Sunday, October 2, 2011

Life's too short

Life's too short:
  • To remain angry at people
  • To feel sorry for yourself
  • To do something you don't want to do
  • To make a stubborn person understand your point of view
  • To cry over losing someone who didn't love you
  • To talk behind people's backs
  • To complain about how pathetic things are, without doing anything about it
  • To repeat the same mistake all over again
  • To have regrets
  • To spend time with people who don't appreciate you for who you are
  • To control your laughter
  • To miss opportunities
  • To safely remove the USB drive


Life's never too short: 
  • To have a cup of coffee
  • To play like you're a child
  • To start doing things you've always wanted to do
  • To catch up with an old friend
  • To sit and do nothing for a while
  • To read
  • To cry over losing a loved one
  • To look at the stars
  • To smile at sunshine, enjoy the rain, and cuddle in the cold
  • To have an interesting conversation with someone you just met
  • To admire the ocean
  • To listen to good music
  • To paint, write, sing, or play an instrument, as a way of expressing yourself
  • To share what you learnt
  • To have a good night's rest
  • To spend time with your family
  • To have time for yourself
  • To watch a sunset
  • To have a long kiss
  • To watch something inspirational
  • To learn something new

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I See Offline People

The new Facebook chat / sidebar sucks.

It first appeared on Sunday 17th of July, and it just might be the biggest reason yet for Facebook users to switch to another social network, even if just for chat.

Here's the deal: The new chat, according to Facebook developers, is a 'Faster way to message.' It has a 'sidebar' which, if opened, hogs up screen space, as the page is shifted the left to accommodate it. It is supposed to show you a list of the friends you interact with the most, or interacted with recently. And oh, you can't scroll down.

The worst way to message?
You can't scroll down.


It displays friends which Facebook thinks you interact with the most. And the number of friends displayed depends on the screen size - I can see 19 friends on my 1366 x 768 resolution.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

How to: move your blog to a custom domain

Difficulty: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour (approx)
Cost: 10 US$ (approx)

This is for all users who are on blogger, and wish to migrate to their own domain.

For example, I used to have the blogspot domain syzygial-scorpius.blogspot.com but now it is mayankmrug.com.

Understand what we are doing here, that is, the blog and all the content is still hosted by blogger, but we now have our own name to get to the site instead of something.blogspot.com.

The first step would be to register your own custom domain, which can cost around 5 to 20 US $ per year.

Google itself does give an option to register a domain through a Google partner for 10 US $ per year, alongwith a free subscription to Google Apps.

Buy a domain for your blog through Google (under Settings->Basic)
If you do not want to try Google's partner (I did not) you can register through the variety of web hosting providers available. I did it through Netfirms who had a sale on domain names so it cost me 4.95 US $ with Domain Privacy for free. Domain Privacy basically means that, if you try to find out who is the owner of this domain by doing a WHO IS search, you will not be able to.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Download all your facebook information

Did you know that you could download all of your Facebook information in one go?

Go to Account settings. There should be a 'Download your information' option right at the bottom.

Facebook introduced this service back in October 2010. Anyone who wants a copy of the information can request a zip file. Facebook will take some time in making the file, and in about 6 hours, your information should be ready. At least mine was - and it was 125 Mb in size.


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Top 10 upcoming animated movies 2011

Here's my list of top 10 animated movies to look forward to in 2011:

# 10 : Mars Needs Moms : Releasing in March 2011, this has a shaky storyline, where a youg boy finds that his mom has been abducted by aliens, and goes on an inter-planetary adventure to rescue her.




Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sleep


I can't sleep.

I've found that I can't sleep until I exhaust myself. I can remain awake till 10 am. On a weekday.

Part of my insomnia maybe caused by the fact that I wake up late, and considering the fact that I have my summer holidays going on, I find it hard to wake up early.

And I can't sleep when there is any noise. I find it hard to concentrate on my sleep if there is any noise.