2002 - Looking forward...
Albert Einstein : There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Apart from family and friends, I would like to thank the following people for sharing their thoughts/life and making available usable/useful/enjoyable tools on the web.
- Tim Berners-Lee : World Wide Web
- Philip Greenspun : Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing
- Jakob Nielsen : usable information technology
- Dave Winer : Scripting News
- Monty Widenius : mySQL
- Rasmus Lerdorf : PHP
- Steve Wainstead : PhpWiki
- Aaron Swartz : who said 'I did it... you can do it too...' and made me realise my dream >>> World Wide Wisdom
- Joel Spolsky : Painless Software Management
- Joshua Allen : Making a Semantic Web
- Mira Art : Surprise
- Larry Page , Sergey Brin : Google
- I list many more people at Portal whom I visit virtually and also contribute to who i am...
MSN Messenger was very useful. We were able to speak to very close friends for a long time.
Snow has beautifully decorated our balcony :-)
If you want to lose weight, goto India :-)
Peter explains Cooperation
Nomic must be an interesting game !
It has been a while since realised that I am not in this world _only_ to gain more knowledge, wealth etc. :-)
Everything takes time! I suppose !
The Rhine ferry " Drusus " connects Germany with France. We were on this today
Rheinmuenster : The people of Greffern have always operated a ferry service between their town and Drusenheim on the left bank of the river: a pontoon bridge was erected in 1875, followed by the motor ferry "Drusus", which has been providing a free ferry service since 1977.
We saw Lord of the Rings yesterday night and at the end, a boy sitting in front of us kept shouting "Was Was Was..." several times ! and I had a similar reaction in my head !
It is the no. 1 movie at http://us.imdb.com/top_250_films
I have an idea: When users rate anything... show them a list of similar objects (with the ratings by them) they have rated already and this will hopefully give them the correct perspective
For eg., I would not rate this movie more than Blast from the past overall !
Ofcourse, I liked the scenic shots in Lord of the Rings. But It is not the no. 1 movie I have seen from the imdb list !
The song Christmas Time is on the radio often...
Buckminster Fuller : "For the first time in history it is now possible to take care of everybody at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. Only ten years ago the ‘more with less’ technology reached the point where this could be done. All humanity now has the option to become enduringly successful."
It is very cold outside !
We were in Colmar yesterday
We are connecting to the net from today with dsl flat :-)
I received Drive10 today. The interface could be better... It could tell us more about what is doing behind the scenes...
Year-End Google Zeitgeist : Search patterns, trends, and surprises
T-Online Nutzung unter Mac OS X
Stephen Palmer : If you happen to be looking for a technical architect, project director or development manager to produce a high quality result, I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jeff De Luca to you.
Extreme Programming and Feature Driven Development : a short comparison : The Bottom Line in the article is the essence : ...It is important to discover what works for you and your organization. The name of the process you use is not important. What is important is the ability to repeatedly deliver frequent, tangible, working results on time, within budget and with agreed function...
LinkBaton is interesting...
IBM's Test-Tube Quantum Computer Makes History : ...Scientists at IBM's Almaden Research Center have performed the world's most complicated quantum-computer calculation to date. They caused a billion-billion custom-designed molecules in a test tube to become a seven-qubit quantum computer that solved a simple version of the mathematical problem at the heart of many of today's data-security cryptographic systems...
I started eating vegetarisch Flammkuchen at 12:05 today morning !!!
Russell H. Conwell's speech Acres of Diamonds concludes ...If you forget everything I have said to you, do not forget this, because it contains more in two lines than all I have said. Bailey says: "He most lives who thinks most, who feels the noblest, and who acts the best."...
Philip James Bailey : We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best. Life’s but a means unto an end; that end Beginning, mean, and end to all things,—God.
The mission of the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association (NCCTA) is to promote "real" Christmas Trees through marketing and education.
(image source : Why they make Scents]
James Allen's As A Man Thinketh is partly responsible for the creation of the entire personal development industry. Most contemporary PD authors and teachers credit this little book for providing foundation to their principles.
From: Ani Moller Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 17:20:09 -0800 Subject: Yippee!
San Diego - 141 miles.
