My son is going on a three-week school trip to several countries in Europe about a month. I'd like to either buy a SIM for his (out of contract, unlocked) iPhone 4s, or direct him to buy one in London, at the airport, when he lands. I'm specifically looking for decent voice rates to the US, some international texting, and data to include an available network of WiFi. [more inside]
What is your 'current affairs' routine? [more inside]
After Game 1's epic triple overtime and Game 2 went to overtime as well, I went out on a limb and predicted that this Chicago-Boston series will break the record for longest Stanley Cup series in history, in terms of total minutes played. Only problem is, I can't find what the current record is! [more inside]
What do you do before, during, and after a meeting to end up with concise, but accurate and useful notes? Technical/practical and framing advice welcome. [more inside]
What are some good books or articles that have used an organization's meeting minutes as a main source of data?
Looking for articles, posts, books, and opinions on having effective meetings. I spend half of my day in meetings and I can't help but think that they could be more effective, productive, and less sucky. What do you do or don't do at your organization that leads to better meetings. Do you have any links to articles about great meetings. I was pretty fascinated by this article about how Google holds meetings. Get me out of meeting hell.
Is there a standard, or are there a few standards, for keeping meeting minutes? [more inside]
Can anyone point me to a source of packed/brown-bag lunch recipes that genuinely take no more than 5 minutes to prepare, and aren't overreliant on peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches? Bonus points if it isn't all mimsy about low-fat mayonnaise and such. Also I only have an English freezer, so batch pre-prep is out. [more inside]
i can't see a specialist for three weeks but i've got a marathon coming up and i need to know before that. [more inside]
What is the difference between Greenwich time, Zulu and UTC? Is Zulu and UTC a form of Greenwich time? I can't seem to find a page that states the difference. And do these forms of measurement not recognize daylight savings? Thanks in advance!
I have cellular service through T-Mobile and have used up all my minutes this month, but there are still a few days before the month rolls over and I need to be able to make some calls for work purposes. What's the most frugal way to make calls without racking up $.35 per minute overage charges for the next few days? In addition to my regular T-mobile phone, I've got an old t-mobile phone with no SIM card and a computer at my disposal and am willing to buy a prepaid card or some other such thing if that's what you recommend!