Here are some amazing random cool stuff that I found on the internet this week - just click and enjoy
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1. xkcd - If you're into nerdy humor even the littlest, tiniest bit, there's a lot to love about xkcd. Each post features a short, stick-figure comic strip on humor about technology, science, mathematics, and relationships. The guy behind it is Randall Munroe, who worked on robots at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia before starting this blog.
2. Pottermore - As a marketer, you might dive so deep into branding your business, you have no time to brand yourself. Even if you're not a massive Harry Potter fan, Pottermore can scratch that itch for you. Pottermore is widely recognized as the official website for finding your Patronus, your wand type, the Hogwarts House you belong to (of course), and much more. The quizzes you take to earn these identities are just obscure enough to hold your excitement for the result, and might even encourage you to read (or reread) the famous Harry Potter books -- something you should definitely do to balance out your time-wasting website sessions.
3. Lose yourself in Letters of Note - This gem of a website curates famous historical letters – including those from celebrities, poets, writers, politicians, scientists, and more. It's easy to do a deep dive and only come up for air 30 minutes later, having read Marie Curie's letter of recommendation for Albert Einstein. The author also runs Lists of Note, which focuses on lists, and Letterheady, which focuses on beautiful stationary.
4. Go to town on e-books with Project Gutenberg - Project Gutenberg has over 49,000 e-books for free, with more being added regularly. You can download them to your phone or Kindle – or just keep one open in a tab to dip in and out of. All the books featured are out of copyright, so you can expect plenty of Sherlock Holmes, as well as The Call of the Wild, Wuthering Heights, and more.
5. Browse music across time and space with Radiooooo - Radiooooo is a really neat concept. Click on an era and a location, and listen to the music that was popular there and then. So, if you click 1950 + United Kingdomn, you'll get a swing track. But 1930 + Australia digs up a folk song. Easy to while away a whole afternoon.
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Project Close Checklist
You finally delivered the project and had the go live drinks. The team is now breaking up but there are a few things the project manager needs to do to make sure the project is closed and wrapped up. These are grouped into:
Scope management- did everything get delivered
Risk and issues- what is still outstanding
Financials- did everything get paid ?
Resources- have resources been re assigned ?
Documentation & archiving
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