Saturday, April 26, 2008

iblog4 - In a couple of hours

You can say that either I'm too early blogging for this event or very late posting a shout out to whoever else is interested but me and my mates will be attending the iblog4 at UP today.

You might also want to check out the forum made exclusively (by who else?) for the event here.

To the bath as I need to be there early.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Quick Eed's

There's too much bold phrases (as in Unread) on my e-mailboxes, NetNewsWire and Google Alerts that I barely have time to write even as I read about how interesting some stuff really are and worth sharing. So I'm having a go at Quick Eeds, just to make it more palatable (and more time to Tweet?!).

UnHealthy Competition
Looks like not only are techies the ones against any monopoly of the web. These men in white are, too especially with MSFT men speaking about paternalism. Semantic, bwishet. (C/o NYT)

Not the Wilbury's but from Hippie town as well. If you've time to spare, go visit.

No Casey Kasem and no fan mails but these are real ruby gems on rails.

MSFT Subscription?
SaaS, can't fight it, huh. Even behemoths fall for it.

And Better late tweet than never
Shel talks to the Twitter guys and there are plenty of insights to Twitter world. Guess, I belong to the above-average posteurs posting more than 3x a day. I'm turning Japanese.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Gimme a Break-through

I couldn't put this off even if Googleforce eventually have babies, not surprising really. Just needed something to get me off the cloud buzz. Luckily, there's hope for humanity.

Back then as I do now, I think Cancer is far difficult to treat than any other ailment known out there. It's the level of uncertainty and slow, painful treatment that just zaps the lifeforce within including those of family and bereaved friends.

Still, look at how science and technology work in favor of making this planet wonderful. I pray that they get this done quick as I have relatives who really do need the miracle.

Radio truly is wonderful. My childhood won't be as happy and introspectful (word?) , had I not listened to it for hours at 5 am. And now it is ready to make a big comeback. Oh, you mean the waves Mr. Kanzius, sir?

Hope it doesn't come with a DJ... Take that, mp3!

Friday, April 11, 2008

(Almost like) Spontaneous Combustion

Been complaining for the last three weeks how terribly hot and early summer has been in this part of the world. But guess what? Some things are even hotter.

Here's my some like it hot topics for this week - Power Station plug.

3. Rice and falter
More like risin' rice price. In what seemed to be highly unthinkable years ago, Asia and the rest of the rice-eating world is on the grip of a rice shortage. So, quick, what's the culprit? Overpopulation, drastic weather changes, urbanization of agricultural areas and what else? I say bring back the needed emphasis on agriculture and food technology. What good is a Macbook Air if you can't get any food? Try bread and insects, probably.

2. Google App Engine
It is forgivable if your not spending time glued to the web and you don't care shite about it. But if you do, then there is no need to talk about it more. Google it and brush away the clouds of your doubt, that indeed we're headed into the on-demand future. Oh, and they're not supporting Rails, yet. Just so you know who does.

1. Flaming the Games of Discontent
Or is it Gaming the Flame. Much as I would like to rank Google App Engine as the hottest and possibly having the far-reaching effect among the three hot topics, I just couldn't keep my head out of the Olympics( nothing hotter than the lighted flame, literally). Must be the sports fan in me who is convinced athletes would have to decide for themselves how to keep politics out of the Games (which they couldn't in all honesty). I'm all for the peaceful solution for the Tibet dilemma but the cynic in me believes it won't happen. Nothing like putting pressure to the powers that be that is China. Still it is unfair to let all the preparations go for naught especially for the athletes who sweated it out. So, to each his own and let the Games continue. I wonder which athletes will show hands of defiance ala Black Panther. Now, I'm really excited.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Friday, April 4, 2008


Yes, that is actually a word and it does mean something. In Danish, actually. Arbejde means work and glæde means happiness, so arbejdsglæde literally translates into work-happiness. Isn't that something worth looking into especially if you want to really unleash what you feel you are capable of doing excellently and not just go through the motions?

There are plenty of resources in the web to help guide you in finding happiness at work. Found one here which is nicely written (and which actually make sense). Here's a brief excerpt from happy guy guru, Alex Kjerulf:

"Though we may not have a dictionary definition of happiness at work, all of us know when we are happy at work—and especially when we’re not. Happiness at work is that feeling you get when you:

1. Really enjoy what you do.
2. Do great work you can feel proud of.
3. Work with amazing people.
4. Know that what you do is important.
5. Are appreciated for your work.
6. Get to take responsibility.
7. Have fun at work.
8. Learn and grow.Make a difference.
9. Feel motivated and energized.
10. Know that you kick butt." Ouch.

Oh and one other thing, you may want to start finding out more about the things that motivate you (and it's not just money, I guess) and finding more about your strengths (VIA listed 24 and you get to know what your top 5 are), you may start here.

Good luck, fellow Padwan!

Care to share results?