Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Day Early!

Well, it came a day early. Good thing too as I wasn't going to be home tomorrow.

I am charging it now and running through the activation process.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Newsweek Easter Egg Reports Zombie Invasion

Newsweek Easter Egg Reports Zombie Invasion: "danielkennedy74 writes "Newsweek.com becomes the latest in a long list of sites that will reveal an Easter egg if you enter the Konami code correctly (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, enter). This is a cheat code that appeared in many of Konami's video games, starting around 1986 — my favorite places to use it were Contra and Life Force, 30 lives FTW. The Easter egg was probably included by a developer unbeknownst to the Newsweek powers that be. It's reminiscent of an incident that happened at ESPN last year, involving unicorns."

Memory Tricks: Remembering How Many Cups in a Gallon

Memory Tricks: Remembering How Many Cups in a Gallon:
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Now that the sting has worn off a bit, we can divulge the full story of how we bought the wrong amount of strawberries for our review of the Gluten-Free Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble. It was all because--on the spot, in the store, without Google Calculator to save us--we couldn't remember how many cups were in a quart!

Telling this story to a friend later, she laughed and said, 'Don't you know about the gallon-eating-the-quarts trick?' At our blank look, she grabbed a pen and drew a diagram like the one above...

Monday, June 7, 2010

Wise words...

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook the other day. I can't say how many times I have read or heard about something only to try it for myself in order to really experience it. If only we had time to experience it all.

The Buddha replied, “You have a right to be confused. This is a confusing situation. Do not take anything on trust merely because it has passed down through tradition, or because your teachers say it, or because your elders have taught you, or because it’s written in some famous scripture. When you have seen it and experienced it for yourself to be right and true, then you can accept it."

77 Great Quotes That Will Change Your Life

Here are some great quotes. I took the liberty of removing the pictures and personal commentary but here is the link to the original post.


1. “Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.” – Tom Krause
2. “The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” – Sven Goran Eriksson
3. “If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” – John Maxwell
4. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell
5. “They can’t hurt you unless you let them.” – Unknown
6. “The key to change… is to let go of fear.” – Rosanne Cash
7. “If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything.” – Win Borden
8. “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” – Raymond Lindquist
9. “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
10. “There is far more opportunity than there is ability. “ – Thomas A. Edison
11. “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean
12. “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” – Unknown
13. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Brian Littrell
14. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
15. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
16. “Never, never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill
17. “Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” – Abraham Lincoln
18. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn
19. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer
20. “There’s always a way – if you’re committed.” – Tony Robbins
21. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius
22. “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney
23. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock
24. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
25. “Action will remove the doubt that theory cannot solve.” – Petryl Hsieh
26. “Using no way as a way, using no limitation as limitation.” – Bruce Lee
27. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
28. “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” – Confucius
29. “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” – Buddha
30. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson
31. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” – Buddha
32. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle
33. “God helps those who help themselves.” – Benjamin Franklin
34. “That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” – Abraham Lincoln
35. “A jug fills drop by drop.” – Buddha
36. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
37. “Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” – Bruce Lee
38. “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee
39. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” – Chinese Proverb
40. “Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
41. “Fall seven times, Stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb
42. “The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” – Tony Robbins
43. “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. “ – Thomas A. Edison
44. “When the solution is simple, God is answering.” – Albert Einstein
45. “Know thyself.” – Plato
46. “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tzu
47. “Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?” – Confucius
48. “Only the shallow know themselves.” – Oscar Wilde
49. “Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.” – William Shakespeare
50. “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” – Abraham Lincoln
51. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha
52. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” – Bruce Lee
53. “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson

54. “Simplicity is the key to brilliance.” – Bruce Lee

55. “Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu
56. “The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.” – Confucius
57. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw
58. “We acquire the strength we have overcome.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
59. “Every choice you make has an end result.” – Zig Ziglar
60. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
61. “Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” – Unknown
62. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu
63. “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu
64. “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” – Confucius
65. “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” – Unknown
66. “Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason” – Jerry Seinfeld
67. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other” – Abraham Lincoln
68. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato
69. “People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.” – Romana L. Anderson
70. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammed Ali
71. “Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” – Napoleon Hill
72. “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” – Albert Einstein
73. “Beware the barrenness of a busy life. “ – Socrates
74. “Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste. “ – Benjamin Franklin
75. “Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.” – T.S. Elliot
76. “Don’t let the past steal your present” – Cherralea Morgen
77. “Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods.” – Japanese Proverb