The Bermuda Triangle of Productivity

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This definitely depicts the fears many employers have with allowing their employees have PC’s with internet access during work time, the pull of the Social Networks into the ‘Bermuda Triangle of Productivity’ and why a lot of the companies and clients that I deal with actively blacklist social network use on work PC’s.

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You will also note the scale has been changed to measurements of time rather than distance.

A link to the graphic artist’s site is given below which also gives her similar reason for coming up with the very apt idea for the graphic.

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http://phewsha.tumblr.com/page/2#/2084775636

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Tetris on LinkedIn

Here’s one I caught on a podcast the other day from Tekzilla. Never mind Empire Avenue or Zynga games like Farmville lets go old school and mix this with our network contacts by playing Tetris where each of the various shaped blocks contains a contact from your LinkedIn Network.

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The site is developed by DropIn and can be accessed by your LinkedIn login here is a link to the DropIn site and one to the Tekzilla review site and explanation video, as they say a picture paints a thousand words…but a video can tell you a lot more.

Links DropIn:  http://dropin.linkedinlabs.com/

Teckzilla: http://revision3.com/tzdaily/20110826linkedintetris

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Looking to increase the number of blocks in your Tetris set with more Construction related contacts then contact us at Onyx Consultants info@onyxconsultants.co.uk .

As a Guy in the Construction Industry I have to get one of these…

Thought as we have the long Royal Bank Holiday weekend ahead of us I would show some items of intrigue and interest which may end up on a shopping list

I’ve not added any Links  but all are search-able on the interweb and available on boys toys and gadget websites.

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The Pizza Boss 3000 – Pizza Slicer

This one is certainly on my Fathers Day / Birthday (as its about the same time) list only problem is to show it off you need pizza which is not a food on my diet list…well sure I can make an exception for my Birthday.

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Bosh Corkscrew Attachment

One for the BBQ season me thinks, help convert some of us beer drinkers in to sophisticated wine connoisseurs unfortunately its a bit pricey and I cant help feel I could get quite a few screw top wine bottles for the the same money or go back to beer.

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Fridge Beer Stacker (from your local high street stationer)

Talking of beer here’s a gadget I already own, just not thought of how practical it is.  Good to find an alternative use for it as it would have become redundant once we all get our iPads / tablets and don’t need to clip stacks of paper together.

Also remember seeing a plastic fridge bottle stacker on an episode of Dragons Den which the dragons were willing to pledge thousands over, not so sure what they would think of the their gadget once they see this…and Theo owning a stationers!

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Oh and not forgetting a gift for the wife

Not sure what this is called just know it would be frowned on by the HSE if they saw it used on any construction site, but ideal for in the house for reaching the top shelf of the wardrobe in our case the handbags, hats, handbags, scarfs and handbag shelf .

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If you have enjoyed this post leave a comment or if there are any construction / domestic related gadgets you’ve seen let me know and and leave a link in the box below.

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Very Cool Pools

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Cool Pools

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As I am Project Managing a contract at the moment which includes the installation of a New Indoor Swimming Pool (a variation added just after construction started) I was interested when I had this article sent to me via email from the people at Insure and Go and hope they don’t mind me putting a link to their site so you can see the other Cool Pools they have found round the world as well as the sneak preview below.

I can only imagine some of the design, engineering and planning that went in to the construction of some of these pools making my small project seem insignificant. Mind you will ask if my client will fill his pool up with Beer like the pool in Austria…

Highest Pool – Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 

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You’ll need to be pretty good with heights to handle this pool. Located on the 57th floor of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, the pool offers breath-taking views of the Singapore skyline. However, I imagine that the view would be somewhat overshadowed by the nagging feeling that you could plunge to your death at any given moment, what with the pool being right on the edge of the building and all.

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