Tuesday, June 9, 2009

“A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked, and could only have one book, what would it be? I always say 'How to Build a Boat” Stephen Wright

In April I held a Passover dinner and invited a few friends to join in the fun. I chose quite a few people who had never been to such an event before. When everyone arrived I was putting final touches on the meal to come and one by one our friends would sneak into the kitchen to tell me they had Googled what was expected of a person at Passover dinner. They told me that they found some stuff but nothing great and were worried about offending me or screwing up the dinner. Regardless of the lack of info everything went off without a hitch but next time I send an email invite I will add a link to Howcast. Howcast has been around for a while and does a great job presenting instruction of anything you want to learn. They have everything from how to make a butter sculpture to how not to attend a Passover dinner done in claymation. The videos are usually short, filled with info and amusing. More and more I find myself turning to the net for instructions. The other day I looked up all the steps involved in taking apart my computer to replace the Hard Drive. I really needed to know if I could do it myself or even if I wanted to. As I watched the video it looked like a long job (60 steps) but doable. Before you say I don’t know how to do something give Howcast a try. I recommend even going over there when you have 5 minutes to kill to learn something new.

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