Saturday, September 22, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The first Windows phones were launched last year by Nokia running Windows 7 which are effectively stuck with that release as they apparently may not upgrade to Windows 8. 4 million Lumia phones with Windows 7 were sold in the last quarter (cf Apple approx 26 million).
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, large battery and local and Skydrive storage is able to complete.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
- Always remember to breathe. This seems obvious, but when you're in the middle of an exercise you may actually forget. In most cases you'll exhale when you do the hard work (e.g. the pushing up part of a push up), and inhale on the easier part (e.g. when you lower your body for the push up). This isn't always the case, however, and special breathing instructions are noted where relevant in this post.
- Form is extremely important. If you do an exercise wrong, what seems like progress initially will quickly dissipate and possibly result in injury. Be sure you're doing the exercises correctly before you begin. Ask a friend to watch your form first. If you know a professional, ask them to help guide you. While this guide will explain proper form, it is your responsibility to ensure you doing the exercises properly and not cutting any corners.
- Take it slowly. While aerobic exercise if often the exception, most other exercise is best performed slowly. This doesn't mean you should take long breaks in between each push up and sit up, but that you shouldn't perform each as quickly as possible. Going slowly will work the muscle more and make you stronger.
goal is to fail.
The key to a good work out is failure. That doesn't mean giving up
because you're frustrated and tired, but rather pushing the limits
of your strength until your strength is spent. Obviously you don't
want to push yourself to the point of injury, but that shouldn't be
a concern so long as you're exhibiting the proper form. Don't worry
too much about the number of repetitions of any given exercise, but
instead concentrate on working as hard as you can. A larger number
of push ups doesn't necessarily mean you're stronger. Some days
you'll have more energy than others and will perform better. Some
days you'll perform worse. The key is to do the best you can with
all of the energy you have. If you fail, you succeed.
Use Diagonal Lines
2. Position key aspects of the landscape on
3. The Rule of Thirds (Position key points of
interest in a landscape on the intersecting point between imaginary
‘third’ points in an image)
4. Frame Images
2. Create Two-Way Conversations to Build Brand Value
3. Socialize the Content & Campaign With Conversation
4. Understand and Apply Usage Data
- Passes all the tests.
- Express every idea we need to express.
- Contains no duplication.
the number of classes, methods and other moving parts.
The basic rules for combining different typefaces are:
- The family comes first
- Embrace diversity
- Combine similar proportions
4 Rules for the Seesaw MarketIf You Can't Take the Heat, Get Out
Have a Plan
Learn from Your Mistakes
Rule No. 1: Take a short position based on fundamentals as though it were a long term position.
4 Rules for Extreme Programming
RULE 1 - All Probability is Between 0 and 1 (or 100%)
The complement of event A is the event (A does not occur). All simple events in the sample space must either be part of event A or part of the complement of event A.
RULE 3 - The Either/Or Rule
The union of events A and B are events when A or B or both occur.
RULE 4 - The Both/And Rule
The intersection of events A and B are events when both A and B occur.
5 Ways to Be Known as a Groundbreaking Thinker
- You must start with show, not tell.
- If everyone agrees, you’re preaching to the choir.
- You have to start small.
- For a while no one will listen.
- You must be sure the effort is worth it.
1. Get comfortable
2. Accept discomfort.
3. Speak to the individuals, not the group.
4. Bring double the passion, and half the content.
5. Ignite discussion, don’t replace it.
- See Serendipity Everywhere
- Prime Yourself for Chance
- Go Ahead, Slack Off
- Say Yes
- Embrace Failure
Sunday, August 5, 2012
This prompts me to raise two points:
- that accepting the mundane and tiresome, taking the narrow road rather than the wide easy road is the way to achievement
- during the times of oppression, disillusion and hardship which may in fact last for years we should never give up hope. This story about a Bangladeshi man who was separated from his family supports this.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
If your waiting for your Raspberry Pi to arrive it's time to go out and get the essentials that you need to run it. Unless you ordered anything other than the board that means:
2) USB Mouse
My Raspberry Pi arrived last week. If your waiting for your Raspberry Pi to arrive it's time to go out and get the essentials that you need to run it. Unless you ordered anything other than the board that means:
Monday, March 5, 2012
You are the CEO of your own business. There is a tool-kit that CEO's use - (i) knowing how a service works; (ii) how do you build out the next generation of product; (iii) figuring out how to navigate the media world; This tool-kit is equally applicable to the individual. We should remember that we are always a work-in-progress and retain a 'beta' mindset (always in development, always changing, always investigating) - you just get on with something sometimes before it's perfect. Part of living in the modern world is that you have to constantly invest in yourself. Watch out for the threat of early success - keep remembering the need to 'learn again' in order to keep ahead of the field.
Peter Day asked if it is true that 'only the paranoid survive' quoting the book by Andy Grove and Reid Hoffman agreed and said that one has to learn to expect change rather than stability as the metronome and that we need to factor it into our strategy. He advised on the benefits of talking to other smart people and taking small experimental risks. Peter Day went back to Andy Grove's book and said that just when everything in the garden is lovely and everything is just right that is just the time when disaster strikes.
"But does it really apply to me personally as well as an entrepreneur?" asked Day.
Reid: "I think so for several reasons because I think that the intense wins of globalisation and technology disruption massively affect industry and organisations and the question comes down to 'Do organisations adapt?'". If an organisation doesn't adapt then the individual needs to be adapting themselves because if the organisation has layoffs - how do you continue your career? The second thing is the way the organisation adapt really only happens if they have adaptable people working in the organisation. People who are paying attention to these kind of changes and are thinking about it: "How do you learn more? How do you adapt more? How do you take risks? How do you invest in yourself? So I think this mindset is key not just to folks who obviously start companies but anyone who does any job".
To hear the full program - listen to the podcast.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Shortly after finishing the article I remembered the "Information is Beautiful" graphic that showed/compared various revenues of music indicating that with Spotify the artist would receive $0.00029 per stream. This image is based on an excellent post at The Cynical Musician called The Paradise That Should Have Been about pitiful digital royalties. The conversation about the music business and the models at the bottom of the page on Information is Beautiful is interesting because it has continued since the original post and participants are both music creators and music appreciators.
I do not know whether it is by design or coincidence but the Forbes article appeared on the 4th Jan and on the 6th January The Cynical Musician published an up to the minute update on Spotify called 'A Realistic Look at Spotfiy and Streaming' in which he revisits the subject and does some more factual in-depth analysis and concludes in a slightly less than his usual cynical way. I found the article informative and well presented and Faza has unusually opened it up to share in order to continue and develop the ongoing conversation.