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MORRISEY

The art of business travel.

Conveniently located in the heart of Jakarta, Morrissey Serviced Apartment is the hotel of choice for business travelers. A home away from home, this hip and new 135-room serviced apartment, understands the needs of busy executive travelers, who look for convenience and comfort while on the road.

Location, location, location. Morrissey Serviced Apartment boasts a prime and coveted address right in the heart of Jakarta, pulsating with the city’s business and cultural life. Thanks to its proximity to the Central Business District, Morrissey lets you maximize your stay and minimize the time you spend on

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More hours in the day. Its one thing everyone wants, and yet its impossible to attain. But what if you could free up signifcant time—maybe as much as 20% of your workday—to focus on the responsibilities that really matter?

We’ve spent the past three years studying how knowledge workers can become more productive and found that the answer is simple: Eliminate or delegate unimportant tasks and replace them with value-added ones. Our research indicates that knowledge workers spend a great deal of their time—an average of 41%—on discretionary activities that ofer little personal satisfaction and could be handled competently by others. So why do they keep doing them? Because ridding oneself of work is easier said than done. We instinctively cling to tasks that make us feel busy and thus important, while our bosses, constantly striving to do more

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Mohammadreza REZANIA

Certain style

Iranian photographer Mohammadreza Rezania was born in Tehran and makes his home there today. To our surprise, he only took up photography 4 years ago yet his work shows qualities not often found after such a brief period of maturation. He discovered the craft while traveling with friends, and by shooting images with their cameras, found himself increasingly attracted to photography.

Those early images, of his friends and the scenery they traveled through, created his awareness of natural light, and a need to find beauty in a range of subjects. Initially, landscapes featured heavily but over time the

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Media & Starting Point.

Media. Sit a spell.

What better book to read while you’re lolling on your log-home porch (or wishing you were) than a book about porches? Here’s a starter selection to inspire your enjoyment of this great American institution.

Porch Living (Gibbs Smith, 144 pages, $30) by James T. Farmer III. This photographic celebration of porches breaks them into five categories: classic country and rustic porches, casually elegant porches, sleeping and lazing porches, porches for entertaining and garden porches. Nostalgic yet modernly apropos, Porch Living grasps how porches, whether grand outdoor salon or cozy sleeping nook, represent how we live and

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Mechanical Character Design

REALISTIC ROBOTS Concept artist Joe Peterson reveals how to make imaginary robots feel part of your sci-fi world

Robots are an enduringly popular element in SF art, but their ubiquity makes it that much harder to get them right. Just like the anatomy of a human figure, anyone looking at your robot will have a sense of whether or not it feels correct, based on the design decisions you make and your ability to make your robot seem part of the world you’ve created.

Joe Peterson’s mission in this three-hours-plus video is simply to help you create more convincing robots.

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Master flash

We help you to avoid harsh shadows and highlights when using flash

Using flash with photos can be an immense help if you are faced with a situation where there is not enough light to create a correctly exposed photo, for example when shooting indoors or at night. Even when there is a lot of light available, a flash can be useful for when your subject is backlit or in shadow. Flashes come in all different shapes and sizes, from the built-in flash on ‘point and shoot’ cameras to the pop-up flash on mid-range DSLRs, and finally to powerful flashgun

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MASTER AUTOCORRECT

AutoCorrect

Word’s automatic correction tool can be used for more than simply correcting misspelled words — it can also be used to quickly insert awkward-to-reach characters. You can see this in action by typing «(c)»: Word automatically converts it to the © symbol. To see what corrections are available, and add your own, go to Tools > AutoCorrect… From here, you’ll see how AutoCorrect is already set up to automatically capitalize the days of the week, the first letter at the beginning of a sentence, and the first letter in a table cell.

What’s more, it can automatically replace text

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MAMP SERVER

Fewer features, more focus on your hosting

MAMP stands for Macintosh Apache MySQL PHP, the latter three words respectively describing the web server, database language, and compatible web-programming language it provides. It’s a free download from http:// mamp.info. The free version has all you need to get started.

It’s very focused and doesn’t include any of the supplementary features bundled with OS X Server, but don’t let that deter you. The pay-off is that this makes it very easy to manage. Also, because it ships with an integrated MySQL server, it’s ready to run content management systems like Joomla and

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Making Chisels and Gouges

Making your own furniture is a sign that you’re a practical craftsman. How about taking it a step further by making your own tools for making your furniture? The process for making chisels and gouges isn’t as intimidating as it might seem. Two propane torches will do anything a coal forge can do, so you won’t need expensive special equipment.

To begin with, let’s talk about steel. The important ingredient in steel is carbon. More carbon in the steel means a longer edge life and a better ability to accept heat treatment. Low-carbon steel is used for any item that

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MAKER

It’s easy to make money, as long as that’s all you wish to do. I find it easier to make things than to make money, and it appears that that’s all I do. Fortunately we live in a society where many raw materials are free as long as you have a few favorite dump stars.

The false economies of making your own stuff are addictive. Most everything I own is an amalgam of trash reconfigured with a rather large and expensive set of scratched and greasy tools. It’s always a good idea at the time: make a bicycle trailer (the

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