Albert Einstein : A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Margaret Mead : Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Oliver Breidenbach : The Spiegel figured out how to use numerology to better remember the Euro to DM exchange rate: 1.9 55 83 If you take the sum of the last two pairs it is 10 and 11, respectively. So, the exchange rate is one point nine, ten, eleven...
Mira Art quotes Buckminster Fuller : When I am Working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only of how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
Why we have a terrorism problem with our airlines : ...the FAA had come down hard on the airport only because 1,000 badges was too many, in that regulations permit that airport to have only 500 unaccounted-for access badges....
I have read somewhere that the Western World follow a 'parts per million' culture while the Japanese follow the 'zero defect' culture... and that this is the fundamental difference !
Pegasos is a literature related resource site
Socrates : The unexamined life is not worth living
Jason Levine : Stanford University Interview : "More important than the workload at Stanford, I find, is the ‘humbling factor’. Basically, if you can gain admission to a school like Stanford, I have no doubt that you can work at the level set by the professors. The problem is more egotistical: can you handle meeting people just as and possibly more intelligent than yourself?"
Saravanan Natarajan has sent me some (10 !) CDs with Osho's speeches and I have started listening to "Osho about Creativity" and most of the speech is available on the web too...
Osho : CREATIVITY: Unleashing the Forces Within : ...Creativity means loving whatsoever you do -- enjoying, celebrating it! Maybe nobody comes to know about it -- who is going to praise you for cleaning the floor? History will not take any account of it; newspapers will not publish your name and picture -- but that is irrelevant. You enjoyed it. The value is intrinsic...
But, Chris Mitchell has a powerful message on his home page for all of mankind - WOW !
It is all the more an important message when I see news like U.S. Nearing ABM Treaty Withdrawal
Soul Boosters is inspiring
Mortimer Jerome Adler : The purpose of a liberal education is not to learn how to earn a living, but to learn how to live and enjoy life, especially when not working
Jean-Paul Sartre : The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Isaiah Berlin (in The Hedgehog and the Fox): There exists a great chasm between those, on one side, who relate everything to a single central vision...and, on the other side, those who pursue many ends, often unrelated and even contradictory...The first kind of intellectual and artistic personality belongs to the hedgehogs, the second to the foxes.
Albert Einstein : If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
William James : As the brain changes are continuous, so do all these consciousnesses melt into each other like dissolving views. Properly they are but one protracted consciousness, one unbroken stream.
I want the following feature in MS Outlook or any email client for that matter: When I send an email, the tool should prompt me... you have sent a similar email to this person and didnot get a reply ! dont bother !!!
Better yet, my browser should have a similar feature :-)
Can you put the fragrance of the rose into words ?
I was looking for a Digital Camera and the winner is Digital IXUS. We bought it at New York Camera yesterday in person. Christian Kwyas is a great sales man. It was (will be) a memorable shopping experience. However Christian should be thankful to Jeff Keller's very useful reviews at Digital Camera Resource Page
We already like the camera very very much
Visit 1000 words
Dave Winer : Bug reports should have three parts. 1. Here's what I did. 2. This is what I expected to happen. 3. This is what actually happened. For extra credit, if it's a public Web app, provide a URL. It also couldn't hurt to say what version of the software you're using, what OS, and other things that might make your installation different from others.
Peter Longo is Pratt & Whitney's CIO. Pratt & Whitney is a leader in the design, manufacture and support of engines for commercial, military and general aviation aircraft, and space propulsion systems
Thinking of Mannheim ...
LimeWire is interesting
I want to buy a Digital Camera. Canon PowerShot A20 is on the top of my list... Jeff Keller states ...As always, I recommend a trip to your local camera store to try out the /camera/ and its competitors before you buy!... Do you have any recommendations ?
CoolCam is coolware as well as shareware :-)
http://www.patternlanguage.com/ : A . W E B S I T E . D E V O T E D . T O . R E B U I L D I N G . T H E . E A R T H
Sushma always wondered about Cops get(ting) speeding tickets from cameras
We were at Weihnachtsmarkt Mannheim yesterday
Weihnachtsmarkt lists all !
On Saturday, Dinner at Innsbruck
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