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Cal Newport: "So Good They Can't Ignore You" | Talks at Google

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The World's Best Athletes Need Coaches, and You Don't?

Excerpt From: Eric Schmidt. “How Google Works.” iBooks.

“In the summer of 2002, when Eric had been on the job as Google CEO for about a year, he wrote a self-review of his performance and shared it with his team. The document included highlights (“developed proper business processes”), objectives for the next year (“run the clock faster without compromising the future”), and areas where he could have performed better. The last category included several points, but one self-critique stands out as the most important:

Bill Campbell has been very helpful in coaching all of us. In hindsight, his role was needed from the beginning. I should have encouraged this structure sooner, ideally the moment I started at Google.

This was a 180-degree turnaround from a year earlier: When Eric started at Google, board member John Doerr ”“suggested that he work with Bill as his coach. Eric’s reply? “I don’t need a coach. I know what I’m doing.”

Whenever you watch a world-class athlete perform, you can be …

Be ruthless to the things that dont matter

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BE RUTHLESS TO THE THINGS THAT DON'T MATTER"How many have laid waste to your life when you weren't aware of what you were losing, how much was wasted in pointless grief, foolish joy, greedy desire, and social amusements—how little of your own was left to you. You will realize you are dying before your time!"
-SENECA, ON THE BREVITY OF LIFE, 3.3b

One of the hardest things to do in life is to say "No." To invitations, to requests, to obligations, to the stuff that everyone else is doing. Even harder is saying no to certain time-consuming emotions: anger, excitement, distraction, obsession, lust. None of these impulses feels like a big deal by itself, but run amok, they become a commitment like anything else.

If you're not careful, these are precisely the impositions that will overwhelm and consume your life. Do you ever wonder how you can get some of your time back, how you can feel less busy? Start by learn-ing the power of "No! "—as in "N…

Focus stacking (landscape or real estate) Photography

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These are my personal approach in shooting landscape or real estate ,with emphasis in focus stacking

Focus stacking (landscape or real estate) Photography
- a quick, intermediate to advanced guide
Camera Shoot in raw mode (no discussions here) :)

Focusing

- manual focus- shoot -0 to .7 meters (depending on the lens), might be .3 on other lens- shoot 1.5 m- shoot 3.5 m- shoot infinity
Aperture

f8 -  f11 for real estatef16 - f22 (i would go for f16)

ISO 100 (always on a tripod for these stacking projects)

Shutter Speed (would depend on the situation, sometimes AV mode would suffice for these situations)
Post Processing
- Process all images in Lightroom or Photoshop Camera raw- sync settings- export as TIFF (lossless compression, psd is ok too)- in photoshop (open all images) and use File>Scripts> Load files into stack- tick the box that says Automatically align layers- Lets combine the focus now, select all layers- Use Edit > Auto Blend layers, select Stack Images- Export as TIFF or PS…

Principles of Design and Color Theory MMA 1-1

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Welcome MMA students to your Design Class!

This specific post is for MMA 1-1 where your assignment is to create a blog post for today's lesson, first meeting and write the the following;

What is this subject and who is teaching this subject?What have you learned today?What are your expectations?On the comment section of this post, you will all write the domain name (url) of your new blog. This is also your seatwork for the day and will be graded, the format for writing comments is this;
- full name, section, domain (see example below)
- Rey Mendoza, MMA 1-1, www.reymendoza.blogspot.com Prior to posting your blogs you will need to create/sign up for a Google Account Sign-up for a google accountGo to blogger.com and create your first postGet your own free blogger domain and post it below on the comments sectionRemember to follow the format on witing comments - name, section, domain
And while youre at it, if you are home and have the time, pls visit and like - https://www.facebook.com/rey…

Principles of Design and Color Theory MMA 1-3

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Welcome MMA students to your Design Class!

This specific post is for MMA 1-3 where your assignment is to create a blog post for today's lesson, first meeting and write the the following;

What is this subject and who is teaching this subject?What have you learned today?What are your expectations?On the comment section of this post, you will all write the domain name (url) of your new blog. This is also your seatwork for the day and will be graded, the format for writing comments is this;
- full name, section, domain (see example below)
- Rey Mendoza, MMA 1-3, www.reymendoza.blogspot.com Prior to posting your blogs you will need to create/sign up for a Google Account Sign-up for a google accountGo to blogger.com and create your first postGet your own free blogger domain and post it below on the comments sectionRemember to follow the format on witing comments - name, section, domain
And while youre at it, if you are home and have the time, pls visit and like - https://www.facebook.com/rey…

Principles of Design and Color Theory MMA 1-2

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Welcome MMA students to your Design Class!

This specific post is for MMA 1-2 where your assignment is to create a blog post for today's lesson, first meeting and write the the following;

What is this subject and who is teaching this subject?What have you learned today?What are your expectations?On the comment section of this post, you will all write the domain name (url) of your new blog. This is also your seatwork for the day and will be graded, the format for writing comments is this;
- full name, section, domain (see example below)
- Rey Mendoza, MMA 1-2, www.reymendoza.blogspot.com Prior to posting your blogs you will need to create/sign up for a Google Account Sign-up for a google accountGo to blogger.com and create your first postGet your own free blogger domain and post it below on the comments sectionRemember to follow the format on witing comments - name, section, domain
And while youre at it, if you are home and have the time, pls visit and like - https://www.facebook.com/re…

Creative and Concept Photography, Ideas and Experiments

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Here are some of the ideas and experiments we are going through this second semester in the Creative and Concept Photography class. These are just pegs and ideas to go through with as depending on the resources at hand, we may have to change schedules and concepts along the way.

Supersized Portraits idea came from Photoshop wizard Cristian Girotto‘s photo series L’Enfant Extérieur (the outer child) takes his subjects’ inner children and brings them, quite literally, to the surface. In the series, Girotto explores what adults would look like if men and women never left the cuteness of infancy — at least in some respects. Each photo, originally captured by photographer Quentin Curtat, shows the subject ‘shopped to look like a toddler.

Projection Photography - this is simple enough but camera angles are very critical in achieving certain looks, and no flash (usually) can be used as it usually kills the ambient light that is projected in the subject. Sometimes 2 Projectors are used if you …

Mac Lab Policies and a general guide on learning on my class

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Lyceans MMA students!
Here are your guidelines on using the Macintosh Laboratory (Mac lab)Alphabetical seating arrangement of students on each computer unitYou are responsible for your unit, check the unit before and after you leave the classMake sure there are no missing parts, before and after (monitor, mouse, keyboard, adapter)If indeed there are missing parts, report it to the teacher, before or after the class ends, otherwise you will be required to pay for the missing parts.Turn off the computer before you leave the class.No borrowing of computer peripherals to use in other computer units. You are not allowed to install any software on any unitsFacebook is not allowed at anytime of the classThose who are caught using Facebook or any banned social media, will have a 0 (zero) grade for that day (seat work, quiz, etc)Any form of social media is not allowed, except for web design class where social media plugins are used. No online games is allowed. No eating inside the Mac Lab, whe…