Goodbye Steve Jobs [1955-2011]

RIP Steve Jobs, 1955-2011Steve Jobs, aged 56,  has died following a longtime battle with cancer.

Jobs resigned from his post as CEO of Apple in August 2011. He was counted among the best and most influential of American entrepreneurs. His death was announced by Apple late Wednesday evening.

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

-Steve Jobs [1955-2011]


Try the Tag-It Approach For Increased Daily Productivity

Being stressed and overwhelmed with a lot of work is quite common. Whether it’s real work or a perception of “I’m so swamped”, it is difficult to think straight and fast. To help, we often talk about prioritization, creating SMART goals, etc. Today, let’s look at a hybrid model.

The Tag-It Approach is about setting an order of importance and time to your task list. You don’t want to be spending time on the least important tasks while the more important ones are left unattended. Further, you don’t want to waste time looking for a task that you can knock out before lunch, this list approach will have weigh priority and time so that you can quickly move from task to task.

You can tag tasks using following parameters:

  1. Urgent & Important
  2. Huge Benefit to Completion
  3. Large consequences for delay
  4. High on Irritation / Nagging
  5. Estimated Time (to complete the task)

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5 Million Dollars 1 Terabyte: Illegally Downloaded Files as Art


You’ve got to admit, it’s a pretty brave to say to a judge “downloading all those illegal files worth $5 million is just art, Your Honor.”

Here are the details on the “5 Million Dollars 1 Terabyte” sculpture:

A new exhibit at the Art 404 gallery, 5 Million Dollars, 1 Terabyte, blurs the boundaries of between sculpture and skullduggery, conspicuously displaying a hard drive with $5 million of stolen property.

“5 Million Dollars 1 Terrabyte” (2011) is a sculpture consisting of a 1 TB Black External Hard Drive containing $5,000,000 worth of illegally downloaded files.

uCoz – The Best Online Website Building Tool

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Sometimes, blogging software just isn’t enough and you’ve got to transition to some real CMS, where you can easily run polls, guest books, photo albums, forums, and much more, however the change can be challenging if you lack the technical understanding on setting up complex programs like Drupal.

Folks that loved the hosted environment of WordPress might have a new located service known as Ucoz. It provides its customers by having an almost Drupal or PHP-Nuke like CMS that supports a number of features which go beyond just blogging.

uCoz is a project known to assist anybody who wishes to make websites. A current site can be created more rich and interesting by adding it with new abilities in an exceedingly smart way. No professional experience of website design is needed and all sorts of offered services are free of charge! Continue reading

The U.S. Constitution Test

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This version of the Test is currently in use by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Questions are followed with Answers:

1. What are the colors of our flag?
2. How many stars are there on our flag?
3. What color are the stars on our flag?
4. What do the stars on the flag mean?
5. How many stripes are there on the flag?
6. What color are the stripes?
7. What do the stripes on the flag mean?
8. How many states are there in the Union?
9. Why do we celebrate the Fourth of July?
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7 of the Greatest One-on-One Battles in Video Game History

All games need conflict. Most of the time the player’s objective is blocked by several thousand faceless, nameless mooks throwing themselves in the path of danger with all the fervor of a headless chicken. But behind those mooks lies the antagonist, the figure that has been working against the hero all along. The best rivalry showdowns are between two solitary figures, foils of one another. These are the kinds of rivalries the player waits the entire game (or series) to settle once and for all. Here are some of the best one-on-one showdowns in gaming history. Continue reading

Something to Talk About

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1. An interesting place you have been to recently

2. An interesting person you have met

3. What you would like to do when you get older

4. What you would like to learn in the future

5. A frightening experience you had when you were young

6. A person you like to spend time with

7. An exciting experience you had

8. A favorite pet

9. Something you like to do when you have free time

10. A place you would like to visit in the future

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