How to win a Free LaurganiQ mousepad

For me, this week started out with an ocean of tweets with the latest on the greatest. This 8 of June Apple introduced their view of where the world is going. This apparently earth-shattering moment would have gone entirely unnoticed by me had it not been for twitter. A seemingly endless stream of Apple bubbles popped into sight in my twitter stream. Convincing me that no less than every hipster and tech lover was present at the introduction of the moment.

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I was instantly thrust back to my college days when I along with my fellow marketing students was introduced to the grand dame of computer hardware. No Apple on the desk? Than there was no way you were dealing with a design company. No part of the creative industry could survive without a Mac. The rules of the game were simple. No DTP without the big G. Without doubt the ultimate at the time, the Power Mac G series. I did not think much of it at the time. But to all in the know, the future was fruity. Of the Apple variant.

Since this fruit had now fallen of the twitter tree I too became aware of Apples revelation. Halfway through the day it became clear that the overall view was that of disappointment. It was not a new world that would give a good shaking to life as we know it. And have every hipster walk of with the stream of apples that came a-tumbling in the process. Halfway through the day I had almost forgotten about this early morning river of Apple gushing. Than my phone beeped. It beeped because I had just received an email from Samsung. It asked ‘Are you happy with you phone?’. And if I would be kind enough to fill out a questionnaire to qualify for winning the Galaxy S6 Edge phone.

Some brands seem to follow one another more closely than others, it appears. On time and on trend. Quick to reel in anyone left even the tiniest bit disappointed by it’s competitors. The challenge at LaurganiQ is to watch the stream and contemplate, and translate and finally innovate. Of trend and in a time-frame entirely it’s own. Therefor I could not help but notice that the 8 of June is also World Oceans Day. Apart from the early morning ocean of tweets there is another stream that kept my mind occupied that day.

It made me wonder whether this second stream will determine where the world can actually go. The ocean, not one that regularly comes to mind, unless the weather is good enough to lure me to the beach. To me the oceans looks grand and powerful enough to take care of itself. Nevertheless according to Greenpeace it is in a dire state.

Rather than to the past World Oceans tweets catapulted me into the future. A future of possibilities. The possibility to watch that stream and contemplate on how LaurganiQ can respond on time and on trend to these massive streams that make up the worlds oceans. Too much plastic in the ocean according to Greenpeace? Than LaurganiQ will go plastic free. And that is what kept me busy for the consecutive days. Finding a new manufacturer for LaurganiQ tech accessories. One that can produce mousepads and laptop skins and iPad sleeves and iphone covers of plastic-free and environmentally friendly materials.

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The search is on. So as LaurganiQ is on a quest you can do your share. Let me know of any manufacturers you know of who can deliver the goods. You response will be much appreciated. The one who introduces the manufacturer LaurganiQ will contract will receive a LaurganiQ mousepad for free. So send in your suggestions by responding to this article.

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The rough road to Linux

Why do so many people not understand a double booted computer? The last time I send my laptop to a maintenance firm for some repair work the receipt listed double booted under fixed items. Recently I asked my older brother to remove viruses from my computer and not only did he mention double booted as a problem he found, but he removed all the extra partitions. Goodbye Linux and goodbye data-partition.

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Since Windows Vista I have attempted to switch to Linux. Since especially graphical programs tend not to work under Linux, unless you understand advanced programming, I kept Windows on the side. On a separate partition. A range of bot-nets took a hold of my Windows partition during that time. Solution: Linux. I also learned the value of always keeping a backup of programs on a separate partition and kept yet another partition for backup files. Now all of that is lost. Almost. Fortunately I kept another backup on USB and yet another in the cloud. Nevertheless, why do all these people see my double booted multiple partition laptop as something potentially hazardous in need of fixing. Odd!

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Oddities for the business lounge

Went through some old notebooks and found these designs. They were made when I was going over some ideas for furniture. A chair in the shape of a winebottle appeared interesting for the lounge of a company. A nice odd twist. I still like the idea of that, but this is not an economically good time for the furniture business. Recently I passed through a furniture shop as I had just moved to a new house and found myself as good as alone. Seriously!

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I am still looking for a new purpose for my captured-tear design. I still like the fluency of the lines and it is so nicely odd. Again. I like strangely odd things especially for furniture. Other than the odd addition I tend to prefer a slightly formal setting. Not one for boring I would not want to do without an eye-catchingly odd take here and there.

