Here are a few of the things I’m kicking around this week, as we head into a holiday weekend here in the U.S.:

Vivaldi browser

I’ve been test driving the Vivaldi web browser this week and so far I like it. It has some nice features and unique ways to handle tabs and so far it seems faster. Although that may be because I haven’t added all my regular add-ins yet. (BTW Chrome plugins work in Vivaldi )

Speaking of Chrome plug-ins, Zest is one that serves up the best marketing -related content everytime you open a new browser tab.  This is worthwhile since there are a lot of things L&D Should Steal from Marketers. 😎

Quick Way to Rescue Bad Slides

The most common pitfall when designing presentations is putting too much text on the slides. If you ever have to “fix” slides like this you should know how to convert them into nice visual slides in


Do you like using grids to improve your designs? If so, you’ll like Gridulator.  Just put it the width of your design and how many columns you want, and you’ll get back a nice set of grids ready for you to use in PowerPoint, Photoshop docs, or whatever design tools you’re using.

10 top writing tips and the psychology behind them

This is a nice set of tips that not only tell you how to write better but also why you should.

Have a fantastic weekend!