These days its raining quotes. People have started sending so many of them these days, and I, as usual can’t resist sharing them. Here were go.
Experience – is what you get when you were expecting something else
and the next one goes like this…
Enjoy Life. No matter how hard it may seem.
When life gives you a thousand reasons to cry,
show the world that…
you have a million reasons to SMILE
These too were really good and inspiring.
I am sharing are some shots that I captured with my mobile phone camera.
Flowers in the garden
The Sun at noon
I was a little surprised after seeing this. This is surely the most different search query that has landed people on my blog. The word “love” itself appears a few times but the word “die” or “dying” does not appear on my blog at all. Just wondering what search engine delivered this result.
These fabulous quotes landed in my inbox a few days earlier. Thought I could share them. This one is my personal favorite.
Don’t let someone become a priority in your life when you are always an option in their life!
The next one goes like this
One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it. — Sidney Howard
Your thoughts on these?
Blogging is all rage these days and people are talking about the effect blogs have on their everyday lives. And, there are others who think its a waste of time or feel that their journal is the safest place to write down things.
I came across an article which gives readers enough (is 100 not enough?) reason not to start a blog. After reading this list, I have a feeling that these reasons or excuses – depends on which side you belong – are applicable to many other things in life. The list is a bit outdated but most of the reasons are still valid. Make a combination of those reasons and you have a reason not to do anything in life
And one more article that gives tips how to dissuade yourself from blogging. As if this was not enough, this link pointed me to top ten reasons why nobody reads your blog and top ten blogger lies. Interesting read.
As far as I am concerned, setting up a blog is a matter of personal choice. Good luck if you decide to setup one and for those who don’t want to, there are not 100 but a million other things to enjoy in this world.
Just as I was thinking about what to write on, I glanced upon this new app listed on Google Labs. Its called Google Notebook. It lets you take notes as you browse and sits within the browser window. There is a firefox extension called mini Google Notebook that lets you add with the click of a button. A similar plugin is available for IE which I did not test.
This product is comparable with Yahoo! Bookmarks but is more user friendly, flexible and allows you to manage your notes effectively. You can add as many notebooks as you want and add notes under them.
These notes can then be accessed from any computer using the web interface. You can share your notebooks with others by making them public. The power of Google is its search capability and it applies to Google Notebook as well. I have just started using it and will see how far it helps me
A few screenshots..
In the past couple of days, my friends have been sending me some fantastic, thought provoking quotes. I have listed a few of those which I have thought are more valuable
Efforts may fail. But don’t fail to make an effort
And here comes the next…
In great joy never make promises and in great anger dont answer
and the next…
The person you try to remember when you are happy means you love that person. The person you try to remember when you are sad means that person loves you much. Don’t loose either.
Thats for today and I will come back with more sometime later.
Many applications today take on various themes/skins. Skins come in several flavors ranging from sports team to operating systems and a myriad of colors. I use a couple of skinnable applications. Once I select a skin, I stick to it almost forever until I come across one that is better than what I currently use.
My criteria to select a skin is
- Easy on the eyes – This is the number one priority. The skin should have the least amount of strain on the eyes. Skins with subtle colors help in this regard.
- Features of the app are easily visible – I hate to use a skin that make the interface too small and makes it very difficult to use the application
- Consume less Memory – Though this might not be a concern on most modern computers, it does help when you have several programs running simultaneously.
- Real Estate – A skin should not occupy valuable screen space more than required. This allows to user more productive
Over the years when I search for new skins for my apps, I find the watery (aqua) skins are particularly preferred and have the highest downloads. I don’t see a valid reason why. Maybe it resembles MacOS or its ease of use is great.
Personally I have used the following skins for a while – more than a year that is
- Winamp - Default skin. Satisfies all my criteria
- Opera - Emil. Clean and easy on the eyes. Blends Well with Windows XP and Clearlooks theme on Linux
- Firefox - iFox. My favorite aqua theme.
Almost every other application in Linux is skinnable or wholly customizable. So I am not going to discuss about them. GAIM, Kopete, Firefox, Opera, Amarok, XMMS and even the splash screen, login screen are customizable.
There could be several other apps that are skinnable, like Yahoo messenger, MSN messenger for which I retain the default skin for the sake of less memory consumption. Load fancy skins on all your favorite apps and you could end up slowing your computer to unimaginable levels.
Pour in your thoughts!!!
I have tried a few Linux distros starting with FC3, Mandriva, SUSE and now Ubuntu. Ubuntu being the hot distro currently, I gave it a try.
I have listed the sites that I had referred to when I faced difficulties setting up Dapper Drake (Ubuntu 6.06 LTS). Some of them are official and some not.
First things first. You can download Ubuntu at http://www.ubuntu.com/download
Want to know more the latest on Ubuntu http://ubuntu.wordpress.com/
Want to listen to MP3s, watch DVDs and all this without much effort. Download and install this script http://easyubuntu.freecontrib.org/
Ubuntu for Beginners and Experts
The (K)Ubuntu community http://www.ubuntux.org/
Install anything on Ubuntu
Wondering how to install your favorite program. Check out http://monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/
Want help on configuring that legacy hardware? Post your questions to the experts at http://ubuntuforums.org/
Ubuntu Wiki answers several of your questions http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Dapper
Today morning, I woke up after a bizzare dream. It goes like this.
I was watching TV when one of my cousins came shouting that a plane is flying low and circling the neighbourhood. I went out and looked at the sky. A plane – oddly shaped – that looked like an aid plane was circling around. It looked as if it might crash to the ground anytime.
Something was written on the plane. The only word I could recognise was AVIATION. It continued to circle around and after a couple of minutes crashed into a house nearby on the same street as mine.
I ran to the terrace to see if I could spot the debris. I could see only smoke. At that instant I saw something resembling a rocket coming straight towards our home. It landed on the space in front of my home and exploded. The next couple of seconds I could not hear anything. The sharpnel flew everywhere and one brushed my hand.
When I realised what was happening, one more landed into the home opposite to us. Then came a barrage of rockets. In the next couple of minutes, the entire row of houses in front of us were flattened. There was a pause for a few minutes and then the rockets came again. My home was badly damaged. At that point, my alarm started beeping and I had to wake up
I have had such dreams a couple of times in the past with planes flying low, crashing nearby, then a formation of planes bombing the neighbourhood and missiles flying all over. What I dont understand is I have not lived in such a region, nor did I see anything of that sort in a movie before I went to sleep. I dont play war games on computer either. But every time I get such a dream, I am at the same location in my dream; my home in Pondicherry.