The 20-Sentence Guide to PechaKucha Presentations


Image shamelessly ripped off Archimedes’ Pool of Ideas

  1. PechaKucha is an event in which people prepare and present decks of 20 slides that advance automatically every 20 seconds.
  2. Most people can’t pull off a decent PowerPoint presentation, let alone 6:40 of timed slides, and they fail badly.
  3. These are powerful tools for delivering a world-shattering PechaKucha, and they make a damn good PowerPoint too. Continue reading

How to Erase Sharpie Like a Boss

Have you ever tried to erase a whiteboard, only to find that some f*****g c**t c********r ruined it by scribbling in d********g s**********g Sharpie? Did you know that instead of hulking out and flipping a table, you can erase it in seconds? Prepare to have your mind blown.

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Step 1: Find your victim. I don’t have any whiteboards with Sharpie on them because I’m not a f*****g idiot. I do, however, have this Apple keyboard I stole salvaged from the MakerBar. I plan to abuse it heavily, so I will erase this mark left by the previous owner to save myself the guilt.

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Step 2: Scribble on it with a whiteboard marker. Any brand will do. Use a fresh dry-erase marker so you can lay down a really thick, juicy ink puddle.

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Step 3: SCRIBBLE MOAR! Use a black marker, or you’ll permanently discolor the tip. Holy crap, the ink is dissolving the Sharpie!

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Step 4: Destroy the evidence. Wait a second for the ink to dry and it’ll come off cleanly. Grab a tissue and purge the offending runes, leaving pristine white surface.

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Step 5: Admire your handiwork. You just defeated a “permanent” marker using a “temporary” marker. Think about that for a sec. Then find the guy who nearly ruined your whiteboard and shove the Sharpie up his nose.