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Written 87 days ago in What Is Life
“There is no fate but what we make.”
Gone are the days when opportunities fall on our feet. I feel that what is more important is taking that very first step. The world is full of possibilities and opportunities to those who are brave enough to go after them.
That it was not about who had the most megapixels, or biggest lens, or largest sensor.
This post nailed it in right through Nokia Lumia’s 41MP sensor.
90 days ago
My two-year-old iPhone 4S still looks new. It still looks modern. It still performs beautifully. The buttons and switch all work perfectly. The attention to detail and manufacturing quality that made it a winner then leave it still a winner today.
This is exactly how I feel too.
91 days ago
If you disagree, well, we won’t sell you an iPhone.
91 days ago
I’m not too fond of the new iOS 7 flat design but this adaptation on the OS X looks damn good.
123 days ago
The point is to buy the best stuff. I use the iPad because I think it’s the best tablet, not because it’s the best-selling tablet. I prefer the iOS App Store not because it has the most apps, but because it has the best apps.
125 days ago
I doubt that will happen, since any study published in a prestigious journal that associates climate change with war and violence is bound to be taken very seriously.
Ed Carr rebutted the claim:
But it makes for a good, simple narrative of explanation where we can just blame conflict on climate cycles that are beyond our control, and look past the things like colonialism that created the foundation for modern political economies of conflict.
Militaries and governments around the world overwhelmingly do see climate change as a threat to their national security.
This is an interesting debate. For over a century, energy crisis has been the cause of invasions, wars and conflicts—which is fair, considering the demand for energy has been on the rise, and ever growing. Energy is equivalent to power, and people fight and kill each other for power.
Climate change to cause war and violence is quite a controversial claim, but I see where this has stemmed from. Say, if Earth is heating up that water in the rivers and seas starts to dry out in some parts of the world—a large scale drought—and the intense heat makes living a hell. People have to migrate to other places.
These resources would become so scarce that countries would become stingy on the ownerships—just like petroleum blocks—and would go to war for them.
Interesting claim but the weight of climate isn’t as strong as the demand for oil and gas, which brings the riches to people and countries. If there is any other resource that can do the same would be more plausible to cause war and violence. Climate change? I’m skeptical. If anything, it would probably bring the world closer.
127 days ago
This is an era of instant gratification. We no longer seem to hold any form of patience to see things out.
This fast-moving era is about doing things smart. By smart, it means having to get things done in the smallest possible time with the least amount of work. With that being said, this does not always produce great quality work, but an abundance in quantity.
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There’s no doubt about it- nothing else like the Leap Motion exists on the market in its current state. It’s an incredibly unique product with a ton of potential. That said, right now, the device feels a little bit like a prototype.
A prototype with rooms for innovation, I hope. I’ve pre-ordered mine a while ago and I can’t wait.
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134 days ago
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away".
The core concept behind tagging on a computer is that your documents, photos and other files no longer need to have a specific location in the filesystem.
On the mac, I almost never open up the Applications folder to launch apps. I have grown to incline towards using—after a long time user of LaunchBar, then Alfred—Spotlight because it’s fast and almost effortless this way. But only applications. Other files and documents are a little more challenging.
I guess this is where tagging comes in. It is definitely one of my favourite features on the new Maverick OS. I see how my current workflow can be extrapolated to files and documents.
134 days ago
The goal in blogging/business/inspiring non-fiction is to share a truth, or at least a truth as the writer sees it. To not just share it, but to spread it and to cause change to happen. You can do that in at least three ways: with research (your own or reporting on others), by building and describing conceptual structures, or with stories that resonate.
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It called on all Muslim licence holders and restaurant owners not to allow Muslims and non-Muslims to eat in their premises during the day this Ramadhan.
Not exactly a bold move by the council. Perhaps, bold isn’t quite the right word. Unnecessary, rather.
This is for them to respect the Muslims who have to fast during the day. It is not nice for Muslims to come in to buy a takeaway but at the same time see non-Muslims eating on the premises.