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Talking of oddities, I still have a few white bags in need of illustrations. Perhaps I will decide on throwing on a picture of the tear. Allthough I was really looking for something more nature-like for instance a bird or a plant. Have not decided on that one yet.

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Gardens and Art on display

With a botanical garden, practically in my backyard it would not be long before I decided to walk past the fence. With a roof of trees over my head I walked into the garden. Nice on a sunny day. Surprisingly, I choose to visit as a display of ceramics was layed out throughout the garden. Almost all blue peeking out from between plants and treebark. It almost made me miss out on a few very large fish in a pond.

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Blue ceramics are a historically traded by people in this town. So there is a nice historical framework to place the display of ceramics in. Not too far out of the box. It was a few weeks prior to visiting a museum which displayed ceramic art by an originally greek artist named coridou. Who makes the most beautiful and interesting works out of broken ceramic parts.

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It proves a good move. After an unhappy experience in my last hometown I feel like this place along a few streams will fit me better. When not the town itself than the art it has to show and share.

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Whoever ousted one of my favorite quotes I can’t remember. But it occured to me that life really is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans. As I arrived in Rotterdam for an interview for a sales assignment I decided to bring a visit to the maritime museum. I had not been there since my early childhood. What was so interesting about the place is that it shows maritime history in a lively manner alongside present-day maritime life.

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The entry hall is large with high ceilings. There are no stairs. Instead there is a runway going upward. Like the driveway into a large carparking. The first floor shows present life in the harbor. A maquette surrounded by maritime details whith lookingholes in the walls displaying the products shipped. Recycled cans captered my imagination. Then it was on to the second floor. Old wooden models of ships where placed all around. Like a childrens bedroom taking you through the ages. The oldest model originates from the fifteenth century.

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The third floor is mainly a playground for people who are in need of entertaining their children. It displays pirates and the interior of a cruiseship again taking you on a journey through times past. A nice journey just after my apointment and before moving on to continue my busy schedule.

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Had not done much in a while with wordIt. As my late website stated ‘a set of words a hint of rhyme an a lot of imagery. That is wordIt’. Few things but words remain a constant in life. As subjects may change. And meanings will shift.

Last december I considered shifting the green intention of wordIt. Instead of using wine as a means of natural ink, I chose to add words to natural products. To bring a bit of nature into the house. And wordIt properly. Sadly one third of the green goods I puchased has not lasted through winter.

Dead Grean even my plants appear to suffer from the current climate

The other green fellas are busy wrestling for a place near the window in the slightly damp hole from which I work. I will return to writing rhyme for wordIt soon. I am currently sided by three wine bottles in waiting. Ready to paint the town. When they do there will be a bit of rhyme painted on the glass. Camouflaging reflections. For now it looks dead green.

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Marketeer in need of products. Strategies galore, but no map to guide through this myriad of roads. Now who does not appreciate a proper tote or pouch. A few years back I used to regularly search the internet for suitable arm-wear. Not because I had that much to spend, but because e-bay broke down a barrier. It made it possible for any user of the internet to create a style independent of what local companies offered. It made totes potentially personal. Until then a pouch could be anything from girly-chic to edgy and grunge, but when e-bay became common-ground it could be what caused that hint of a smile in the corner of an eye on any morning. Celebrating difference.

the base of the LaurganiQ adArt Scrap 'n Canvas bag

This fabric had been lying around for a while, but stitching the bag took a bit too much time. Finally picked it back up. The plain white linen looks clean without being clean-cut. The bright blue lining jumps out of the bag like a wave of spring. It is just the beginning of the bag I envisioned. And a continuation of my on-line mini-research. Simply to see what can be achieved. Not that researching is easy without access to outside information. As I explained in previous articles, but a company needs production. And I am keen to productively spent my time, regardless of circumstances.

For the moment the nasties are out in the cold. With their bogus-information shoved aside along with the snow of the past few days. Not being able to link to lovely sites does nothing good for search-engine visibility. Worse still is not being able to read newspapers on-line and visit websites of my choice without constant hacker-attacks and ugly faces of ugly-natured people popping-up. Beyond annoying. But the consequences for running a company focused on on-line marketing are hugely costly. Perhaps most important. To be forced to withhold a convenient set of click-through options for those who like a bit of background information to go with an article.

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