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Cool images – where does one get ‘em from?


I was recently asked where I got all the cool images for my blog.

I come from the method acting school of learning.  You know, total immersion.  So for example the last post I made about Vodafone being busted (again) I needed a pic of a broken phone, so yes, I smashed my iPhone, and took a pic of it.  I make these kind of sacrifices every day for this blog.  Believe me?  Don’t.

If you prefer to hear the truth, here it is: I use two main sources

  • Google (just click on images section from the std Google page).  The trick is knowing what to type in the search box though!
  • iStockPhoto – these images need to be paid for (a buck or two for most images), but are worth it.  I especially like using them in my conference presentations, coz the images are SUPER professional and you can find almost ANYTHING you want.  They also have audio files, videos, cartoons etc, you name it.  The thumbnail image in this post is from istock.
  • I also have a number of images I have as stock images that I place text over – like the one on the right.

Now that you know, you are sworn to secrecy OK?   You can tell them about the method acting thing though – people like that kinda urban myth.

Black and White Version: I steel stuff from other people. I find cool sources of stuff and use them for public good.

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How to hang toilet paper (or stuff your mum should have taught you but didn’t part 1)


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I thought EVERYONE knew how to hang toilet paper, but a quick google search reveals apparently not.

So, I thought I’d share something I found on the web YEARS ago, that keeps occupying status updates up on people’s FaceBook posts every 6 mths or so.

Often the short version of just the 1st image is shown, but this (IMHO) is just the what do to and doesn’t answer the more philosophically important important of  why we should do it, which is really what all the other images are about.

Click on the image on the right to see an enlarged version.

Black and White Version: There is a right way to hang toilet paper, and it’s the OVERHANG way (ie the end of the paper on the outside over the top, not underneath against the wall).

Hat Tip: Images all come from Chris Regen’s Current Configuration Blog, and the full story of how to hang toilet paper can be found there.  You can even download a pdf that you print and fold into a mini brochure.

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