Notes forever on any platform

I am a prolific user of Evernote, the cloud based note taking service. For those who are not familiar with the product, it is a cloud based virtual ‘notebook’ which is available on all popular platforms. With the capability to hold text, graphics, sound and other documents there is not much you can’t put into a note.

Platforms

I have the Evernote client installed on my Mac computers, iPad and iPhone. I also use the web based version when I am working away on a PC. The ability to sync instantly between the various clients is so useful, meaning that you can start a note on the mobile and then finish it at home when at the desktop.

PDF’s and Paperless

Evernote enables you to insert a PDF into a note which it then OCS’s and indexes. This means that the search is very powerful and makes it virtually impossible to lose your information. The whole set up provides an excellent platform for going paperless.

An account is free to set up and a ‘pro’ option is available which provides more features and a higher upload limit.  See the Evernote web site to download and try for free.

MBA

During the years 1997 to 2001 I completed an MBA at Henley Management College (now called Henley Business School, part of the University of Reading).

The course was distance learning and we were grouped together into a syndicate with colleagues from other companies. Syndicate 34 started in June 1997 and consisted of 18 people from the UK, Germany and the USA.

Group photo taken on 4th June 1997. It’s 20 years today since this was taken!

During the course the original group dispersed as people moved companies, changed syndicates or decided not to carry on with the studying. A distance learning MBA is a long slog with many late nights and early mornings, especially if you have a busy full time job at the time (as I did).
On graduation day there were just four of us, two from the original eighteen.

Clipper yacht knock-down

Great video of a Clipper race yacht knock-down in the Southern Ocean. Bet there were a few bruises afterwards!

This happened in November 2013 after the crew had left South Africa, heading into the Southern Ocean. The poor helmsman is knocked over and the crew demonstrate the importance of being strapped on.

Wine rack project