Wednesday, April 28, 2010

[Chord] Khúc yêu thương

G C D Bm Em Am C (Am7) D G.

How to nap

Even naps as short as ten minutes have been shown to provide psychological benefits in terms of reduced fatigue and improved concentration (pdf). But would-be nappers face some strategic decisions, most obviously - does it matter whether I nap in my chair or ought I try to find somewhere to lie down? And then ... if remaining seated, is it okay to lean forwards and rest my head on a desk?


[IMG] A Typical Day In The Life Of Internet Addict

[IMG] Fight for Your Ideas

How To Find Your Passion

Today we're going to talk about how to find your passion.

Tonight Jerry and I were getting ready to film, and we were discussing what new topic to cover because we have already recorded 40 episodes of Self-Awareness 101. With having covered that many topics, we want to make sure that we continue to offer new information, and new ideas and not just repeat concepts that we have already discussed until the series comes to a close with episode 52. So as we were talking about things to discuss, Jerry brought up something that we agreed is really important that a lot of people have asked about in coaching sessions and seminars which is how to find your passion. I had to think about what I would share regarding how to find your passion and bounced ideas back and forth with Jerry for quite a while, because I have been following my passion in one form or another since I was six years old. I have been very lucky in the respect that when I found what I was passionate about, my family nurtured and supported me in following and pursuing that passion which was music. I'll talk to more about that in a moment.

How to Find Your Passion for Anything

There’s a big myth in our culture: that passion can only be spontaneous. You either love your job or you don’t. You either enjoy exercising or hate it. You are interested in reading books or you find them boring. That passion can’t be forced or created.

I disagree. Passion can be created. Even for things you don’t currently enjoy.

By tweaking the activities and pursuits you engage in, you can find a passion for anything. All it takes is a bit of patience and an open mind.

How Do I Find My Passion?

Bigg Challenge
Amy knows she’s not passionate about her career, but she doesn’t really know what she would love to do. She wants to know how to discover her passion.

 Bigg Advice
We recommend that you get a notebook to write down your thoughts and answers to the following questions, Amy.
These things all revolve around one simple theme –
Look to the past to discover your future.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

How Can I Find My Passion? by Ronnie Nijmeh

Ronnie Nijmeh,

Vladimir from Serbia and Montenegro had a great question:

"Results are only one important piece of the puzzle, but there'sone thing that I'm missing. You have to feel a strong desire todo what you want. You must be "starving" for success. But how canwe make ourselves so passionate and enthusiastic? Some people saythat it's a pre-condition (to have this passion). I wouldappreciate your advice."

The Career Doctor's Cures & Remedies: "How do I find my career passion?"

by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.

People of all ages ask me this question, and it is one many of us struggle with. The sly answer is that I think there is more than one ideal career for all of us, as most of us have multiple interests and passions. The harder part is identifying possible career paths that are best for us -- now or in the future-- that allow us to use our career passions.

Let me suggest a long weekend or two to go through these three steps and then do some final processing and reflecting.


[IMG]Nice Analogy

The image comes from this blog post from shane snow.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Understanding and the Meaning of Color Within Design

Color is the perceivable characteristic of light; light is energy, so color is a form of energy. In 1666 sir Isaac Newton discovered that sunlight is a mixture of colors by noticing that when a ray of light passes through a prism it is dispersed into its seven constituent colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. We see different colors because some objects reflect/absorb specific wavelengths. Human eyes perceive these wavelengths as colors.

Things change

Amazing Fire Illusion!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Whenever I write code in Java....

Whenever I write code in Java I feel like I'm filling out endless forms in triplicate.

“Ok, sir, I'll just need your type signature here, here, and ... here. Now will this be everything, or...”

‘Well, I might need to raise an exception.‘

The compiler purses its lips.“An exception? Hmmm... let's see.... Yes, I think we can do that... I have the form over here... Yes, here it is. Now I need you to list all the exceptions you expect to raise here. Oh, wait, you have other classes? We'll have to file an amendment to them. Just put the type signature here, here, ... yes, copy that list of exceptions....

Between lives...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

[Clip]Amazing Squirrel Fights off Crows - Protects Dead Friend's Body

7 Truths You May Be Running From

If I were to ask if you were a runner, what would you say? Before you answer let me be clear, I’m not referring to a person who goes out every morning and jogs a few miles. Instead, I’m talking about the person who runs away from the truths of everyday life.
Whether you consider yourself a runner or not, the reality is, we all run from truths we don’t wish to accept. Some of us like to run more than others, but in the end everyone is a runner. Many go to great lengths to avoid facing reality and in the process end up miserable. Personally, I’ve done enough “running” in my life to qualify for a gold medal at the Olympics. But at the end of the day, we can only run so long.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Polar Bear Solution

The Only Four Chords Needed For Every Pop Song (VIDEO)

 Australian musical comedy act The Axis Of Awesome (great name, by the by) has brought this to our attention: the same four chords in the same progression has been used for pretty much every pop song ever. Two congratulations are in order here. One for Axis of Awesome for this great live medley. And the other, to pop music who's duped us for years. Very impressive. But mark our words pop music: this ends now. (via The Daily What)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Telephone - Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce - Classical Cover by Aston

The Dogs of War: Apple vs. Google vs. Microsoft

The Dogs of War: Apple vs. Google vs. Microsoft
It's hard to grasp the breathtaking scale of the epic war between Microsoft, Google and Apple. Billions upon billions of dollars. Entire industries at stake. This is the board. These are the pieces.

