Random learnings

I was thinking I should catalogue some of the random learnings I have in this blog so I can have a record. Seeing that I am quite irregular in my postings, I guess it will be hit and miss. But here’s an example of how I love to learn, even if it’s really random stuff.

On Saturday, I was driving out in the Davis countryside and ran across a beautiful sight:

I never knew this was out here! This is how I picture Washington D.C. with all the cherry trees. And here I can enjoy it right in my own town.

Always fun to discover new things in your own back yard.

Today I learned some random stuff as well.

  • Did you know there is a competition on who has the fastest moving furniture? The record was a motorized sofa that clocked in at 92 mph. It recently was beat out by a 100 mph dining table. The furniture has been dubbed “fast food.” Yes, this world is a strange place.
  • I also learned that Garageband software does “ducking.” At first an image of quacking ducks came to mind. But it’s a term for fading out the background track when the lead track kicks in. (i.e. music intro fades when someone starts speaking.) I also learned how to edit sound levels in Garageband, a program I have only used twice so far.
  • There was also a discussion today about how when we grew up the book of the Bible was called “Song of Solomon,” but nowadays we see “Song of Songs” more. I guess it depends in which circles you run. I realized I never abbreviated the book before and had to look up the abbreviation!
  • I also learned that if you have diabetes, there is a 50/50 chance you will have dry eyes. My eyes have been dry lately… though I don’t have diabetes (yet), could be due to elevated sugar levels, I have noticed. Or it just could be I’m getting old.
  • Albert also mentioned the phrase “PCL.” The term “Printer Control Language” came to mind, and when I looked it up, sure enough, that’s what it was. I have no idea how I knew/learned/recalled that though.

So that’s a sampling of today. It is a bit difficult getting my random mind to manage all these various bits of information. I’m sure they will all disappear come tomorrow!

A Yee

Angela Yee is a professional designer (graphic design, stage design, interior design — angelayeedesign.com) and teaches leadership skills at strategysketchnotes.com.

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