Seasons of Change

Lifestyle, Random
The world experiences seasons through out the year, each hemisphere is basically alternating the seasonal changes at the same time and more often than not, there will be some locations where the seasons are fabulous. Some places the weather is very predictable and the forecast is right on the dot. Where as in other places the weather is extremely unpredictable. We as humans are so often comfortable with a known routine. It is something that enables us to lose the edge. An edge that enables the ability for the mind to be creative and makes it very easy to detect patterns and flourish with the availability of uncertainty. Life as we know it mimics what it explores in the nature. As modern humans we tend to lose focus on the…
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Gain confidence as a speaker

Communicate Effectively, Lifestyle
The Mind is a wonderful thing. It starts to work the minute you are born, and never stops until you get up to speak in public. - John Mason Brown More than on opinion survey has shown that speaking before a group is our number one lifetime fear. But although it may afflict you much like a disease, you can overcome stage fright. Here are a few steps on how you can overcome this fear: Accept podium anxiety as a motivating force that even the most talented performers experience. Prepare so completely that your expert knowledge makes you feel invulnerable and unstoppable. Study your audience so thoroughly that you are sure you know how to push their "hot buttons" Rehearse your presentation from the very lectern in the very room…
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Adobe Flash 10.1 and AIR 2.0 Betas Released

Lifestyle
Awesome news to all you who watch videos on Youtube, Hulu and anything that requires flash video. The new Flash player 10.1 gives you better crisper video playback without putting your CPU fans at full speed. The first betas of Adobe Flash 10.1 and AIR 2.0—delivering full GPU acceleration of H.264 for buttery smooth HD Flash video playback and multitouch gesture support—are out. You should get them now. Read the rest of the story here
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Twitter Power

Lifestyle
Twitter is becoming a very popular live search platform, twitter search, twitterholic, twitterhawk, twitterstats, mycleenr, and countless twitter api using websites. And wordpress is getting a lot of love from developers that use twitter and hence you can find tons of plugins for your wp-blog and enable direct linking your blog to your twitter feed. I recenly installed something like this too, so you can easily talk about @superjunaid and #followfriday and see what happens
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Happy Hour 9 to 5

Lifestyle, Programming
What is a Happy Hour? "Happy hour" is a marketing term for a period of time in which a restaurant or bar offers discounts on alcoholic drinks, such as beer, wine and cocktails. Which is practically ridiculous as consuming alcohol doesn't specifically make one happy. After all it was a marketing effort. But the REAL happy hour should be the time which you spend most of your day doing and infact most of your life. And this should be from 9 to 5. So literally Happy Hour is 9 to 5 as the book titled with the same name suggests.
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Movie Industry Doubles Down on 3-D

Lifestyle
Studio execs have an odd conundrum: Box-office receipts have steadily grown but the number of ticket sales have not. Thanks to the proliferation of home theaters, movies-on-demand and portable video players, moviegoers have fewer reasons to actually "go" to a movie. The studios' solution?read more | digg story
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Got iPhone Pwned?

iPhone, Lifestyle, Programming
Well after reading articles and dugg stories of the iPhone Pwnage Tool first being in existance, then being delayed from released, then being completely closed-out and shutdown and sold to a private company to finally being released on April 3rd, 2008. I was in complete awe and amazement. So I did what everyone who is an early adaptor and downloaded the tool, loaded it up on my MacBook Pro as quickly as I could. I ran into one issue which caused me a little delay (my home Mac was the primary sync point for my iPhone). If I were to use the tool on the iPhone from my MBP it'd erase my music/videos and this would cause me to listen to nothing on my way back home. This is where AFPd came…
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Digg Comments-throttled from spammers!

Lifestyle
Well I guess I had to learn this the hard way, but Digg.com has an excellent built-in Anti-Spam technology which stops you from posting Comments to Digg Articles between 2-minutes time. I like it! Not to mention it was designed with Star Wars in mind and apparently the Anti-Spam technology is using Yoda's Intelligence Module, with the exception of subjects and objects showing up in the proper order.
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