Very good sentences

"Iceland's last wish: to have its ashes scattered all over Europe" -- market analyst

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Config Mplayer [ubuntu]

Cài Mplayer qua synaptic.
Chuột phải  -> Preferences -> Video . Trong ô available driver chọn XV. ok ;)

Java versus PHP

If you exclude C and its child C++, the most popular programming languages in the world are Java and PHP, which power most of the dynamic web. I have working experience with PHP and for academical purposes I am deepening my knowledge of Java, thus I'd like to point out similarities and key differences between these two languages. Every language has its pros and cons, so there's no absolute winner here.

Cat and iPad play well together

Tegami - angela aki

I can totally relate to this:

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Amnesia (Original)

Amazing Candle Trick!


10 Great Books That Everybody Should Read At Least Once

great books to read

Although the internet has become a replacement for so many things these days, reading something online does not come near having the same feel and enjoyment as reading a physical hard-cover book.

Be careful

Don't worry I will catch you if you fall

Shift Your Fingers One Key to the Right for Easy-to-Remember but Awesome Passwords

Shift Your Fingers One Key to the Right for Easy-to-Remember but Awesome Passwords
You're constantly told how easy it would be to hack your weak passwords, but complicated passwords just aren't something our brains get excited about memorizing. Reader calculusrunner offers a brilliant tip that turns weak passwords into something much, much better.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Phone Emulator

There are almost twice as many mobile phones in the world than there are computers. With that phenomenal thought in mind you can understand why developing mobile apps is so lucrative, its a huge market with its users demanding ever more powerful and functional applications bridging the gap between mobiles and computers.

Super fast Google Chrome!

Is Steve Jobs Ignoring History, Or Trying To Rewrite It?

Very few people get the chance to make history. Even fewer get the chance to make it twice. Perhaps that is why it is so fascinating to watch Steve Jobs as he tries to usher in the era of mobile touch computing today, just as he ushered in the era of the personal computer three decades ago.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

How to Defend Your Choice to Be Childless

Children can be a great source of joy and hope for all families. It can be difficult for your relatives to understand if you have chosen not to have any - there can be many reasons, both simple and complex behind your decision. You may have made your decision and feel very comfortable with it - but your family hounds you at every gathering with "When are you going to give me some grandkids?" or "What are you guys waiting for - you've been married five years already!" It can work your last nerve. But they're your family (or friends). Keeping compassion for your family while standing by your choice can be tough, but hopefully these suggestions will help.

A Semen Education

Semen is a subject  that everyone can relate to or at some point has thought about it.   This post is all about semen and the source is a wonderful website called  Perhaps an alternative name for this terrific site could be, “Things they should have taught you in school but didn’t.”  With the subtext being,  ”learning in an interesting and exciting way.”

To do list..

Friday, April 9, 2010


Notable quotes

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. -Lily Tomlin
It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. -John Wooden
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill
Tell a man there are 300 Billion stars in the universe and he’ll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he’ll have to touch to be sure. -Unknown Author
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. -Mark Twain
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. -Franklin P. Jones
The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it. -Dudley Moore
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.  -Charles Wadsworth
If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to be a horrible warning. -Catherine Aird
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. -Barry LePatner
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.  -Albert Einstein

Why are manhole covers round?

Because there are no angles for alignment, the round shape makes these heavy covers easier to put back on once they’re taken off.
Round covers are also easier to manufacture.
But the main reason manhole covers are round is so they won’t accidentally fall into the subterranean abyss. With a round cover, no matter how you hold it, you can’t shove it in. It just won’t go. If it were square, a prankster could hold the cover diagonally over the hole and drop it in, to be followed by who knows how many scooters and pedestrians.

