Showing posts from September, 2009

moral stuff, more or less

Just cannot remember from where these lines were copied; but the author really is thoughtful, and the words are worth reading. Go on.If you want something done, do it yourself: Obviously true, and doing it is usually very good for your self esteem. A surprising amount of work can be done this way, and experts are not always necessary. However, there is a risk of becoming overworked if you try to do everything yourself - we all need other people after all. Never procrastinate anything you can do right now: Very powerful. There are many things that can be fixed or solved with a minimum of effort, but are often pushed aside as unimportant. Unfortunately they won't go away, and in time the feelings of guilt for not having done them will make you even less likely of fixing the problems. When you have several things you could be doing and don't know which to do, just do any one of them! If you cannot decide between two or more possibilities, then there is a good chance that the diff…

the 12 y/o aol’er

This English to 12 year old AOLer translator is amazing. Don’t get bombarded by the language – look on the aesthetic side of it. With due respect to the author Lucas Longley, as mentioned on their site.

the largest swimming pool

If you like doing laps in the swimming pool, you might want to stock up on the energy drinks before diving in to this one. It is more than 1,000 metres long, covers 20 acres, has a 30 metre deep end and holds over 200 million litres of water and the Guinness Book of Records named the vast pool beside the sea in Chile as the biggest in the world.The giant pool took five years to build, cost nearly $1 billion and the annual maintenance bill will be over $2 million. The man-made saltwater lagoon has been attracting huge crowds to the San Alfonso del Mar resort at Algarrobo, on Chile's southern coast, since it opened in 2006 December. Its turquoise waters are so crystal clear that you can see the bottom even in the deep end.It dwarfs the world's second biggest pool, the Orthlieb - nicknamed the Big Splash - in Morocco , which is a mere 150 metres long and 100 metres wide. An Olympic size pool measures some 50 metres by 25 metres. Chile's monster pool uses a computer-controlled…

drawing a thought

Are you the one who likes to paint, or draw, but couldn’t pursue painting as a career or a hobby?Sometime during school, drawing as a subject is put on pressure by maths and science. Gradually, like slow intoxication, you see the Periodic Table and Algebra murdering your drawing skills. Later in high school and college, you forget there’s something called art while being dumped in a heap of Calculus, Hydrostatics and Electromagnetic Fields. Childhood hobbies begin to backfire as soon as you graduate from college amidst confusion, hope and empty pockets. If only you had pursued what you had desired in the first place…Sound familiar? Welcome to the band!At the present day it’s easier to manage the resources to learn and pursue drawing as a career or a serious hobby. You can find a long list of web sites that provide you the training, the skills and finally, the market. Here are some handpicked web sites that might help you find the inner artist in you thereby helping you put Michelangel…