Practicing discretion at eateries may be advised during the fasting month, but going all out with one-sided policy is a little too much, don’t you think? I seriously don’t see how this can be much of an issue in the first place, let alone to introduce an absurd policy based on what, inability to withstand seeing other people eat while we fast? Might as well introduce food censorship while at it. This directive has done more damage than good before it even has a chance to begin.
I question the leadership at the council. With that amount of authority, is this the kind of outcome that we want to represent the nation with? With all the backfiring and complains I’ve been reading and hearing so far from both Muslim and Non-Muslim friends, I guess not.
We shouldn’t be insensitive and disregard people from different races and other religions. Just because Muslims are the majority in this country doesn’t necessarily mean that we have more power over the minorities. Even if we do, we must always be very careful not to abuse with such authority. In fact, we shouldn’t use race and/or religion as an excuse that we are any better humans than the rest, that they deserve less than we do.
Just my two cents.
137 days ago
Essentially, by doing lots of out-of-hours work you’re over-estimating the amount of work that can get done, and building potential team burnout into your plan.
Once you finish one thing, another one will soon ensue. Work just never gets done. I’m an advocate of good planning and execution. I have strong views on how solid planning equipped with good discipline in execution can help the team’s productivity and efficient working hours.
If you’ve built heroic workloads into your company, there’ll come a time where you’re expecting someone on your team to drop what they’re doing at the weekend and fix something.
There is only so much that humans can achieve in a period of time, and by accepting this fact I’ve found that I’m able to create an environment where I feel more relaxed, creative and inspired than I’ve managed to be in before.
This is overall a very good post and is worth putting it up on your bookmark bar. Adhering positivity and good morale in the work environment may in fact be the key to bringing out the best out of the individuals in the team—the results will come after.
138 days ago
Written 138 days ago in What Is Life
Since my last writing, which is over four months ago, I felt like I ran out of my creative juice. I drafted several posts every now and then but I haven’t been able to make much progress since. I just couldn’t. It’s as if my not-so-great-writing ability has already reached the top of the ceiling.
But I know this isn’t actually the case. I believe this is what many refer as “tunnel vision” and I had just gone through one. It’s a state of the mind where it becomes constricted, tunneled down to a single idea that it severely lacks creativity. I needed to break out of this hell hole.
So today I made an effort to make small changes on the site. Small refreshing changes that I’ve been meaning to execute for as long as I can remember but I just couldn’t made myself to do it despite the nagging voice at the back of my head. But not today, it’s time to put a gag on the nagger.
I have revamped the categories name with hopes to create a stimulating environment for my writing habits. By personalising the categories, I think it might help with gathering writing subjects, ideas and opinions around them. It might also help open up more topics and things to write about.
139 days ago
I’ve always defined myself as a programmer, but I’ve never been happy just programming.
I enjoy doing light programming even though I don’t see myself as a programmer, but I can absolutely relate to the points in the article. Take this website project, for example, where I alternate between writing and coding the site — I think the balance of doing both makes me enjoy in what I do, which I believe is important in finding self-gratification and pleasure, thus leading to little bits of happiness.
141 days ago
Flickr is the only place I’ve got to put my best photographic work. But it doesn’t feel like the right place. As much as I love the service, it’s just not cutting it. And I suspect I’m not alone.
Shawn pretty much sums up how I feel about publishing conventional photographic work online. I, on the the other hand, use a self-hosted website just for photos I took with my Fujifilm X100 (and previous cameras) and until today it still feels like something is not right.
151 days ago
Gradual progress is crazy powerful.
When you frame something as a giant, amorphous task (get healthy, become a designer, start a business) — it can seem impossible to fit into your busy schedule.
Break it down into smaller pieces that you do have time for.
Best thing I read today.
197 days ago
I was wrong.
And he’s back after a year of internet hiatus as he shares his story.
213 days ago
The goal isn’t to avoid mistakes, though, but to learn how to recover from them.
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