Sunday, 19 June 2016

Life Advice from a Septuagenarian old lady

Life is beautiful, but not perfect. Learn to live with it.

This is a repost of a message I received from a friend on Whatsapp.

This is something we should all read at least once a week! Make sure you read to the end!

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain b Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote few lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written."

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

4. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Before I format my openSUSE 12.3 installation...

The face of the GNU movement. GNU is affiliated with Linux software.

It was bound to happen...

This was reality for me, for the past few years: Error notifications popping up, with the system letting me know that it could not connect to a software repository. Suddenly, even uninstalling existing software became impossible, because I could not connect to the existing repository. 

My faithful old laptop was on its last legs, having gotten a booster shot from openSUSE 12.3 some time back. But upgrading openSUSE to 13.1, and then to 13.2, seemed difficult, and unnecessary at the time. So I soldiered on, using 12.3, not knowing what would happen... 

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Tao Zhu Gong's 12 principles of Business Success

Golden Rules of Business Success

The Twelve Golden Rules are as follows:

  • Ability to know people's character. You must perceive evidence of characteristics from experience.
  • Ability to handle people. Never prejudge a prospect.
  • Ability to stay focused on the business. Have a definite focus in life and business and avoid jumping around.
  • Ability to be organized. A disorganized presentation is unappealing.
  • Ability to be adaptable. Make sure you are organized enough to respond quickly.
  • Ability to control credit. Do not allow nonpayment. Make sure you collect what is owed.
  • Ability to use and deploy people. Use employees in ways which bring out their potential(s).
  • Ability to articulate and market. You must be able to educate customers on the value of goods.
  • Ability to excel in purchasing. Use your best judgement in acquiring stock.
  • Ability to analyze market opportunities and threats. Know what is selling according to areas and trends.
  • Ability to lead by example. Have definite rules and standards. Make sure they are followed to ensure good relations.
  • Ability to have business foresight. Know market trends and cycles.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Recently Fascinated By....

Soundproofing of rooms and vehicles to deaden sound.

Why? Podcasting. Productivity. Creating a conducive environment. And maybe, keeping the outside world from hearing whatever is going on in the house / vehicle.

How? Foam, applied to the vehicle doors.

Monday, 5 October 2015

20 Years On - Don't Look Back in Anger

20 Years ago, I was just a teenager. And Oasis, a Brit-rock band, had just released their stellar album: What's the Story Morning Glory? So this is their song, that was the anthem of that year. I remember my schooling days. I was a nerd in school, glasses perched on my nose, with a bad case of acne. Never popular with the girls. One of my classmates, Syazwan, passed away a few years back. But that's another story...

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