Favorite quotes

  • “Old age is God’s way of making death look good” Sharon Parvizi
  • Practice makes perfect, but nobody is perfect, so why practice?
  • “Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life moves” Lao Tzu
  • “Why am I never fully prepared for the totally unexpected”!!
  • 5 out of 4 people can’t do fractions
  • Making predictions is dangerous..especially when the future is concerned.
  • If you always look before you leap you will end up always standing on 1 leg.
  • 42.7% of Statistics are made up on the spot.
  • Exercise: Ask your doctor if getting off your ass is right for you…
  • It is only the 99.5% of lawyers that give the rest a bad name.
  • The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.
  • Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
  • life must be understood backwards but must be live forward
  • smile to every body, when you still have teeth.
  • Life is too short to dance with ugly men!
  • Never ever follow a horse act!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The 8 douchiest things men do to impress women

It’s one of those universal truths: dating makes people lose a whole bunch of braincells. Having romantic feelings for someone causes severely impaired judgement. Just ask your friends how many things they regret doing in the name of love, you’ll soon have a pity party on your hands. When it comes to dating, most of the time, women hold the power to make us guys do some really crazy things. Remember Romeo? Yeah. Love had him go on a rampage through Verona ending his own life. If you find yourself nodding yes to more than one of the items below, congratulations: Love has officially turned you into an idiot.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tips for Success in Undergraduate Math Courses

A guide by Jessica Purcell 2002, email: jasp ( at )
This guide was written with the calculus student in mind, though the tips are applicable to many undergraduate math classes. In the type of course this guide addresses, you will be successful if and only if you can do well on the exams. So essentially, this guide gives tips for doing well on your math exams.

10 Reasons You Should Run Like Hell From Social Media

I was sitting at brunch a few weeks ago trying to convince a colleague why it’s so important for today’s CEO to be involved and active in social media. I was trying to sway him on the benefits, the rewards and all the new opportunities that await the socially savvy-CEO. I thought I was doing a pretty good job until my friend took a bite into his bagel, looked me in the eye and quipped, “…but that’s only if he’s smart enough to ‘get it’.  Otherwise, he’s a liability.”
He was right.

How to Declutter and Streamline Your Google Reader Inbox

if your Google Reader inbox has grown out of control, and you're spending more time trying to keep up with the flood of news than reading about things you care about, it's time for a little Google Reader spring cleaning.
Newsreaders like Google Reader are meant to help us read more content without constantly refreshing a list of bookmarks, in theory saving all kinds of time. If your Reader addiction feels more like a timesink than timesaver, it might be time to think about decluttering and reorganizing your RSS feeds for a more efficient reading experience. Today we'll walk you through our favorite methods for pruning and organizing your feeds to get the most from your Google Reader experience without overloading yourself.

Friday, April 2, 2010

GIMP plugin "Resynthesizer" and "Single Window" mode

From Lately, people have been speaking highly of Adobe Photoshop over this video showing what Bryan O'Neil Hughes calls "Content-Aware Fill" which is a technique for synthesizing texture.

I want to go here!!!

7 Sites That Teach You to Read Music

Last week’s article, 5 Ways to Notate Your Music, talked about the importance of music notation to musicians and composers. The article mentioned that reading music is a skill that is well worth learning. In response, reader Jon commented, “I definitely want to read and write music fluently.” So for Jon and the rest of us who have made a New Year’s resolution to learn to read (and write) music, here are seven websites that can help.

Upload and store anything in the cloud with Google Docs

In January, we added the ability to upload and store any file in Google Docs, and in response to your feedback, we increased the maximum file size to 1 GB a couple weeks later. Based on the overwhelming response to this feature, we're happy to announce a big update. Starting today, you can upload and store anything in Google Docs. With this change, you'll be able to store items in the cloud and access them from any computer - all you need is an Internet connection and a Google Account.

The Letter “Z” Will Be Removed from the English Alphabet

Surprising as it sounds, it looks like the English alphabet will be losing one of its letters on June 1st. The announcement came from the English Language Central Commission (ELCC).

If Calvin Took Ritalin (A Tragedy In Four Panels)

In The Amount Of Time It Takes You To Read This… [Infographic]

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Life Before Birth

A story...

Why You Should Never Pay More Than $10 For HDMI Cables

Why You Should Never Pay More Than  For HDMI Cables

You've probably guessed that gold-plated cables for your home theater are entirely unnecessary. Still, there must be some small quality difference for all that price, right?'s blog lays out the answer: No, not at all.
Teaming up with WallStats, Mint lays out the case against the gold-plated, gas-pressurized, terribly overpriced cables you'll find lining the shelves at electronics retailers. Monster is a main culprit of preying on those who haven't learned what Mint's very clever infographic illustrates: there is no difference that you can see with your eyes between a $6 HDMI cable and a $250 HDMI cable.

This Is God's Computer - ReflectionOf.Me

Google Envelopes, Beta Of Course

Designers Rahul Mahtani & Yofred Moik from the Industrial Design program at Syracuse University came up with this concept called Google Envelopes. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to map the course of mail and how it can tell a story? They came up with Google Envelopes, which can be sent through G-Mail itself. It’s only a concept, but totally viable and something people can immediately understand.
Designers: Rahul Mahtani & Yofred Moik
Google Mail Envelopes by Rahul Mahtani & Yofred Moik