What’s New

DISC Class Week 2 Posted

Erick (Simpson) had a great idea. I hope it will help you get more use out of the Community.

Starting immediately, we’re going to post up a “What’s New” post even when we’re just adding a video or extra worksheet to an ongoing class.

Erick has taught two of the three weeks of his awesome DISC class. You can view them now and be all caught up for the final class Tuesday.

 

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New PD Movie – Aelita: Queen of Mars

Aelita Queen of Mars

Aelita Queen of Mars

Just added in the Break Room: The public domain movie Aelita (also know as Aelita: Queen of Mars). Produced in 1924 in Russia.

What can be better than love story that starts with spying on someone from another planet with a telescope? One where a scientist travels from Russia to Mars to help peasants revolt.

Good early Sci-Fi with some cool technology.

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View Aelita Queen of Mars page.

Kindle Edition of Project Management Book

We just posted the Kindle edition of Project Management in Small Business.

Note the new front cover. 🙂

We now have three formats of the Project Management book in the Community: PDF, Audio, and Kindle.

There’s a rule in modern publishing that says, “Let people consume in the format they prefer.” That’s why we create paper, pdf, audio, Kindle, and other formats.

Please note that this Kindle format doesn’t sync through Amazon. You can’t read to a point one device and pick it up at that point on another device. When you install the .mobi file, you simply copy it by USB cable to your Kindle.

The Kindle format ZIP file includes all the templates from the book in .docx format.

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New Public Domain Cartoon – Working Dollars

This is a ten-minute short film produced by the New York Stock Exchange. It stars Mr. Finchley, who has just received a $60/month raise. This cartoon encourages him to invest in a monthly plan to buy securities.

In addition to a basic description of the buying process, it also cautions against buying risky fly-by-night investments. And it gives a pretty honest description about price fluctuations.

Warning: Mr. Finchley has a very 1957 “average” home life.

Movie is in MP4 format.

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The Break Room is Open!

A few of you have noticed the “Break Room” link on the left-side menu (at the bottom). There hasn’t been much posted until now.

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I am happy to announce that we are now activating that feature in the Community and posting super-cool, movies and TV shows that are in the public domain.

The materials in this site are – to the best of my knowledge – in the public domain for one reason or another. Items might be without copyright due to a mistake (including some very famous movies), or because the authors/producers have been dead for a specific amount of time, or because the creators place them in the public domain.

ANYWAY – here’s what we have to start with: UFO! 

UFO is a delightful, campy sci fi series from the UK. It is the precursor to Space 1999. Produced in 1969-1970, it is supposedly set in 1980. It’s full of fun hair styles, clothes, model space rockets, and corny explosions. 26 episodes for your viewing pleasure!

 

We also have the original 1916 movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I love this movie, which is actually the combination of two Jules Verne novels. It has an impressive story line, a handful of nerdy sci-fi features intertwined with some Pacific Island scenes.

One cool thing about putting these two features side-by-side is the homage of the “Skydiver” craft in UFO to the Nautilus in 20,000 Leagues.

 

If you nerd out on old movies and TV shows, I think you’ll like these. More to come. Welcome to Break Room!

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