Keeping in mind I’m and airhead and accidently posted to a page, when I meant to post to a post. Wanting the rss feed, I’m moving my tribute to Randy Pausch back to a post if I can keep the url intact.

Happy Birthday Divas

birthday candle flower
Birthday Candle by Tanakawho

Were did the time go? This celebration snuck up on me. The Baby Boomer Diva’s are celebrating their 1st birthday.

(So we can just start over counting years and we are all one here. Or not quite one for those of us who joined later. Less candles to blow out, less counting. . .)

Much thanks to Beverly Mahone for starting this group, and the talent, heart, and wisdom of its members.

Now how can we have a birthday without presents? I remember questions about “What is affiliate marketing?” What do I do? Well Laura Wheeler has generously given me rights to an eBook on that very subject, and to celebrate the birthday I’ll make it free to download for the next month.

Essential Strategies for Earning with Affiliate Links

So open up your presents. Not one of the Divas? No problem, join the celebration and pick up your book.

Changing the Color of a Background Image – Gimp

As I test Jing Project, I’m using it for a few short tutorials. This first one is how to change the background image using Gimp.

Video is a great way to share, and Jing is quick and easy to do. I am limited to 5 minutes or less, which is great. Short and sweet works. In order to add the Gimp toolbar, I had to record a wider screen capture than what fits here, so you see it bleeds over into my side bar. I can always make a wider blog so these videos fit.

Screen Capture on the Fly – Jing Project

So many tools, so many sites to visit, too many things to learn, information overload.

Yet anything that comes without a 100+ page user manual, that you can download and use right out of the box, is great. Especially if it requires less mouse clicks than other aps.

Click here, Watch the video and enjoy!

I plugged in my headset, spoke through its mic, hit stop when done, clicked the button to save and share as embedded video, and the code was added to my clipboard. Opened new blog post, hit paste, and there it is.

Couldn’t be simpler!

Update: When I posted to blog, video was wider than the space on my blog, easy to fix, in the code (also known a gobblegook), I changed the width to 450. 🙁 Sadly I now only get a portion of the screen, even when I play, possibly even losing the click to play button. I can add the link, not the same as embedded video. I’ll play with this some, and if I come up with an easy solution, I’ll let you know.